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10:56 am
Sun September 26, 2010

Execution Hearing Set

Oklahoma City, OK – Judge sets hearing on Okla. inmate's execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has set an October hearing on whether an inmate's execution should go on as scheduled or be delayed because of a shortage of an anesthetic used in the process.

Donald Ray Wackerly II is set to die Oct. 14, but another inmate is scheduled for execution two days later.

The Oklahoman reports that only one dose of sodium thiopental, the first drug administered in the execution protocol, is available.

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10:52 am
Sun September 26, 2010

Four Killed in Crash

Purcell, OK – 4 killed in accident in south-central Oklahoma

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) Authorities say four people were killed in a single-vehicle accident in McClain County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 77 about three miles south of Purcell.

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10:48 am
Sat September 25, 2010

No Stand on 744

Oklahoma City, OK – Dem supt candidate won't take stand on SQ 744

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) One of the candidates seeking to become Oklahoma's next state superintendent is declining to take a public stand on State Question 744.

The proposed constitutional amendment would require the state within three years to meet the regional average of per-student spending in the six states bordering Oklahoma. Gov. Brad Henry says it may be the most important state question considered by voters in 20 years.

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10:03 am
Sat September 25, 2010

Hertz Gives its "Final Answer"

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – NEW YORK (AP) Hertz says its bid for Dollar Thrifty is its best and final offer, even though Avis has sweetened its own bid for the Tulsa-based rental chain. Dollar Thrifty shareholders will have a special meeting next week to vote on the Hertz offer of $50.25 per share.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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9:57 am
Sat September 25, 2010

No Bomb At Sapulpa

Sapulpa, OK – Authorities say device at Okla. school not a bomb

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have determined that a suspicious device found in a Sapulpa junior high school wasn't a bomb.

The discovery of the device about 9:05 a.m. Friday triggered the evacuation of about 2,000 students from the elementary, junior high and high schools in the city just west of Tulsa. The schools are located close together.

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3:58 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Truck Runs Off 169

An ODOT traffic camera looks down on the 71st and 169 crash site.
ODOT Traffic Cam

Tulsa, OK – Emergency officials are investigating a traffic crash on Highway 169 at 71st Street. It appears a truck ran off the north bound bridge and landed near 71st street. There are reports of injuries from motorist on 71st street. No word at this point on the truck driver's condition. The driver was taken to the hospital.

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3:57 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Scare at Sapulpa

Sapulpa, OK – SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Sapulpa school officials say about 2,000 students from elementary, junior and high schools were evacuated after a potential pipe bomb was found inside a room in the junior high school.

Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Haefner says a Tulsa police bomb technician was brought in to evaluate the device, which was found about 9:05 a.m. Friday.

School Superintendent Mary Webb said officials decided to evacuate the schools as a precaution. The buildings are in proximity to each other.

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9:53 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Mayor Accused

Stillwater, OK – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has learned that he's been indicted after a multicounty grand jury investigation into the circumstances surrounding a $5,000 economic development grant he received last year. The grand jury issued two sealed indictments that are to be unsealed Monday in the Payne County courthouse. Bates told The Oklahoman his attorney informed him of the indictment yesterday after speaking with prosecutors.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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9:50 am
Fri September 24, 2010

New Lottery Winners

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lottery officials looking for winners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lottery officials are looking for Oklahoma's newest millionaire.

Oklahoma Lottery officials said Thursday that a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was purchased at Stripes convenience store in Lawton. The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were 3, 20, 43, 47 and 52, with a Mega Ball of 26.

Officials say by choosing the multiplier, which was 4, the owner's winnings increased from $250,000 to $1 million.

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9:45 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from KWGS News.

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