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3:20 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Skiatook Principal Back at Work

Donna Brogan
Skiatook Schools

Skiatook, OK – Back at her desk is Skiatook High School Principal Donna Brogan. She was suspended last week, but her attorney Richard O'Carroll tells KWGS News, the school board has lifted the suspension.

O'Carroll contends Brogan was black-balled by acting superintendent Steve Williams. Brogan had recently spoke out at school board meeting against Williams. A Tulsa County Grand Jury had recommended Williams be removed from the office

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Strong Quake Hits Central Oklahoma

Luther, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The latest in a series of small earthquakes in eastern Oklahoma County has not caused any damage.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude quake occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday, KWTV reports its was centered about five miles south of Luther and five miles east-northeast of Jones.

The quake was the largest of several small temblors to hit the area in the last two months.

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Information from: KWTV-TV, http://www.news9.com/

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Cherokee National Park

Rose, OK – Cherokee Nation developing its first national park

ROSE, Okla. (AP) A preservation group plans to use $4,000 in grants to help the Cherokee Nation develop its first national park.

The grants received by the Saline Preservation Association will be used to help prepare historic structure reports on the 126-year-old Saline District Courthouse in Rose and the spring house, as well as to develop a memorial trail.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Donated Fire Trucks

Luther, OK – Fire trucks donated to small Okla. town of Luther

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) The widow of a collector of government trucks has donated three fire vehicles to a small Oklahoma County fire department.

Luther firefighters had entered a national contest hoping to win a new pumper truck for their agency, recording a video that gained popularity on the Internet. They finished second, which meant no new vehicle.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Cancer Research in Oklahoma

Claremore, OK – OU regents consider budget for Cancer Institute

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) University of Oklahoma regents are set to vote on increasing a proposed budget for a major project at the university's Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.

During their meeting Monday in Claremore, regents are scheduled to consider approval of a $133.5 million project budget for the OU Cancer Center. That's $3.5 million more than the amount regents approved for the project during their May meeting.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Whistle Stops for Fallin

Mary Fallin

Thomas, OK – Fallin traveling by train through western Oklahoma
SEAN MURPHY,Associated Press Writer


THOMAS, Okla. (AP) U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin is embarking on a whistle-stop train tour through several western Oklahoma cities as part of her campaign to become Oklahoma's next governor

Fallin and her supporters gathered Monday morning outside the Wheeler Brothers grain company in Thomas in Custer County. The Fallin campaign leased a two-car passenger train with a caboose for the event.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Unclaimed Bodies

KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma medical examiner has 28 unclaimed bodies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has 28 unclaimed bodies in storage, 18 of them from cases that arose this year.

One apparent homicide victim's body is being held at the request of a family that pays an annual storage fee, in the hope that the remains could still help investigators solve the crime.

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Local & Regional
9:35 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Ethics Review Sign-off

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Ethics Commission OKs education PAC transfer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Ethics Commission says a political-action committee supporting a ballot measure to increase education funding can keep nearly $1.7 million in contributions from a national teacher's group.

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Local & Regional
9:33 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Football Roundup

Tulsa, OK –

Weeden's 6 TDs lift Okla. St. past Tulsa 65-28

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Brandon Weeden passed for 409 yards and six touchdowns, three to Justin Blackmon, and Oklahoma State set a school record for total offense in a 65-28 victory against Tulsa on Saturday night.

Weeden's left the game after one series in the third quarter, following an 81-yard scoring pass to Blackmon, the sixth-longest pass play in school history. He completed 23 of 32 passes.

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