Local & Regional
3:09 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

DA Rules Shooting Justified

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office has ruled Officer Troy Still's actions during a February 26th shooting to be justified.

On that date, Officer Still and Officer Chris Elliott responded to a domestic disturbance at 1040 North Florence Place. After interviewing a female victim, officers determined a crime had been committed, and attempted to handcuff the suspect, Nathaniel Rowe. Rowe refused to cooperate and a violent struggle ensued.

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Best Cities for Young People

The Tulsa skyline from the Riverparks Festival area.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A survey of 67 metropolitan areas nationwide ranks both Oklahoma City and Tulsa among the 10 best for young workers. The survey by the national business news site Portfolio.com ranks Oklahoma City No. 6 and Tulsa No. 8. The survey considered metro areas with populations of more than 750,000. The ratings are based on factors including job growth, cost of living and the number of college-educated and employed adults. Austin, Texas, is rated No. 1 in the survey.
Associated Press

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Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Day Off at OCC

The Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – All offices of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will be closed statewide this Friday, March 19. Employees will be placed on unpaid furlough on that day because of a budget shortfall. It is the second furlough day for OCC employees this year. The first furlough day was February 12.

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Local & Regional
1:16 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Church Break-ins

Pauls Valley, OK – Man accused of church break-ins, viewing porn

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) Police in Pauls Valley say they've arrested a man for breaking into area churches and using church computers to view pornography.

Nathanael Christian is also accused of running up $300 in phone calls to telephone sex services during one break-in.

The 21-year-old Christian is charged with four counts of second-degree burglary of Trinity Baptist Church, First Assembly of God, St. Catherine Catholic Church and First Church of God.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Home From War

Fort Sill, OK – National Guard unit returns from Iraq

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) About 300 National Guard members from Mississippi and Tennessee have returned from Iraq.

The 1st Battalion, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron was welcomed back during a ceremony at Fort Sill in Lawton on Monday.

Col. Gary Russell of Fort Sill's Mobilization Brigade says the group provided air and ground combat and logistic support to combat operations in Iraq.

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Local & Regional
11:18 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Another Oologah Student Ill

Oologah, OK – Teenage girl diagnosed with meningococcal disease

OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) State and local health officials say another Oologah-Talala school district student has developed meningococcal disease.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said in a news release Monday that the teenage girl brings to seven the number of cases reported in the northeast Oklahoma district. Her name and age weren't released.

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Local & Regional
11:16 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Feed The Children

Oklahoma City, OK – Fired Feed The Children founder wants A.G. in case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The fired founder of Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children wants Attorney General Drew Edmondson to intervene in his request for a temporary receiver to take over the charity.

Larry Jones on Monday said Edmondson should get involved to protect the public interest. A spokesman for Edmondson says the request will be reviewed.

A hearing on the request is scheduled in May.

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Local & Regional
11:11 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:15 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

No OU Land Deal for Medical Examiner

Tulsa, OK – OU says no offer of land for ME's office made

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A University of Oklahoma spokeswoman says the school hasn't offered to donate land for the possible expansion of the state Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City.

State Rep. Al McAffrey had said last week an offer was made. But OU spokeswoman Catherine Bishop issued a statement Monday saying no offer has been made and the university doesn't own the land near the Medical Examiner's Office.

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