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Local & Regional
4:58 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Low Lake Level

Fort Gibson Lake from the Western Hills Guest Ranch.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Boaters are urged to use caution while boating on Fort Gibson Lake due to lower than normal lake levels.

The lake levels at Fort Gibson Lake will be kept approximately one foot below normal for the next two to three years to perform maintenance at the dam.

The lake levels will fluctuate depending on the season. Boaters should anticipate lower water levels during spring and fall seasons and anticipated periods of heavy rain that fall within the watershed which could cause an increase in flows coming into Fort Gibson Lake

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Local & Regional
4:52 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Abortion Override

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has overriden Gov. Brad Henry's vetoes of two anti-abortion measures.

House members voted 81-14 Monday to override Henry's veto of a bill to require women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a description of the fetus before getting abortions.

The House voted 84-12 to override a second veto of legislation to prevent lawsuits in cases where a parent might argue a child with birth defects would've been better off aborted.

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Local & Regional
2:34 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

State Auditor on BA Schools Probe

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage sought to clarify earlier news accounts regarding the finalization and public release of an investigative audit into Broken Arrow Public Schools.

"The audit is still in draft form and its release is pending a review by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office," Burrage said.

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Local & Regional
2:30 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Immigration Enforcement: Tulsa County Style

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
Tulsa County

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County Jail has received almost $7-million in grants for holding immigration violators who have committed other crimes.

The sheriff says his department's work is bolstering ties with Tulsa growing Hispanic community. He says it has also lowered Tulsa County's overall crime rate.

The Sheriff discusses his department's action with reporter Marshall Stewart. Hear their conversation here.

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Local & Regional
2:27 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Student Worries About Diploma

Sperry, OK – Vietnamese student in Okla. worries about diploma

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) The stand-in parents of a Vietnamese exchange student say they're worried that Oanh Kim Pham's $8,000 annual college scholarship could be endangered if she's unable to get a high school diploma.

A Sperry School District official says he never promised Pham known as "Annie" to friends and her exchange family that she could graduate.

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Local & Regional
12:31 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Broken Arrow School Audit

Oklahoma City, OK – After several years of controversy, it appears the Broken Arrow school district is now under criminal investigation, state Rep. Mike Reynolds said today.

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Local & Regional
12:16 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Abortion Fight

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Abortion showdown looms in Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A showdown between Oklahoma's Democratic governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature is expected to play out this week after Henry vetoed two abortion bills.

Gov. Brad Henry vetoed both measures on Friday, and Republican leaders quickly vowed to attempt an override, which would be the first such attempt this year.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Dollar Thrifty Sold

new York City, NY – Hertz agrees to buy rival Dollar Thrifty for $1.2B

NEW YORK (AP) Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the world's largest car rental company, says it will buy rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group for about $1.17 billion in cash and stock.

Hertz says the deal will give it an additional 1,550 additional locations, boosting its total to 9,800. It says it will boost its leisure rental business in Europe and elsewhere.

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Local & Regional
9:21 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – A recap of Monday morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS News.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Sun April 25, 2010

Rocket Show has Tulsa Fans

One of the rocket planes above the Tulsa International Airport.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – An estimated 40,000 people turned out yesterday for Quik Trip Air and Rocket Racing Show at the Tulsa International Airport. The show was a benefit for the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

The museum is trying to become one of three locations for the retiring space shuttles.
Rocket planes use rocket fuel rather than aviation fuel, meaning those planes can fly higher and faster.

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