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9:23 am
Sat July 24, 2010

GOP Predicting Victories

Tulsa, OK – GOP looks to extend majorities in House, Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Republican Party officials say they're taking nothing for granted in this year's elections for state House and Senate seats, but it's hard for them to hide their optimism.

The Oklahoma Legislature was essentially controlled by the Democratic Party since statehood, but Republicans captured the Oklahoma House in 2004 and, for the first time in state history, the Senate in 2008.

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2:53 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Cities and County Work Together

L-R: Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen, County Commissioner Fred Perry, Bixby Mayor Ray Bowen at 111th and South Sheridan intersection.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The intersection of 111th Street South and Sheridan Road has been a source of traffic congestion for years. Recently, Tulsa County teamed with the cities of Tulsa and Bixby to expand and refit the intersection. This project is one of several in the recent past where Tulsa County partners with a municipality to build infrastructure.

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2:08 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Police Announce New Policy

Acting Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, Okla. – Police officers proven to have been untruthful during any official investigation will now face only one form of punishment: termination.

Interim Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced the new policy this morning in a statement with Mayor Bartlett and Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police President Phil Evans. The new policy extends the Tulsa Police Department's Rule 6 "Duty to be Truthful and Obedient."

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2:06 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Med Chopper Crashes

Kingfisher, OK – FAA: 2 killed in Okla. medical helicopter crash

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) The two killed in the crash of a medical helicopter in Oklahoma have been identified as the pilot and a nurse. A paramedic on board was injured.

Authorities say the Eaglemed helicopter was on its way to pick up a patient when it crashed about 8 p.m. Thursday near Kingfisher about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

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12:14 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

DUI Enforcement This Weekend

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County is preparing to see law enforcement everywhere as they hit the streets, roads and highways throughout the county looking for those who choose to drink and drive.

Law enforcement will be joining forces this Saturday July 24th to be out providing a safe environment for the citizens of Tulsa County.

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9:28 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

July 23, 2010 – Listen to Friday's Top Stories

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3:39 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Hearing to Continue

Douglas Polk wants to change his guilty plea.
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – A hearing will resume next Thursday as to whether self-confessed rapist Douglas Polk will be allowed to recant his guilty plea to raping young girls.

Among the cases he is accused of involved a five-year-old Broken Arrow girl who sexually assaulted and left abandon along a rural road.

Polk was sentenced to six life terms last month. After the sentence was handed down, he announced he wanted to change his plea.

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12:46 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Education Conference Underway in Tulsa

A packed ballroom hears from out going State Superintendent Sandy Garrett.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Borrowing Charles Dickens' famous line to open her 2010 State of Education address today in Tulsa, State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett remarked "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times" to more than 2,500 Oklahoma School leaders in attendance at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.

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12:42 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Political Forum

Top L-R: Drew Edmondson, Mary Fallin Botton L-R: Jari Askins, Randy Brogdon

Tahlequah, OK – Okla candidates say state must address social ills

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's major candidates for governor say the state must address a number of social ills, but they differ on how to lower high rates of smoking, drug abuse and poor health.

At a candidate forum in Tahlequah, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins said Oklahomans need to learn more about healthy lifestyles and that the state's network of county health departments can help spread the word.

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9:57 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Tulsa Police Investigation

Tulsa, OK – Okla police chief says internal probe conducted

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's interim police chief says his department conducted its own investigation of possible theft and lying by police officers.

Chief Chuck Jordan said Wednesday that the department's probe started in May 2009 and involved information developed by the Internal Affairs unit. Jordan says he couldn't name the officers who were investigated.

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