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11:15 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Clapton Back to Tulsa

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – A part of the "Tulsa Sound" in the 1970s is returning to Tulsa in 2010.

Eric Clapton has been booked for the B-O-K Center for March 2nd. Joining him will be the Who's Roger Daltrey.

Tickets go on sale Saturday morning. Prices range from 57-to-97-dollars.

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9:47 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Grand Jury Probe

Tulsa, OK – nmates quizzed in police probe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An online report says inmates testifying before a federal grand jury investigating police corruption are being questioned about alleged missing money, nonexistent informants and corrupted search warrants.

The Tulsa World reported the development on its Web site Saturday. It said the grand jury was meeting in a secret location to investigate alleged corruption of officers assigned to the Tulsa Police Department's Special Investigations Division.

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9:44 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Tulsa Job Loses

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Automated Research closes doors

TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than 100 people found themselves without their jobs and without their last paychecks when a Tulsa marketing company abruptly closed its doors.

Automated Research and Marketing ended operations on Tuesday. Workers say that on Tuesday they were told to leave the business and that the company could not provide their last checks.

Former employee Eunice Reed told Oklahoma City television station KWTV that she feels like she was "robbed."

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Local & Regional
5:09 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Bishop Kelley Fire

A Tulsa fire truck has its ladder raised during a fire at the Bishop Kelley High School.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Students at Tulsa's Bishop Kelley High School get out of class a little early. Fire alarms started sounding about 2:45 Friday afternoon and classrooms on the sprawling campus near 41st and I-44. Faculty and students were evacuated. Fire trucks and an EMSA ambulance responded to a fire in the athletic department's weight room.

Fire officials say the contents of the building will be a complete loss. There is no dollar amount to the damage at this time. The fire may have started in the a golf cart.

There were no injuries.

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5:08 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Hospital For Sale

Kingfisher County is colored red.
KWGS Map

Kingfisher, OK –


KINGFISHER, Okla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- United Country Lippard Auctioneers, Inc., (www.lippardauctions.com) announces the public auction of the former Kingfisher Regional Hospital, according to Troy Lippard, auctioneer.

"Kingfisher Regional Hospital recently built a new facility on the South end of town," explained Lippard. "Therefore we will be offering the old building at absolute public auction which means it sells to the highest bidder with no minimums and no reserves."

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3:32 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Giraffe Dies at Tulsa Zoo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 5-year-old female giraffe that suffered a neck injury while being transported to the Tulsa Zoo from Ohio has died.

Zoo officials announced Friday that the giraffe named "Amali" died during a procedure to determine the extent of her neck injury.

Zoo spokesman Angela Evans says Amali injured her neck Oct. 18 while she was being transported from her home zoo in Ohio.

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3:22 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Mayo RE-Dedicated

The Grand Staircase at the renovated Mayo Hotel in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The ribbon is cut for the re-dedication of the history Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa. The hotel at 5th and Cheyenne was completed in 1925 and was at the time the tallest building in Tulsa.

Macy Snyder discusses her family's efforts to renovate and reopen the hotel.

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2:58 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

New North Tulsa Development

Officials and North Tulsa leaders break ground for the new shopping center on North Peoria
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken later for a new shopping center in North Tulsa. The Shoppes on Peoria, the new 27,000 square foot retail development center will be located in north Tulsa at 1731 N. Peoria Avenue.

It is at the site of the old Seminole Shopping Center, known by developers as the Banfield site, after a long time meat market that was located there.

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2:54 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Kathy Taylor's Exit

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor

Tulsa, OK – Today is Kathy Taylor's last full weekday as Tulsa's mayor. Her term in office will end Monday afternoon when Dewey Bartlett takes the oath of office. KWGS' John Durkee, a former member of Taylor's staff, set down for an exit interview with the out-going mayor.

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3:30 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Judge Changes Jury's Recommendation

Tulsa, OK – Family members are calling it a miscarriage of justice. 36-year-old Larry Neely was given a 12-year prison sentence for the first degree murder of a 20-month old child left in his care. However, this morning, Judge William Kellough suspended all but 12-years of the prison term. He also gave Neely credit for time already served.


The Judge cited Neely's remorse and said the crime was not convicted by malice. Prosecutors had claimed Neely yanked toddler J.J Hall from a bed and slammed him into a dresser causing fatal internal injuries.

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