Local & Regional
8:06 am
Mon January 3, 2011

New Voting Machines

Oklahoma City, OK – Officials seek bids for new Okla. voting machines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A top state election official says the voting machines that have recorded Oklahomans' ballots for 18 years will be replaced before the 2012 general election.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (ZEER'-ee-ax) told The Oklahoman newspaper that the optical-scanner machines in use since 1992 have lasted much longer than their 10-year life expectancy, but parts to repair them are getting hard to find.

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Terril in Court Today

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Terrill, Leftwich to appear on bribery charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges are scheduled to make initial appearances in Oklahoma County District Court.

Attorneys for Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City say they will make their initial appearances in the case on Monday.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Monday 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
9:38 am
Sun January 2, 2011

OKC Shopping Center Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – Fire destroys much of Oklahoma City strip mall


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire department spokesman says a early morning fire has destroyed much of a two-story strip mall in north Oklahoma City.

Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says more than 50 firefighters battled the fire that began about 1:20 a.m. He says part of the structure's roof collapsed while firefighters were inside so they were pulled from the building.

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Local & Regional
9:15 am
Sun January 2, 2011

Blue Whale Grant

Catoosa, OK – Grant sought to restore Route 66 icon in Catoosa

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) The city of Catoosa is hoping to learn soon whether it will receive a $600,000 grant that would help in the restoration of the Blue Whale.

The whale is an icon along the former U.S. Highway 66 and the city wants to buy it, expand the parking lot around it, install decorative signage and build a trail from a nearby grocery store.

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Local & Regional
9:03 am
Sun January 2, 2011

New Year's Death

Sapulpa,OK – 50-year-old Creek County man dies in shooting

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Creek County authorities say a 50-year-old man has been fatally shot after spending the night drinking with his girlfriend.

Sheriff's deputies were called to a home south of Sapulpa about 3 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a female being choked.

Upon arriving, sheriff's office Lt. Charles Redfern says the deputies found the man with a gunshot wound to the head and a female lying atop him with a knife wound to her throat.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat January 1, 2011

Top Local Stories of 2010

Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) History was made before any votes were cast in 2010, as Oklahoma prepared to elect its first female governor.

On Nov. 2, voters chose Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin as the GOP regained the governorship, strengthened its hold on the state Legislature and captured all statewide elected offices. Fallin's victory and the GOP sweep was voted the No. 1 news story of 2010 by members of The Associated Press and the AP's Oklahoma staff.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Sat January 1, 2011

Tulsa Homicide

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say residents of a northeast Tulsa home waited hours to report a fatal shooting at the home. Police say it appears someone shot several rounds from the front yard into the house. They say about five men live at the home and had left the door open because of mild weather.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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9:56 am
Sat January 1, 2011

Broken Arrow Murder

Broken Arrow, OK – Police: 1 dead after shooting in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police say a 20-year-old man has died after a shooting in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.

Police say the shooting that killed Nicholas Todd Martin of Tulsa happened about 3 a.m. Friday. They say preliminary information indicates that 23-year-old Mario Ledell Phenix of Tulsa waited for his ex-girlfriend to arrive at her Broken Arrow home, then confronted her and the people who had provided her a ride home.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Sat January 1, 2011

Tornado Damage in Oklahoma

Tornado Damage near Westville
National Weather Service-Tulsa

Westville, OK – Tornado causes damage in NE Oklahoma; no injuries

WESTVILLE, Okla. (AP) A tornado that killed three people in northwest Arkansas started in Oklahoma, where authorities say it caused damage but no injuries.

The National Weather Service says the tornado formed around 6 a.m. Friday near Westville, three miles west of the Arkansas state line, before hitting the tiny town of Cincinnati, Ark.

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