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9:33 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Kagan Nomination Before Committee

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Tulsa, OK – WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is among those on the Judiciary Committee who will be asking questions as confirmation hearings start today for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The 62-year-old Republican says he is concerned with Kagan's focus on international law during her career, from Harvard to the solicitor general's office, and whether she plans to use foreign law if she is confirmed.

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9:26 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Grand Jury Indictments

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa County grand jury issues two sealed indictments and a report critical of the Skiatook School district's current top manager.

The indictments issued by the panel will remain sealed until defendants named in them are arrested.

The judge said the grand jury also recommended the removal of one or more public officials in a separate report also filed under seal.
The report said members of the grand jury have "no confidence in the ability" of interim superintendent to lead the district.

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9:17 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday Morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS News

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9:03 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Weekend Drownings

Tulsa, OK – Authorities say 2 drowned in Okla. lakes Saturday

Oklahoma authorities say the bodies of two men who drowned in separate lakes Saturday were recovered within hours of their deaths.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a man drowned about 8 p.m. at Tee Pee Beach on Lake Murray, south of Ardmore. An OHP report said the body of Monserrat Soto Gallardo, 67, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was recovered about 10:30 p.m. by a dive team in about 12 feet of water.

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10:06 am
Sun June 27, 2010

Fatal Crash in BA

Broken Arrow, OK – 2 cars sought in deadly Okla. hit-and-run crash

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police in Broken Arrow are looking for the drivers of two vehicles involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.

Sgt. Ed Ferguson says it appears the motorcyclist was eastbound on Oklahoma 51 about 1:10 a.m. Saturday when a westbound car crossed the center line and collided with him. Ferguson says the man was thrown into the westbound lane where he was run over by a second car.

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10:04 am
Sun June 27, 2010

Suit Files

Oklahoma City, Ok – Express Services co-founder sues CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A co-founder of the employment company Express Services Inc. is suing the chief executive officer for allegedly taking more than $134 million for personal use.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Oklahoma City by Bill Stoller of Portland, Ore., asks that CEO Bob Funk be removed from his position and that missing funds be returned or promissory notes be issued.

Stoller also asks the court to name him CEO and board chairman.

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9:59 am
Sun June 27, 2010

New State GOP Leader

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. GOP elects Tulsan new state party chairman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Republican Party has elected Matt Pinnell (pih-NELL') of Tulsa as its new chairman.

Pinnell was the only candidate for the post and was elected during a meeting Saturday in Oklahoma City. He succeeds Gary Jones who is resigning to run for state Auditor and Inspector.

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10:25 am
Sat June 26, 2010

New Info in Aja Johnson Case

Homicide victim Aja Johnson
OSBI

Norman, OK – Report says Oklahoma girl died 'violent' death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An autopsy says a 7-year-old girl who was found dead with her stepfather in a wooded area of Norman died a "violent death."

The report released Friday says Aja Johnson may have died of a neck injury, but her body was badly decomposed. The report says there were four or five cuts to the left front of her neck that went to the spine, but the remainder of the neck was nearly a skeleton with no remaining tissue.

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10:22 am
Sat June 26, 2010

OKC Business Fire

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Oklahoma City, OK – Fire hits Okla. airplane parts manufacturing plant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire has occurred at an Oklahoma City plant where airplane parts are manufactured.

Initial reports indicate the fire at Pro-Fab Manufacturing is chemical in nature and that a bin of titanium shavings is burning. Firefighters donned protective gear as they battled the blaze on the city's west side.

Employees working inside the building were evacuated. There are no immediate reports of injuries.


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12:13 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Water Report Released

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