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7:57 am
Fri December 17, 2010

New Drug Protocol

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
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McAlester, OK – Oklahoma executes man using new drug combination

Mcalester, Okla. (AP) A man who killed his young cellmate nearly 10 years ago has been executed with a drug combination that includes a sedative commonly used to euthanize animals.

John David Duty was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

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4:14 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Missing Pastor

David Wayne Emigh
Sand Springs Police

Sand Springs, OK – Police search for missing Oklahoma pastor

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Police in Sand Springs are searching for a long-time local pastor who has disappeared.

Police said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old David Wayne Emigh was reported missing Wednesday by his wife. Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter says Emigh left Word of Life Fellowship Church about 11 a.m. Wednesday to return to his home for a book and hasn't been seen since.

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4:12 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Water will Continue to Flow

Trash piles up at the Somerset East Apartment Complex near 21st and 137th East Avenue.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A reprieve for the residents at the Somerset East Apartment complex near the old Eastland Mall. The city will delay cutting off the water to the complex until January 3rd. It was to have been cut off today because the complex owner is about 70-thousand dollars past due on his water bill. The residents are thankful for the city's action, but furious at the complex's out of state owner.

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9:21 am
Thu December 16, 2010

State Pension Problems for Teachers

Oklahoma City, OK – Board to discuss teachers' retirement credit issue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education could decide what to do about its required contribution this year to the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System.

The agenda for the board's meeting Thursday indicates it could take action on Attorney General Drew Edmondson's formal opinion that it has a statutory obligation to transfer money into the system.

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9:19 am
Thu December 16, 2010

School Closed

Beggs, OK – Meningitis leads Oklahoma school to close early

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) Classes are canceled for the remainder of the week at Beggs Public Schools in Okmulgee County after a student was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

A statement placed on the district's website Wednesday says middle school student does not have the more serious bacterial meningitis and that canceling classes is a precaution.

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8:18 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Christmas Comes Early

Santa visits students at Bryant Elementary
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Christmas arrives ten-days early at the Bryant Elementary school in north Tulsa. Employees from Kimberly-Clark helped Santa deliver a wrapped gender specific present to each of the over 400 students.

School counselor Laura Hassell says Santa visited each of the kids and presented them with their present.

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7:54 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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3:08 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

No Clemency for Tulsa Killer

Store where killing happened is now an eatery
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. parole board denies clemency for inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has voted against recommending clemency for a death-row inmate convicted in the 1995 killing of a Tulsa convenience store clerk.

The board voted 3-2 Wednesday in the case of Billy D. Alverson.

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3:05 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Leon Russell to get Award

Undated – NEW YORK (AP) Neil Diamond is in. Bon Jovi isn't. The Alice Cooper Band makes the cut.

The 2011 class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was revealed on Tuesday. Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Tom Waits will be enshrined in the Cleveland hall.

The third time was the charm for Love, who had been nominated twice before. Tulsan Leon Russell was honored with a musical excellence award, previously the sideman category.

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9:11 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Tulsa County Election Results

Signs mark the polling place at Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and Mingo in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Jenks and Glenpool voters go to the polls yesterday with different results. Voters in Jenks approved school bond issues while residents in Glenpool rejected proposals for a sports complex, the streets and the cemetery.

The Jenks plan would not raise taxes; the Glenpool proposal would have increased property taxes.

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