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9:34 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Finding Fortune at Tulsa Fair

The Golden Driller on the Tulsa Fairgrounds
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Tulsa, OK – Nearly $300,000 found for Okla. fairgoers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham's office says cash and stock worth nearly $300,000 was found for 464 people attending the 2010 Tulsa State Fair.

Meacham's office announced Monday that employees dug up $298,304 for those who visited the treasurer's "Pot of Gold" booth in the Quik Trip Center. The largest single amount was more than $88,000 in stock for an Owasso woman.

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9:31 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Closing Set for Old City Hall

Old City Hall
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, Tulsa Development Authority and Brickhugger, LLC will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on the Plaza Level of old city hall as final closing documents for the former city hall will be signed.

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9:26 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Work to Resume at Pryor

Pryor, OK – Fertilizer production to resume at Okla. plant

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma City company says production of anhydrous ammonia has resumed at a plant in Pryor that was damaged by fire in June.

LSB Industries Inc. said Monday that repairs had been completed at the Pryor Chemical Co., and production of the fertilizer is proceeding according to a restart plan. Pryor Chemical Co. is a subsidiary of LSB Industries.

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9:23 am
Tue October 12, 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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4:12 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

BOK Center Moves Up

Tulsa's BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – BOK Center has raised its national and worldwide ranking by Pollstar Magazine, a leading industry publication, based on ticket sales January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. The BOK Center now ranks #5 in the US and #15 in the world of the top arena venues.

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12:49 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Dies

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Court officials say Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala has died at age 89.

An official with the Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts says Opala died about 1:30 a.m. Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Deputy Administrator Mike Mayberry says Opala was discovered unconscious at his Warr Acres home on Saturday by police after he didn't respond to telephone calls and knocks at his door. He underwent surgery on Sunday.

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10:20 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Fatal Fire in Norman Kills Two Kids

Norman, OK – 2 children killed in Norman apartment fire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two children are dead after a fire at the Brooks Apartments in Norman.

A Norman fire department spokesman says a 1-year-old child and a 4-year-old child died in the Monday morning blaze and that five adults have been taken to a hospital, one with critical burns to his face.

Norman Fire Deputy Chief Jim Bailey says the fire started about 6:40 a.m. and firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames upon arriving at the apartment.

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9:41 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

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

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9:37 am
Mon October 11, 2010

ATV Crash

Pineville, Mo – Oklahoma man killed in SW Mo. ATV crash

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) An Oklahoma man has died in an ATV crash in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Ronald Gaskill, of Okemah, Okla., was driving an ATV when he ran off a curve in McDonald County and struck a tree. The patrol said the accident occurred Saturday night.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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9:37 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Update Medical Examiner

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Oklahoma City, OK – Would-be Okla. ME hauled body in pickup truck

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Questions are being raised about the doctor offered the job of chief medical examiner in Oklahoma.

The board that oversees the office has learned that Dr. Philip Keen once carried a woman's body for about 100 miles in the back of his pickup truck in Arizona.

The board offered the 67-year-old Keen the $205,000-a-year job in September. Board member Charles Curtis told The Oklahoman the offer is tentative.

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