Local & Regional
10:09 am
Sun January 23, 2011

Panhandle Deaths

Texhoma, OK – Probe continues into 2 Okla. Panhandle deaths
TEXHOMA, Okla. (AP) An autopsy report shows a woman who was hit by a train in the Oklahoma Panhandle had "acceptable levels" of prescription drugs to treat anxiety in her system.

Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza-Williams says Topeka, Kan., resident Rose Warner walked into the path of the train on Oct. 30. Her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandria Warner, was found dead in their room at a Texhoma motel where they had gone after Warner's car broke down.

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Winter Drought?

Undated – Drought intensifying in parts of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says drought conditions persist in Oklahoma and are intensifying despite moisture from recent winter weather.

Associate State Climatologist Gary McManus said Friday the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report indicates severe drought in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Moderate drought has been indicated in the central one-third of the state, as well as southwestern, far southeastern and the Panhandle of Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Health Care Suit

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG challenges federal health care overhaul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma has joined the growing roster of states with lawsuits against the federal health care legislation.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt brought the legal challenge on the state's behalf Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee. It makes Oklahoma the 28th state to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the federal health care act.

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StudioTulsa
4:47 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Now at Price Tower: "Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind"

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Body Found

Tulsa, Ok – Man found dead in north Tulsa parking lot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the city's north side.

Officers say they discovered the body beside a white car in a parking lot after receiving a call around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators say there were no signs of foul play or trauma to the body, and the man had no identification on him.

No additional information was available.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
7:10 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Winter Storm Update

Undated – Freezing rain, snow in Okla. blamed for 3 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities are attributing three traffic deaths to a winter storm that brought freezing rain and snow to Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 70-year-old Jackie W. Bean died after his pickup truck went off an icy U.S. 70 and rolled, throwing Bean out of the vehicle about 8:20 a.m. yesterday.

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Local & Regional
7:09 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Immigration Reform

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's attorney general and a handful of lawmakers from the House and Senate will meet during the upcoming session to develop proposals targeting illegal immigration.

House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman announced the formation of the panel yesterday.

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Local & Regional
7:07 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Trooper Cut-Backs

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla's new patrol boss warns of trooper furloughs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The new commissioner of Oklahoma's Department of Public Safety is warning lawmakers that furloughing troopers and other personnel is one of the few ways the agency has to respond to looming budget cuts.

Commissioner Michael Thompson outlined his budget proposal yesterday to a Senate budget panel, which grilled him on how the agency is prioritizing its spending.

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Local & Regional
7:06 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Flu Hitting Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials report another flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say the number of deaths related to complications from influenza has risen.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says one death was reported in the past week, and 62 people were hospitalized. Health Department officials say the person who died was in the 65 years and older age group and lived in McClain County.

Three people have died from flu complications since Sept. 1.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Friday's Top Local Stories

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

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