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7:50 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Local Convention Upset with Governor

Tulsa, OK – Governor, others hammered at Tulsa Co. GOP meeting

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Members of the Tulsa County Republican Party criticized Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and GOP lawmakers for supporting the use of a $54 million federal grant to design and implement a health-care exchange.

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9:55 am
Sun March 27, 2011

Man Pleads Guilty

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City man pleads guilty in killing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of his girlfriend last year.

As part of a plea agreement, Ronald Seth Banks on Friday admitted killing 48-year-old Angela Biggers, whose body was found Jan. 28 in a shallow grave behind a vacant house in Norman.

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Local & Regional
9:53 am
Sun March 27, 2011

Oklahoma Drowning

Fort Smith, ARK – Body found near Oklahoma dam on Arkansas River


FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a man's body has been found downstream of the Robert S. Kerr Dam in the Arkansas River.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's lake patrol found the man on the river just south of Sallisaw around 3 p.m. Friday. The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for identification.

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9:49 am
Sun March 27, 2011

"Loan" Bandit Robs Bank

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Oklahoma City, OK – Man seeking loan robs Oklahoma City bank

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The FBI says a man who initially sought a loan at an Oklahoma City bank robbed it after his request was denied.

Agents say a white male walked into the Bank of Oklahoma about 12:10 p.m. and spoke to a loan officer. Officials say after he was told the bank couldn't help him, the man obtained a bank slip from one of the teller stands and wrote a demand note on it.

The man presented the note to the teller, who complied. The robber left the bank on foot.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Sun March 27, 2011

Closing Parks

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Oklahoma City, OK – College agrees to operate SE Oklahoma state park

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) A southeastern Oklahoma college has agreed to operate a state park slated for closure by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

Carl Albert State College president Brandon Webb said in a prepared statement that running Heavener Runestone State Park will allow the school to offer an education opportunity to students, as well as keeping recreational opportunities open to residents in the area.

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Local & Regional
12:19 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Unemployment Down

Oklahoma City, OK –
There are new figures out are today from the State Employment Security Commission.

It shows the unemployment rate in Oklahoma dropped last month. The rate is six-point-five percent. That translates to about 113-thousand people unable to find work.

The rate for January was six-point-six percent.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Veto Over Ride at City Hall

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council over rides the mayor's veto of an ordinance killing a proposal the mayor was opposed too.


At issue is the ordinance killing a measure ending the council's efforts at making the city attorney's position elective. Mayor Bartlett was opposed to that plan.

A lawsuit has been filed over the matter, however, accusing the council of switching ballot questions.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Cuts Will be Deeper

Oklahoma City, OK – Legislative leaders predict deeper budget cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislative leaders say cuts to stage agency budgets likely will be deeper than the mostly 3 to 5 percent cuts proposed by Gov. Mary Fallin in her executive budget.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman and House Speaker Kris Steele both said Thursday they expect some agencies will see cuts of up to 7 percent in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Local & Regional
7:43 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Flu Still With Us

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. health officials reports 20th flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State Department of Health officials say the number of deaths associated with influenza has risen to 20.

The agency announced Thursday the latest death was a Canadian County resident in the 65 and older age group. Officials say 50 percent of the flu deaths have occurred in that age group.

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Local & Regional
7:33 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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