StudioTulsa
2:40 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

An Outstanding New Biography of Mickey Mantle: "The Last Boy" (Encore presentation.)

Tulsa, Oklahoma – (Please note: This program first aired in the fall of 2010.) On this edition of our show, we speak with noted sports biographer Jane Leavy, whose new book (which has been getting rave reviews) is called "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood." Also known for her acclaimed life of pitcher Sandy Koufax, Leavy here offers an exhaustive, innovative, and deeply informative biography of the Mick that (incredibly) draws upon 500+ interviews.

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Local & Regional
12:14 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Details on Tulsa Recovery

Tulsa, OK – Public Works is still working around the clock with spreaders assigned to 35 specific routes totaling 1,750 lane-miles. Spreading and plowing routes are prioritized based on traffic counts. There are 118 secondary arterials. These streets are in neighborhoods and run the length of a square mile, between arterial roadways. Crews divided the city into west, central and east sections, and began clearing in the most populated areas within each section first.

Below is the summary of work:

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Local & Regional
11:56 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Education Board Fall-Out

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate panel OKs plan to strip power from ed board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state Senate committee has approved a bill to strip power from the Oklahoma State Board of Education and give the state school superintendent complete control of the agency.

In a straight-party vote, the Senate Education Committee voted 12-5 on Monday in favor of the bill by Republican Sen. John Ford.

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Workers Comp Re-work

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. commissioner wants workers comp overhaul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is asking lawmakers to overhaul the state's workers' compensation system.

Costello appeared Monday before the Oklahoma House's Committee on Insurance. He's proposing repeal of the state's existing Workers Compensation Court system and replacing it with an administrative system.

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Governor Goes Before Legislature

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Legislature set to convene, listen to Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature is set to convene.

The Legislature will convene formally at noon Monday and Gov. Mary Fallin will deliver her first State of the State address at about 12:30 p.m. Fallin is the state's first Republican governor in eight years.

In her speech, Fallin is expected to outline her priorities and present her balanced budget proposal to the Legislature.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Getting Back to Normal

Tulsa neighbor streets are still a mess.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa struggling to return to normal after snow

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Trash crews will be back on Tulsa streets this week as the city tries to return to normal after a 20-inch snowfall. More snow is on the way, however and schools in the area remain closed.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Winter Weather Recap

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says drivers in the city's downtown will be "pleasantly surprised" about the road conditions, five days after a major winter storm snarled traffic in the area.

The Tulsa World reports that driving conditions in downtown have improved, but piles of snow have been pushed to the curbs, making it difficult to park at a city meter.

Bartlett said Sunday there was a "tremendous volume of snow and we had to put it somewhere."

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:29 pm
Sun February 6, 2011

Storm Briefing

Mayor Bartlett meets with reporters
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, County Commissioner Fred Perry and officials from city and state agencies provided updates today at a 2 p.m. news briefing, and also discussed planning efforts to the additional snowfall predicted this week.

Street Update

Arterials: plowing and treating continues. Most have four lanes open - but there some four lanes, that will are down to one lane in each direction.

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Local & Regional
12:15 pm
Sun February 6, 2011

Roof Collapse

With the parking lot blocked-off, workers survey the damage at the Broken Arrow Stage store.
KWGS News Photo

Broken Arrow, OK – No one is injured as the roof collapses on the Stage Department Store at New Orleans and Elm (101st and 161st East) in Broken Arrow.

It is believed the weight of ice and snow on the roof caused the roof collapse at closing time last night. Two employees were in the store at the time of the collapse but noticed the roof was sagging and ran to safety just before the collapse.

Construction experts are reviewing the damage to the Stage store as well as the Hobby Lobby next door.

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