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2:39 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Regulating the Taser

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Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is making changes to its policy on Tasers to better track their use.

Undersheriff Brian Edwards says deputies and jailers will be required to test-fire the stun guns at squad meetings. The use of Tasers will also be audited every 90 days to better track the testing and use of the weapons.

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2:31 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Oklahoma Remembers

Tulsa, OK – KWGS News remembers the Oklahoma City bombing on this the 15th Anniversary of the attack.

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7:55 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sun April 18, 2010

Bridge on Hold

The proposed bridge would be to the east of the intersection of 121st and South Yale.
KWGS News

Okmulgee, OK – Firings put on hold plans for Tulsa-Jenks span

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Plans for a Muscogee (Creek) Nation company to build a toll bridge spanning the Arkansas River between Jenks and south Tulsa have been put on hold.

Principal Chief A.D. Ellis said any such plans have been postponed in the wake of his dismissal earlier this week of the firm's CEO and chief operating officer, plus its board.

Ellis said the businesses and assets of the tribe's Trade and Commerce Authority had been grossly mismanaged.

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10:13 am
Sun April 18, 2010

GOP To Continue Resistance

Tulsa, OK – Okla. House speaker: resistance by GOP will go on

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge says the Republicans who control that chamber will continue doing all they can to resist Obama administration initiatives in health care, the environment and energy.

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10:08 am
Sun April 18, 2010

Inhofe to Oppose Treaty

Jim Inhofe

Lawton, OK – Okla. senator says US-Russian treaty faces battle

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said a treaty signed by President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev to limit nuclear weapons faces a hard battle in the Senate, "and I'll lead the opposition to it."

Inhofe, R-Okla., visited Lawton Friday for a dedication of a new facility at nearby Fort Sill.

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Local & Regional
6:41 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Oklahoma Unemployment Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. unemployment rate declines


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined in March but was still higher than the jobless rate during the same period in 2009.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that March's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, down from 6.8 percent in February. According to the commission, there were 117,740 people who were out of work last month.

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6:37 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Fatal Tulsa School Bus Wreck

Tulsa, OK – 1 killed in collision involving school bus


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck was killed and six others, including five children, were hurt when the truck collided with a school bus in north Tulsa.

The accident occurred about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokesman Chris Stevens says the driver of the truck, whose name hasn't been released, died.

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2:44 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Tobacco Settlement

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state has received more than $77.1 million from the tobacco industry as part of a legal settlement that imposed sweeping changes on tobacco companies.

State Treasurer Scott Meacham says his office received the money Thursday from the trustee of the tobacco settlement funds.

Almost $58 million was deposited into a tobacco settlement trust fund to fight tobacco addiction and promote health and wellness. That fund now has a balance of almost $558 million.

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12:57 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Allergy Sufferers Get Break

Oklahoma City, OK – Brief respite from high pollen in OKC, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Allergy sufferers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa have gotten a brief break from high pollen levels but the levels are expected to rise again soon.

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