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1:58 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Enid Voters Reject Bond Issue

Enid, Okla. – ENID, Okla. (AP) A proposed $20 million bond issue for downtown development in Enid has failed in a close vote.

Unofficial returns show voters rejected the plan by fewer than 150 votes 4,023 to 3,892.

The proposed bonds were to be matched with $20 million from the city to redevelop the downtown business district. The projects were to include renovating Mark Price Arena, expanding the Cherokee Strip Conference Center and building a new events center.

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1:57 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Operation Targets Tulsa Gangs

Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks discusses TPD's participation in the raids.
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Tulsa, OK – It is called "Operation Triple Beam". The U-S Marshal Service's Chad Hunt calls it an anti-gang initiative by local, state and federal law enforcers.


The multi-jurisdictional anti-gang operation led to scores of drug and narcotics arrests in Tulsa. Tulsa Police Gangs Task Force Supervisor Sean Larkin says 163-people were arrested. 46-illegal weapons were taken off the streets. Additional joint operations are planned.

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11:54 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Drug Operation Busted

Edmond, Okla. – EDMOND, Okla. (AP) A sunrise drug bust near Edmond North High School has resulted in 10 arrests and the seizure of marijuana, steroids and guns.

Police spokeswoman Glynda Chu says officers began serving warrants about 7 a.m. Wednesday at Rolling Green Apartments. The complex is about two blocks east of the school.

Chu says there have been complaints of gunfire and drug deals at the complex. She says undercover officers have been investigating activity there for about two months.

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11:45 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Runaway Inmate Captured

Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester.
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McAlester, Okla. – McALESTER, Okla. (AP) An inmate who escaped from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has been arrested in Tulsa.

Twenty-eight-year-old Mark Dwayne Smith Jr. was captured without incident at a Tulsa motel about 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Prison Deputy Warden Rick Moham said Smith was discovered missing during an inmate count around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Moham says officials believe Smith went around the back of one of the housing units and apparently met someone who picked him up on the road.

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10:53 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Union Tells AA "No!"

Jet inside American Airlines Hangar in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Today, members of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) at two American Airlines bargaining units have voted to reject tentative contract agreements with the airline reached in May, while a third unit has voted to ratify the agreement. In a large turnout, 10,251 eligible TWU members cast ballots out of a possible 12,800.

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10:48 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Doak Wins

Oklahoma City, OK – Doak wins insurance commissioner GOP runoff

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Longtime insurance agent John Doak of Tulsa has defeated former Insurance Commissioner John Crawford of Oklahoma City for the Republican nomination for state insurance commissioner.

In the only statewide race on Tuesday's ballot, the 47-year-old Doak beat Crawford, 78, who was looking to return to the office he held for one term in the 1990s.

Doak will face incumbent Democratic Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland in November.

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8:00 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News for Wednesday Morning

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2:09 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Health Fee Unconstitutional

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Supreme Court overturns Medicaid fee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a state law intended to raise revenue for the state's Medicaid program.

The ruling posted on the court's website Tuesday said the measure violates the state Constitution. It comes a day after justices heard oral arguments in the case.

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12:23 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Second Police Chopper to Fly

One of Tulsa's two police helicopters.
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett announces a second police helicopter will be in the air, by the end of this week.


The Mayor and acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan made the announcement in a city hall news conference this morning. The Mayor says the second chopper will fly only when the first chopper in on the ground. He says that rule will be lifted if there is an emergency situation, such as a disaster, Amber Alert or other major crime incident.

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