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11:59 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Effort to Increase Reward

OSBI poster seeking information on the case, outside of courthouse.
KWGS File photo

Henryetta, OK – Auction to raise reward money in Weleekta deaths

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A Henryetta bar plans to hold an auction to raise money to increase the reward fund for information that leads to a conviction in the mysterious killing of two Weleetka-area girls two years ago.

The auction at Marvin's Place will be held Sunday afternoon. It's the third time the bar has held an auction to raise money to boost the reward funds in the case.

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11:38 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Rate Hike Pushes

Tulsa, OK – The head of the Tulsa Utility Authority pushes for water and sewer rate increases. Chairman Rick Hudson says Tulsa's 52-year-old sewer treatment plant is in need of an upgrade. He says without the increase, the plant will fall into disrepair, much like Tulsa's streets.

The rate hikes are a part of the proposed budget now before the city council. Under the proposal water rates would increase seven-percent, while sewer rates would go up 10-percent.

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9:38 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Recovery at Fort Gibson Lake

Fort Gibson Lake from the Western Hills Guest Ranch.
KWGS News Photo

Fort Gibson, OK – FORT GIBSON, Okla. (AP) Searchers have found the body of a 31-year-old missing hiker in a 10-foot-deep pool of water in a cave near Fort Gibson. Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault says the body of Joseph Rolands was found about 8:30 p.m. yesterday, about 12 hours after the search began for Rolands. Chennault says Rolands had drowned.

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Information from: KTUL-TV, http://www.ktul.com

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Race to the Top

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Denied in its first attempt, Oklahoma is applying again for federal Race to the Top education funds. Gov. Brad Henry signed the state's second application yesterday, seeking $175 million. Oklahoma's newest bid could be more competitive than its first because of two reasons a state law that backs promised reform efforts and the fact that fewer states are applying for the funds.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Wednesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
4:01 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Suspended Football Coaches

Jenks Football Coach Allen Trimble
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Local & Regional
3:47 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Reconciliation Symposium

Downtown DoubleTree Hotel
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa plays host to a national symposium starting tomorrow. It is Reconciliation in America---moving beyond racial violence. Tulsan Julius Pegues is helping coordinate the event. He says the symposium will discuss Tulsa's 1921-riot and other topics.

The symposium will be held at the downtown Doubletree Hotel and will run through Thursday.

Pegues was a guest today on Studio Tulsa with Rich Fisher.

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Local & Regional
3:40 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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1:59 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Bell's Vote Delayed

Bell's old location on the fairgrounds.

Tulsa, OK – There will be no July 27th vote on a Wagoner County tax for the relocation of Bell's Amusement Park.

The Wagoner County Commissioners decided to delay the vote until after they review a full-business plan. The commission had scheduled a vote on the one-quarter of a cent sales tax hike.

The park would be built along Highway 51 near Coweta. Bell's used to be located on the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

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Local & Regional
1:20 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Cole bids for House

Tom Cole
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