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12:35 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Council Charter Change Proposal

City Hall at One-Technology Center
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council hears a proposal from one of its own dealing with changing the Tulsa City Charter. Councilor Roscoe Turner is proposing creating the position of City Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city and to serve as the City's CEO.

Currently, Tulsa has a strong mayor/weak council form of government. Turners change would make the mayor a figure head while strengthening the role of the city council in hiring a manager.

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12:32 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Suicide Linked To City Council Debate

Norman, OK – Family links suicide of 19-year-old to gay debate

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Members of a 19-year-old gay man who recently committed suicide say they think a debate about homosexuality he witnessed at Norman City Council meeting may have pushed him to take his own life.

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9:39 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Third Victim Dies

Tulsa, OK – 3rd victim in shooting at Tulsa hotel dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A third victim of a Tulsa hotel shooting last week has died.

Police confirmed that 20-year-old Toni Ruff died at a Tulsa hospital over the weekend. He was shot last Thursday night at a Days Inn hotel in east-central Tulsa. The others fatally shot were 23-year-old Joey Deon Mike and 19-year-old Jermiko Thomas.

No arrests had been made as of Monday night.

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9:34 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Finding Fortune at Tulsa Fair

The Golden Driller on the Tulsa Fairgrounds
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Tulsa, OK – Nearly $300,000 found for Okla. fairgoers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham's office says cash and stock worth nearly $300,000 was found for 464 people attending the 2010 Tulsa State Fair.

Meacham's office announced Monday that employees dug up $298,304 for those who visited the treasurer's "Pot of Gold" booth in the Quik Trip Center. The largest single amount was more than $88,000 in stock for an Owasso woman.

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9:31 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Closing Set for Old City Hall

Old City Hall
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, Tulsa Development Authority and Brickhugger, LLC will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on the Plaza Level of old city hall as final closing documents for the former city hall will be signed.

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9:26 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Work to Resume at Pryor

Pryor, OK – Fertilizer production to resume at Okla. plant

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma City company says production of anhydrous ammonia has resumed at a plant in Pryor that was damaged by fire in June.

LSB Industries Inc. said Monday that repairs had been completed at the Pryor Chemical Co., and production of the fertilizer is proceeding according to a restart plan. Pryor Chemical Co. is a subsidiary of LSB Industries.

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9:23 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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4:12 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

BOK Center Moves Up

Tulsa's BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – BOK Center has raised its national and worldwide ranking by Pollstar Magazine, a leading industry publication, based on ticket sales January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. The BOK Center now ranks #5 in the US and #15 in the world of the top arena venues.

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12:49 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Dies

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Court officials say Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala has died at age 89.

An official with the Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts says Opala died about 1:30 a.m. Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Deputy Administrator Mike Mayberry says Opala was discovered unconscious at his Warr Acres home on Saturday by police after he didn't respond to telephone calls and knocks at his door. He underwent surgery on Sunday.

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