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1:54 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Candidate Forum

Tahlequah, OK – Candidates for Okla. gov. make final pitch

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The six candidates for governor will try to separate themselves from their opponents during the final gubernatorial forum before next Tuesday's primary election.

Officials with the nonpartisan Oklahoma Academy for State Goals say all six have agreed to attend the forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are battling for the Democratic nomination.

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1:52 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Attorney Hire for House Probe

Retiring House Speaker Chris Benge.

Oklahoma City, OK – House hires attorney in corruption investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state House of Representatives has hired an attorney to help deal with allegations of political corruption.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Monies for House Speaker Chris Benge says Edmond attorney Andy Lester will "navigate and negotiate" the investigation.

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1:50 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Plane Crash Report

Owasso, OK – NTSB releases prelim report on Okla. plane crash

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) A preliminary report on a plane crash that killed three near the Owasso airport says the aircraft was in a spin when it went down.

The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued Tuesday says witnesses reported the plane turning left and in a spin as it lost altitude.

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10:00 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Fatal Fire at Muskogee

Muskogee, OK – Okla. boy dies in apartment fire

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Fire officials are investigating a blaze at a garage apartment that killed a 2-year-old boy.

Crews received an emergency call about 9:24 a.m. Monday and arrived within minutes, but they were unable to save Kaydeen John Paul Stepp.

The child's mother, Tara Woods, says she was in the living room with two others when the blaze began. Woods says she tried to reach her son but she was blocked by a wall of flames.

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9:56 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Time for Immunizations

Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Wrong Side of the Law?

Tulsa, OK – 5 Okla lawmen indicted, arrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors say four current Tulsa police officers and one former officer have been arrested and indicted in connection with a corruption probe.

U.S. Attorney Jane Duke in Arkansas said Tuesday two indictments were unsealed after Earnest Bonham, Nick DeBruin, Jeff Henderson, Harold Wells and Bill Yelton made initial court appearances.

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11:49 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tulsa Transit Changes Grilled

Sign in front of Tulsa Transit Headquarters in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Transit says it had no choice but to make changes to its operation. The service's budget was cut 31-percent during the past budget cycle. The cut back has required changes to its LIFT program for the disabled and elderly.

Tulsa Transit General Manager Bill Cartwright answered criticism today from City Councilor Maria Barnes.

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11:48 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Cooling Stations

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Eastern Oklahomans are filling up the Salvation Army's cooling station in downtown Tulsa as they look for relief from the sweltering summer heat. Executive Director Arletta Robinson at the Salvation Army's Center of Hope says the facility can handle up to 500 people.

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9:37 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tulsa Bank Robbed

A hidden camera snaps a picture of the bank robber.
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department is investigating another Tulsa bank robbery. The ICB Bank east of Yale on Skelly Drive was robbed yesterday afternoon.

The robber gave the teller a note that implied he had a gun, however no gun was seen.

The suspect ran from the bank toward apartments near 51st and Yale.

This same bank has been robbed several times in recent months.

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