Local & Regional
9:11 am
Sat June 11, 2011

Charges Filed in Police Chase

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Oklahoma City, OK – Murder charge filed in police chase death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man who collapsed after exchanging shots with officers during a chase.

The charges were filed Friday against Mandirous Kamisizian. Authorities say Kamisizian was the driver of a stolen vehicle and exchanged gunfire with officers in pursuit on May 31. A passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Clay Baron Howell, collapsed in a parking lot and died following the incident.

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Local & Regional
9:08 am
Sat June 11, 2011

Officers Cleared: Retired Corporal Guilty

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Tulsa cop convicted of corruption; 2 acquitted

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has convicted a former Tulsa police officer on five corruption counts while acquitting two current officers.

Former Officer Harold Wells was convicted Friday and current Officers Nick DeBruin and Bruce Bonham were cleared. Prosecutors had alleged a plot to plant drugs on suspects to secure arrests and to seize money taken during raids and arrests.

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What's New?
5:10 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Jazz in June Highlights

Public Radio 89.5 HD2 – Final preparations are underway for the annual Jazz In June festival, scheduled for June 23rd-25th in Norman, Oklahoma.
Headliners this year include contemporary Blues performer, Murali Coryell, his father... and Jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell... and festival headliner, Poncho Sanchez. Complete details, including location and scheduling information for the 2011 Jazz In June festival are available on line at www.jazzinjune.org.

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Local & Regional
2:04 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Admiral Twin Rises Again

Tulsa, OK – All of Tulsa is invited to celebrate this Saturday morning the rebuilding of the Admiral Twin Drive-In. The movie theater was destroyed by a fire last September. This new building is a more personal project to architect Shelby Navarro. He grew up with the Admiral Twin, and hopes to make the theater even better than it was before.
The project is expected to be completed mid-August.

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Local & Regional
8:44 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Teen Pregnancy Impact

Tulsa, OK – An Oklahoma group says teen pregnancies cost taxpayers in the state $190 million in 2008. The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy says information released yesterday indicates there were more than 75-hundred births to Oklahoma teens in 2008. 21-percent of those births were to teens who were already mothers.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Tornado Death Tolls Rise

Undated – Authorities say another victim has died as a result of the May 24th tornado outbreak, bringing the death toll to 11.

Ron Martin was injured near Fairview and died at an Oklahoma City hospital yesterday from injuries he sustained in the storm.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the Joplin tornado also continues to increase. It now stands at 150.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Summer Cafe

Tulsa, OK – Over 80-percent of Tulsa Public School children are on the free or reduced lunch program. But, what do those students do when school is out?

Well, many would go hungry if not for the TPS Summer Caf Program. The program provides breakfast and lunch to people 18-and younger.

Corbin Anderson heads up the program. The program has been around for 30-years and last year it served over 156-thousand summer time meals.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Police Trial to Go to Jury

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – The Federal Tulsa Police Corruption case could go to the jury later today.

Closing arguments and instructions to the jury are expected by this afternoon.

In testimony yesterday, Officer Bruce Bonham took the stand and denied he ever pocketed drug money or planted evidence. He and Officer Nick DeBruin and retired Corporal Harold Wells are on trial after being indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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