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7:35 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Friday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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1:54 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Convict on Facebook

Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester.
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Granite, OK – Convicted Okla. sheriff killer posts on Facebook

GRANITE, Okla. (AP) A man serving 30 years in prison for the murder of an Oklahoma county sheriff has been moved to solitary confinement in a different prison after he used a smuggled-in cell phone to post pictures and comments on Facebook.

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12:12 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Senator Coburn Supports Debt Commission

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the following statement today announcing their support for the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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12:10 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Fewer People Killed in Traffic

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. traffic fatalities declined in October

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says traffic fatalities for the month of October were down from the same month in 2009.

DPS figures released Wednesday showed there were 47 fatal accidents, nine fewer than in October 2009.

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11:27 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Senate Review of Contract

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.

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11:24 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Tribe Builds Out of State Casino

Seneca, MO – Oklahoma tribe starts construction on Mo. casino

SENECA, Mo. (AP) The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is breaking ground on an $85 million casino and hotel in southwest Missouri.

The casino complex will be located about a mile from Seneca in Newton County.

The Joplin Globe reports that the tribe already owns and operates Bordertown Casino just across the Oklahoma state line from Seneca.

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11:22 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Problems at Washington County Jail

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Bartlesville, OK – Okla health department cites jail for overcrowding

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Health Department sent a violation notice to Washington County commissioners about overcrowding and other issues at the county jail, but officials say the problems have been corrected.

Commissioner Linda Herndon told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise that a report regarding the notice was sent back to the department last week.

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5:35 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Feed Mill Blast

Fairland, OK – Three people are severely burn when a feed mill in Fairland, Oklahoma explodes. The three were rushed to hospitals in helicopters. The explosion happened about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The mill is west of town. Fairland is in Ottawa County, about 15-miles south of Miami.

The mill is owned by Simmons and would grind feed for chickens.

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5:31 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Tulsa Bank Robbery

Security Camera photo of bandit
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – Okla. authorities looking for Tulsa bank robber

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a man armed with a gun robbed a Bank of America.

Officers say the man entered the bank at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday and left with an undetermined amount of cash.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The robber is described as a black male who stands about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 180 to 215 pounds.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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10:38 am
Wed December 1, 2010

New Trooper Investigation

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Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Okla. troopers on leave pending investigations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are on administrative leave pending investigations into separate incidents involving the officers.

Trooper Jason Wayne Henry was placed on leave after being charged in Logan County with misdemeanor domestic abuse/assault and battery. Court documents say only that Henry was involved in a domestic violence incident on Thanksgiving Day.

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