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2:13 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

UPDATE: Harris Charges Dropped

Oklahoma Supreme Court Network

Tulsa, OK – Case dropped against district judge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped an indecent exposure case against Tulsa County District Judge Jesse Harris.

A trial for Harris was to begin this week, with jury selection on Monday.

Harris was accused of exposing himself to two women in a hotel parking lot. He repeatedly denied the allegations.

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Local & Regional
11:51 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Mentoring Grant

Alcott Elementary Principal Julian Wilson, surrounded by school children, discusses the grant for the Tulsa Mentoring program.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced the Bank of America and the Walton Family Foundation have donated funding to benefit 18 community school after-school programs in at risk areas through the City of Tulsa's Mentoring to the Max initiative.

The grants total $40,000. The announcement was made by bank and Walton family spokesmen at the Alcott Elementary School in North Tulsa.

Alcott is one of the schools that will benefit from the grant.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Broken Arrow Finance

Broken Arrow, OK – Study says city could close fire station

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) A consultant's study for the city of Broken Arrow recommends closing a fire station and evaluating whether the city should operate its own jail.

The report by ICMA Consulting Services was to find ways the police and fire departments can operate more efficiently.

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Local & Regional
10:34 am
Sun June 14, 2009

UPDATE: Norman Tornado

File Photo of tornado damage

Norman, OK – Norman tornado likely an EF-1

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say a tornado that struck Norman will likely be rated as an EF-1.

The weather service issued a statement yesterday saying that a weak tornado left a 2-mile damage path in southeastern Norman on Friday night.

A tornado with an EF-1 rating would have winds between 86 and 109 mph. The weather service says the tornado likely was on the low end of that scale.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Sun June 14, 2009

Highway Rescue

Tulsa, OK – Man standing on sign over Tulsa highway rescued

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Emergency crews have rescued a man who found himself stuck standing on a sign over a Tulsa highway.

Tulsa police say the man was walking along a bridge above the city's Inner Dispersal Loop near downtown just before 6 a.m. yesterday when he fell and landed on the sign's platform.

Tulsa firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Authority workers got the man to safety while police shut down the highway for about 15 minutes.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Sat June 13, 2009

New Information: The Ten Commandements

Sallisaw, OK – Monument could be built on private property


POTEAU, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument that had been planned on the Le Flore County Courthouse lawn may instead be built on private property.

Former Poteau Mayor Don Barnes says the monument could be built along a major road in Poteau where thousands of people would drive past it.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Sat June 13, 2009

UPDATE: Video Released

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released a dashboard camera video showing an altercation between a trooper and an ambulance paramedic.

Capt. Chris West says the highway patrol decided to release the video because it had "drawn enormous attention" and a department investigation wouldn't be affected.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat June 13, 2009

New Report On Illegal College Students

Oklahoma City, OK – Study: Few students in US illegally


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that only a fraction of 1 percent of Oklahoma's college students are in the country illegally.

The report approved by the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force found that only 272 of the nearly 230,000 Oklahoma higher education students are not legal U.S. residents. That's about one in every 845 students, or 0.11 percent.

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Local & Regional
9:53 am
Sat June 13, 2009

UPDATE: Severe Weather

The BOK Tower is barely visible as a strong storm rolls through Tulsa
KWGS News

Norman, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say severe thunderstorms damaged trees and blew over a fence in the Norman area.

A tornado warning was issued for Cleveland County just before 10:30 p.m. yesterday after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado. A storm spotter reported seeing a funnel in southeast Norman but there was no immediate confirmation of a tornado.

Damage reported by emergency management officials was clustered between downtown Norman and Lake Thunderbird.

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Local & Regional
1:03 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

UPDATE: Storms Hit Tulsa

A tree falls on to a house near 52nd and Riverside Drive
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Tulsa with high winds and large hail. The storm hit just before 10AM on Friday. The National Weather Service Issues a severe thunderstorms warning for the Tulsa Metro and estimated storm winds at 80-miles-per-hour.

Damage is being reported along Riverside Drive near I-44. A tree has fallen into a home. A resident, who declined a recorded interview, says the tree was struck by lightning

One person has been injured in Pryor from a downed tree.

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