Local & Regional
3:09 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

UPDATE: Old City Hall

Airview of old Tulsa City Hall.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – The "sale pending" sign is going up in front of the old Tulsa City Hall. The Tulsa Development Authority today decided it will negotiate with Brickhuggers for the sale of the 11-story building. Brickhuggers offered one-million dollars -- as is-- for the building last March

Tulsa Economic Development Director Mike Bunney says an upscale, 200-room, hotel is planned. Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the long closed Mayo Hotel.

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

More Floods Possible

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service says heavy rain is likely to continue falling in parts of Oklahoma through Friday and that more flooding is possible.

Almost all of the state are under either a flood watch or flash flood watch.

A tropical air mass is moving through the state, bringing the chance of thunderstorms with heavy rain.

Rain chances are forecast to continue through Monday.

The Tulsa area had street flooding Thursday morning.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Council/Mayor Still at Odds

City Council Chair Rick Westcott
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, Ok –
Despite having his veto overridden, Mayor Bartlett is still refusing to spend money. That is frustrating to Council Chair Rick Westcott.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Inmates Death to Be Probed

Broken Arrow, OK – Man's death in Okla. jail cell under investigation

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Broken Arrow police are investigating the death of an inmate at the city jail.

Officers say jailers found 51-year-old Tracy Nichols unresponsive in his holding cell about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nichols was taken to a Broken Arrow hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Nichols was booked into the jail on complaints of driving under the influence.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Lake Levels Increase as More Rain is Expected

water is being discharged from Keystone Dam
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Ok – All of this heavy rain is running off into our area lakes. Most pressing for Tulsa is Keystone Lake that holds back the Arkansas River.

The Army Corp of Engineers says Keystone Lake is 2.5 feet ABOVE normal and rising. The average discharge will be 15,600 cubic feet per second through the gates and turbines around the clock.

The Corp says while the lake is rising, it is still 30-feet from the top of the flood pool.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Candidates Debate

En id, OK – Okla governor candidates discuss issues at forum

ENID, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's six candidates for governor all oppose tax increases to boost the state budget, but they had different ideas about issues like immigration and high-speed rail.

Democrats Jari Askins and Drew Edmondson and Republicans Mary Fallin, Randy Brogdon, Robert Hubbard and Roger Jackson participated in a forum Wednesday in Enid.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Postmaster Sentenced

Tonkawa, OK – Tonkawa postmaster sentenced after plea to theft

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A judge ordered a former Tonkawa postmaster to serve 180 days of home confinement after residents vouched for her character despite her guilty plea to stealing cash from selling stamps.

U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Frilot on Wednesday also ordered 42-year-old Divina M. Love to five years probation and to pay more $9,367 in restitution, plus a $10,000 fine. Love must also perform 1,000 hours of community service.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Sentence for Fraud

Oklahoma City, OKKa – Okla man sentenced to 4 months for Katrina fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has sentenced an Oklahoma City man to four months in prison for falsely claiming he needed emergency assistance after Hurricane Katrina.

Forty-five-year-old Chad Sterling Holcomb was also ordered on Wednesday to pay $4,358 in restitution and to serve two years probation.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Top Local Stories-Thursday Morning

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

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