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5:55 pm
Mon September 14, 2009

Football Crack Down

Tulsa, OK – Tighter security, no congregating outside the stands, i-d checks, and higher ticket prices Those are consequences of the near-riot at the Washington-East Central football game last Friday night.

At an education service center briefing, Tulsa superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard outlined changes being made because of the Friday fracas.

Other crackdowns that may be coming include moving some games to Saturday and pre-selling tickets to the games.

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Local & Regional
2:29 pm
Mon September 14, 2009

Health Care Reform Debate

Oklahoma City, OK – 2 groups rally at state Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two groups held separate rallies at the state Capitol one calling for health care reform and one criticizing recent actions of the federal government.

An estimated 300 marched to the south side of the Capitol at noon Sunday saying health care is a right and that a public option would not increase health costs.

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Local & Regional
1:31 pm
Sun September 13, 2009

Soggy Week Ahead

Undated – UNDATED (AP) Flood watches are in effect across Oklahoma as heavy rain falls across the state.

Forecasters say more showers and thunderstorms are likely on Monday.

The National Weather Service says a cold front that eased into the state on Friday has moved farther south than originally forecast. That has increased the possibility of heavy rainfall overnight and early tomorrow, especially in southern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:24 am
Sun September 13, 2009

TU Wins Again

Albuquerque, NM – Kinne guides Tulsa past New Mexico 44-10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) G.J. Kinne threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns Saturday to help Tulsa defeat New Mexico 44-10.

The Golden Hurricane (2-0) took advantage of early mistakes by the Lobos (0-2), then got their offense in high gear in the second half.

Kinne threw two touchdown passes to Slick Shelley and one each to Damaris Johnson and Jamad Williams before being removed in the fourth quarter.

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Local & Regional
7:19 pm
Sat September 12, 2009

Over Two Dozen Homeless in Tulsa Fire

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa apartment fire leaves 27-people homeless. The blaze was reported Friday night at a complex near 61st and Riverside Drive. Two apartments were directly impacted by the fire another 10-had heavy smoke damage.

The Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to help nine different families. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Fights Break Out at TPS Football Game

Tulsa, OK – Fights in the stand lead to the early end of Friday night's Washington/East Central High School Football game. Rival groups started fighting in the south stands at the Washington stadium.

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Local & Regional
4:40 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Gov Gets Award

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry honored by guard group


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry is being honored for his support of the Oklahoma National Guard by the National Guard Association of the United States.

The group has awarded Henry with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit. Henry was nominated for the award by Oklahoma's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Myles Deering.

Deering says Henry's support means a lot to citizen-soldiers who are engaged in conflicts in the Middle East.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Catoosa Bus Accident

KWGS News Photo

Catoosa, OK – Injuries are minor in a Catoosa school bus accident this morning. Catoosa Police and Fire responded to the scene after an elementary school bus lost a wheel and ran off the roadway. The accident happened near 279th East Avenue and 31st street. The bus was loaded with students at the time of the accident.

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Local & Regional
10:24 am
Fri September 11, 2009

No Pay Raise for Judges

Oklahoma City, OK – Judicial salaries increase won't be sought

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court says he won't request an increase in judicial salaries.

Chief Justice James E. Edmondson said Thursday he wants the Board of Judicial Compensation to know the judiciary is aware of the state budget crisis. Edmondson says the judicial branch has absorbed its fiscal year 2010 budget reductions and has cut the budget for fiscal year 2011.

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Local & Regional
10:02 am
Fri September 11, 2009

What to Do With Old Ballpark?

The bases are gone and so are the Drillers. Tulsa County wants input on what to do with the old stadium.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Since this is the last season that the Tulsa Drillers will be playing at Drillers Stadium located at the fairgrounds, the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority, also known as the "Fair Board", has started the process of considering what would be the best and greatest use of the property where the stadium now sits.

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