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4:54 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

More Fires

Norman, OK – Okla fire crews battling wildfire south of Norman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Firefighters are battling a large wildfire south of Norman in Cleveland County.

Emergency management director Dan Cary says the fire is located near Slaughterville but he didn't have any additional details

Footage from television news helicopters showed plumes of white smoke over a field and flames shooting from cedar trees in the area.

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4:51 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Port Gets New Entrance

A tractor trailer rig slams into the barricade
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Ok – A new entry way is dedicated at Tulsa's Port of Catoosa. A new guard house, railroad crossing and four-lane divided highway are now in place. Rather than cut a ribbon, a tractor trailer rig slams into a barricade. It was part of the dedication of a $3.3 million entryway improvement project at the Port of Catoosa.

There is now a 4-lane divide highway from port entrance to the waterway.

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11:02 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Meeting Set for Today

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's utility regulator is set to meet today to take public comments about a proposed federal rule that would curb pollution in the oil and gas industry as part of an effort to reduce haze. State officials say the plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could increase energy bills in Oklahoma by at least 15 percent.

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7:47 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
12:36 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Mannford Fire

file photo

Mannford, OK – Some quick action by fire fighters from Keystone and Mannford! A large wildfire was brought under control before it reached homes east of Mannford along Highway 51. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.

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8:06 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Project School House Questions

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa School Board members express concerns over Project School House. Board member Anna America says there needs more parental input before changes are enacted.

Board Vice President Lana Turner Addison wants to be sure there is more input from principals and faculty.

This comes just one week before the three proposals for cost savings and consolidations are expected to be announced for the school district. The administration assured the board more input would be sough prior to a board vote set for May.

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8:06 am
Tue March 22, 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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8:02 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Governor Backs Flights for Vets

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Honor flights planned for WWII vets in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of World War II veterans from across Oklahoma will be taken on charter flights to Washington, D.C. to view the war memorials in the U.S. capital.

Gov. Mary Fallin joined state lawmakers and World War II veterans Monday to solicit support for the Oklahoma Honor Flights program.

The program raises private funds to transport World War II-era veterans for a day trip to Washington. The inaugural flight took place last year.

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7:47 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Wind Energy Tabled

Pawhuska, OK – Osage County tables vote on wind energy proposal

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) Osage County commissioners have tabled a vote on an ordinance that would regulate proposed wind farms in the area.

The Tulsa World reports the commissioners took the action Monday on the wind energy ordinance, which has been criticized the conservationists, tribal leaders and others.

Developers have proposed building two 150-megawatt wind farms on vast private ranches east of Pawhuska, near the Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.

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12:29 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Help with Bills

Tulsa, OK – Beginning Monday, March 21, the OKDHS will begin accepting applications from those who need assistance paying their energy bills, specifically those whose services are nearing or have been cut off.

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