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9:01 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Mountain Lion Update

The Tulsa Mountain Lion
Tulsa Zoo
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8:02 am
Tue May 3, 2011

New Law Dean at OCU

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City University names interim law dean

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City University officials say a law professor and associate dean is the new interim dean of the School of Law.

Eric Laity, named to the position on Monday, will begin his new role July 1 and remain until a new dean is chosen to succeed Lawrence K. Hellman. Hellman announced in December he would be returning to teaching and scholarship.

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8:00 am
Tue May 3, 2011

New Tulsa Jobs Bill

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Tulsa-area lawmakers laud new jobs for region

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Tulsa-area state lawmakers say new investment and jobs shows the economy of North Tulsa is on the right track.

State Reps. Seneca Scott and Jabar Shumate say Tulsa Recycle and Transfer has announced a $5 million investment in North Tulsa and the creation of nearly 40 jobs.

Scott says the investment will bring innovative solutions for handling trash which result in new environmental jobs for the people of his district.

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7:57 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Kern Reprimand

Sally Kern
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House reprimands legislators for her comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has voted to reprimand a lawmaker who denigrated blacks and women during debate last week.

House members took the action Monday on a 76-16 vote against Rep. Sally Kern after she apologized.

Fighting back tears, Kern said her "poor choice of words were hurtful and offensive to many." The Oklahoma City Republican says she asked House Speaker Kris Steele for the opportunity to apologize on the House floor.

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7:52 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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1:07 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Tulsa Super Bowl Champ Shot

Tulsa, OK – Former NFL player from Tulsa shot in back

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former NFL player R.W. McQuarters has been shot in the back in his hometown of Tulsa.

Police say McQuarters was leaving a friend's house in north Tulsa on Saturday afternoon and had started to drive away when he was shot by a man wearing a ski mask.

Police say McQuarters was hit once in the upper back and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. His condition is not known.

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1:00 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

bin Laden Reaction

Sperry, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The death of Osama bin Laden is the answer to the prayer of an Oklahoma woman whose son was killed in the September 2001 terror attacks.

Pat Moss of Sperry said Monday that she's never thanked God for a death but said her prayer that bin Laden no longer be on earth has been answered.

Moss' son Naval Petty Officer Brian Moss was killed when a plane crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11. 2001.

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8:01 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Reaction to bin Laden's Death

Andrew Rice
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Victim's brother content with bin Laden death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma state Sen. Andrew Rice whose brother was killed in the September 2001 terrorist attacks says he's content and satisfied with the death of Osama bin Laden.

Rice says he was watching TV with his wife when his mother called to tell him of a pending announcement. He says hearing the announcement of bin Laden's death was "surreal" and that a part of him never believed bin Laden would be caught.

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8:00 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Monster is Dead

Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFR), tonight reacted to the news that Al Qaeda head, Osama bin Laden, was killed by U.S. forces.

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7:53 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Fatal Crash

Wagoner, OK – 6-year-old Oklahoma girl dies in ATV accident

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) A 6-year-old girl riding an all-terrain vehicle with two other children has died after the vehicle crashed into a retaining wall.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the unidentified girl from Wagoner died after the accident, which took place about 5:20 p.m. Saturday about eight miles south of Wagoner.

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