Local & Regional
2:25 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Arrest In Rape of 5-year-old BA Girl

Broken Arrow Police Major Carole Newell and Assistant DA Jake Cain meets with reporters in Broken Arrow.
KWGS News photo

Broken Arrow, OK – On April 16th, Broken Arrow Police Officers arrested Douglas Harold Polk, Jr. on a complaint of first degree rape, domestic assault and battery and violation of a protective order. Police were called to investigate a case of lewd molestation.

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Local & Regional
2:23 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Investgiation May Be Expanded

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson and Mayor Bartlett.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council meets in executive session this afternoon at five to take up two matters. One is a lawsuit, but the other deals with the investigation into comments made by the Mayor's office.

While the agenda does not specify this, sources tell KWGS News the council will consider expanding its probe to include Mayor Bartlett.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Thu April 22, 2010

State House Action

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – House OKs workers' comp, performance pay bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has approved two key planks of the GOP-controlled Legislature's agenda performance pay for teachers and an overhaul of the state's workers' compensation system.

Both measures were approved by the House on Wednesday and now head to conference committees where the final language will be negotiated.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Blast at Oil Field Investigated

Weleetka, OK – Federal agency to investigate fatal oil site blast

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says it is investigating a tank explosion at an oil site in Weleetka that killed one person.

CSB officials announced Wednesday that the 21-year-old victim died of burns from the April 14 blast and fire.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Clinton Honored in OKC

Bill Clinton receives award in Oklahoma City.
OKC Memorial

Oklahoma City, OK – Clinton visits memorial before receiving award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former President Bill Clinton has paid his respects to the 168 people who were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 15 years ago.

Clinton visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial Wednesday night, shortly before receiving the Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Thursday morning's top local stories:

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StudioTulsa
4:26 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Women and Reality TV --- It Ain't Pretty

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Local & Regional
2:55 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Appliance Rebates Begin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Commerce Dept. to launch rebate program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is preparing to start a $3.5 million rebate program for residents who buy energy-efficient appliances.

Retailers will begin enrolling in the program on Thursday and consumers who purchase Energy Star appliances beginning on May 8 will be eligible for a rebate.

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Tulsa County Honored

Tulsa, OK – In its April issue of County News, the National Association of Counties recognized Tulsa County's website as one of only seven among county websites in the U.S. that achieved a perfect score for transparency. Tulsa County was recently awarded the annual Sunny Award by Sunshine Review.

"Sunny Award winners are recognized for making information available to citizens and for setting a transparency standard that all governments can and should meet," said Mike Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review.

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Yet Another Earthquake

Tupelo, OK – Small earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

TUPELO, Okla. (AP) A magnitude 2.6 earthquake has been recorded near Choctaw in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage were reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday about 15 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Researchers say quakes of 2.5 to 3.0 magnitude quakes are typically the smallest felt by humans.

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