Local & Regional
9:43 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Heat Wave

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Heat warning extended in parts of Okla., Ark.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service is extending an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

The weather service in Tulsa on Sunday extended the excessive heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday for 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma and three in western Arkansas. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday in northwestern Arkansas.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Sun July 18, 2010

Tulsan Dies at Lake

Skiatook, OK – The Oklahoma Lake Patrol says Skiatook Lake has claimed the life of a 40-year-old Tulsa man. The Patrol says Verdell Schoats was at the Osage Park when he tried to swim across the lake. Officials say he was about 25-yards away from shore when he started to struggle in the water. Family members tried to rescue him, but when the reached him, Schoats went under and did not resurface.

His body was recovered two hours later after the patrol search the lake by the dragging method.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Sun July 18, 2010

The Heat Goes On

Tulsa, OK – angerous heat forecast in parts of Okla., Ark.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service says dangerous heat is expected in parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning through 7 p.m. Sunday for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Washington, Craig, Nowata, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties in Oklahoma and Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas are affected.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Sat July 17, 2010

188 Tulsa Teachers: Back to School

Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – With better than anticipated budget figures, the Tulsa Public Schools is recalling 188 teachers. The educators were laid-off at the end of the school year in May because of budget shortfalls. The biggest group of teachers, 107, will be returning to the elementary classroom. 29-will be going to the district's middle schools and 52 will be in Tulsa's nine high schools.

The teachers selected for call-back were picked on the TPS service record and classroom effectiveness.

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Local & Regional
9:55 am
Sat July 17, 2010

United Way Goal Set

Tulsa Area United Way annouces its 2010 goal.
United Way

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area United Way volunteer Board of Directors has approved a goal of $24,067,551 for its 2010 fundraising campaign that officially kicks off Friday, September 10, 2010. Dan Ellinor, Senior Executive Vice President of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. and 2010 Campaign Chair, announced the goal following a meeting of the Board today.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Sat July 17, 2010

Mayor/Council Issue Dueling News Releases

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – Statement from Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.

I was not present during the City Council's Special Meeting yesterday afternoon where the Council discussed taking possible disciplinary action against me and members of my staff, including my Chief of Staff Terry Simonson. I have been informed that the Council discussed, and is now considering, numerous options related to disciplining me and members of my staff. Again, I want to unequivocally state that I have never lied to the City Council.

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StudioTulsa
2:20 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Meet Drew Edmondson, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the second of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today on StudioTulsa is Democratic candidate Drew Edmondson, who is currently the Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma. (You can visit his website at www.edmondson2010.com.)

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Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Arrow Trucking Update

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Arrow Trucking employees may pursue wage claims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former employees of bankrupt Arrow Trucking Co. will be allowed to file wage claims after a bankruptcy judge ruled the company violated federal law.

Judge Terrence Michael ruled that Tulsa-based Arrow violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The WARN Act requires companies with more than 100 employees to give at least 60 days written notice of plans to close the business.

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Local & Regional
12:25 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Friday's Top Stories

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Fri July 16, 2010

TPD Rehires Officers

TPD Chief Chuck Jordan Swears in Officers
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan addresses the media before swearing in 50 officers

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