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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StudioTulsa
7:42 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

From the Editors of Saveur Magazine: "The New Comfort Food"

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Local & Regional
11:49 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Attorney wants no autopsy photos

Tahlequah, OK – Okla lawyer wants autopsy photos excluded at trial

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The lawyer for a Tahlequah man charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting has asked a judge to exclude autopsy photographs of the victim.

Defense attorney Jacky Tracy filed a motion last week seeking to keep the jury from seeing the pictures, calling them "gruesome," and arguing that their use would create an unfair prejudice to his client, Kent Johnson.

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Local & Regional
9:03 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Franks Helps Hobart

Tommy Franks
Franks and Associates/File Photo

Hobart, OK – Franks helping transform small SW Oklahoma town

HOBART, Okla. (AP) Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks is leading a three-day Celebration of Freedom over Memorial Day weekend in the small southwestern Oklahoma town of Hobart, the latest sign of his effect on his adopted hometown.

Franks took up residence near Hobart after retiring as the commander of U.S. Central Command in July 2003. His Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is one of the city's new attractions.

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Local & Regional
8:59 am
Mon May 30, 2011

President Pledges Joplin Help

The President meets with Joplinites
White House Photo

Joplin, MO – Obama promises to stand by Joplin; Number unaccounted for now stands at 39

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) President Barack Obama has made a commitment to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., that the government will help rebuild.

Obama toured the area Sunday and attended a memorial. He also visited survivors and the bereaved.

Meanwhile, authorities press on with the task of identifying the victims as volunteers combed through wreckage of neighborhoods where nothing was left whole. More than 130 people are dead.

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Local & Regional
8:57 am
Mon May 30, 2011

AG Wants Casino Ruling

File photo
KWGS News photo

Tahlequah, OK – Oklahoma AG wants federal ruling on tribal casino

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

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission why it's taken so long to rule on an issue regarding a casino operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.

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