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10:06 am
Fri November 12, 2010

It was Meth

Tulsa, OK – We have a follow-up story for you. We now know what caused Wednesday's apartment fire that left two-dozen people homeless.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says it was caused by a meth lab inside one of the apartment units.

Many of the neighbors at the Overlook Apartment complex, near 61st and 33rd West Avenue, reported hearing an explosion just prior to the fire being spotted. He says their input was very valuable in the investigation.

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Local & Regional
9:05 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Major Weather Changes in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Rain, snow possible as storm moves across Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) There could be heavy rain, heavy snow or a little bit of both, depending on where you live in Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service says the Oklahoma Panhandle could see some snow Friday as a powerful storm system blows through the region and temperatures tumble. Forecasters say any snow accumulations are expected to remain under an inch.

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9:00 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Weleekta Murders Update

Weleetka, OK – FBI asked to profile killer of Oklahoma girls

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The FBI is being asked to develop a profile of the killer or killers of two young girls in eastern Oklahoma in 2008.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown told The Oklahoman that investigators have given the FBI portions of their files in the deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Whitaker. The 13-year-old Paschal-Placer and 11-year-old Whitaker were found shot to death June 8, 2008, near Weleetka.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Missing Woman Found

Tulsa, OK – Missing 80-year-old Oklahoma woman found alive

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) A missing 80-year-old Midwest City woman has been found alive in the wreckage of her car in McIntosh County about 100 miles from her home.

Police Chief Brandon Clabes said in a news release Thursday that a wildlife ranger found Shirley Cannon Thursday morning still strapped in the seat belt of her upside down car. Clabes says Cannon was taken to a hospital in Henryetta her condition was not immediately known.

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Local & Regional
12:26 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Parade

A Military Jeep in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The annual Tulsa Veterans Day Parade stepped off on 11-hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Lines were long downtown for the annual celebration honoring America's service personnel.

The parade features high school bands, floats, ROTC units and much more.

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Local & Regional
10:53 am
Thu November 11, 2010

The End of Textbooks?

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers eye use of mobile technology in schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lawmakers are exploring ways to bypass traditional textbooks and promote the use of mobile technology like laptop computers and electronic reading devices by Oklahoma students.

State Rep. Don Armes requested the study, which was conducted Wednesday by the House Education Committee.

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Local & Regional
10:51 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Execution Set for QT Killer

Oklahoma City, OK – Execution set for Okla. death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has set Jan. 6 as the execution date for Oklahoma death row inmate Billy Don Alverson.

The court set the date Wednesday for the 39-year-old Alverson. The attorney general's office requested it on Nov. 1 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Alverson's final appeal.

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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Thu November 11, 2010

New Gaming Opportunities

Tahlequah, OK – Decision allows Cherokees new gaming opportunity

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior means the Cherokee Nation now is eligible to conduct gaming activities on newly acquired trust lands.

Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced Wednesday the approval of the acquisition of 17 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation. The land is located within the tribe's former reservation in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:45 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS:

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