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8:05 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Oklahoma Watch: Prison and the Mentally Ill

Undated – Hear an Oklahoma Watch Report on the Mentally Ill and Oklahoma's prisons and Jails

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8:05 am
Fri May 13, 2011

New School Board Members

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin appoints 2 to Oklahoma education boards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has announced appointments to the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the Board of Regents for Tulsa Community College.

The governor on Thursday appointed Warner resident Karl L. Meyers to the Career and Technology board and Tulsan Masoud Moazami to the TCC regents. Both are Northeastern State University graduates.

Meyers will serve a six-year term and is replacing Nevyle Cable.

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7:55 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Delaware County Break-Out: UPDATE

Jay, OK – Okla inmate killed himself after escaping jail

JAY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says one of two Delaware County inmates who escaped custody after beating two jailers fatally shot himself as sheriff's deputies closed in on him.

The OSBI said Thursday officers encountered Devin Martin and Kyle Sutton at a roadblock on U.S. 59 late Wednesday. They were driving a vehicle stolen from one of the jailers that had a firearm inside.

Officers exchanged gunfire with pair and Martin was grazed.

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7:53 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Crash Cause

Collinsville, OK – Engine power loss probable cause of Okla crash

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (AP) A National Transportation Safety Board reports says a loss of engine power is the probable cause of an accident that killed a Broken Arrow man and his mother, but the man's decision to make a 180-degree turn at a low level contributed to the accident last year.

Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Covell and 83-year-old Charlotte Covell died in the May 29 crash near Collinsville.

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7:46 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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1:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Crude Bounce

Hear up date on gasoline prices: – NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are turning mixed in midday trading as oil and other commodities reversed earlier losses.

Crude oil wavered after a report from the International Energy Agency said demand for oil would be lower than previously expected.

Silver dropped more than 3 percent, extending a deep slide from $48.60 at the end of April.

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12:59 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Wheat Harvest Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Wheat harvest begins in Okla., small crop forecast

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The wheat harvest has begun in Oklahoma with the first load being gathered near Grandfield in southwestern Oklahoma.

The crop is expected to be small because of the ongoing drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a harvest of just less than 75 million bushels. That's down from nearly 121 million bushels last year and is lower than the 77 million bushels harvested in 2009 when a severe freeze damaged the crop.

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8:02 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Rally at Capitol

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Abortion rights group plan rally at Oklahoma Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Abortion rights activists are planning a rally at the Oklahoma Capitol to decry what they say is the Legislature's "war on women."

Several abortion rights groups, including Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, will stage the rally at noon on Thursday.

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8:01 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's first local newscast from KWGS:

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7:57 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Immigration Reform

Oklahoma City, OK – Immigration bill targets criminals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The House author of an illegal immigration bill says the measure will target human smugglers and attorneys who prey on illegal immigrants, but will do nothing to penalize employers who hire illegal workers.

Details of the bill obtained by The Associated Press show the measure also authorizes state and local law enforcement to recommend immigrants for certain types of visas if the immigrants report and aid in the investigation of illegal criminal activity.

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