Local & Regional
8:57 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Bobbie Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – 1 more juror chosen in trial of warden's wife

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) The number of prospective jurors in the trial of a former warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer she had fallen in love with escape from prison is now at 19.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Police Corruption Probe

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Tulsa police officer says he and three other officers used drugs kept in squad cars to "substitute as evidence in criminal cases." Eric Hill has received immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony. The other officers are accused of planting drugs on people in order to arrest them for drug possession.

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

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Robbery Investigation

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police investigating latest bank robbery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police are looking for a man who robbed an IBC Bank branch in south Tulsa last week.

Officers say the robbery occurred when the man walked into the bank about 11:40 a.m. Friday. Police released a description on Monday.

Authorities say the man presented a note and implied he had a gun. The robber took the money and left on foot. There were no reports of injuries.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Disaster Aid

Tushka, OK – Disaster declaration for Oklahoma approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Obama has approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma for tornadoes that hit the state last month.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Monday's approval of Gov. Mary Fallin's request for federal disaster assistance means individuals and business owners in Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan and McClain counties who were affected by the May 22-25 tornadoes may now qualify for disaster aid.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
5:20 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Contractor Fraud

Scott Pruitt

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG files 8 fraud charges against contractor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's attorney general has filed felony fraud charges against a building contractor who homeowners say took money from them for roof repairs that weren't performed.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office on Monday filed six counts of violating the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act in Oklahoma County and two counts in Cleveland County against Harold Whitt.

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Local & Regional
5:16 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Conviction Upheld

Tulsa, OK – Okla court upholds life sentence in Tulsa drive-by

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a life prison sentence given a 22-year-old man convicted in a deadly drive-by shooting in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
3:05 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Heatwave

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa feels the heat as highs are forecast in the 90s. For those who work outdoors, this means a lot of sweating. Construction foreman Gary Smith says he and his crew have dealt with these temperatures before and they are prepared.

"We're watching it, we were working long days but we're probably going to cut our hours back. We're pumping the gatorade, electrolytes, and the water."

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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Water Line Break in Mid-town

Tulsa, OK – A water line break forces the Tulsa Education Service Center to close for the day. The water line was along 31st Street between Harvard and Yale.

The ESC is located at 31st and New Haven, right in the middle of the area.

Without restroom facilities, the Service Center was closed for the day. It will reopen tomorrow.

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