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10:06 am
Sun September 6, 2009

New Poll on Mayor's Race

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa World has released the results of its latest Oklahoma Poll, just ahead of Tuesday's crowded field for mayor of Tulsa.

Winning for the Republicans with 53% of the vote was Dewey Bartlett Junior. His closest competitor was Chris Medlock with 15%. Medlock is the only other candidate, from either party, to reach double digits. 39% however, refused to answer.
For the Democrats the winner was Tom Adelson. He won with 54% of the vote. 21% declined to answer.

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9:31 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Three Dead in Tulsa Crash

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Report:

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8:07 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

UPDATE: Chandler Park Plane Crash Kills Five

The welcome sign at the foot of the hill at Tulsa County's Chandler Park. The plane crashed on top of the hill.
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9:30 am
Sat September 5, 2009

Jobs Stay in Wisconsin

Dond Du Lac, WI – Merc union approves wage and concessions

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) The union at Mercury Marine says its workers have approved a contentious package of wage and benefit concessions the boat-engine maker says it needs to keep 850 jobs from moving to Oklahoma.

Russ Krings of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers did not disclose the exact vote following two days of balloting that ended Friday. The company says it accepts the results.

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9:25 am
Sat September 5, 2009

TU Wins Season Opener

New Orleans, LA – NEW ORLEANS (AP) G.J. Kinne ran for one touchdown and threw for another in his debut as Tulsa quarterback, and the Golden Hurricane defeated Tulane 37-13 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Kinne, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas, passed for 211 yards and rushed for 77.

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Local & Regional
3:53 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Holiday Safety

Oklahoma City, OK – Public Safety Officials urge citizens to drive safely and obey the "Rules of the Road " over the holiday weekend.

"Troopers from across the country will be patrolling roadways targeting speeders, drunk drivers and seat belt violators over the Labor Day holiday weekend", said OHP spokesman Captain Chris West. The effort known as Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a nationwide campaign by state police and highway patrol agencies to reduce fatalities during holiday periods.

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1:12 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Post Office Closings

The Post Office sign on the side of the the now closed Whittier Square Post Office location.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – 3 Oklahoma post office branches to close

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The federal Postal Regulatory Commission is recommending the closure of three Oklahoma branches, and two others are being considered for elimination.

All the branches or stations targeted for closure are in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa areas and were placed on a revised list released by the commission this week.

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1:10 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Lottery Winners Give Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Lottery winners to start research foundation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Muldrow couple that won millions while playing Powerball two years ago plan to start a charitable foundation and project with the OU Medical Center.

Don and Joyce Harvey will talk about their donation on Friday during an event at the OU Health Sciences Center. Plans call for the establishment of a mobile research unit that will study the root causes of obesity and diabetes in Oklahoma children.

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12:12 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Investigation into American Maintenance

An American Airlines MD-80 takes-off.
File Photo

Dallas, TX – DALLAS (AP) Federal regulators are investigating American Airlines over structural repairs to its aging fleet of MD-80 series aircraft.

A Federal Aviation Administration official, Lynn Lunsford, said Friday that the investigation centered on 16 planes.

The Wall Street Journal has reported FAA officials suspect American rushed to retire one of the planes to keep it from inspectors.

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11:45 am
Fri September 4, 2009

UPDATE: Slain Pastor

Anadarko is in Caddo County
KWGS map

Anadarko, OK – Knife discovered near slain pastor's church

ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) A satellite truck operator for an Oklahoma City television station discovered a large knife at a car wash across the street from an Anadarko church where a pastor was viciously slain.

The KOCO-TV employee discovered the knife on Thursday and notified Anadarko police, who confiscated the weapon and took a statement from the operator.

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