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7:50 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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9:21 am
Sun February 27, 2011

10 Digit Dialing

Tulsa, OK – Beginning Sat., all calls in 918 need 10 digits

TULSA, Okla. (AP) All telephone calls placed in the 918 area code region of northeast Oklahoma will require punching in three more digits beginning next Saturday.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission set Saturday as the day to begin requiring callers to specify the area code, even if the call is a local call, so the telephone system can deal with addition of a new area code that will cover the same geographic area.

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9:17 am
Sun February 27, 2011

CamCorders for Cops

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Tulsa, OK – Patrol cars with cameras hit Tulsa, Okla., streets

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Some patrol cars driven by Tulsa police sport a new feature a pair of cameras that can make videos of officers' encounters with the public.

Officer Richard Meulenburg told the Tulsa World that about 10 patrol cars used for traffic enforcement in the Mingo Valley Division began using the technology this week..

Officials say plans ultimately call for installation of 575 cameras in Tulsa patrol cars.

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9:29 am
Sat February 26, 2011

Hunter Killed

Wilburton, OK – WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) Latimer County prosecutors won't file criminal charges against a Hartshorne man for fatally shooting a friend while deer hunting.

Seventy-one-year-old Jack Zearley fired a high-powered rifle while he and 43-year-old John Morgan were hunting in the Gowen Mountain area in southeastern Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2009.

Morgan died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

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9:10 am
Sat February 26, 2011

Tulsa Lottery Winner

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla family wins $250,000 on lottery ticket

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Tulsa family is $250,000 richer, thanks to a winning lottery ticket.

According to the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Edward Main and his sons Edward Main Jr. and Ronald Main are splitting the Mega Millions prize.

The family purchased the ticket at a Quik Trip convenience store on South Harvard that had all five numbers but not the Mega Ball.

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9:03 am
Sat February 26, 2011

Child Killed in Accident

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Vinita, OK – Oklahoma boy killed after being struck by car

VINITA, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating the death of a two-year-old boy who was struck by a car after wandering into a Vinita street.

Police say the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along Tahlequah Avenue.

Vinita Assistant Police Chief Barry Armstrong told KTUL-TV the child walked up out of a steep ditch near his home and into the street. A passing driver saw the child and attempted to swerve, but it was too late.

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3:41 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Resolution in the Works

Tulsa, OK – A resolution is in the works to the police controversy over the Islamic Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was reassigned after refusing to order his officers to attend at a Tulsa Mosque. Captain Fields then filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.

A 2 O'clock news conference was called to announce a resolution, but at the last minute, it was called off.

Tulsa Police Spokesman Jason Willingham says both sides are still talking.

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10:41 am
Fri February 25, 2011

The CNG Option

Truck at a Tulsa CNG Pump
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Tulsa, OK – Don't let the high price of gasoline get you down. Compressed natural gas, or "CNG", is cheap in the state of Oklahoma. It is also unaffected by foreign events.

Blue Energy Fuels General Manager Court Newkirk in Tulsa says we have plenty of natural gas. While gasoline is over $3 a gallon. CNG is about 75-cents per gallon.

Newkirk says there will be over 50 public fueling stations in Oklahoma by the end of the year.

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10:40 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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9:11 am
Fri February 25, 2011

More Flu Deaths

Oklahoma City, OK – 3 more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Influenza-related illnesses are still making a mark in Oklahoma, as health authorities report three more deaths, bringing the total number this season to 15.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that one of the deaths came in the 0 to 18 age group and occurred in Jefferson County. The other deaths came in the 19-64 group in Marshall County and in the 65 and older group in Tulsa County.

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