Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri December 3, 2010

City Council Action

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council delays action on two items.

One was a special use permit for the Tulsa Holiday Parade. Councilor Rick Westcott wants to hold up the permit until the name is changed to Christmas Parade.

That however, may not be legal, so long as the parade doesn't pose any public safety or road closure concerns, the council may not have legal grounds to halt the parade.

Meanwhile, the council delayed its no confidence vote on acting city attorney David Pauling. Both issues will come up on Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
7:35 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Friday's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
4:36 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus Presents "Hodie" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Convict on Facebook

Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester.
File Photo

Granite, OK – Convicted Okla. sheriff killer posts on Facebook

GRANITE, Okla. (AP) A man serving 30 years in prison for the murder of an Oklahoma county sheriff has been moved to solitary confinement in a different prison after he used a smuggled-in cell phone to post pictures and comments on Facebook.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Senator Coburn Supports Debt Commission

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the following statement today announcing their support for the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Fewer People Killed in Traffic

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. traffic fatalities declined in October

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says traffic fatalities for the month of October were down from the same month in 2009.

DPS figures released Wednesday showed there were 47 fatal accidents, nine fewer than in October 2009.

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Local & Regional
11:27 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Senate Review of Contract

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.

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Local & Regional
11:24 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Tribe Builds Out of State Casino

Seneca, MO – Oklahoma tribe starts construction on Mo. casino

SENECA, Mo. (AP) The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is breaking ground on an $85 million casino and hotel in southwest Missouri.

The casino complex will be located about a mile from Seneca in Newton County.

The Joplin Globe reports that the tribe already owns and operates Bordertown Casino just across the Oklahoma state line from Seneca.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Problems at Washington County Jail

Washington County is red
KWGS News Map

Bartlesville, OK – Okla health department cites jail for overcrowding

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Health Department sent a violation notice to Washington County commissioners about overcrowding and other issues at the county jail, but officials say the problems have been corrected.

Commissioner Linda Herndon told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise that a report regarding the notice was sent back to the department last week.

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Local & Regional
5:35 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Feed Mill Blast

Fairland, OK – Three people are severely burn when a feed mill in Fairland, Oklahoma explodes. The three were rushed to hospitals in helicopters. The explosion happened about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The mill is west of town. Fairland is in Ottawa County, about 15-miles south of Miami.

The mill is owned by Simmons and would grind feed for chickens.

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