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2:17 pm
Sun July 5, 2009

Tulsa Homicides Show Disturbing Trends

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa homicides show disturbing trends

TULSA, Okla. (AP) In the first six months of this year, 34 homicides were recorded in Tulsa 15 more than detectives investigated during the same time last year.

In several cases, police say the victims were unintended targets of shootings. In others, the killers attempted to stage crimes and mislead investigators.

In still others, the "no snitch" culture continues to be a factor.

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2:16 pm
Sun July 5, 2009

UPDATAE: Situation Under Control

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire fighters pull an all-nighter as a chemical cloud drifts over the west side. It happened over night at the Envirosolve Company at 21st and Southwest Blvd. There was apparently a chemical reaction in a 55-gallon drum that cause the cloud.

The chemical was sodium based and used to clean Port-a-Potties and septic systems. No one was seriously injured, but paramedics did check out several people. The situation was brought under control shortly before 4a.m. Sunday morning.

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11:09 am
Sun July 5, 2009

Casinos Impact Oklahoma

Joplin, MO – Tribal casinos boost Oklahoma revenue

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) Oklahoma state revenue from casinos operated by American Indian tribes increased by nearly 30 percent in fiscal year 2009, to $105.6 million.

The Office of State Finance reports that the fiscal year total for 2008 was $81.4 million.

Three of the seven tribes that operate northeast Oklahoma casinos contributed to the increase. The others contributed less to the state than they did the previous fiscal year.

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Sat July 4, 2009

UPDATE: On Poultry Suit

Tulsa, OK – Judge denies trial delay request


TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has rejected a request by 12 poultry companies to delay the trial in a lawsuit over pollution in the Illinois River watershed.

The companies had filed a motion earlier this week asking for more time to handle paperwork from Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office.

But at Thursday's hearing, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell said the Sept. 21 trial date had long been in place.

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10:36 am
Sat July 4, 2009

Weekend Event

Tulsa, OK – Weekend events


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Here is a roundup of weekend activities throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Friday, July 3

DISNEY Disney Island Fireworks on the Water, a spectacular fireworks display over the water of Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, dark, GRDA Spillways. Contact: Judy Barger, 918-435-4272 or jbarger@wavelinx.net

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2:07 pm
Fri July 3, 2009

Red Cross Board Resigns

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Tulsa, OK – Entire Tulsa Red Cross board resigns in protest


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chairman of the Tulsa Area Red Cross board of directors says they all have resigned to protest the firing of the chapter's CEO by national officials.

Board Chairman George Singer said Thursday the mass resignation came after a power struggle that had been escalating for months. He says the local chapter wants to manage its own affairs and not take orders from national officials.

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10:38 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Board Violated Law

The Hardesty Library is near 93rd and South Memorial
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa. OK – Tulsa library commission violates open meeting law


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City-County Library Commission has violated the state's open meeting law, but the commission chairwoman says she's to blame and hopes to rectify the situation.

Chairwoman La Verne Ford Wimberly told the Tulsa World that commissioners voted in executive session during Wednesday's meeting to review the use of employee flex time and never returned to an open meeting. Both actions constitute violations of state law.

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10:00 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Paul Newsom Dies

TV pitchman Paul Newsom was also a member of the Bixby School Board
Bixby Public Schools

Bixby, OK – television personality Newsom dies at 64


BIXBY, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma City television personality known for hosting a long-running outdoors show has died.

The Oklahoman reported that Paul Newsom died at his home in Bixby on Wednesday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 64.

Newsom hosted "Paul Newsom's Great Outdoors" for more than 15 years and was president of an advertising, marketing and television production company that had offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Fri July 3, 2009

4th of July-Oklahoma Prepares

Tulsa, OK – With many people traveling this holiday weekend, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has provided KWGS with the following information on road related problems in the Tulsa area:

Tulsa Metro

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1:29 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Morality Proclamation

Republican Representative Sally Kern of Oklahoma City
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Kern promotes Morality Proclamation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Rep. Sally Kern is launching a Proclamation for Morality that acknowledges what Kern says is a need for a national awakening of righteousness.


Kern made headlines last year when she said homosexuality is a greater threat to the United States than terrorism.

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