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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Local & Regional
4:53 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Mayor and Council Spat

Jack Henderson and Mayor Bartlett debate the issues
KWGS News/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – The Council is upset the Mayor has not spent money it ordered when it overrode his veto. Councilor Jack Henderson wants the street lights back on now. A man was killed on a darken section of the I-D-L. The Mayor however, contends he can't spend money that he isn't sure will materialize.

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Local & Regional
4:53 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Skiatook School Update

Tulsa, OK – Skiatook board accepts president's resignation

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) In the wake of a critical grand jury report, Skiatook's school board has reorganized after accepting the resignation of its president.

Kenneth Cooper, who had been on the board for seven years, announced his resignation earlier this month after a grand jury indicted the school's former superintendent for embezzlement and bribery and said Cooper should be removed from office.

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Local & Regional
12:54 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

TU Football Luncheon

Tulsa, OK – The 2010 Tulsa football team will be introduced to the public

Tulsa, Oklahoma -- The Annual Golden Hurricane Football Kickoff Luncheon, sponsored by the Tulsa Metro Chamber and The University of Tulsa, is set for Thursday, August 19th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Tulsa.

The luncheon will begin at 12 noon as the 2010 version of the Golden Hurricane football team will be introduced to the public.

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