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12:12 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Drowning

Osage Beach, Mo – Okla. man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) One man is dead but another managed to swim to safety after they were thrown from a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Water Patrol says the two tumbled into the water Thursday when their 18-foot fishing boat struck two cruiser wakes.

The patrol says the boat's operator, a 39-year-old Kansas man, was able to swim to shore. But 53-year-old William Ray of Newcastle, Okla., didn't make it.

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11:26 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Unhappy High School Seniors

Tecumseh, OK – Tecumseh seniors don't like graduation move

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Some Tecumseh High School seniors are not happy with the school board's decision to hold the May 19 graduation ceremony at the school's football field.

The board voted 3-2 in March to move the ceremony from Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University where the ceremony has been held since the 1980s. Students asked the board to reconsider but board President Michelle Edwards did not include the item on the agenda.

Calls to Edwards were not returned.

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11:23 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Google to Buy Wind

Oklahoma City, OK – Google to buy wind-generated power for Okla. plant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Google Inc. has announced plans to buy wind-generated electricity to help power a data center that's to open in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoman reports the power will be bought from NextEra Energy Resources 100.8 megawatt wind farm being developed in Grady and Caddo counties. Google's plant called a server farm is to open near Pryor later this year.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Project School House

Dr. Keith Ballard announces his version of Project School House
KWGS News File Photo
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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a Recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
11:36 am
Thu April 21, 2011

DNA confirms murder link

Tulsa, OK – DNA confirms a man's link to the stabbing death of a Tulsa woman in 2003. Police say DNA taken from Luis Lara-Martinez has been confirmed to match DNA found on the body of Alisha Wright. Martinez was shot and killed by police when he pulled a gun on officers who were trying to arrest him on an unrelated warrant four months after Wright's body was found.

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11:35 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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7:57 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Turley Tank Fire

Turley, OK – Crews extinguish oil tank fire in NE Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Fire crews have extinguished an oil tank fire in Tulsa County.

Authorities say firefighters were alerted about 3 p.m. Wednesday of the blaze just west of U.S. 75 in the northern part of the county.

Three employees who were at the site stepped away before the fire started and weren't hurt, but a truck was engulfed by flames. Emergency Medical Services Authority spokesman Chris Stevens says there were no other reports of injuries.

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7:54 am
Thu April 21, 2011

New Abortion Bills

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma governor signs 2 abortion bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a pair of bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma.

Flanked by more than 30 lawmakers, Fallin on Wednesday signed a bill that makes it a felony crime for doctors to perform abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation is called the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" and is based on the premise that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks.

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8:50 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Fund Raiser

Tulsa, OK – Local women gather to raise funds for Habitat's "Her House".

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