Local & Regional
9:51 am
Tue November 10, 2009

It is Election Day

The polling place sign outside of Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and South Mingo.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The polls are open 7-to-7 today as Tulsans elect a new mayor, select an auditor, fill out the city council and decide the fate of three city charter change proposals. KWGS will be here tonight with complete election returns.

Brad Gibson will be with the Dewey Bartlett campaign.

Marshall Stewart will cover the Tom Adelson watch party.

And Denise Brewer will be with Mark Perkins' campaign.

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3:25 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Hit-&-Run Arrest

46-year-old Charles Strong, Jr. of Tulsa.
Booking photo

Tulsa, OK –
A Tulsa man has been arrested in a deadly Nowata County Hit-and-Run accident. The wreck last May left three people dead. It is believed Strong was driving a classic 1955 Chevy at the time of the wreck.

46-year-old Charles Strong was arrested today. He is being held on a half-million dollar bond.

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12:56 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Lottery WINNER Out There, Somewhere

Oklahoma City, OK – OK Lottery looking for jackpot winner

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Lottery officials say a lottery ticket worth nearly $7 million was sold at a Norman grocery store.

Nobody has come forward to claim the prize in Saturday's Hot Lotto drawing.

The winning ticket was purchased at a Homeland store using one of the lottery's self-service vending machines.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Hip-Hop Cops

Broken Arrow, OK – BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Ezell War and Greg Fall of the Broken Arrow Police Department are delivering an old message with a new beat when they visit schools to talk about staying off drugs and avoiding strangers. They get their message across with a hip-hop rhythm, and the kids eat it up.

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9:56 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Four Killed in Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead following Oklahoma City fire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An early morning blaze tore through a home in a middle classs southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, killing all four people inside.

Battalion Chief Brian Jackson says firefighters responded at 5:20 a.m. Monday and found the one-story brick home engulfed in flames. Jackson says firefighters managed to pull one victim from the home, but the rest "were too far gone."

All four were dead at the scene.

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9:41 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Fatal Plane Crash

Altus, OK – 2 die in biplane crash near Altus, Okla., airport

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) An official at the Altus airport says two people have died in the crash of a biplane near the airport.

Those killed in the crash late Sunday morning were identified as pilot Robert Munson, 38, of Blair, and passenger Zachary Cook, 17, from Altus.

Altus-Quartz Mountain Regional Airport supervisor Daniel Adams said the plane crashed about 11:20 a.m. about 1.5 miles west of the airport.

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10:05 am
Sun November 8, 2009

TU Loss

Tulsa, Ok – Houston beats Tulsa on last second FG

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Matt Hogan kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift No. 13 Houston to a 46-45 victory against Tulsa on Saturday night, finishing off another thrilling comeback led by quarterback Case Keenum.

After getting sacked on a potential tying 2-point conversion with 21 seconds left, Keenum got the Cougars into field goal range after an onside kick to add to his impressive Heisman resume.

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10:00 am
Sun November 8, 2009

Struglges

Tulsa, OK –
Survey reveals struggles for gays

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An informal online survey has revealed nearly 40 percent of gay, lesbian or bisexual young Tulsans have attempted suicide.

The survey was sponsored by Tulsa Reaches Out, an organization that promotes the social service needs of Tulsa's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported having suicidal thoughts or feelings, and 39 percent say they had attempted suicide.

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9:56 am
Sun November 8, 2009

FOP Creates Officer Fund

Tulsa, OK – Union creates fund for furloughed officers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police has established a fund to accept donations to pay the salaries of laid off Tulsa police officers.

The city laid off 21 officers last week due to budget cuts. Eighteen have been rehired using federal stimulus funds.

The FOP says it will make no more concessions about its benefits. But FOP President Phil Evans said Friday police are committed to helping the city seek out more stable funding sources to provide for essential city services.

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