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7:50 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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4:54 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Nancy Pearl Offers "Book Lust to Go"

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Local & Regional
12:43 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Plea in "Baby in Washer" Case

Bartlesville, OK – Twenty-six-year-old Lyndsey Dawn Fiddler enters a not guilty plea in Washington County District Court.

Prosecutors have charged Fiddler with first-degree murder and child neglect last year's death of Maggie Trammel, whom the Medical Examiner's Office says drowned. The baby's aunt found her in the running washing machine mixed with a load of laundry.

Investigators say a drug screen administered by police to Fiddler turned up positive for methamphetamine and other drugs.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Flooding Raises Water Quality Concerns

Henryetta, OK – Flooding problems in Henryetta prompt a boil order for residents of the Okmulgee County town. Officials say the order applies to about 10-thousand residents in Henryetta and Dewar.

They say the order is a precaution to make sure the water has not been contaminated.

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Local & Regional
9:58 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Mountain Lion Update

The Tulsa Mountain Lion
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Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion captured in Tulsa, origin sought

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A mountain lion has been captured in the back yard of a north Tulsa home and animal experts are now trying to determine where it came from.

The 70-pound female lion is estimated to be 1 to 2 years old and was caught after being spotted in a tree on Saturday. The animal was taken to the Tulsa Zoo where tests will be conducted in an effort to determine if she was previously in captivity or perhaps someone's pet.

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Local & Regional
9:50 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Charges Dropped Against Principal

Lynette Dixon
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Tulsa, OK – Charge dropped against Tulsa elementary principal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An obstructing police charge against a Tulsa elementary school principal has been dropped.

The city prosecutor says the charge against Lynette Dixon was dismissed Tuesday "in the interest of justice."

The decision comes after an email from Tulsa Public Schools Police Chief Gary Rudick to city police became public. It called Dixon "a real problem" and said to make sure prosecutors were on board.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Body Found at Jenks

The body was taken to the Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office.
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Jenks, OK – Body found near Arkansas River in NE Oklahoma

JENKS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are looking into the death of a man whose body was found near the Arkansas River in Jenks.

Police say a fossil hunter discovered the body of an adult male on the west side of the river in a dry area of the riverbed, south of the Creek Turnpike bridge on Sunday. The man's body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa to determine a cause and manner of death.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Flooding Update

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 Okla. highways still closed because of flooding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State transportation officials say four highways remain closed or partially closed because of flooding from heavy rain in eastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says in Cherokee County, Oklahoma Highway 80 between Hulbert and State Highway 251A and Oklahoma 10 in several locations along U.S. 62 are shut down.

In Okmulgee County, Oklahoma Highway 16 west of Beggs is closed.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Wed April 27, 2011

More Severe Weather

Oklahoma City, OK – Winds in SE Oklahoma cause damage to homes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Strong winds in southeastern Oklahoma have toppled trees and damaged at least a dozen homes.

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson said Tuesday that 12 homes sustained damage, and one home in Pocola had the whole roof blown off.

He said officials are still surveying the damage and getting a final count of homes affected.

There were no reports of injuries.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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