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4:06 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Dog Attack

Grove is in Delaware County.
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Grove, OK – Boy mauled by dog

GROVE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an 11-year-old boy underwent surgery after being mauled by a Great Dane.

According to a police report, Troy Helms was attacked by the dog after falling at the Strut Your Mutt dog walk at Grand Lake on Saturday. Helms received more than 100 stitches.

Humane Society vice president Lori Follis says she saw the dog bite the boy and clamp down on his face and neck.

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Local & Regional
12:21 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

New CEO at Red Cross

Tulsa's Red Cross headquarters in at 11th and Highway 169/
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Regina Moon will be the new CEO of the Tulsa Area Chapter.

She will begin Monday, Oct. 19. Additionally, the new board of directors will be appointed and Moon introduced at the Red Cross annual meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Red Cross, 10151 E. 11th St. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

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Local & Regional
12:17 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Cold Weather Warnings from TFD

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – - As the temperature outside drops, Tulsa and surrounding area families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Wed October 14, 2009

Juvenile Justice Investigation-Part #-3

Marshall Stewart interviews Judge Doris Fransein.
Tulsa County

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Local & Regional
11:21 am
Wed October 14, 2009

Four year old Dies of Swine Flu

Tulsa, OK – A four year old is the latest in Tulsa County to die of the flu. KWGS News has been told it has been confirmed that the child did have the H1N1 virus. That was confirmed this morning by the state health department.


The Tulsa Health Department, meanwhile, has received another 7,400 H1N1 vaccines, in various formats, and will continue its school inoculation program

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Local & Regional
11:21 am
Wed October 14, 2009

Four year old Dies of Swine Flu

Tulsa, OK – A four year old is the latest in Tulsa County to die of the flu. KWGS News has been told it has been confirmed that the child did have the H1N1 virus. That was confirmed this morning by the state health department.


The Tulsa Health Department, meanwhile, has received another 7,400 H1N1 vaccines, in various formats, and will continue its school inoculation program

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Local & Regional
5:22 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Bartlett Wants Energy Audit

Dewey Bartlett meets with reporters across the street from his downtown office.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayoral candidate Dewey Bartlett is taking a page from the county's play book. He is wanting an energy audit on all city owned buildings. He says the savings could be substantial.

He recently installed Solar panels on his own office building downtown and says he is already starting to see the savings.

He does not want to do retro-fits on the buildings the city shuttered when it consolidated operations at One Technology Center.

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5:13 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Rape Allegations

The front door of the Governor's mansion on NW 23rd street in Oklahoma City.
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Rape allegations raise mansion security issues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former chef and chief groundskeeper at the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion are under investigation for allegedly raping female state inmates assigned to maintain the mansion's grounds.

Neither man has been charged. But the allegations raise questions about the safety and security of the state's chief executive and his family and oversight of a program meant in part to reward good inmate behavior.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Tue October 13, 2009

Road to No Where

Perkins is in Payne County, colored red.
KWGS Map

Perkins, OK – Perkins residents oppose road widening project

PERKINS, Okla. (AP) Some residents in Perkins are hoping to convince the state transportation department to either change or abandon plans to widen U.S. 177.

Some call it a "road to nowhere" and say they'll ask the Perkins City Council to join them in opposing the $8 million project.

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Local & Regional
11:12 am
Tue October 13, 2009

Tulsa's Budget Woes

Mayor Kathy Taylor
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa needs to cut $3 million more from budget

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa governmental leaders say the state's second-largest city will have to cut $3 million from its budget because of declining sales tax revenues.

Mayor Kathy Taylor says her management team will meet next week to consider possible actions. During the city budget planning process, a $2.9 million group of cuts was prepared in case the city's revenues continued falling.

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