Local & Regional
1:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Crude Bounce

Hear up date on gasoline prices: – NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are turning mixed in midday trading as oil and other commodities reversed earlier losses.

Crude oil wavered after a report from the International Energy Agency said demand for oil would be lower than previously expected.

Silver dropped more than 3 percent, extending a deep slide from $48.60 at the end of April.

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Local & Regional
12:59 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Wheat Harvest Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Wheat harvest begins in Okla., small crop forecast

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The wheat harvest has begun in Oklahoma with the first load being gathered near Grandfield in southwestern Oklahoma.

The crop is expected to be small because of the ongoing drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a harvest of just less than 75 million bushels. That's down from nearly 121 million bushels last year and is lower than the 77 million bushels harvested in 2009 when a severe freeze damaged the crop.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Rally at Capitol

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Abortion rights group plan rally at Oklahoma Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Abortion rights activists are planning a rally at the Oklahoma Capitol to decry what they say is the Legislature's "war on women."

Several abortion rights groups, including Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, will stage the rally at noon on Thursday.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's first local newscast from KWGS:

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Immigration Reform

Oklahoma City, OK – Immigration bill targets criminals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The House author of an illegal immigration bill says the measure will target human smugglers and attorneys who prey on illegal immigrants, but will do nothing to penalize employers who hire illegal workers.

Details of the bill obtained by The Associated Press show the measure also authorizes state and local law enforcement to recommend immigrants for certain types of visas if the immigrants report and aid in the investigation of illegal criminal activity.

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Local & Regional
1:11 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

OK-POP Gets Land

Bob Blackburn

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Historical Society has accepted donated land from the Bank of Oklahoma for the new proposed OKPOP museum. The Historical Society's Director Bob Blackburn says the popular culture museum would have a huge economic impact on Tulsa.

The Society wants the state to agree to a 40-million dollar bond issue to pay for the museum. Blackburn says it is structured in such a way that the Society would not need the cash for several years.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Wed May 11, 2011

I-44 Problems

Tulsa, OK – 1 lane of westbound Interstate 44 closed in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) One lane of westbound Interstate 44 in Tulsa has been closed following an accident involving a tractor-trailer rig.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the semi hit a bridge over Peoria Avenue in southwest Tulsa about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. Both westbound lanes were shut down for about four-and-a-half hours before one lane was reopened just before 6:15 a.m.

The patrol says one lane will remain closed until repairs are complete.

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8:01 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Embezzlement Charges

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. woman sentenced to 30 months for embezzlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Jones woman to 30 months in prison for embezzling $1.5 million from an Oklahoma City electric company where she worked as a bookkeeper.

U.S. District Judge David Russell also on Tuesday ordered 50-year-old Lora Renshaw to pay $1.275 million in restitution to Crown Electric, $250,000 to Central Mutual Insurance Co. and $457,530 to the Internal Revenue Service.

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