Local & Regional
9:21 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – A recap of Monday morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS News.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Sun April 25, 2010

Rocket Show has Tulsa Fans

One of the rocket planes above the Tulsa International Airport.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – An estimated 40,000 people turned out yesterday for Quik Trip Air and Rocket Racing Show at the Tulsa International Airport. The show was a benefit for the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

The museum is trying to become one of three locations for the retiring space shuttles.
Rocket planes use rocket fuel rather than aviation fuel, meaning those planes can fly higher and faster.

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Local & Regional
10:29 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Henry Vetoes Two Bills

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor vetoes 2 abortion bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's governor has vetoed two abortion bills that he says has flaws, including no exemption for rape and incest victims.

One of the bills that Gov. Brad Henry denied Friday would have required women seeking abortions early in their pregnancies to undergo an invasive form of ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before having the procedures.

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Local & Regional
10:12 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Tax Avoidance Conspiracy Sentence

Tulsa, OK – Okla. businessman, Ark. lawyer get 15-year terms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Kellyville, Okla., businessman and his lawyer from Fort Smith, Ark., have both been sentenced by a federal judge to serve 15 years in prison for a tax-avoidance conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Friday sentenced 44-year-old Lindsey Springer of Kellyville and 46-year-old Oscar Stilley of Fort Smith after the two were convicted by a jury Nov. 16.

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StudioTulsa
5:27 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

"At Last: An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway"

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Local & Regional
3:33 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Garrett Honored

Sandy Garrett in a file photo
State Department of Education

Stillwater, OK – State superintendent honored with teaching award

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) State Superintendent Sandy Garrett is being honored with a lifetime Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award.

Garrett received the award during a surprise presentation Friday afternoon as part of a ceremony conducted at Oklahoma State University by the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year Association.

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Local & Regional
1:51 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Mussels Alive at Fort Gibson

Fort Gibson Dam
US Army Corp of Engineers

Fort Gibson, OK – Officials find zebra mussels in Fort Gibson Lake

FORT GIBSON, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says zebra mussels have been found in another Oklahoma lake.

Corps spokesman Ross Adkins says the mussels were recently found in Fort Gibson Lake. The species was previously found in Skiatook, Texoma, Kaw, Keystone, Eufaula, Oologah and Grand lakes.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Tracking Drug Overdoses

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry signs bill to help track drug overdoses

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has signed a bill that will require state narcotics officers to compile a report on the number of drug overdoses each year.

The bill was one of three signed into law by Henry on Thursday.

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Local & Regional
1:45 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Bishop Slattery To Say Washington Mass

Bishop Edward Slattery
Tulsa Catholic Diocese

Washington, D.C. – Okla. bishop to celebrate Latin Mass after uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) A Roman Catholic bishop from Oklahoma will celebrate a special Latin Mass in Washington on Saturday after a Vatican cardinal pulled out following criticism by advocates for abuse victims.

The Paulus Institute, which is organizing the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception says Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Okla., has agreed to participate.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Storms Pound Western Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Storms roll across Oklahoma, knock out power

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nearly 4,000 power outages are reported most in Enid after strong storms with high winds moved into Oklahoma.

No injuries were reported early Friday as a result of the storm.

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