Local & Regional
8:21 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Cherokees to Appeal

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe appeals freedmen decision

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Cherokee Nation has appealed a decision voiding a constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.

The tribe announced Tuesday that it would ask the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court to consider a Jan. 14 tribal district court ruling. That decision nullified a voter-approved amendment in 2007 requiring tribal citizens to have a Native American ancestor listed on the Dawes Roll.

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Local & Regional
8:16 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Inhofe Reacts

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) tonight responded to President Obama's second State of the Union address with the following statement:

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Local & Regional
8:12 am
Wed January 26, 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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Local & Regional
1:14 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Dip in Oklahoma Unemployment

Tulsa, OK – The jobless rate in Oklahoma takes a small dip last month. Figures released today show the rate now at six-point-eight percent. That is down from six-point-nine-percent. It is the first drop in the jobless rate in three months.

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Local & Regional
1:01 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

BA Rep Wants Judge Gone

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmaker wants accused judge off the bench

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker says he plans to file legislation to remove a state judge charged with perjury and fraud.

State Rep. Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow said Tuesday he wants to remove Oklahoma County District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure and will ask the Council of Judicial Complaints to investigate.

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Local & Regional
12:57 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Flu Season is Here

Oklahoma City, OK – Three people are dead and over 200 hospitalized. That is the stats for this year's flu season in Oklahoma, thus far. Susan Mendes with the State Health Department tells the OETA that it is important to get a flu shot, even if you have already had the flu.

It appears more people are coming down with the flu this year, but she is reluctant to blame the increase on the health department no longer offering free flu shots.

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Local & Regional
12:28 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Preliminary Hearing on Hold

Bartlesville, OK – A preliminary hearing is delayed for a second time for 26-year-old Lyndsey Fiddler of Bartlesville.

She is the woman accused of felony child neglect after her ten day old daughter was found dead in a washing machine. She will be back in court in March.

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Local & Regional
12:14 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

School Drill in Tulsa

School buses line up to evacuate students from Webster during a disaster drill.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – three west Tulsa schools are evacuated. It was all a part of a disaster drill yesterday for the T-P-S.

Tulsa Public Schools Emergency Manager Bob Roberts says Under today's drill students at Webster, Clinton and Remington were relocated to the fairgrounds because of a mock train derailment.

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Local & Regional
12:14 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Computerized Health Care Records

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa nonprofit organization is using more than $12 million in federal grant money to develop a local electronic health information exchange model. Tulsa doctor David Kendrick, the CEO of the Greater Tulsa Health Access Network, says the goal is to have the system ready for use by spring or early summer. Tulsa is one of 15 communities chosen to receive the federal grant.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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