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10:40 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Phase 3: Latest on I-44

Tulsa, OK – Third construction phase of I-44 Riverside Dr. to Yale Ave. project in Tulsa begins Tuesday

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Top Local Stories for TuesdayMorning

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

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Well Rescue

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Bartlesville, OK – BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville firefighters took a 7-year-old boy to the hospital after he fell 30 feet down a well and suffered a head injury. Rescuers also had to pull out the boy's mother, who climbed down into the hand-dug well in order to comfort her son while he waited to be rescued on Sunday. She wasn't hurt.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Meacham Named to Oklahoma Investments Panel

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. treasurer names panel to oversee investments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new five-member advisory panel led by former state Treasurer Scott Meacham has been appointed to oversee Oklahoma's $5 billion investment portfolio.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Immigration Reform

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House panel passes illegal immigrant bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Stepping up efforts to curb illegal immigration, an Oklahoma House committee has approved a measure that would give state law enforcement officers authority to assess the immigration status of motorists.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill Monday and sent it to the full House for action.

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StudioTulsa
5:00 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

"The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man's Best Friend"

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Local & Regional
2:49 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Hissom plans

Sand Springs, OK – After nearly two decades sitting idle, there are new plans to use the old Hissom Center site in Sand Springs. Webco Industries wants to expand to meet a growing demand for its' products. Chief Financial Officer Mike Howard says the Hissom site would suit their needs

When expansion is complete, Howard says about 80 jobs would be created in the first year. Tulsa County leaders have created a tax increment district to help ease some of the company's costs.

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Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Pills Kills

Oklahoma City, OK – Just 7 drugs account for 577 Okla. deaths in 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Numbers compiled by state drug-abuse fighters say 577 Oklahomans were killed in 2009 by just seven different drugs five of them legal and obtainable by prescription.

The 2009 figure was up from 550 drug deaths the previous year.

According to The Oklahoman newspaper, the state figures show that the prescription drug hydrocodone was the top killer in 2009, with 130 deaths up from 113 in 2008.

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Local & Regional
1:44 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Damage Caps

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Oklahoma City, OK – Teacher disfigured in fire derides damage caps

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Collinsville teacher whose face was disfigured in an operating room fire is speaking out against a legislative plan to limit pain and suffering damages in lawsuits.

Connie Plumlee says she has suffered excruciating pain recovering from the burns that resulted after a cauterizing tool ignited alcohol on her face and body.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Man Shot After Allegedly Stealing Police Car

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa patrol car stolen; thief shot by police

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An unidentified private citizen helped police capture a man who stole a Tulsa patrol car.

Police said the car was stolen about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when officers tried to serve an arrest warrant.

Tulsa police identified the suspect as Steven Cahill, but did not provide an age or hometown.

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