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8:04 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Monday's Top Local News

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

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Boren Visits Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – Okla US Rep. Dan Boren visits Iraq with Boehner

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Rep. Dan Boren has left Iraq after a brief visit to that country with House Speaker John Boehner and four other members of Congress.

The one-day visit to Iraq by the bipartisan six-member delegation ended Sunday morning.

Boren, D-Okla., says the delegation focused on studying issues concerning the planned withdrawal of U.S. military forces by the end of the year and how the two nations can work to maintain a good relationship in the future.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Tushka Damage Assessment Finished

Tushka, OK – Initial damage assessment done in Oklahoma town

TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) Federal and state emergency management officials have completed their initial damage assessments in Tuskha.

State Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Sunday the report will be promptly sent to Gov. Mary Fallin's office. Fallin then can ask the federal government for assistance for individuals and businesses affected by Friday's tornado.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Sun April 17, 2011

Weather Scams

General Pruitt
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – AG warns Okla residents to be wary of scams

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's top prosecutor is warning residents in areas damaged by recent storms to be wary of home repair and charity scams.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says such schemes are commonplace after natural disasters and that his agency's Public Protection Unit has prosecuted numerous unscrupulous repair workers who prey on Oklahomans.

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Local & Regional
9:26 am
Sun April 17, 2011

Red Flag Fire Warning For Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING.

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
IN OKLAHOMA...
TULSA...CREEK...OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Sun April 17, 2011

Dealing with the Aftermath

Tushka, OK – Tushka family struggles with tornado aftermath

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Tushka woman says her family is struggling in the aftermath of a tornado that killed two women but will survive.

Kimberly Gabriel said Saturday that there is no electricity to her home and she, her husband and 15-year-old daughter are staying at a hotel in nearby Atoka.

She said her home still has walls standing and its roof is intact but the windows are broken and nearly everything inside is wet.

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StudioTulsa
2:38 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

"The Persistent Challenge of North Korea"

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Local & Regional
12:22 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

More Road Construction

O-Dot's Randal White
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken for a brand new Tulsa bridge over the Arkansas River.

The bridge at Interstate 244 will be a double-decker bridge, the first of its kind in Oklahoma. The bridge will have motor traffic on one deck with rail and pedestrian traffic available on another deck.

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Local & Regional
12:21 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Governor To Tour Damage

Mary Fallin

Tushka, OK – Okla. governor plans tour of tornado-ravaged area

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is heading to a small southeast Oklahoma town where a tornado left two dead and destroyed homes, businesses and the local school.

A Fallin spokesman says she'll travel to Tushka (TUHS'-kuh) on Friday afternoon after she makes a scheduled visit to Fort Sill. Fallin will fly in an Oklahoma National Guard Blackhawk helicopter to tour the damage and meet with local residents.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Federal Grant Turned Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin turns down insurance exchange federal grant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says she will reject a $54 million federal grant to create a health insurance exchange for uninsured Oklahomans and pay for it instead with state and private money.

Fallin made the announcement Thursday, two weeks after Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman said members of the Senate objected to the grant. Bingman says taking the money would appear to be a step toward complying with the new federal health care law.

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