Local & Regional
4:31 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

WIld fires Sweep Across Oklahoma

Liberty Mounds Fire truck rushes to another grass fire near 181st and Lewis.
KWGS News photo

Undated – Okla residents leave homes as grass fires close in

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Flames from several large grass fires have forced residents from their homes in central Oklahoma.

Two large grass fires near Goldsby scorched about 1,000 acres Friday and homes near the Riverwind Casino have been evacuated.

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Hospital Fee clears House

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla House OKs hospital fee to shore up Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lawmakers in the state Legislature are trying to find a way to give more assistance to low-income people to cover health care costs.

A bill that would impose a fee on hospitals in order to generate about $350 million for this purpose passed the House 76-22 Thursday.

The measure by Republican state Rep. Doug Cox is designed to shore up funding for the state's Medicaid system, and is supported by state hospitals.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in Oklahoma

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The USGS reports the quake was recorded at 4:56 a.m. Friday about six miles northeast of Harrah. The location is about 25 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Fri March 11, 2011

New Complex Underway

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett hosted a groundbreaking Ceremony today, Thursday, March 10, at the site of the new Mohawk Soccer Complex, 56th Street North and Highway 75 in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Haze Ruling Causes Warning

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – In response to the start of federal actions that could drastically increase utility bills, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will provide a forum for other State agencies, electric utilities, consumer groups and all stakeholders to meet on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) newly-released, costly plan to reduce regional haze in scenic areas.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from 89.5/KWGS!

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Suspected Murderer Indicted

Tulsa, Ok – Fed'l panel indicts Okla. man for killing Indian

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors say a federal grand jury at Tulsa has indicted a man from Hominy on a charge of murdering an Indian in Indian Country.

A news release from the US attorney's office Wednesday said 48-year-old Steven Thompson Keeling was indicted on a charge of murdering Edward Brown at Brown's home in Leonard.

The slaying occurred on Jan. 17 at Brown's house on a restricted Indian allotment, or in terms of the law, in Indian Country.

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Charges Dropped

Kevin Rowland
KWGS file photo

Tulsa, OK – Rape charge against ex-ME's investigator dropped

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A court has dismissed a rape charge that was filed last year in Tulsa County against the former chief investigator for the state medical examiner's office.

Television station KOTV reported that the first-degree charge against Kevin Rowland was dismissed Wednesday.

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