Local & Regional
10:02 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Parents Don't Want Changes at Bell

A car stops in front of Bell Elementary so that the driver can sign a petition.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Bell Elementary School is NOT on any of the school district's closing proposals. However, it could be reconfigured as an alternative school or a first-thru-eighth grade school. That is something that parent "Victor" does not want to see happen.

He was just one of several parents getting signatures on a petition. Parent "Crystal" is pleased with Bell "as-is".

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Sex Offender Located

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. man, missing teen found in south Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a registered sex offender and his 14-year-old niece have been found in South Texas.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said 35-year-old Matthew Mallory and Ariel Mallory were found Tuesday evening near San Antonio in Bexar (Bear) County.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Lawmakers not Included

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate removes Okla. lawmakers from gun law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Senate has removed an amendment to a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers to carry a firearm anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, including on the floor of the House and Senate.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Local News

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

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Local & Regional
1:52 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

No Tulsa Shuttle

Air and Space Museum in Tulsa
KWGS News photo

Undated – CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) New York City will be the new home of space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype shuttle used for test flights more than three decades ago.

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday that Enterprise will go to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Enterprise has been on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. But NASA plans to send shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian once the shuttle program ends this summer.

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Local & Regional
1:46 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

TU Leader Stepping Down

Steadman Upham
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced today he is retiring as the University President. In an email to staff, he said he will step down June 30, 2012. At that time he will join the TU staff as President Emeritus and as a University professor. The TU trustees were notified of Upham's decision this morning.

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Local & Regional
1:45 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Winning Lottery Ticket

Mangum, OK – Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Mangum

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) State lottery officials say a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at a convenience store in Mangum.

Lottery officials said Monday that the ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold at The Loop Quick Stop. The winning numbers for the drawing are 5, 14, 32, 53 and 56 and the Powerball number 11 and the Power Play multiplier is 4.

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Local & Regional
12:22 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Chambers to Work Together

With the BA Expressway as a backdrop, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce President Wes Smithwick announces the agreement.
KWGS News photo

Broken Arrow, OK –
The Broken Arrow and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce announce plans to collaborate on regional projects. The announcement was made in Broken Arrow today. The President of the Broken Arrow Chamber, Wes Smithwick, says not only will the chambers work together on landing new business and industry, they will also work together on legislative initiatives.


Tulsa Chamber Chairman Doctor Gerry Clancy says the chambers will work together of common goals, such as attracting jobs to the region.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Clark To Be Honored

\"Pickin' & Grinnin'\" with Buck and Roy on the set of Hee-Haw
Hee-Haw

Oklahoma City, OK – Former 'Hee Haw' host to be honored in Okla. House

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) County music legend Roy Clark, who co-hosted the TV show "Hee Haw" for more than two decades, will be honored in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will recognize Clark on Tuesday as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children, and he will be presented with a commendation from Gov. Mary Fallin.

Known for his influence on country and bluegrass music, Clark was the co-host of "Hee Haw" with Buck Owens.

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