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11:10 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Suspicious Package

Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma County, colored red.

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad is investigating at suspicious package found at Tinker Air Force Base.

Sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers said in a news release Tuesday that the team is investigating the item. Myers was not immediately available for additional comment.

Tinker spokeswoman Kathy Paine said the package was reported about 7:35 a.m. Tuesday and three buildings were evacuated. She referred other questions to the sheriff's office.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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9:33 am
Tue March 8, 2011

New I- 244 Bridge Approved

Tulsa, OK – Construction could begin later this spring on a new westbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded the $64-million contract yesterday to Manhattan Road and Bridge Construction.


The bridge will be the first of its kind in Oklahoma. It will be a double-decker bridge with traffic on the top deck and rail, walkers and bikers will use the lower deck.


It will take two years to complete the project.


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8:55 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Plea in Food Stamp Case

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla store owner pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A convenience store owner has pleaded guilty to defrauding the food stamp program.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Muhammad Zahid entered the plea Monday to unlawfully redeeming a beneficiary's food stamp benefits for cash.

A federal grand jury indicted Zahid, owner of Ghani Mart in northeast Oklahoma City, in October.

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8:49 am
Tue March 8, 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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3:58 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Getting Used to 10-digits

Tulsa, OK – Only a few problems with ten-digit phone calling in the 918 area code. The dialing started on Saturday, but today is the first business day. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Matt Skinner says there have been a few hiccups.

Skinner says the biggest problems seem to involve office systems that have not been set for ten digits. However, in a few cases, some people have been able to complete local calls by dialing only seven digits.

The commission is dealing with more than a dozen different phone companies.

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1:18 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Wildfire Danger

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Tulsa, OK – Wild fires are keeping area firefighters very busy. Blazes were reported today near Bristow and Drumright in Creek County. No reports, at this point, of structures involved.

Gusty winds will rapidly whip any fires that do develop.

Two juveniles were arrested yesterday in Wagoner County. They are accused of starting a fire near Highway 69. That blaze burned 20-acres before fire fighters got it put out.

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12:58 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Regent Chair Dies

Norman, OK – Chairman of OU Board of Regents dies at 72

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official of the University of Oklahoma says the chairman of the school's Board of Regents, Larry Wade of Elk City, has died at the age of 72.

Catherine Bishop, OU vice president for public affairs, said Wade died early Sunday in Integris Baptist Medical Center at Oklahoma City. Bishop said she didn't know the exact cause of death, but Wade had heart problems.

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12:33 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

One Person Hurt in Tulsa Fire

Fire units on the scene at 17th Place and St. Louis
Scott Gregory-KWGS

Tulsa, OK – A woman is rushed to the hospital following a smoky late afternoon house fire in mid-town Tulsa. The blaze was reported about five p.m. on Monday afternoon. Emergency crews found the woman when they arrived on the scene near 17th Place and St. Louis.

Authorities have not released the woman's name, but she is reportedly in critical condition from smoke inhalation and possible burns. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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11:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Domestic Violence Call Leads To Meth Bust

Nathan Parsons
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Tulsa, OK – Three children are in protective custody after a domestic violence call turned into a meth lab bust. When Police were called to a home near Independence and Lewis early yesterday morning, officers found several one-pot labs working in a bedroom.\\

Nathan Parson was arrested on charges of cooking meth. The children were evaluated and then turned over to protective custody.

A woman at the house was found in a back bedroom with the children. She was not arrested. Parsons is being held on $10,000 bond.


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11:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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