Local & Regional
10:17 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Oklahoma Drug Deaths

Oklahoma City, OK – Drug-related deaths in Okla. likely to set record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State narcotics officials say the number of drug-related deaths in Oklahoma last year is likely to be the highest in state history.

Recent autopsy reports show 452 people died from drug use from January to September last year compared to 448 drug-related deaths during the same period in 2008.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics director Darrell Weaver says a record 612 people died of drug use in 2008.

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Local & Regional
8:19 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Monday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
6:23 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Sand Springs Teen Hurt

Sand Springs, OK – Okla. man hurt in industrial accident

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an 18-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was hurt in an industrial accident in Sand Springs.

The Sand Springs Fire Department says the man was working at Webco on Saturday afternoon when a heavy roll of raw material fell onto him, crushing his legs.

The fire department helped extricate and stabilize the man until emergency workers arrived.

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Local & Regional
6:21 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Poultry Lawsuit

Idabel, OK – Okla growers win $7.3M verdict against Tyson

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) Ten Oklahoma poultry growers have won a $7.3 million judgment against Tyson Foods Inc., which the growers claimed used unethical practices.

The three-week trial in McCurtain County ended Friday, with the jury ruling for the growers. It was the first of several similar lawsuits in Idabel to come to trial against Tyson.

Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson says it will appeal.

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Local & Regional
6:19 am
Mon April 5, 2010

For Sale: You

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state of Oklahoma has collected at least $65 million in the past five years by selling personal information from motor vehicle records.

That's according to a copyrighted story published Sunday by The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World. The newspapers found that most of the records are bought online for $12.50 each, with $10 going to the state and a $2.50 processing fee going to the company that operates the state's Web site.

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What's New?
3:05 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Yemen in Focus

Public Radio Tulsa – Yemen's on the brink. It's the poorest Arab nation, with a bulging youth population and a sagging economy. Making matters worse, al Qaeda's deeply woven into the national fabric, threatening Yemen, its neighbors, and the US. In this edition of America Abroad from PRI, we explore conditions on the ground, and ask how Yemen became such a fragile state.

Don't miss the Documentary of the Week this Friday at 8:00 pm.

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StudioTulsa
4:00 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

At the Living Arts of Tulsa Gallery: "That Was Now"

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Local & Regional
12:57 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

See You Later, Alligator

Hearldton is in Carter County
KWGS Map

Healdton, OK – Small alligator captured in southern Oklahoma

HEALDTON, Okla. (AP) It was a case of man versus alligator, and the man won.

Healdton Police Chief Gus Handke says Jackie Hobbs was repairing a section of fence near a pond Wednesday when he turned around and saw a 4 1/2-foot alligator.

Handke says the animal charged at Hobbs, who struck and wounded the raucous reptile with a length of metal pipe. The animal retreated to the pond.

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Local & Regional
12:55 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

West Tulsa Fire Leaves One Dead

Tulsa, OK – One person is dead in a Tulsa house fire. It happened around 6a.m. Friday morning near 41st and South Union on Tulsa's west side. The home was engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived on the scene.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was found near the door. He was apparently trying to escape when he collapsed.

Fire investigators are looking for the cause.

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Local & Regional
12:49 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Anti Government Mail

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry's office receives anti-government letter

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry's office confirms it received a letter this week from an anti-government group that sent notes to more than 30 governors seeking their removal.

Henry spokesman Paul Sund said Friday the letter was received Wednesday and handed over to the governor's security team and federal authorities.

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