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12:23 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

School May Close

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Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville district may close elementary school

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville school officials say cuts in state funding has led them to discuss possibly closing an elementary school.

A letter sent to parents on Wednesday says the school board will discuss closing Oak Park Elementary School during a meeting Thursday. The letter from Superintendent Gary Quinn, Principal Ken Copeland and the director of elementary operations Dianne Martinez says the board will not vote on the issue until an April 18 meeting.

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8:04 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Your Are What You Eat- Part #4

Tulsa, OK – Hear part 4 of our special series on hunger and overweight in Oklahoma

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8:03 am
Thu April 7, 2011

School Board Measure Advances

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla lawmakers give governor power over ed board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin will have control over the state board of education under a bill approved by the Legislature.

The House voted 63-35 on Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to allow the governor to replace the seven-member board after taking office. The governor would appoint one member from each of the state's five congressional districts, plus one at-large member. The state superintendent would serve as chairman of the board.

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7:54 am
Thu April 7, 2011

PSO wants Money

PSO power plant at Oologah.
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will hold a hearing in June on a utility company's request to recover about $17 million in costs from last year's ice storm that knocked out power to about 68,000 homes. If the request is approved, customers of American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma would pay about 85 cents more per month for every 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity they use.

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7:52 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Edmond Indictments

Edmond, OK – 3 Edmond men indicted in tobacco sting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Three Edmond men have been indicted on charges of selling more than $3 million in untaxed cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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7:47 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Stories

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

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1:28 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Fire Danger Increasing

Even Tulsa's Mohawk Park has been damaged by wildfires.
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Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) reports that a large portion of Oklahoma remains under a Red Flag Warning until 8 p.m. this evening. This warning is in effect for counties in southwestern and eastern Oklahoma.

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12:45 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Your Are What You Eat- Part #3

Tulsa, OK – Hear Part #-3 of our special news series dealing with hunger and obesity in Oklahoma

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8:02 am
Wed April 6, 2011

State Senate Art

Tulsa, OK – Portrait of Okla artist Wilson to be unveiled

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate officials are unveiling the latest piece of artwork at the Oklahoma Capitol a portrait of Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson.

The painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chamber.

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7:55 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Winter Storm Financial Relief

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin seeks disaster declaration for winter storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With damage estimates from a February storm that pounded Oklahoma topping $8.7 million, Gov. Mary Fallin is requesting a major disaster declaration.

Fallin announced Tuesday she has asked federal authorities to issue a formal declaration.

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