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9:10 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Girl Attacked By Dog

Tulsa, OK – A two-year-old Tulsa girl is hospitalized after being attacked by a Pit Bull dog Sunday afternoon. Police and EMSA officials say the attack happened at an apartment complex near 17th and South Memorial.

The child was rushed to the hospital and is listed in serious condition at St-Francis. The fate of the dog is unknown.

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Local & Regional
10:31 am
Sun October 3, 2010

Oil and Gas Industry

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma oil and gas industry struggled in 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state report suggests that Oklahoma's oil and gas industry struggled in 2009.

According to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's annual report on oil and gas activity, production numbers were about the same as other years but intent-to-drill applications tumbled from 6,220 in 2008 to 2,500 last year. Observers say such applications are a good way to gauge the state of the industry.

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Local & Regional
10:24 am
Sun October 3, 2010

Football Review

Undated – Here is the latest Oklahoma sports from The AP


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Quarterback G.J. Kinne led Tulsa to an easy 48-7 victory over Memphis last night. Kinne threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score for the Golden Hurricane (3-2, 1-1 Conference USA).

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Sun October 3, 2010

Warm September

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) September was warmer than average across Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Climatological Survey reported that the statewide average temperature last month was 74.5 degrees, 2.1 degrees above normal.

The survey also reported that the statewide average rainfall of 3.99 inches is 0.18 inches below average and the 36th wettest on record, even though much of the state was dry.

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Local & Regional
10:16 am
Sun October 3, 2010

Salmonella Investigation

Oklahoma City, oK – Okla. officials investigating salmonella cases


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Health Department says the number of salmonella cases in Oklahoma has risen to 15, and officials are monitoring illnesses involving a similar strain in two other states.

The agency is investigating 12 cases of salmonella among Mustang elementary school children in Canadian County, as well as two confirmed cases in neighboring Oklahoma County and one in Carter County.

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Local & Regional
10:20 am
Sat October 2, 2010

Execution Delayed

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

Oklahoma City, OK – Execution stay extended for Okla. inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has extended a stay of execution for an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of killing his 77-year-old great-uncle 16 years ago.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot took the action in the case of 38-year-old Jeffrey David Matthews.

Friot granted the stay hours before Matthews was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Aug. 17. The stay was to expire on Oct. 16. but was extended until Nov. 20.

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10:19 am
Sat October 2, 2010

Mother/Daughter Fights-Daughter Dead

Muskogee, OK – Okla. woman fatally shot by police officer

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee police say an officer fatally shot a woman and another officer was injured during a domestic disturbance.

Muskogee police spokesman Pedro Zardeneta said a physical altercation occurred between the woman and two officers who were responding to a burglary call at a residence about 10:20 a.m. Friday.

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10:18 am
Sat October 2, 2010

Fire was set

Fort Washita near Durant
Oklahoma Historical Society

Durant, OK – Okla. authorities say fire at fort was arson

DURANT, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a fire that destroyed a military barracks building at an old Army fort in southeastern Oklahoma was deliberately set.

State Fire Marshal's spokeswoman JoAnne Sellars says her office, the Bryan County sheriff's office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been investigating the blaze at historic Fort Washita since flames gutted the two-story structure Sunday morning. No injuries were reported.

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9:59 am
Fri October 1, 2010

City Attorney Resigns

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Attorney Deidre Dexter has submitted her resignation to Mayor. Dexter has been the city attorney for the last four years. She will leave office on December 1st and return to private practice.

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