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5:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Reporters Tour Fort Sill Immigration Dorm

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    FORT SILL, Okla.

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1:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Dorman Unveils "Classrooms First" Education Proposal

Democratic candidate for governor Joe Dorman talks about his "Classrooms First" education plan Thursday after being introduced by state Rep. Eric Proctor (left).
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Gov. Mary Fallin’s Democratic challenger wants to boost per-pupil spending on education by $50 by using the state’s franchise tax as a funding source.

"This will be set aside and earmarked completely for classroom funding," state Rep. Joe Dorman said Thursday at a news conference. "This will not go to salaries. It will not go to administrative costs. It will go to the tools needed by educators to educate those students to the level where they can achieve their highest potential."

There was a moratorium on franchise tax collections from 2010 to 2013. ​

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12:58 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Flood Warning for Parts of Tulsa County

The National Weather Service office Tulsa has issued a flash flood warning for northern Tulsa County. Below you will find the text as transmitted from the National Weather Service.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTH CENTRAL TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

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Local & Regional
11:32 am
Thu July 10, 2014

West Nile Virus in Oklahoma

First case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Oklahoma.

The first West Nile case in Oklahoma this year has been confirmed in Major County. So far there are no reported infections in Tulsa County, but it is very early in the season. Kaitlin Snider with the Tulsa Health Department says testing will continue for several months.

People are encouraged to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile, a mosquito-borne illness. Many people don’t even know when they’ve been infected, but in some, the disease can be extremely serious.

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11:19 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Second Man Identified in Pawnee County Deaths

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the second of two men found dead in a mobile home in Mannford nearly a month ago has been identified.

The OSBI said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office has identified the man as 53-year-old Don Ray Stanford.

The bodies of Stanford and 60-year-old Ward Ray Bartlett were found June 18 in Bartlett's mobile home by Pawnee County deputies conducting a welfare check at the request of a state health care worker. Authorities say Stanford was also living at the home.

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8:57 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Heavy Rain Snarls Tulsa's Morning Drive

Heavy rain pours from our studio roof in Kendall Hall on the University of Tulsa campus.
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Thunderstorms dump heavy rain in Tulsa,  right in the middle of the morning rush hour.  Slow moving, thunder rumbling storms passed over Tulsa at the peak of the morning commute causing numerous problems.

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7:57 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Inhofe Praises Deal on Surplus Military Equipment

Jim Inhofe talks with reporters
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says a deal has been reached between two federal agencies that will allow local firefighters to continue receiving surplus military equipment.

Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator issued a statement Wednesday praising the agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.

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7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Body Found at Catoosa Recycling Plant Identified

Catoosa Police Headquarters
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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body found at a recycling center in Catoosa has been identified as that of a Tulsa woman.

The agency said Wednesday that fingerprints were used to identify the body as 24-year-old Bobbie Lee Cole of Tulsa.

Workers at the plant found the body Monday among cardboard that had been left for recycling at the National Waste Disposal Facility.

The OSBI says the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Tulsa to determine the cause and manner of death.

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7:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Federal Officials Open Fort Sill Shelter to Media

Entrance to Fort Sill
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FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials plan to allow members of the media to tour a temporary shelter at Fort Sill that is being used to house more than 1,000 mostly teenage immigrants from Central America.

Participants in the tour Thursday afternoon at the Army post in southwest Oklahoma are heavily restricted and are prohibited from taking pictures, asking questions or interacting with staff or children at the shelter.

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6:46 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Immigration reform takes center stage in Oklahoma.
  • Tulsa educators now review Tulsa's Third Grade Reading Academy
  • Costco moves forward with Tulsa plans
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