Local & Regional
9:45 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
3:55 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Women Recover

Tulsa, Okla. – Oklahoma is commonly known for its female incarceration rate of more than twice the national average, but a fledgling program, Women in Recovery, hopes to change that. The first six to complete the program celebrated their graduation today.

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Local & Regional
3:38 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Unemployment Rate

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla unemployment up slightly in June

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased in June.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Tuesday that the jobless rate last month hit 6.8 percent, an increase from 6.7 percent in May. According to the agency, there were 120,350 people unemployed in June.

The agency says the unemployment rate for June 2009 was 6.7 percent.

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Candidate Forum

Tahlequah, OK – Candidates for Okla. gov. make final pitch

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The six candidates for governor will try to separate themselves from their opponents during the final gubernatorial forum before next Tuesday's primary election.

Officials with the nonpartisan Oklahoma Academy for State Goals say all six have agreed to attend the forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are battling for the Democratic nomination.

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Local & Regional
1:52 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Attorney Hire for House Probe

Retiring House Speaker Chris Benge.

Oklahoma City, OK – House hires attorney in corruption investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state House of Representatives has hired an attorney to help deal with allegations of political corruption.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Monies for House Speaker Chris Benge says Edmond attorney Andy Lester will "navigate and negotiate" the investigation.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Plane Crash Report

Owasso, OK – NTSB releases prelim report on Okla. plane crash

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) A preliminary report on a plane crash that killed three near the Owasso airport says the aircraft was in a spin when it went down.

The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued Tuesday says witnesses reported the plane turning left and in a spin as it lost altitude.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Fatal Fire at Muskogee

Muskogee, OK – Okla. boy dies in apartment fire

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Fire officials are investigating a blaze at a garage apartment that killed a 2-year-old boy.

Crews received an emergency call about 9:24 a.m. Monday and arrived within minutes, but they were unable to save Kaydeen John Paul Stepp.

The child's mother, Tara Woods, says she was in the living room with two others when the blaze began. Woods says she tried to reach her son but she was blocked by a wall of flames.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
4:15 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Meet Randy Brogdon, GOP Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, in one week, on July 27th --- we offer the fourth and final installment in our series of in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today is Republican State Senator Randy Brogdon, who represents District 34 (which is basically Owasso and some surrounding areas). (You can visit his website at www.randybrogdon.com.)

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