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10:06 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Rules Questioned

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers question investigation panel rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A special investigative committee formed to look into the activities of a state representative charged with bribery is under fire from lawmakers concerned that its activities will be closed to the public.

The House Special Investigative Committee will investigate Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Fire Claims Three

Foster, OK –
3 dead after fire, seen as murders and suicide

FOSTER, Okla. (AP) A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says agents are investigating as a murder-suicide a fire in Garvin County that left three bodies behind.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the bodies were discovered Saturday morning after a blaze near the community of Foster in south-central Oklahoma. The names of the victims have not been released.

Investigators said the fire appears to be suspicious in origin.

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Local & Regional
10:11 am
Sat March 5, 2011

School Overdose

Oklahoma City, OK – Arrests made in drug overdose of Harrah students

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) Police in Harrah say two junior high students have been arrested and more are expected in connection with the overdose of three students on prescription drugs.

Officer Phil Stewart told KTOK radio that charges of possession and distribution of drugs on school property are expected against seven students.

No names have been released.

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Local & Regional
9:58 am
Sat March 5, 2011

State Parks to Be Closed

Oklahoma City, OK –

Oklahoma tourism officials closing state parks

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says seven state parks will close for good this year because of budget cuts.

Officials announced Friday that Adair State Park in Stilwell, Beaver Dunes in Beaver, Boggy Depot in Atoka, Brushy Lake in Sallisaw, Heavener Runestone in Heavener, Lake Eucha in Jay, and Wah-Sha-She in Copan will shut down Aug. 15.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Sat March 5, 2011

Ten Digit Dialing is here

Tulsa, OK – Not all in NE Okla. are ready for 10-digit dialing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Not all residents and businesses are ready for mandatory 10-digit dialing to come to northeastern Oklahoma.

The change starts Saturday, and all local calls in the area will require a 10-digit number. It's part of an "overlay" plan to add a new 539 area code to the existing geographic 918 area code. The 918 area code numbers are expected to run out in 2012.

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StudioTulsa
12:49 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Meet the Butoh-Influenced Dancer and Choreographer Erin Dudley

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Local & Regional
12:30 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Tigers Go For a Visit

Memphis, TN – New big cats come to Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A young male lion and a female snow leopard have arrived at the Memphis Zoo.

The lion is Thabo (TAY'-boh) and the leopard is called Ateri.

Thabo was brought in from the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum in Oklahoma, following the November death of the Memphis Zoo's first male lion, Fred, at age 20.

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Local & Regional
12:28 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Phone Change FAQ's

Corporation Commission Spokesman Matt Skinner
KWGS News photo
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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Charges Modified

Bartlesville, OK – Autopsy shows Bartlesville baby drowned in washer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says a 10-day-old Bartlesville baby found dead in a washing machine drowned.

The agency released the autopsy report on Maggie May Trammel this week. The report indicated Maggie had contusions on her scalp, left ear, neck, chest and buttocks and abrasions on her cheeks and scalp. No internal injuries or fractures were noted during the autopsy.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Getting a Vote Could be Tougher

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate OKs plan for statewide signatures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to make it tougher for people to get an issue placed on the state ballot.

It voted 28-15 Thursday to send to voters a state question that would require a certain percentage of voter signatures in each of the state's five congressional districts in order to place a question on the ballot.

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