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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Local & Regional
11:45 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Waltz Time at the Zoo

Local & Regional
11:45 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Dollar Thrity Management Urges No Vote

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Dollar Thrifty tells holders not to tender shares

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The board of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. is recommending that its shareholders not tender their shares in Hertz's proposed $2.25 billion buyout of the car rental company.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Port Turns 40

The sign at the entrance at the Port of Catoosa
KWGS News Photo

Catoosa, OK – Tulsa Port of Catoosa celebrates 40th anniversary

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the day then-President Richard Nixon formally dedicated the inland port.

Nixon spoke during the ceremony at the port on June 5, 1971, a few months after the first arriving barge carried newsprint. Since then, port officials say more than 41,000 barges have traveled through the port, delivering more than 67 million tons of cargo on the waterway.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Tulsa Energy Audit

Tulsa, OK – How efficient is city hall operating when it comes to energy costs?

Mayor Bartlett is conducting an energy audit of all 500 city natural gas and electric accounts. He believes the city can save money by becoming more energy efficient.


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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Summit to Begin in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Aerospace Summit set to start in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is scheduled to be a keynote speaker during the annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo in Tulsa this week.

The event will run from Monday through Wednesday. Fallin says she helped start the event 10 years ago, when she was Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, when she realized how important an industry aerospace has become to the state.

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Local & Regional
7:44 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Drowning Victim Found

Tahlequah, OK – Body of OK teen who drowned in Ill. River found

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Authorities have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned while swimming in the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Administrator Ed Fite says the body of 18-year-old Xenepher Wiley Jr. was recovered about 4:20 p.m. Sunday by commission staff members searching the river in a boat.

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Local & Regional
7:39 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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Local & Regional
9:08 am
Sun June 5, 2011

Heat Alert

Tulsa, OK – A Heat Alert is issued for the Tulsa area by EMSA. The Emergency Medical Service issued the warning after five people were transported to the hospital on Saturday because of heart related injuries. The Service reports that most of those transported were working out-of-doors and had little hydration.

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Local & Regional
9:02 am
Sun June 5, 2011

Six Dead in Traffic

KWGS News File Photo

Henryetta, OK – A head on collision on the Indian Nation Turnpike leaves six people dead. The crash happened Saturday morning. The drive of one car over-corrected from a lane changes and crossed the center median into oncoming traffic. Five of those killed were in one car and from Tulsa. The other driver was from McAlester.

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