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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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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Friday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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12:18 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Ambush?

Tulsa, OK – Man killed outside Tulsa apartment complex

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa say a man was shot and killed while driving through an apartment complex in the southeast part of the city.

Officers say 27-year-old Ahmad Thompson was found just before 2:45 a.m. Friday with several gunshot wounds lying next to a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of the complex. Thompson was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he died.

Investigators say Thompson was apparently driving through the parking lot when he was shot.

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11:07 am
Fri March 18, 2011

HUD Grant For Tulsa Announced

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa's Community Action Project will be administering a $250,00 grant from the Housing and Urban Development Grant. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made the announcement is a conference call this morning.

This grant will be used to help renovate the Brightwater Apartments. The complex feeds the Eugene Fields Elementary School in west Tulsa.

Also on the conference calls was Federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised the effort.

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11:07 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Another Flu Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Officials: Flu deaths in Oklahoma climbs to 19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State Health Department officials say another person has died of influenza complications, bringing the total this season to 19.

The Health Department reported yesterday that the latest flu death was an Oklahoma County resident in the 65 and older age group. Officials say 47 percent of flu deaths have occurred in the 65 and older age group.

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8:04 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Wildfire Danger

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Undated – Fire destroys mobile home, house in central Okla.

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a grass fire has destroyed a house and a mobile home near Shawnee, but no injuries were reported.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Don Lynch says firefighters were called about 3 p.m. yesterday to a wooded area in Bethel Acres. Lynch says an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter with a 600-gallon bucket dropped water on the flames, helping to bring the fire under control by last night.

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