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9:23 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Feed The Children Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Feed the Children locked in dispute with founder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Larry Jones gave 20 cents to a hungry child on the streets in Haiti in 1979 and felt more could be done to help starving children.

Over the next 30 years, Jones and his family built Feed the Children, one of the world's largest charities that became known for Jones' heart-wrenching televised pleas for donations.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Gun Running Teams

Phoenix, AZ – ATF forms teams to combat gun smuggling to Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) A federal agency trying to stop guns from being smuggled from the United States into Mexico for use by drug cartels has formed teams in seven American cities to combat the problem.

The teams set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are a follow-up to earlier temporary groups of investigators who worked in Houston and Arizona and seized about 2,000 guns.

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9:41 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Kastner Trial Update

John R. Kastner
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa trial prosecutors say case nearly complete

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors say they expect to rest their case Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a Tulsa man accused of killing his wife the night before she would have discovered a web of lies.

Former Tulsa high school teacher and coach John Kastner is charged in the June 2008 shooting death of Lori Kastner while she slept.

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Local & Regional
2:28 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

14 Year-Old Robber Killed

The doors are padlocked at the Zeba #-2 Food Mart, where the fatal robbery attempt took place.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Police: Would-be robber killed in Tulsa store

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an attempted robbery of a convenience store by two masked gunmen ended with a teenage would-be robber shot to death by the store clerk.

Police said Friday 14-year-old Qualynn Dabney was shot and killed about 10:45 p.m. Thursday by Zeba convenience store clerk Zahid Khan. The store is located in the 500 Block of East 56th Street North. It is directly across the street from a Tulsa Fire Station.

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10:02 am
Fri September 17, 2010

New Medical Examiner

The Medical Examiner's fleet at the Tulsa lab.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma ME board offers top job to Arizona doctor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office says the agency's top job has been offered to a doctor who retired from a job as medical examiner in Phoenix and who worked in the Oklahoma lab during the early 1970s.

Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said the board that supervises the office offered the top position Thursday to Dr. Philip Keen after interviewing three candidates.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News This Friday Morning

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Local & Regional
5:33 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Teen Pregnancy Rate Increases

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma child advocacy group says teen pregnancy rates are climbing in the state after years of decline. The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy says the state's teen birthrate ranks fifth in the nation. That's based on analysis of federal health data.

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5:30 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Boynton High Closes

Boynton, OK – Small high school in eastern Oklahoma closes

BOYNTON, Okla. (AP) The small Boynton-Moton School District in eastern Oklahoma has closed its high school.

Superintendent Shelbie Williams says the high school with 17 students closed Tuesday because of state budget cuts. Williams said the district's pre-kindergarten through 8th grade will remain open.

Williams said the district had enough money to begin the school year but is now facing a $200,000 cut in expected funding.

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5:29 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Clemency Sought/Clemency Denied

Tulsa, OK – Clemency denied Okla. death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has unanimously rejected a clemency request from a death row inmate.

The board voted 5-0 Thursday against recommending that the governor commute Donald Ray Wackerly II's death sentence to life in prison. Wackerly is scheduled to die by lethal injection next month.

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9:53 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Palin in Tulsa

Sarah Palin

Tulsa, OK – Sarah Palin urging unity among Republicans

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sarah Palin says it's time for Republican Party bosses to put aside their differences and capitalize on a series of victories by tea party-backed candidates heading into the November election.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate spoke to about 1,000 people Wednesday night at a gala in Tulsa.

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