Local & Regional
8:02 am
Wed April 6, 2011

State Senate Art

Tulsa, OK – Portrait of Okla artist Wilson to be unveiled

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate officials are unveiling the latest piece of artwork at the Oklahoma Capitol a portrait of Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson.

The painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chamber.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Winter Storm Financial Relief

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin seeks disaster declaration for winter storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With damage estimates from a February storm that pounded Oklahoma topping $8.7 million, Gov. Mary Fallin is requesting a major disaster declaration.

Fallin announced Tuesday she has asked federal authorities to issue a formal declaration.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Wild Fires Near Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – More grass fires reported in Oklahoma

ALEX, Okla. (AP) Authorities battled a series of grass fires yesterday that have charred more than 700 acres and burned at least two structures.

No injuries or evacuations were reported, but a mobile home park toward Bixby, near Tulsa, was threatened.

The largest fire burned in northern Okmulgee County before it was contained. To the south, fires burned structures in Marlow and Grady counties.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
1:34 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Murder Trial Will Move Forward

DA Tim Harris
Tulsa County

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris admits the death of a key state witness will change the way he moves forward with a high profile murder case.

Allen Shields was to have testified against other suspects in the murder for hire death of businessman Neal Sweeney. Shields committed suicide after a stand-off with Tulsa Police for an unrelated offense.

Harris says he will try to introduce Shields testimony from the preliminary hearing into evidence at the trial.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Your Are What You Eat-Part #2

Tulsa, OK – Hear Part #-2 of our special news series on Food Insecurity and Hunger

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Revenue Up in Oklahoma

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Treasurer: Okla. economy improving, revenue up

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says an increase in revenue collected by his office during March is more evidence that Oklahoma's economy is improving.

Miller said Monday that receipts to the state treasury last month totaled about $923 million, an increase of $51.5 million, or 5.9 percent, over March of last year.

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Local & Regional
8:07 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Criminal Well Known to Police: Dead

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa man found dead after standoff with police

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A defendant and key witness in a Tulsa murder case has been found dead after taking an 11-year-old girl hostage and an hours-long standoff with police.

Officer Leland Ashley says the body of Allen Shields was found inside a north Tulsa home about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday nearly an hour and a half after he released the girl unharmed. Ashley said Shields confronted the girl and her mother about 5:30 p.m. Monday but allowed the woman to leave.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Fire Danger

Tulsa, OK – Earlier this afternoon, Tulsa County Commissioners passed a resolution today creating a burn ban in Tulsa County for the next seven days. After seven days, Tulsa County Commissioners will meet to assess the need for another seven-day burn ban.

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