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7:55 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Re-drawing the Lines

Tulsa, OK – Okla. House redistricting plan clears panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) While a legislative plan to redraw Oklahoma's 101 House district boundaries is being praised as a bipartisan effort, Democrats in the Senate are complaining districts are being drawn in secret with the help of a GOP political consultant.

The House proposal cleared another legislative hurdle on Monday when it was approved by House members on a joint conference committee with just one member dissenting.

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7:53 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Oklahoma Water Woes

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma water plan to be discussed at meetings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Water Resources Board plans a series of meetings in southeastern Oklahoma to discuss the state's comprehensive water plan.

Policy and planning specialists will unveil early findings of the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan. Meetings are planned on May 17 in McAlester, May 18 in Antlers and May 19 in Coalgate.

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7:47 am
Tue May 10, 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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3:05 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

East Tulsa Shooting

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting that happened this morning at 12809 East 23rd Street.

An unknown subject walked up to and shot two individuals, brothers, who were standing outside.

Police have interviewed witnesses, but are still waiting to interview the victims, who are in the hospital. The suspect's motive is still unknown at this time.

"We really don't have an idea of why it happened and what caused it to happen," said Tulsa Police public information officer Jason Willingham.

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10:45 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Body in Park

24-Year Old James Earl Darton

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police find a woman's body inside a parked car at South Tulsa's Heller Park. The discovery was made just before midnight.

Neighbors alerted Tulsa Police after hear gunshots. Police say the woman had been shot to-death and was still inside the car. She has been identified as 29-year-old Kimberly Ann Ragland.

Authorities are looking for a male seen running from the park. He is believed to be 24-year-old James Early Darton.

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8:03 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Boat Accident Claims Life

Lake Texhoma at sunset
Lake-Texhoma.net

New Woodville, OK – Boat accident on Lake Texoma claims OK man's life

NEW WOODVILLE, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma authorities say a man is dead after a boating accident on Lake Texoma near the Oklahoma-Texas border.

The Department of Public Service says 49-year-old Jeffery Bain of Oklahoma City died when his 32-foot boat hit rocks along the shore at a railroad bridge near Alberta Creek at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say the boat was going about 65 mph when it went up on the rocks, ejecting Bain.

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7:54 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Charges Filed in Child Abuse Death

David Bridgeman and Paula Najar
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Glenpool, OK –

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) Police in Glenpool say a man who is charged with the beating death of a toddler was trying to potty train the 22-month-old to save money on diapers.

The Tulsa World reported Sunday that 28-year-old David Eugene Bridgman is charged with first-degree murder and injury to a minor.

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7:50 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Board Meeting Set

Oklahoma City, OK – Barresi, education board to discuss duties
MURRAY EVANS,Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education and state Superintendent Janet Barresi are set to meet for the first time since Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law a bill stripping the board of most of its powers.

The board meeting scheduled for Monday had been set for April 28 but was postponed because of the lack of a quorum.

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7:44 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Meth Lab in Park

Tulsa, OK – Police in Tulsa say children uncovered a methamphetamine lab while exploring a creek at a park in west Tulsa.

The children came upon the meth lab Saturday at Reed Park. Police say one of the children looked through the chemical containers and told his father about what he saw. Police arrived to find the meth lab and drug paraphernalia.

A hazardous materials unit was summoned to clean up the site.

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7:39 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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