Local & Regional
5:12 pm
Sat November 27, 2010

Double Drowning

Jay, OK – JAY, Okla. (AP) - Two hunters from Checotah have drowned in Lake Eucha in Delaware County after trying to swim to shore when their boat began taking on water.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 15-year-old Colyn L. Jones and 35-year-old Jonathan K. Searles died about 5:45 a.m. Saturday and their bodies were recovered shortly after 9 a.m.

Authorities say four passengers in the boat were trying to cross the lake to go deer hunting and the overloaded vessel began taking on water about 30 yards from shore.

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Local & Regional
4:25 pm
Sat November 27, 2010

Killer Fire in SW Oklahoma

Altus, OK – Mother, 2-year-old son dead after Altus house fire


ALTUS, Okla. (AP) A mother and her 2-year-old son have died after a house fire in Altus.

Altus firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:25 a.m. Saturday. The Altus Times reports that 27-year-old Stephanie Molina managed to get two children out of the burning house but when she re-entered the structure to get 2-year-old Jeremiah Molina, she did not come back out.

Investigators spent Saturday looking into the cause of the fire.

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Local & Regional
4:17 pm
Sat November 27, 2010

Mayor Suprised By Letter

Mayor Bartlett
KWGS File photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa mayor wonders why his name is on ORU letters


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Mayor Dewey Bartlett says he didn't know his name is being used on recruiting letters sent to potential Oral Roberts University students and thinks the practice should be ended.

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Local & Regional
10:51 am
Sat November 27, 2010

TU Wins

Tulsa, OK – Kinne has 6 TDs, Tulsa beats Southern Miss. 56-50


TULSA, Okla. (AP) G.J. Kinne passed for 406 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two scores as Tulsa outlasted Southern Miss 56-50 Friday.

Willie Carter scored three touchdowns for Tulsa (9-3, 6-2 Conference USA).

The Hurricane tied Southern Methodist at 6-2 for the West Division title but SMU owns the tiebreaker with its 21-18 victory over Tulsa earlier. Southern Miss (8-4, 5-3) was eliminated from the conference East Division race with the loss.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Sat November 27, 2010

Chief Opposes Open Carry

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan says he opposes a proposal that would allow Oklahomans to openly carry guns, but strongly supports the state's concealed-carry law. Jordan says an open-carry law could expose a gun that could be taken by someone during a confrontation and would make the job of police officers more difficult.

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

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Sat November 27, 2010

Ice Rink Delay

Tulsa's BOK Center
BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Warm temperatures delay Tulsa ice rink opening


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Ice skating in Tulsa will be delayed for one day because of warm weather earlier this week.

Officials with the Winterfest festival say the 9,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink now is scheduled to open at noon Saturday, after previously being set to open Friday morning.

The Tulsa area, like much of Oklahoma, experienced unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs reaching into the 70s and 25-30 mph wind gusts.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Fri November 26, 2010

No Change in Unemployment Rate

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. unemployment rate unchanged in October

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate remained at 6.9 percent in October.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that 121,510 people were unemployed last month, down from 122,080 in September. There were 122,680 people unemployed in October 2009.

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Local & Regional
9:02 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Shopping Like Crazy

Shoppers at the 101st and Memorial Target Store in Tulsa at 4:15 in the morning.
KWGS News photo

Undated – US shoppers crowd malls all night long


UNDATED (AP) The nation's stores and malls drew the crowds in the wee hours as bargain hunters tried to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys on Black Friday.

Bargain shoppers crowded the nation's stores and malls, some of which made a bid to grab shoppers even earlier with Thanksgiving Day hours. Some stores did Black Friday promotions last month.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Troops Return

Tulsa, Ok – Okla. soldiers return home in time for holiday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than two dozen Oklahoma Air National Guard members got to spend Thanksgiving at home in the Tulsa area.

Thirty-one members of the Tulsa-based 219th Engineering Squadron were greeted by family members and friends when they arrived at Tulsa International Airport on Wednesday. The soldiers had been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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