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9:58 am
Sat March 5, 2011

State Parks to Be Closed

Oklahoma City, OK –

Oklahoma tourism officials closing state parks

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says seven state parks will close for good this year because of budget cuts.

Officials announced Friday that Adair State Park in Stilwell, Beaver Dunes in Beaver, Boggy Depot in Atoka, Brushy Lake in Sallisaw, Heavener Runestone in Heavener, Lake Eucha in Jay, and Wah-Sha-She in Copan will shut down Aug. 15.

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9:51 am
Sat March 5, 2011

Ten Digit Dialing is here

Tulsa, OK – Not all in NE Okla. are ready for 10-digit dialing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Not all residents and businesses are ready for mandatory 10-digit dialing to come to northeastern Oklahoma.

The change starts Saturday, and all local calls in the area will require a 10-digit number. It's part of an "overlay" plan to add a new 539 area code to the existing geographic 918 area code. The 918 area code numbers are expected to run out in 2012.

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12:30 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Tigers Go For a Visit

Memphis, TN – New big cats come to Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A young male lion and a female snow leopard have arrived at the Memphis Zoo.

The lion is Thabo (TAY'-boh) and the leopard is called Ateri.

Thabo was brought in from the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum in Oklahoma, following the November death of the Memphis Zoo's first male lion, Fred, at age 20.

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Local & Regional
12:28 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Phone Change FAQ's

Corporation Commission Spokesman Matt Skinner
KWGS News photo
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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Charges Modified

Bartlesville, OK – Autopsy shows Bartlesville baby drowned in washer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says a 10-day-old Bartlesville baby found dead in a washing machine drowned.

The agency released the autopsy report on Maggie May Trammel this week. The report indicated Maggie had contusions on her scalp, left ear, neck, chest and buttocks and abrasions on her cheeks and scalp. No internal injuries or fractures were noted during the autopsy.

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8:53 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Getting a Vote Could be Tougher

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate OKs plan for statewide signatures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to make it tougher for people to get an issue placed on the state ballot.

It voted 28-15 Thursday to send to voters a state question that would require a certain percentage of voter signatures in each of the state's five congressional districts in order to place a question on the ballot.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
4:10 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Eagleton Outlines Position

John Eagleton lays out his case
KWGS News photo/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor John Eagleton ticks off why he is ticked-off at Mayor Bartlett. Eagleton is calling for the mayor's ouster. Rather than seek a recall, Eagleton is asked the Governor to have the Attorney General review the allegations.

Eagleton accuses the mayor of:

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Flu Season Continues

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the number of reported influenza-associated deaths has risen to 17 after two more fatalities were reported last week.

Officials said Thursday the deaths were of two people in the 65 years and older group who lived in Garfield and McClain counties.

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11:41 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Texting Ban Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Texting would be banned in school zones and for motorists under the age of 18 under legislation approved by an Oklahoma House committee.

The measure by Rep. Danny Morgan of Prague was approved 9-7 Wednesday by the House Public Safety Committee and sent to the full House for consideration.

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