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8:07 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Meth Busts

Director Darrell Weaver
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Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) is teaming with local law enforcement agencies to halt the illicit purchasing of pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says agents and officers from dozens of departments have been working a sting operation in several northeastern Oklahoma communities over the past several days, targeting customers who purchase pseudoephedrine to cook meth.

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7:59 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Huge Grant to Early Childhood Programs

A banner thanks the foundation for its gift.
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Tulsa, OK – Early childhood education programs in Tulsa County received a major boost in funding today thanks to a $22 million grant to Community Action Project (CAP) from George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF).

CAP's vision is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by improving the prospects of long-term economic success for very young, low-income children, their families, and the communities in which they live. CAP serves more than 2,000 of Tulsa's low-income children in 13 early childhood centers across the county.

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7:49 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Wednesday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's Top Local Stories from the KWGS Newsroom

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8:03 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Heating Assistance Scaled Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Funds for Okla.'s heating assistance program cut

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Fewer Oklahomans will be able to access federal funds this winter to help pay their heating bills.

The Department of Human Services announced Monday that because of limited federal funding for the program, an open application period set for December will not be held.

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1:41 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Algae Update

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Tulsa, OK – Algae warning lifted for Okla.'s Tenkiller Lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has lifted all of its blue-green algae warnings and advisories at Tenkiller Lake in eastern Oklahoma.

The Corps' Tulsa office said water samples collected from the lake Oct. 25 show algae levels have dropped below the advisory level at the lake.

Warnings prohibiting contact with water remain in effect for portions of Waurika Lake, Lake Texoma and Lake Eufaula.

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1:39 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Escapees Recaptured

The North Tulsa Police Station
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police recapture 4 escaped inmates

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say four escapees from the Turley Correctional Center are back in custody.

Police say in a news release that officers acting on a tip found Laquita Bruner about six miles north of the downtown Tulsa center just after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Officers later found Sabrina Belcher, Tankia Huffman and Tuesday Kalumula about eight miles north of the lockup.

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8:10 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Storm Damage

Fort Cobb, OK – Minor structural damage reported near Okla. lake

FORT COBB, Okla. (AP) Authorities say they've found minor structural damage but no injuries from a tornado that moved through Caddo County in central Oklahoma.

Emergency Management Director Larry McDuffey said there were no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado touched down on the southwest side of Fort Cobb Lake near Oklahoma Highway 9 late Monday afternoon.

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8:01 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Parker Sentenced

Mangum, OK – Ex-warden's wife gets 1-year term in inmate escape

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) A prosecutor says the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden convicted of helping an inmate escape has been sentenced to a year in prison.

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8:01 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Municipal Election Results

Tulsa, OK – *=Winner
CITY COUNCIL

District 2
Phillip Oyler (D) 32%
*Jeanie Cue (R) 68%


District 3
*David Patrick (D) 58%
David Bell (R) 42%


District 4
Ken Brune (D) 43%
*Blake Ewing 57%

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7:57 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Earthquake Update

Tulsa, OK – Smaller tremors follow 5.6 magnitude Okla. quake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Another earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, nearly two days after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Prague struck at 8:46 p.m. Monday. The survey had reported at least five additional tremors since the initial earthquake hit Saturday night.

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