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9:13 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Continuing Coverage: Palmer Discusses Police Corruption

Former Police Chief Ron Palmer
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Okla police chief address alleged corruption

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's former police chief says he accepts some of the criticism about the atmosphere in the police department that may have allowed some police officers to commit illegal acts.

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9:11 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Fatal Crash Blamed on DUI

Tulsa, OK – Okla man arrested in fatal DUI-related accident

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have arrested a Tulsa man after he was involved in a fatal car accident while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Adam Myers was booked into the Tulsa jail early Sunday on a second-degree manslaughter complaint, three complaints of great bodily injury in a DUI accident and one complaint of driving with a suspended license. Myers hasn't been formally charged.

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Local & Regional
9:08 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday Morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
10:31 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Heat Warning is Back

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
336 AM CDT SUN AUG 8 2010

ARZ019-020-029-OKZ060-061-064-066-067-070-072-082130-
/O.CON.KTSA.EH.W.0004.100808T1200Z-100811T0000Z/
CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-TULSA-ROGERS-CREEK-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
MUSKOGEE-SEQUOYAH-
336 AM CDT SUN AUG 8 2010

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

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10:26 am
Sun August 8, 2010

75-Reopen

KWGS File Photo

Ramona. OK – Highway 75 is reopen in all directions at Ramona. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed the roadway last Monday because the highway buckled. The damage was blamed on the intense heat.

Traffic has been diverted onto the shoulders of the Highway while repairs were made. O-DOT announced late Saturday that the repair work has been finished.

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10:21 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Weekend Drowning

Wagoner, OK – One person is dead after a drowning at Fort Gibson Lake. The Oklahoma Lake Patrol says it happened Saturday afternoon at the Rocky Point Recreational area.

The Patrol says 47-year-old Michael Smith of Locust Grove was fishing in a remote area of the lake when he decided to jump into the water to cool off. A fishing companion says he did not resurface.

His body was recovered with the help of the White Horn Cove First Responders and taken the Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office.

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9:30 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Tax Free Weekend Update

Traffic is heavy Saturday in Tulsa along 71st Street.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla's tax free weekend for back-to-school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) While shoppers flocked some malls for Oklahoma's back-to-school tax-free weekend, other stores reported no increase in business.

The state suspends taxes on certain items costing less than $100 each for three days in an effort to help families save on back-to-school items. The tax-free weekend began Friday and runs through Sunday.

State tax officials say shoppers saved $6.8 million in sales taxes last year.

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9:15 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Governor's Race

Oklahoma City, OK – Askins seeks centrist ground in Okla. gov. race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) After winning the Democratic Party's nomination for governor, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins declared she wanted to be the candidate for "the average Oklahoman" and staked a claim in the middle of the political spectrum.

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9:03 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Continuing Coverage: Police Corruption Lawsuit Filed

Tulsa, OK – Woman sues Tulsa, officers under investigation

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A woman involved in an investigation into alleged police corruption in Tulsa is suing the city and two law officers.

An attorney for Larita Barnes filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. It claims undercover officer Jeff Henderson and former U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent Brandon McFadden fabricated a May 2007 drug buy for which Barnes and her father were convicted and sentenced to prison.

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9:56 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Close Call at Enid AF Base

Enid, OK – Okla police prevent tanker-train crash, explosion

ENID, Okla. (AP) Two Enid police officers were able to move a stalled fuel tanker truck off a set of railroad tracks with only seconds to spare before a train reached the crossing.

Detective Robin Bench and Officer Ryan Fuxa got the call Thursday evening and rushed to the scene near Vance Air Force Base.

They found a tanker with 8,000 gallons of jet fuel on the tracks while a locomotive was pulling a string of cars less than a mile away.

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