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9:52 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Homicide Detective Burglary Victim

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Guns stolen from home of Tulsa police officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The home of Tulsa police Sgt. Mike Huff has been burglarized with guns, badges and a police uniform among the items stolen.

Huff was speaking at a conference on cold-case investigations in Florida when the burglary occurred. Authorities say the burglars kicked in the back door to get into the home Wednesday.

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9:41 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Stories

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

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4:15 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Tornado Watch

Oklahoma City, OK – Tornado watch issued for western Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for nine counties in western Oklahoma.

The watch, in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, covers Beaver, Beckham, Ellis, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Roger Mills and Texas counties. Strong storms were reported in the Oklahoma Panhandle Thursday afternoon.

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4:12 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Texting Ban Urged

Oklahoma City, OK – Parents of teen killed in crash urge texting ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The parents of a 17-year-old Texas girl killed in a car accident while texting on her mobile phone are pushing for a texting ban in Oklahoma.

Johnny Mac and Jeanne Brown of Wellman, Texas, visited the state Capitol on Thursday to support a bill pending in the Senate to prohibit texting while driving. Their daughter Alex died in a one-car crash five miles from their home in November 2009.

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3:12 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Tulsa, OK – Today is Earth Day

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2:25 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Arrest In Rape of 5-year-old BA Girl

Broken Arrow Police Major Carole Newell and Assistant DA Jake Cain meets with reporters in Broken Arrow.
KWGS News photo

Broken Arrow, OK – On April 16th, Broken Arrow Police Officers arrested Douglas Harold Polk, Jr. on a complaint of first degree rape, domestic assault and battery and violation of a protective order. Police were called to investigate a case of lewd molestation.

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2:23 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Investgiation May Be Expanded

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson and Mayor Bartlett.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council meets in executive session this afternoon at five to take up two matters. One is a lawsuit, but the other deals with the investigation into comments made by the Mayor's office.

While the agenda does not specify this, sources tell KWGS News the council will consider expanding its probe to include Mayor Bartlett.

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9:56 am
Thu April 22, 2010

State House Action

Oklahoma Capitol
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Oklahoma City, OK – House OKs workers' comp, performance pay bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has approved two key planks of the GOP-controlled Legislature's agenda performance pay for teachers and an overhaul of the state's workers' compensation system.

Both measures were approved by the House on Wednesday and now head to conference committees where the final language will be negotiated.

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9:54 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Blast at Oil Field Investigated

Weleetka, OK – Federal agency to investigate fatal oil site blast

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says it is investigating a tank explosion at an oil site in Weleetka that killed one person.

CSB officials announced Wednesday that the 21-year-old victim died of burns from the April 14 blast and fire.

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9:52 am
Thu April 22, 2010

Clinton Honored in OKC

Bill Clinton receives award in Oklahoma City.
OKC Memorial

Oklahoma City, OK – Clinton visits memorial before receiving award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former President Bill Clinton has paid his respects to the 168 people who were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 15 years ago.

Clinton visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial Wednesday night, shortly before receiving the Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

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