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8:40 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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Local & Regional
7:01 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

River Worries

Tulsa, OK – Illinois River businesses bracing for worst

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Float-trip operators along the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma are sandbagging cabins and hauling canoes, rafts and other equipment out of the water as a storm system that's been blamed for two deaths in Oklahoma continues to dump rain on the area.

War Eagle Resort owner Joyce Blackwell says forecasters are calling for the Illinois River to crest at 23 feet in her area more than 10 feet above flood stage.

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8:58 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Tulsa Mountain Lion

Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion retrieved from tree in NE Oklahoma

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Zoo will care for a 70-pound female mountain lion that was found in the back yard of a north Tulsa home.

Police officers and officials from the Tulsa Zoo, Animal Control and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation responded after a homeowner reported finding the animal about 20 feet up in a tree shortly after noon on Saturday.

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8:57 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Copan Drowning

Copan, OK – Man drowns after jumping into NE Oklahoma lake

COPAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a South Coffeyville man has drowned in Copan Lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 51-year-old Richard Brown drowned after he jumped into the water for an unknown reason Friday afternoon near Copan Dam.

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8:56 am
Mon April 25, 2011

DHS Funding

Tulsa, OK – Much of food stamp money in Okla. spent at Walmart

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A published report says much of the nearly $1.2 billion in food stamp expenditures in Oklahoma went to Wal-Mart stores.

According to data supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to the Tulsa World, Wal-Mart brought in about $506 million between July 2009 and March.

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8:54 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Flooding Rains

Undated – Beneficial rain falls across Oklahoma

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Heavy rain has led to flooding problems in eastern Oklahoma.

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson says emergency officials helped rescue motorists when two vehicles were swept off a bridge into a creek Sunday afternoon. Davidson says no one was hurt.

He also said some houses had been flooded, but no evacuations had been ordered. Davidson says all major streets and creeks in the area were flooded.

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Local & Regional
8:42 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local and Regional Stories from KWGS:

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Local & Regional
10:47 am
Sun April 24, 2011

Officer Accused

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. police sergeant accused in sex abuse case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Prosecutors say an Oklahoma City police sergeant who was honored for his selfless dedication to children had sexually abused four teenage boys in his care.

The Oklahoman reports that 44-year-old Maurice A. Martinez faces 32 felony counts of sexual child abuse. He also faces charges of threatening a witness, child pornography possession and child abuse.

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10:45 am
Sun April 24, 2011

Wal-Mart Delivers

Bentonville, ARK – Bentonville, AR.-based Wal-Mart tests delivery service

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) Wal-Mart is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Amazon.com.

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