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9:41 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Another Flu Death

Lawton, OK – Comanche Co. man's death likely swine flu related

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Health officials in Comanche County say swine flu complications likely led to the death of a Comanche County man.

The man's name and age were not released.

The county's health department says the man died Wednesday and that he had other medical conditions that put him at increased risk of complications from swine flu.

The death would be at least the fifth in Oklahoma related to swine flu also known as the H1N1 virus.

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3:30 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Jenks Football Troubles

Jenks Football Coach Allen Trimble
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1:55 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Fire Department Issues Flood Advice

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Tulsa, OK – According to the National Weather Service, Tulsa and surrounding counties are in a Flood Watch area through Friday afternoon, October 9th. The Tulsa Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to warn citizens about the dangers of flash flooding. What most citizens don't realize is that an average of 200 U.S. citizens drown every year from flash flooding. That is more than airline accidents and domestic terrorism. Flash flooding is the most dangerous weather related killer, ahead of earthquakes, tornadoes and hurrincanes.

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10:39 am
Wed October 7, 2009

Public Forum on Drugs

Grove, OK – On Wednesday night, October 7th, 2009, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBNDD) will be holding a public forum to discuss crime and substance abuse in northeastern Oklahoma. The event comes on the heels of a large OBNDD investigation in Ottawa and Delaware counties that netted more than 70 drug arrests.

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9:53 am
Wed October 7, 2009

Lawsuit in Turnpike Crash

Norman, OK – Accident victims' families sue driver

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Family members of the 10 people who were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of stopped cars on an Oklahoma turnpike have sued the truck's driver and his employer.

A lawsuit filed Sept. 28 in Cleveland County District Court names Donald L. Creed of Willard, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers; two insurance companies, a California company and two individuals as defendants.

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9:50 am
Wed October 7, 2009

BA Shooting

Tulsa, OK – Officer shoots, kills man in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Broken Arrow police say an officer investigating a domestic disturbance call has shot and killed a man.

Maj. Carole Newell says police were called about 11:45 p.m. Monday to a home in northeast Broken Arrow and were met by 29-year-old Nathan Samuel.

Newell says Samuel had a knife that he refused to put down and was shot and killed by an officer.

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9:44 am
Wed October 7, 2009

Heavy Rain Event

Four or more inches of rain expected in the Tulsa area.
National Weather Service-Tulsa
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3:57 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Nursing Home Reform

The Oklahoma State Capitol.
KWGS Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers call for nursing home reform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to suspend an incentive program they say is giving bonuses to poorly performing nursing homes.

Rep. Richard Morrissette of Oklahoma City says a new Government Accountability Office report lists Oklahoma with the second worst average of poorly performing nursing homes in the nation.

Morrissette says 36 of Oklahoma's 318 nursing homes, or 11.3 percent, are poorly performing.

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3:34 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Tulsa's Economic Future

Tulsa, OK – What is in our economic future?


In today's report, KWGS' John Durkee talks with Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Economist Bob Ball. Ball reviews Tulsa latest unemployment figures plus looks into his crystal ball.

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12:05 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Open Records

Muskogee County in red.
KWGS Map

Muskogee, OK – Former clerk gets suspended sentence

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The former clerk and treasurer in Boynton has pleaded guilty to two counts of violating Oklahoma's Open Records Act for refusing to let town trustees see water department records.

Pauline Osburn was given a suspended sentence following her plea Monday.

The 73-year-old woman, who resigned in May, also is required to pay a $250 fine on each count, plus court costs of about $800 and a monthly probation supervision fee of $40 per month.

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