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7:47 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Wind Energy Tabled

Pawhuska, OK – Osage County tables vote on wind energy proposal

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) Osage County commissioners have tabled a vote on an ordinance that would regulate proposed wind farms in the area.

The Tulsa World reports the commissioners took the action Monday on the wind energy ordinance, which has been criticized the conservationists, tribal leaders and others.

Developers have proposed building two 150-megawatt wind farms on vast private ranches east of Pawhuska, near the Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.

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12:29 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Help with Bills

Tulsa, OK – Beginning Monday, March 21, the OKDHS will begin accepting applications from those who need assistance paying their energy bills, specifically those whose services are nearing or have been cut off.

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12:12 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Transportation Future

Tulsa, OK – Tulsans learn about the future of mass transit

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12:12 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Three Killed in Green Country Crash

Tulsa, OK – 3 killed in motorcycle collision on Oklahoma road

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say three people were killed when two motorcycles collided on an Okmulgee County road.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Bixby resident Shane Reed, 20-year-old Beggs resident Travis Flud and 17-year-old Kali Hull of Tulsa all died of massive injuries at the scene of the accident about 7:02 a.m. Sunday on Adams Road.

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7:57 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Meth Lab Mess

Tulsa, OK – Law enforcers had the production of methamphetamine under control in the state, but with new "shake and bake" manufacturing methods there has been a literal explosion of labs in the Tulsa area.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says the illegal labs are keeping the department's Hazardous Materials unit very busy.

Last week, two fires were started by meth lab explosions.

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7:55 am
Mon March 21, 2011

The Poverty Cycle

Tulsa, OK – Nearly one out of four Oklahomans live in poverty. The Bridges Out of Poverty Program is designed to help end the cycle. The program's Monica Bynes say sometimes there is a disconnect between social agencies and those needing help.

She says often teachers feel poverty stricken parents don't put a value on education, but that is not the case. She says the parents lack the resources to be involved, like taking off work for parent-teacher conferences.

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7:52 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Tournament Ends

Tulsa, OK – With March madness moving on to its next stop, Tulsa says good-bye. The three day event pumped an estimated 15-million dollars into our economy. Mayor Bartlett hopes those who visited Tulsa will be back.

Mayor Bartlett says the city left a good impression with the visitors and he hopes the tournament will be back to the BOK.

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7:42 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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8:48 am
Sun March 20, 2011

Jobless Jump In Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Jobless rates pass 11 percent in 3 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The unemployment rate pushed past 11 percent in three eastern Oklahoma counties in January.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that Latimer County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 11.7 percent. That's higher than the December rate of 10.6 percent but lower than the 12.8 percent recorded in January 2010.

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