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11:30 am
Sun September 27, 2009

Okmulgee County Woes

Okmulgee, OK –
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Eight officials in Okmulgee County are charged with 38 misdemeanor counts of violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

Those charged include Sheriff Eddie Rice, Okmulgee city Police Chief Joe Prentice, County Commissioner James Connors and Criminal Trust Authority members Richard Larney, Charles Rogers, Bill Holcomb, Leslie Johnston and Billy Green.

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11:29 am
Sun September 27, 2009

TU Wins

Tulsa, OK – Kinne leads Tulsa past Sam Houston State 56-3

TULSA (AP) G.J. Kinne threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns in two quarters as Tulsa demolished Sam Houston State 56-3 on Saturday in the Hurricane's home opener.

Tulsa (3-1) amassed 517 yards of total offense against the outmanned Bearkats (1-2) of the Southland Conference.

Kinne completed 12 of 15, including touchdown tosses of 16 and 34 yards to Trae Johnson, 63 yards to Damaris Johnson and 30 yards to Slick Shelley.

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9:46 am
Sun September 27, 2009

The Race for Mayor

Dewey Bartlett, Jr. announces at the Tulsa Press Club he is running for mayor.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – State's 2 senators endorse Bartlett in Tulsa race

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's two U.S. senators, who are both Republicans, have endorsed the GOP candidate in the upcoming Tulsa mayoral race.

Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn both issued prepared statements Saturday in support of Dewey Bartlett Jr., who is on the Nov. 10 ballot opposite Democrat Tom Adelson and independents Mark Perkins and Lawrence Kirkpatrick.

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11:32 am
Sat September 26, 2009

Tulsa Teen Killed While Getting off School Bus

A Tulsa Police cruiser
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa teen shot exiting bus


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a teenager was critically wounded and later died after being shot as he exited a school bus on the city's north side.

Police say the 16-year-old was shot in the head, back and neck about 4:45 p.m. as he exited the bus. A spokeswoman for Emergency Medical Services Authority says the teen was transported to St. John Medical Center in critical condition. Police confirm the teen died Friday evening.

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9:35 am
Sat September 26, 2009

Tulsa's New Hangar

An American Airline jet inside the new Hangar-80 at the Tulsa International Airport.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa has a brand new hangar at the Tulsa International Airport. The hangar will be leased to American Airlines and used by the AA maintenance department.

The hangar is 81,000 square feet and large enough for the airline to park some of its largest jets for repair work. American is the only U.S. airline performing its own heavy maintenance and its largest base is in Tulsa.

It will mean the 100-jobs will remain in Tulsa.

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9:14 am
Sat September 26, 2009

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – A recap of Friday morning's top news stories from KWGS.

Local & Regional
4:02 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

State Fair Parking

The Golden Driller on the Tulsa Fairgrounds
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – In an effort to lessen problems for residents of neighborhoods near Expo Square and ensure that streets remain clear and passable for emergency vehicles, Tulsa Police and Working In Neighborhoods personnel will patrol streets near Expo Square throughout the 11-day Tulsa State Fair, Oct. 1 through Oct. 11, to enforce parking and zoning ordinances and nuisance codes.

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11:13 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Substainable Energy

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced today that Adriana Rodriguez of Hamilton Middle School has won the Sustainable Energy Essay Contest, held by Tulsa Public Schools and the City of Tulsa.

Adriana was told of her win at an early morning news conference today at City Hall.

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3:51 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Oklahoma's Poultry Lawsuit Underway

Tulsa, OK – Opening arguments begin in federal pollution trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Opening statements have begun in Oklahoma's federal pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.

Thursday morning, Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson delivered the first part of the state's opening remarks, telling a judge that the future of the Illinois River watershed is at stake.

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2:18 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Another Oklahoma Swine Flu Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Adolescent dies of swine flu

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a Cleveland County adolescent has died of medical complications from the swine flu.

Health officials said Thursday that the teenager's death is the third swine flu death in Oklahoma since the outbreak began in the spring and the first of someone under 18.

Officials said those who died had underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk of complications from influenza.

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