Local & Regional
5:18 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Tough Laws on Blighted Property

One of the homes that would be affected by new ordinances.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council takes up several ordinances tomorrow night dealing with blighted vacant property. Mayor Bartlett held a news conference this afternoon in waist high-weeds to urge the council to pass the rules.

The regulations would tighten controls on owners and stiffen fines.

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Local & Regional
3:02 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Home Invasion Turns Deadly in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – A man is shot and killed in a North Tulsa Home Invasion. Police say 30-year-old Cory Johnson was shielding his infant daughter when he was shot by a trio of mask men who broke into the home early this morning.

Johnson's girl friend, the baby's mother, was also in the house at the time. Police are looking for three men.

The incident happened at 628 E. 27th Pl. North, just before 3AM this morning.

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StudioTulsa
2:52 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Meet Jari Askins, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the first of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today is Democratic candidate Jari Askins, who is currently the Lt. Governor of the State of Oklahoma. (You can visit her website at http://www.jariaskins.com.)

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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Parolee Charged

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A man who was paroled in 2009 after being convicted of second-degree murder has been charged with a deadly truck stop shooting in Oklahoma City.

Thirty-six-year-old Richard McFall was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the June 22 shooting death of 31-year-old Billy Gene Cooks Jr. of Moore at JRS Truck Center. No motive for the shooting was released.

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Local & Regional
11:21 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Virus Hidden

Norman, Okla. – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Some University of Oklahoma students are upset that officials waited two weeks to tell them of a virus found on a computer containing student information.

The OU information technology department found the Zeus of Zbod virus June 10 on an OU laptop computer with stored files of student names and Social Security numbers.

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Local & Regional
9:59 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Inmate Recaptured

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Okla prison inmate recaptured

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Jackie Brannon Correctional Center officials say an inmate has been recaptured.

Deputy Ward Rick Moham says an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper picked up Stephen G. Thomas without incident just before 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Indian Nations Turnpike (U.S. 75) south of McAlester.

Officials began looking for Stephens after he was discovered missing during the 8:30 a.m. head count Monday at the minimum-security prison.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Dangerous Heat Warning

July 14, 2010 – Today will be a scorcher, the high will be near 100-degrees with only a few clouds expected.The excessive heat warning has been extended until Friday night.
Today, the heat index is expected to be near 115 degrees yes that's correct 115.
It's best to stay indoors, drink plenty of fluids and check on your neighbors.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

July 14, 2010 – The City Council vs. the Mayor, Excessive Heat Warning and new Giraffe barn

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StudioTulsa
5:42 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

In Conversation with Bestselling Author Audrey Niffenegger

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Local & Regional
5:07 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

State of our Economy

The Oklahoma State Capitol.
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY - Revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2010 showed the biggest decrease in state history, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today as reports on collections for the year were released. However, Meacham said the news is not all bad. "While the global recession hit Oklahoma very hard during the recently completed fiscal year, all signs point toward better times ahead."

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections for Fiscal Year 2010 were $4.6 billion. That amount is:

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