Local & Regional
11:44 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Poultry Trial Wrap Up Delayed

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Closing arguments in the state of Oklahoma's federal pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry have been postponed a week after the judge became ill.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell has presided over the 51-day trial that has taken four months. He was set to hear the arguments Thursday morning.

Instead, closing arguments will be Feb. 18.

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Mega Million Winner

Jeff Haff and his fianc?e pick-up his check from the Lottery Commission in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Lottery Commission photo

Tulsa, OK – A Claremore man wins the first big prize from the new Mega Million lottery game.

Jeff Haff won a quarter of a million dollars. He got all five of the white ball numbers correct, but missed the mega ball number.

He plans to use the money to pay-off bills and to purchase a new pick-up.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Cloud Bows Out of Congressional Race

Commissioner Jeff Cloud
OCC

Oklahoma City, OK – Corporation Commissioner dropping out of race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official with Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jeff Cloud's campaign for U.S. Congress says Cloud is dropping out of the race.

Campaign consultant Pat McFerron said Wednesday that Cloud has a non-life-threatening health condition that has forced him to suspend his bid.

McFerron says Cloud will have to have surgery to remove sinus polyps, but that he will continue serving as a member of the Corporation Commission.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Thu February 11, 2010

M.E. Review Set

The Medical Examiner's fleet at the Tulsa lab.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Cline to review Medical Examiner's Office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has asked state Health Commissioner Terry Cline to lead a top-to-bottom review of the embattled Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Henry announced Cline's appointment on Wednesday, less than a week after the state Board of Medicolegal Investigations, which administers the agency, fired the former chief medical examiner, Dr. Collie M. Trant. Trant was fired on Friday after less than a year on the job.

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Local & Regional
4:18 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Fines for AA?

An American MD-80
American Airlines
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Local & Regional
3:19 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

$1 Increase in Tobacco Tax Proposed

Tulsa, OK – Raising Oklahoma's cigarette tax by $1 per pack would bring in $134.7 million in new annual revenue to help close the state's budget shortfall, while also reducing smoking and saving lives, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.

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Local & Regional
2:39 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Trailers Stolen From Tulsa Motels

Police believe this pick-up was involved in the trailer thefts.
Holiday Inn Security camera photo
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Local & Regional
2:31 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Fatal Fire in Claremore

Claremore, OK – Woman dies in Claremore house fire

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A Claremore woman has been killed in a house fire while a teenager escaped the flames and a 75-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters.

Fire department spokesman Mark Owens says 57-year-old Robin Trout of Claremore died in the Tuesday morning fire. Owens says Trout was found in her bedroom.

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Local & Regional
2:16 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Car/Train Crash in North Tulsa

The damaged car is loaded onto a wrecker after the driver is taken to the hospital.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A 46-year-old man is rushed to St-Francis Hospital after his car is hit by a freight train. The accident happened shortly after nine this morning just east of the intersection of Pine and North Harvard.

The man was stopped on the track, waiting for traffic to clear when the crossing arm came down pinning his car on the tracks. The train hit the car about a minute later.

EMSA reports the man was transported to the hospital in fair condition and he is expected to recover.

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