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7:38 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Flash Flood Watch

Tulsa, OK – WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...WITH RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. ADDITIONAL STORMS WILL DEVELOP FURTHER WEST BY LATE AFTERNOON...AND EXPAND INTO ANOTHER LARGE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX THAT WILL TRACK OVER THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS NEAR 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE OVERNIGHT EVENT.

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1:49 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

FEMA to assist Oklahoma

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for disaster assistance for 10 counties hit by tornadoes and storms in May.

Counties included in Friday's declaration are Alfalfa, Cleveland, Grant, McIntosh, Major, Noble, Okfuskee, Osage, Pottawatomie and Seminole.

The approval comes after nine other counties were approved earlier for disaster assistance as a result of the May 10-13 severe weather.

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1:46 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

GOP Chairman

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones says he will step down next week as the party's leader in Oklahoma.

Jones told The Associated Press on Friday that he will formally resign from the post Monday to focus on his campaign for State Auditor and Inspector.

Jones says vice-chairman Angie LaPlante will take over as interim chairman until the state committee votes to elect a new chairman on June 26.

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11:50 am
Fri June 11, 2010

This Morning's Local News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Morning News Update from KWGS News

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11:20 am
Fri June 11, 2010

AG Investigates Roofing Fraud

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11:15 am
Fri June 11, 2010

OSU Denies Pac 10 Move

Kansas City, KS – Colorado has jumped ship. But not Oklahoma State, yet.

The school issued a release to combat a report by TMZ Sports that had the Cowboys on the verge of accepting an invitation to the Pac-10.

"The report circulating about an immediate announcement today concerning Oklahoma State University and conference realignment is without merit.

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11:03 am
Fri June 11, 2010

10 Dead in Arkansas Flash Flooding

Caddo Gap, AK – CADDO GAP, Ark. - Flash floods around a campground in western Arkansas have drowned 10 people after four to six inches of rain swamped the area, officials told NBC News on Friday.

Search-and-rescue efforts were ongoing for campers who were still trapped at the Albert Pike Campground. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said the National Guard sent in helicopters.

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10:50 am
Fri June 11, 2010

OK Serviceman Given Proper Burial

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Military officials say the remains of a serviceman from Oklahoma missing in action from the Vietnam War is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry Chambers of Muskogee was among nine airmen aboard a transport plane over Laos in May 1968 when it crashed.

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2:29 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

Chimp Turns Three

Tulsa, Okla. – The Tulsa Zoo is not known for its silence, but today was an especially loud day around the Chimpanzee Connection.

The zoo threw its second chimp birthday party of the year for Bernsen, who turned three today. His half-sister Vindi turned three in February.

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11:13 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest

Lawton, Okla. – LAWTON, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma wheat harvest is starting in and producers say all is well except for the prices.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday reported prices from $2.88 per bushel in Lawton to $3.35 in Hobart. That's down from $3.59 in Lawton and $3.74 in Hobart last week.

Agriculture analysts say the prices are due to an overabundance of supply leftover from last year and a shaky global market.

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