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1:33 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Here Comes Hermine

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service says the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine are expected to bring heavy rain and minor to moderate flooding to Oklahoma.

Flood watches have been issued through Thursday morning for all but far northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.

The weather service said about five inches of rain is expected across Oklahoma through Thursday with local amounts of up to eight inches in the northeast.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

A Cell Phone Lot?

Signs make the new lot at Tulsa's Airport.
Tulsa International Airport

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News This Wednesday Morning

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Local & Regional
12:18 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

City Efficiency Study Released

Mayor and Council get briefing on study.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett today presented the recommendations of an independent study that will provide a long-term road map for the operations of Tulsa city government. The report, which was based on input from employees, focuses on strategic opportunities to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of services provided by the city.

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9:58 am
Wed September 8, 2010

Grand Jury Seated

Pawnee, OK – Grand jury selection starts in Pawnee Co., Okla.

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Pawnee County court officials have begun picking members of a grand jury that a judge ordered to be convened to investigate the county sheriff's office.

The Tulsa World reported that the jury-selection process got under way Tuesday. A panel of 12 jurors, plus alternates, is being selected from a pool of about 100 county residents.

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Local & Regional
4:10 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

OU Doctor to Head AAP

Tulsa, OK –
CHICAGO - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has elected Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, of Tulsa, Okla., as its new president-elect. The AAP is the nation's largest pediatric organization, with a membership of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.

Dr. Block will take office as president-elect Oct. 4 at the 2010 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco and will serve as the 2011-2012 AAP president.

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4:01 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

SQ-744 Blasted

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Economists oppose Okla. education ballot measure

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Economists from the state's top two public universities and fiscal analysts from a pair of Oklahoma think-tanks are criticizing a ballot measure to increase education funding.

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Local & Regional
4:00 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Fires Contained

Fort Supply, OK – Firefighters contain wildfires in NW Oklahoma

FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) Crews have contained two wildfires that burned about 1,500 acres in northwestern Oklahoma.

Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer said Tuesday firefighters were able to control the fires, including one that burned about 1,200 acres near Mooreland, after a cold front blew through the area late Monday. He says that fire and another one near Fort Supply Lake wer under control about 2 a.m.

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2:18 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Hermine is Coming

The projected path of the tropical storm.
National Hurricane Center

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma emergency managers say potential rain from Tropical Storm Hermine is not expected to cause significant problems but they are watching carefully as it moves across Texas and toward Oklahoma.

They remember just more than three years ago when Tropical Storm Erin moved into the state and stalled over Kingfisher County. Up to 9 inches of rain caused extensive flooding and was blamed for 6 deaths.

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2:17 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

County Smoke Hole Closing

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County buildings are going smoke-free. The no tobacco ban has been pushed hard by Commissioner Karen Keith, who uses the courthouse smoke hole as an example.

The ban is controversial. Commissioner John Smaligo voted no.

The no tobacco prohibition excludes the homeless shelter.

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