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10:26 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Coburn Speaks on the Economy

Tom Coburn speaking at a Tulsa Chamber event.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – With Congress on its August break, Senator Tom Coburn is holding a series of town hall meetings across the state. At a Tulsa Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting this morning, the senator was asked about what Oklahoma should be doing to revive its economy.

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7:37 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News for Monday Morning

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6:11 pm
Sun August 29, 2010

Fires Set a Tulsa Daycare Centers

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa fire investigators say two Sunday morning fires were the work of arsonists. The blazes were at two day care centers.

One was near Pine and Sheridan. The other was just south of 21st and Memorial.

The buildings were not occupied at the time. No one was injured.

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11:13 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Local Reaction: Mosque at NYC

Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla. Muslims support new site for NYC mosque, others don't

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A group of Oklahoma Muslims is asking sponsors of a proposed mosque near ground zero in New York City to find another location.

The proposed site has drawn national attention and criticism.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Settlement Close

Tulsa, OK – Judge asked to approve settlement to Tulsa lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge is being asked to approve an agreement that would end a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Tulsa.

The proposed agreement filed Friday with U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern is signed by attorneys for the plaintiffs, the city, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

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11:01 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Man Hit By Train

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Tulsa, OK – Man found dead on Tulsa train tracks

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The body of a man has been found on train tracks in Tulsa.

A nearby business owner found the body shortly after a train passed by Saturday morning and called police.

Police say a driver's license was found on the body but declined to release the man's name pending notification of family.

Officer Brandon Smith says it appears the victim is a homeless man.

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10:56 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Nichols Diet Back in the News

Denver, CO – Oklahoma City bomber challenges ruling on diet

DENVER (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is challenging dismissal of his lawsuit over his prison diet and wants the judge disqualified.

Nichols filed motions Thursday in federal court in Denver, claiming that U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello should be disqualified because of bias toward him. He says she may have known someone who was injured or died in the 1995 bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people.

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10:38 am
Sat August 28, 2010

McNuggets Plant Moving to Ponca City

Ponca City, OK –
Poultry company to open plant in Ponca City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Poultry companies in Oklahoma and Arkansas say they'll be announcing plans for a chicken processing plant in Ponca City with 350 new jobs.

Oklahoma City-based Dorada Foods and Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods released a statement Friday saying a formal announcement is planned for Monday in Ponca City.

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10:37 am
Sat August 28, 2010

Coal Ash Problems

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Groups say coal-ash site in Okla. tainting water

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three environmental groups say a coal ash disposal site in Oologah is contaminating groundwater in the area.

A report released Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club say the water has arsenic and heavy metals in it. The groundwater is under American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's Northeastern Station.

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10:22 am
Sat August 28, 2010

BA School District Leaked

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Broken Arrow, OK – A leaked draft audit report indicates wrong doing in the Broken Arrow Public Schools. The report, not due out for another week, accuses former Broken Arrow school board members of by-passing the Oklahoma competitive bidding laws. The audit says almost $3.2 million dollars worth of business was given to a Broken Arrow Air Conditioning and Cooling Company with following the proper guidelines.

Former School Superintendent Jim Sisney was terminated after began an eternal probe into the alleged sweetheart deals.

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