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10:25 am
Sun May 10, 2009

Oklahoma's Mining Past

Tulsa, OK – Report: Reclaiming mines would cost Oklahoma $143M


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Facing a daunting $143 million price tag for the work, Oklahoma may never reclaim some abandoned coal mines that pose a danger to people or the environment.

The state received a miniscule portion of that total in federal funding for such projects this year, and director Mike Kastl of the state Conservation Commission's abandoned mine lands program says some old mines may never be restored.

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Local & Regional
10:20 am
Sun May 10, 2009

Not All Counties Have Liquor-By-The-Drink

Sallisaw, OK – Liquor vote planned in Sequoyah County


SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) Voters in Sequoyah County will decide next week whether to allow sales of liquor by the drink.

Fifty of Oklahoma's 77 counties have begun serving liquor by the drink since it was legalized in Oklahoma in 1985, and neighboring LeFlore County recently approved a measure allowing the practice.

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Local & Regional
7:52 pm
Sat May 9, 2009

Wife Ponders Her Options As Missing Husband Surfaces

Bartlesville, OK – Woman considers options after missing spouse found

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The attorney for a Bartlesville woman whose husband resurfaced after going missing for almost seven years says she is considering what to do next.

Attorney Alan Carlson has been advising Peggy Rockey since her husband, 58-year-old David Rockey, disappeared in August 2002.

Carlson says that Peggy Rockey, who now works at a Bartlesville day care center, still considers herself to be married.

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Local & Regional
7:47 pm
Sat May 9, 2009

More Swine Flu H1N1 Cases in Tulsa

Stillwater, OK – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma State University spokesman says a female OSU student has recovered after suffering from the swine flu.

That's one of three new cases reported today, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 17.

OSU spokesman Gary Shutt says university graduates were told of the student's illness today during commencement exercises.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Sat May 9, 2009

School Bill Vetoed By Governor

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry today vetoed legislation that would allow public schools to operate as charter schools free of many state school mandates.

Henry said that would turn back the clock on decades of education reforms.

The bill was supported by some school administrators and school boards who claimed it would have given them more local control. It was opposed by the Oklahoma Education Association, which said it could eliminate school librarians and counselors.

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Local & Regional
6:16 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

Council Members Review Proposed Budget

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
KWGS News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Last week, we heard from Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor as she presented her proposed city budget to the Tulsa Council.

After a week to review, today, we hear from two members of the council. Both have concerns about the Mayor's $578 spending plan.

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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

Gas Prices Jump in Tulsa

A sign out side an East Tulsa Quik Trip shows how much gasoline prices jumped overnight.
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Gas prices top $2 per gallon in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The price of gasoline has gone back above $2 per gallon in Oklahoma.

AAA Oklahoma reported Friday the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the state is just more than $2.02.

AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says it's difficult to find a reason for the increase other than a general feeling that the economy is starting to recover.

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Local & Regional
3:15 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Bracing for More Flooding

Water rushes from Oklahoma's Keystone Dam at a rate of 55,000 cubic feet per-second
KWGS

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Springtime in Oklahoma!

May has been one soggy month with over eight inches of rain in some parts of Northeast Oklahoma and more on the way. Steve Peltz is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Tulsa. He says predicting a heavy rain event is difficult.

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Local & Regional
5:02 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Concerns Down on the Farm

A sign welcomes travelers along Route-66 to Kellyville, Oklahoma.
KWGS News

Kellyville, Oklahoma – 25-miles southwest of Tulsa is the Creek County town of Kellyville. That is where Phyllis and Tom Holcomb raise hogs on their farm.

She doesn't like the term swine flu. She prefers to call the flu strain by its clinical name H1N1. The Holcombs raise mostly show-hogs. Is she worried about the market falling apart because of scare?

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Tulsa Police Crack Down on Neighbood Speeding

A reminder to Tulsa motorists to beware

Tulsa, Oklahoma – "Stop the speeding on my street - now!"

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