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7:57 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Meth Lab Mess

Tulsa, OK – Law enforcers had the production of methamphetamine under control in the state, but with new "shake and bake" manufacturing methods there has been a literal explosion of labs in the Tulsa area.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says the illegal labs are keeping the department's Hazardous Materials unit very busy.

Last week, two fires were started by meth lab explosions.

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7:55 am
Mon March 21, 2011

The Poverty Cycle

Tulsa, OK – Nearly one out of four Oklahomans live in poverty. The Bridges Out of Poverty Program is designed to help end the cycle. The program's Monica Bynes say sometimes there is a disconnect between social agencies and those needing help.

She says often teachers feel poverty stricken parents don't put a value on education, but that is not the case. She says the parents lack the resources to be involved, like taking off work for parent-teacher conferences.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Tournament Ends

Tulsa, OK – With March madness moving on to its next stop, Tulsa says good-bye. The three day event pumped an estimated 15-million dollars into our economy. Mayor Bartlett hopes those who visited Tulsa will be back.

Mayor Bartlett says the city left a good impression with the visitors and he hopes the tournament will be back to the BOK.

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Local & Regional
7:42 am
Mon March 21, 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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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Sun March 20, 2011

Jobless Jump In Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Jobless rates pass 11 percent in 3 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The unemployment rate pushed past 11 percent in three eastern Oklahoma counties in January.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that Latimer County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 11.7 percent. That's higher than the December rate of 10.6 percent but lower than the 12.8 percent recorded in January 2010.

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Local & Regional
8:46 am
Sun March 20, 2011

OSU-Tulsa/Langston Dispute

Tulsa, OK – Change would affect Okla. St, Langston dispute


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University-Tulsa's president says a proposed change in a law that prevents the school from duplicating degree programs offered by Langston University-Tulsa will emphasize the need to resolve the issue.

The law giving Langston-Tulsa a monopoly on the programs is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over historic segregation in Oklahoma's higher education system.

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8:42 am
Sun March 20, 2011

Choctaw Reburial

Oklahoma City, OK – Choctaws reburying ancestors unearthed decades ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is leading an effort to rebury 124 bodies believed to be those of their ancestors.

The tribal members died five centuries ago. Archeologists exhumed the bodies in excavations along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1963 but the remains ended up in museum storage.

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8:39 am
Sun March 20, 2011

Explosion At Rig Site

Dacoma, OK – Oil rig explodes in NW Oklahoma, injuring 1

DACOMA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say one person was burned when an oil rig exploded in northwestern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner says the blast occurred about noon Saturday near Dacoma in Woods County. Skinner says the well is operated by Tulsa-based Eagle Energy Co., and Dan D Drilling was contracted to do the drilling.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Sat March 19, 2011

Why No Burn Ban?

Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Forestry Services says conditions aren't ripe enough for wildfires to justify a statewide burn ban.

State Forester George Geissler said the existing bans in some 30 counties are sufficient for the time being.

He said Friday that it doesn't look like the burn ban is needed, saying "it looks like the county ban is enough."

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Local & Regional
12:48 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

NCAA Fans descend on downtown Tulsa

People wait in the beer line across the street from the BOK Center
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – As scalpers hawk tickets,FANS LINE UP FOR BEER AND FOOD ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BOK Center. N-C-DOUBLE-A tournament games are going on in the arena, but there are benches and 60-inch T-V screens in the tent for those without tickets or who just want to relax before and after games

Games run through Sunday at the BOK Center downtown.

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