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EDMOND, Oklahoma - NEWS 9 won the sweepstakes award at the annual Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters contest.

The awards were presented Friday at a luncheon in Edmond.

NEWS 9 took nine first place awards in the 17 categories, including best sportscast, investigative reporting, best reporter and photographer portfolio.

News9.com also won first place as the best TV station Web site in the state.

Reporter Portfolio:
1. Amanda Taylor KWTV.
3. Amy Lester, KWTV.
Spot News:
2. KWTV, "Pig Farm Hit" -- Mason Dunn, Ken Kilbourn.
3. KWTV, "Edmond Business Destroyed" -- Amy Lester, Chris Newsome.
Investigative Reporting:
1. KWTV, "Car Wash Honesty Test" -- Amanda Taylor, Rich Kriegel.
2. KWTV, "Ethanol vs. Gas" -- Alex Cameron, John Almendarez.
3. KWTV, "Illegal Locksmiths" -- Amanda Taylor, Rich Kriegel.
Best Election Coverage:
2. KWTV, "Freedom Center" -- Amy Lester, David Young.
3. KWTV, "Beaulah Mae" -- Charles Bassett, Chris Newsome.
General News Photography:
1. KWTV, "Clinton Papers" -- Travis Doussettel.
2. KWTV, "Windy House Fire" -- Tim Ackelmire.
3. KWTV, "Potter Church" -- John Almendarez.
Best Video Editing:
3. KWTV, "Thunder Open" -- Sarah Cornell.
Best Evening Newscast:
3. KWTV -- Producer Katie den Daas, Director Jennifer Hibbard, Anchors Amy McRee and Kelly Ogle.
Enterprise:
1. KWTV, ""Point in Time" -- Alex Cameron, John Almendarez.
3. KWTV, "Rape Book" -- Alex Cameron, David Young.
Web Site:
1. KWTV -- News9.com.
Sportscast:
1. KWTV -- Dean Blevins.
Feature Photography:
1. KWTV, "Archer Kid" -- Tim Ackelmire.
2. KWTV, "Paralympic Archer" -- David Young.
Best Special Program:
2. KWTV "Making a Difference"
3. KWTV "Consumer Watch"
General News:
1. KWTV, "Scout Rescue" -- Melissa Maynarich, Ken Kilbourn.
2. KWTV, "Potter Church" -- Jacqueline Sit, John Almendarez.
Feature Reporting:
2. KWTV, "Gainesville Baby Reunion" -- Doug Warner, Travis Doussette.
3. KWTV, "MRSA Kid" -- Amy Lester, Greg Blackwood.
Weather Event Coverage:
2. KWTV, "Tornadic Event of May 24, 2008" -- Gary England, Michael Armstrong, Mason Dunn, Ken Kilbourn.
Best Photographer Portfolio:
1. KWTV -- John Almendarez.
2. KWTV -- Travis Doussette.
3. Tie: KWTV -- Mark McBride and KWTV -- Tim Ackelmire.