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9:36 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Candidates Debate

En id, OK – Okla governor candidates discuss issues at forum

ENID, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's six candidates for governor all oppose tax increases to boost the state budget, but they had different ideas about issues like immigration and high-speed rail.

Democrats Jari Askins and Drew Edmondson and Republicans Mary Fallin, Randy Brogdon, Robert Hubbard and Roger Jackson participated in a forum Wednesday in Enid.

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9:34 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Postmaster Sentenced

Tonkawa, OK – Tonkawa postmaster sentenced after plea to theft

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A judge ordered a former Tonkawa postmaster to serve 180 days of home confinement after residents vouched for her character despite her guilty plea to stealing cash from selling stamps.

U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Frilot on Wednesday also ordered 42-year-old Divina M. Love to five years probation and to pay more $9,367 in restitution, plus a $10,000 fine. Love must also perform 1,000 hours of community service.

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9:32 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Sentence for Fraud

Oklahoma City, OKKa – Okla man sentenced to 4 months for Katrina fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has sentenced an Oklahoma City man to four months in prison for falsely claiming he needed emergency assistance after Hurricane Katrina.

Forty-five-year-old Chad Sterling Holcomb was also ordered on Wednesday to pay $4,358 in restitution and to serve two years probation.

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9:23 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Top Local Stories-Thursday Morning

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Thursday morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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2:32 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Bomb Threat a Hoax

Washington County is red
KWGS News Map

Bartlesville, Okla. – BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Police have turned over the results of an investigation into a fake bomb found last month on the vehicle in the Bartlesville High School parking lot to the Washington County District Attorney's office.

Police Chief Tom Holland has said the device found June 22 looked like a bomb but lacked components that would have made it explosive, including a detonator.

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2:31 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Fish Advisory

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a fish consumption advisory for several Oklahoma lakes. The closest to the Tulsa area is Lake Heyburn in Creek County.

The DEQ says while the fish are safe to eat, consumption should be limited because of mercury in the fish.

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2:28 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Students Talk to Astronaut

Kingston, Okla. – Every so often, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station contact students on Earth, and tomorrow, they will be talking to students from Oklahoma.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station coordinates contacts and provides equipment both on the station and at sites on Earth for conversations between student groups and the astronauts.

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1:44 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Thieves Target Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public School District is asking for the public's help in stopping thieves from stealing or damaging valuable air conditioning equipment at Tulsa schools.
"They're just killing us out there," said Gary Rudick, the chief of TPS' campus police department.

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12:28 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Inmate Walks Away

Tulsa, OK – 34-year-old Okla. inmate walks away from work site

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a 34-year-old Muskogee County inmate has escaped after walking away from a work site.

The inmate, Shannon D. Smith, escaped about 12:30 p.m. Monday. He was being held at the Muskogee County Work Center, which is a pre-release center for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Work Center employee Angie Pigeon says Smith "had been a model inmate" before his escape.

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12:13 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Former Skiatook Super Appears in Court

Former Skaitook Superintendent Gary Johnson.
Tulsa County Jail/Booking photo

Tulsa, OK – Indicted for embezzlement and bribery, former Skiatook school superintendent Gary Johnson did not enter a plea this morning in Tulsa District Court. He'll be back next month when Judge Jefferson Sellers will set a preliminary hearing date.

Johnson was indicted by a grand jury looking into wasteful spending practices in the Skiatook School District.

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