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 The Oklahoma Lottery says it's still waiting for the state's two newest millionaires to claim their prizes.

Lottery official say a $2 million winning Mega Millions ticket from Friday's drawing was purchased at a food mart in Shawnee. And a $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket from Tuesday's drawing was purchased at a convenience store in Lawton. The July 1st winner selected the Megaplier option for an extra $1, which doubled their prize to $2 million.

 

Country singer Miranda Lambert has shut down her bed-and-breakfast in rural Oklahoma about a month after she closed her clothing boutique in the town where she once lived with ex-husband Blake Shelton.

According to a notice on its website , The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast in Tishomingo is closed because it is "under new management." The move comes after Lambert closed her Pink Pistol boutique in the town of 3,000 residents about 115 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

The Ladysmith's phone number was disconnected as of Wednesday morning.

 

Police have discovered a second victim of apparent celebratory gunfire from the Tulsa Freedom Fest Monday night. Officer Leland Ashley says this victim is a 35-year-old man who attended the fireworks display. When walking to his car, he felt a pain and thought someone had thrown something at him.

The hospital staff indicated the wound was consistent with a bullet falling from the sky. A nine-year-old boy who also attended Freedom Fest was hospitalized Monday with a bullet wound to the head. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

Web Worms Hit Green Country Early and Hard

Jul 6, 2016
KWGS News

A web attack is underway and it is not in cyberspace. 

Fall Web Worms are invading Oklahoma trees early this year. Tulsa arborist Don Massey says the worms have their favorite trees. He says they love pecan and hickory trees. He says he's even seen infestations in oak trees this year, which is rare. Massey says worms, which peak in September, also like ornamental trees, like Red Bud and Crab Apple.

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  The Grand River Dam Authority says a 54-year-old man has died following a boating mishap on Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

A spokesman for the Grand River Dam Authority, Justin Alberty, says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital in Grove about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Alberty says the man and a woman were on a tube that was being pulled by a boat near Sailboat Bridge when the man fell into the water and experienced difficulties. The victim was pulled from the water by the Monkey Island Fire Department.

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The Grand River Dam Authority says a 54-year-old man has died following a boating mishap on Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

A spokesman for the Grand River Dam Authority, Justin Alberty, says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital in Grove about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Alberty says the man and a woman were on a tube that was being pulled by a boat near Sailboat Bridge when the man fell into the water and experienced difficulties. The victim was pulled from the water by the Monkey Island Fire Department.

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The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has filed a petition for a hearing in a civil case to determine the cost of caring for more than 20 animals that were taken from a home in Turley last week.

The Tulsa World reports that deputies took 19 dogs, two puppies and a cat from the home June 27.

The petition filed Friday alleges that boarding, food and water for the animals, which are being housed at the Humane Society of Tulsa's emergency shelter, will cost about $210 per day.

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Tulsa School Superintendent Deborah Gist released a statement explaining the administrative pay raises in the Tulsa District, at a time when teacher salaries are flat.   

In the local News:

  • "Fewer people doing more work" is how administrative pay hikes are explained at the Tulsa Schools.
  • A Sand Springs woman is arrested for multi bank robberies.
  • Rain in Tulsa this morning, followed by high heat this afternoon.

Tulsa cooling stations opened Tuesday to help people deal with the oppressive heat this week.

"Whoever is warm or they need a cooling place to get out of the heat, anyone's invited to take advantage of one of the cooling stations," said Jamie Ott with Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency.

Some cooling stations, including the Salvation Army Center of Hope and John 3:16 mission, are open 24 hours during heat waves.

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