Local & Regional
12:16 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Abortion Fight

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Abortion showdown looms in Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A showdown between Oklahoma's Democratic governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature is expected to play out this week after Henry vetoed two abortion bills.

Gov. Brad Henry vetoed both measures on Friday, and Republican leaders quickly vowed to attempt an override, which would be the first such attempt this year.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Dollar Thrifty Sold

new York City, NY – Hertz agrees to buy rival Dollar Thrifty for $1.2B

NEW YORK (AP) Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the world's largest car rental company, says it will buy rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group for about $1.17 billion in cash and stock.

Hertz says the deal will give it an additional 1,550 additional locations, boosting its total to 9,800. It says it will boost its leisure rental business in Europe and elsewhere.

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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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