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4:27 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Plea Entered in SS Crash

Tausha Borland
Tulsa County Jail Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – 39-year-old Tausha Borland enters a guilty plea in Tulsa District Court. The woman was charged in connection with of two bicyclists west of Sand Springs. The incident happened in June of 2009.

Borland entered a please to two counts of manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence. She also entered a plea of "no contest" to a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

She will be sentenced on October 28th.

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12:57 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Early Childhood Education Forum

Democrat Jari Askins and Republican Mary Fallin take part in Tulsa forum.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The gubernatorial candidates meet in Tulsa yesterday to discuss early childhood education. For those expecting to see fireworks, they were disappointed. The candidates agreed more than they disagreed over the need.

The Republican candidate for Governor is 5th district congress woman Mary Fallin. She says early childhood education is crucial to Oklahoma's future.

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12:57 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Officer Killed In Bar Fight

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas bar fight leads to death of Oklahoma officer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) An Oklahoma police officer who was punched in the nose during a bar fight died after he hit the floor, and an Arkansas man likely faces a first-degree murder charge.

Police say 25-year-old Elzie Cain of Ardmore, Okla., got into a fight with 26-year-old Aaron Threlkeld of Sheridan at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Electric Cowboy in southwest Little Rock.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories this Monday Morning

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Local & Regional
10:07 am
Mon September 13, 2010

1 homeless man = $160,000 in one year

Local & Regional
9:50 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Spiders increase

Oklahoma City, OK – Spider population rises in Oklahoma in 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A wet spring and an abundant amount of crickets have resulted in an increase in the number of spiders in Oklahoma this year.

Entomologist Tom Royer says the wet spring led to a large insect population which spiders eat.

The most common spider in Oklahoma is the brown recluse, also known as the fiddleback. Its bite can leave a painful mark and cause tissue to decay but is rarely fatal.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Mon September 13, 2010

New Offer for Dollar Thrifts

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Dollar Thifty accepts Hertz's new $1.43B offer

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) Dollar Thrifty has accepted a new bid of about $1.43 billion from Hertz, which is battling Avis for the rental car company.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Trust Effort Moves Forward

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The United Band of Cherokee Indians is being allowed to go forward with an application to put 76 acres of land in federal trust. The Tulsa World reports the Tahlequah-based tribe wants to put in trust its community services land. The land currently has the tribe's dance grounds, community gathering and celebration place, elder center and other centers.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Tulsa School Funding

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma schools will share $119 million in federal funding intended to prevent teacher layoffs. The money in Oklahoma will be distributed based on the state's student funding formula. Tulsa schools will receive more than $6.1 million, and Oklahoma City schools will also get about $6.1 million.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Tulsa School Funding

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma schools will share $119 million in federal funding intended to prevent teacher layoffs. The money in Oklahoma will be distributed based on the state's student funding formula. Tulsa schools will receive more than $6.1 million, and Oklahoma City schools will also get about $6.1 million.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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