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6:46 am
Fri August 7, 2009

Fairgrounds Security

The \"Golden Driller\" on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The City and the County has a fresh fuss. This time it is over who will provide security for the Tulsa State Fair. The fairgrounds in now inside the Tulsa City Limits, but it remains Tulsa County property.

Each side says the other is responsible for providing security for the Tulsa State Fair. Tulsa Police offered to provide law enforcement at the fair for a fee and the Fair Board has said the fee was too high.

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Local & Regional
5:51 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

State Set on Broil

Tulsa, OK – Extreme heat returns to Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Much of Oklahoma got a reprieve as a storm system moved across the area on Thursday, but weather forecasters expected the intense heat to return.

Before thunderstorms rolled across northern, central and southern sections of the state late Wednesday into Thursday, daytime highs reached or passed 100 degrees in many areas, including a 106-degree reading in Lawton on Wednesday.

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1:05 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

UPDATE: Deputies Killed

Ezekiel Holbert is charged with killing the two lawmen.
Oklahoma County

Wewoka, OK – Mental exam for man charged in deputies' deaths

WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) A psychiatric evaluation is being ordered for the man charged with first-degree murder of two Seminole County sheriff's deputies.

A Seminole County judge on Wednesday approved the request by defense attorneys to send 26-year-old Ezekiel Holbert to the Oklahoma Forensic Center in Vinita. The evaluation is to determine if he's competent to assist in his defense.

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Local & Regional
8:37 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Big Fight at Big Splash

The sign in front of Big Splash at 21st and Yale.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
A ruckus at Tulsa's Big Splash Water Park leaves one teenage girl injured. Large scale fights broke out last evening at the park as "Christian Youth Night" was held at the park. Police estimate the crowd at 3,500.

The park was closed early, but many parents were not there to pick-up their kids. That led to more fights in the parking lot and across the street at 21st and South Yale in the Wal-Mart Supermarket parking lot.

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Local & Regional
2:57 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Governor Henry Addresses Tulsa Chamber

Governor Henry addresses over 600 people at the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce luncheon
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Governor address the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Hear what he had to say.

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2:54 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Stimulus Fuss

Tulsa, OK – City council demands meeting with mayor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa city councilors have demanded to speak directly to Mayor Kathy Taylor rather than hearing from her staff or through media reports about a $3.5 million federal stimulus grant awarded to the city to hire 18 police officers.

The council's statements on Tuesday follow Taylor's appearance over the weekend on CNN and in other media interviews, in which she accused councilors of "playing politics" with the stimulus money.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

UPDATE: Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma for polluting the Illinois River watershed are asking a judge to throw out a statement made by a member of their own legal team on how poultry litter is used.

In their filing Tuesday in Tulsa federal court, the companies cited a statement made by defense attorney Patrick Ryan at a preliminary hearing in 2008 that there's no question "that there has been an over-application of litter on some or many farms. That's not an issue in our book."

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Inhofe to Vote NO

Senator Inhofe announces he will not support the extension.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma U.S, Senator Jim Inhofe will not vote to extend the "Cash for Clunkers" incentive.

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Wed August 5, 2009

Back 2 School

The Police Department's Mingo Valley Division is at Highway 169 and 11th Street
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department, Mingo Valley Division, Tulsa Public Schools and Bilingual Solutions of Oklahoma will conduct a Back 2 School Bash, on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Mingo Valley Division, located at 11012 E. 11th Street. The event is schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The purpose of the Back 2 School Bash is to help local families with needed school supplies. Kids will be provided with free school supplies along with a free back pack. There will be free food and drinks along with games and lots of fun for the whole family.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Wed August 5, 2009

OSHA Slaps Sinclair

The Sinclair refinery is near 2600 Southwest Blvd in West Tulsa
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – OSHA cites Tulsa refinery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sinclair Oil Co.'s Tulsa refinery may face more than $240,000 in potential fines for allegedly not responding to mandated safety improvements.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Sinclair for "willful and serious" violations following a February inspection.

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