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8:03 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Askins Makes the Cut

Jari Askins

Oklahoma City, OK – Failed democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins is a step closer to becoming a member of the State Supreme Court. She was one of the three people recommended to the post by a judicial revenue panel.

The other candidates are Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich and Appeals court judge John Fischer.

The seat became open when Marian Opala died last fall. Governor Henry is expected to make a choice before he leaves office a week from Monday.

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8:01 am
Wed December 29, 2010

The War on Drugs---Oklahoma Style

Tulsa, OK – This is not the time of year, most people think about growing crops. But it is if you are in the Mexican Drug Cartel.

Rather than ship drugs to the state, the cartel has been hiring people to grow the crop here. The state Bureau of Narcotics Mark Woodward says they are going to shut down the operations.

Woodward says the bureau has busted several operations this year with ties to the cartel.

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7:58 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Property Tax Deadline

Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Do you own property in Tulsa County?
If so, have you paid your property taxes? T
oday is the deadline to pay in person.

Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler says some property taxes are paid as part of your mortgage payment. Otherwise Semler says you can mail in the payment, so long as it is postmarked by the 31st.

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7:55 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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8:48 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Lucas to Head Ag Committee

Congressman Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas is enjoying his holiday break. When he heads back to work he'll become the head of the U-S House Agriculture Committee. He expects to stay very busy.

He says Ag is one of the few industries that sells more abroad than it imports.
He says one of the big tasks will be writing the 2012 farm bill.


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8:08 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Liquor at the Supermarket

Oklahoma City, OK – Business leaders look to change Okla. liquor laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City business leaders are organizing talks with legislators and the state alcohol industry about changing state law to allow the sale of wine and strong beer in Oklahoma grocery stores.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President Roy Williams tells The Oklahoman the state's liquor laws are "archaic" and pose an inconvenience to shoppers.

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7:59 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Beefing Up the Ranks

Tulsa, OK – With lay-offs and retirements the ranks of the Tulsa Police department has been thinned. Mayor Bartlett would like to see some desk-officers get back onto the street.

The department will start an academy class next month. Bartlett is would like to see that class expanded beyond the usual 30-rookies.

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7:53 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Few Fatalities in 2010

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. on pace for 10-year low in traffic deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the state is on pace for its fewest number of traffic-related fatalities in more than a decade.

The patrol reported Monday there have been 621 people killed on Oklahoma roadways so far in 2010, more than 100 fewer than the 729 reported killed during the same time last year.

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7:49 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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8:52 am
Mon December 27, 2010

Homicide Arrest

Tulsa, OK – A man sought in the Christmas slaying of a homeless man in downtown Tulsa has turned himself in at a branch police station. Officers say Paul Joseph Sopsher was questioned by detectives and booked into the Tulsa County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint.

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