Local & Regional
4:21 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Bullets Fly in Mid-Town Tulsa

Placards mark the shell casings outside a crashed pick-up at the 21st and Yale Wal-Mart grocery store.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A chaotic scene shuts down a busy Tulsa intersection. 21st and South Yale was closed while Tulsa police sorted through the details. Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says it all started with a domestic violence call at a nearby home and escalated when police arrived.

The suspect and hostage sped off to the nearby Wal-mart Family Market where more shots were fired and another vehicle was car jacked

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Arrest in Cold Case

Jay, OK – OSBI to announce arrest in 1996 cold case

JAY, Okla. (AP) Authorities are set to announce an "impending arrest" in the case of a Delaware County woman who's been missing for 15 years.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Delaware County District Attorney Eddie Wyant plan to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the county courthouse in Jay to discuss the case of Barbara Ann Willard.

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Local & Regional
1:20 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Two Dead at Illinois River

Tahlequah, OK – 2 drown in Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two Oklahomans have drowned in the Illinois River despite warnings about high water levels.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Administrator Ed Fite says 24-year-old Kristina Singleton of Perkins was thrown from a raft about 1 p.m. Saturday after it washed up on a fallen tree. Witnesses told authorities Singleton wasn't wearing a life jacket.

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Supermarket Chain to Rebuild

The Dillion's Supermarket in Joplin was destroyed by the tornado.
Karen Redden

Joplin, MO – Dillon Stores announces it will rebuild in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) Dillon Stores say they will rebuild in Joplin after the company's store was destroyed by a tornado.

Joe Grieshaber, president of the Wichita, Kan.-based company, says details of the rebuilding project are not final. He also praised employees, saying they ensured that all 35 people in the store at the time escaped with only minor injuries.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Grim Day in Tulsa History

Tulsa, OK – Today is the 90th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. It is believed to be one of, if not the worst incident of racial violence in America. Maggie Jewel is with the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. She says there will be a remembrance ceremony this evening.

A walk through the Greenwood District will begin at 7:30 at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. The participants will meet back at the park at 8pm for a candlelight vigil.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Tue May 31, 2011

HUD Grants

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma to get more than $47 million in HUD funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma will be receiving more than $47.9 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD officials say about $27.3 million in funds will go to the Community Development Block Grant program; about $18.1 million will go to the HOME Investment Partnerships program; $1.3 million in funding is for the Emergency Shelter Grant program and more than $1.1 million is for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Tulsa Jail Visit

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Hot Springs, Ark. – Ark county jail group to visit Tulsa, Fayetteville

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) A group overseeing a Garland County jail project plans to visit jails in Tulsa, Okla., and Fayetteville to study operations at those facilities.

The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reports the county's Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee will travel to Tulsa on Wednesday to see the Tulsa County jail, then tour the Washington County jail in Fayetteville on Thursday.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Missing Girls to be Featured

Welch, OK – TV show to feature case of missing Oklahoma girls

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

WELCH, Okla. (AP) A television show will feature the case of two Oklahoma teenagers who have been missing since 1999.

The story of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman was scheduled to be shown Monday on "Vanished with Beth Holloway," a Lifetime network program that profiles families who are searching for missing relatives.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Police Corruption Probe

Tulsa, OK – Trial slated for 3 indicted Tulsa Police officers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Several Tulsa police officers accused of stealing money from suspects and planting drugs on people in a widespread corruption probe are set to go on trial.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Tue May 31, 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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