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1:13 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Abortion Bill

Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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1:01 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Vice Principal Out on Bail

Robert yerton
Tulsa County Jail Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla. school official facing sex charges is freed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An assistant elementary school principal in Tulsa is now free on bond after a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to child sex charges.

Forty-one-year-old Robert Yerton was released Tuesday night from the Tulsa Jail after posting $150,000 bond. Defense attorney Richard O'Carroll says Yerton denies the allegations.

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1:00 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Death Toll Lowered

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials lower storm death toll from 5 to 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma authorities are lowering the death toll from this week's storms from five to two after learning three children who were reported to be killed had survived.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Tuesday that the children were injured in Monday storms that killed their Cleveland County mother and a man in Oklahoma City.

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12:54 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Mayor Avoids Recall

Stillwater, OK – Stillwater mayor avoids recall in close vote

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has avoided being recalled by four votes out of nearly 4,500 votes cast.

The unofficial vote in Tuesday's election is 2,230 to keep the 28-year-old Bates in office and 2,226 voting to remove him. The result is to be certified Friday.

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12:52 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Oklahoma! Right Side Up

Tulsa, OK – Survey: Okla. has fewest "upside-down" home values

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A survey by a business data company has found Oklahoma has the lowest percentage of people who owe more on their homes than the home is worth.

The survey release Tuesday by CoreLogic says 5.9 percent of mortgage holders in Oklahoma have negative equity compared to 23.7 percent nationwide. The highest rate is in Nevada where 69.9 percent of mortgage holders owe more than the home is worth.

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9:42 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of the Wednesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
3:05 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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3:02 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

I-244 Inspection

Tulsa, OK – The Interstate 2-44 project around downtown gets an inspection from State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage. He was impressed with the way the state has used the stimulus money.

Work on the I-244-project around downtown is at the half-way point. In an exclusive interview with KWGS, Transportation Director Gary Ridley says traffic will be re-routed the other direction soon.

The Expressway Make-Over is being paid for with 75-million dollars in stimulus money.

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Local & Regional
2:55 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Revenue Collections Still Up

Treasurer Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma
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12:23 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Storm Scams

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson is warning Oklahomans impacted by yesterday's storms to be on the lookout for frauds and scams. Edmondson said home repair schemes and charity fraud typically follow in the wake of weather damage.

"We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts shysters looking to make a quick buck," Edmondson said. "We're getting the message out now to make people aware. It's far preferable to prevent fraud because catching these con men is difficult."

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