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12:14 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Water from the Sky?

A heavy thunderstorm moves over the Tulsa skyline.
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Tulsa, OK – Rain. Not a lot, but enough to cool us down.

Forecasters said it could happen and it did. Thunderstorms rumbled through Tulsa during the end of the morning rush hour. Strong to severe storms could be possible later today from Tulsa to the southeast. The National Weather Service says heavy rain will be possible from Tulsa to the northwest.

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Local & Regional
11:27 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Art or Ugly

Councilor Christiansen says wall titles are not aligned.
KWGS News Photo/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen will be the first to tell his trade is that of an aviator, not art critic. But, like everyone, he has an opinion. One word sums up the art work on the new sound barrier along 169- between Memorial and Mingo. That word is: "ugly".

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Local & Regional
11:26 am
Tue August 17, 2010

"Click it---or---ticket" is working

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Oklahoma City, OK – Seat belt usage increases in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say more Oklahomans are wearing seat belts this year than in 2009.

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office says a 2010 study found that usage in combined types of motor vehicles has increased 1.7 percent since last year, from 84.2 percent to 85.9 percent.

Officials say usage in pickup trucks also increased by 1.7 percent, jumping from 76.7 percent to 78.4 percent.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Gaming in Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Okla tribes paid $118.2 M in gaming fees to state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Indian tribes paid $118.2 million in gaming fees to the state last fiscal year, helping to ease budget cuts at some state agencies.

Office of State Finance records show the state received $33.3 million from the Chickasaw Nation; $22.7 million from the Choctaw Nation and $12.2 million from the Cherokee Nation. Twenty-seven other tribes paid the state about $50 million.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Trial Delayed

Tulsa, OK – Jury selection delayed in Okla man's murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Jury selection has been delayed in the murder trial of a former school teacher who is accused of fatally shooting his wife more than two years ago.

Court officials planned to begin the selection process for jurors Monday in the trial of John Robert Kastner, but it has been delayed because defense attorney Pete Silva was ill. Jury selection proceedings are still scheduled for this week at the Tulsa County courthouse.

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Local & Regional
8:11 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

August 17, 2010 – The Top Local News on this Tuesday Morning

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StudioTulsa
6:30 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Education Week: Diane Ravitch

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

SEDC Comes to Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) announced today the organization will hold its 2013 annual conference in Tulsa. It is the first time Tulsa has hosted the event.

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Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

House Fire Claims Six

Weleetka, OK – 6 dead in house fire in east-central Oklahoma

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say at least six people were killed in a house fire in the town of Weleetka.

Medical Examiner's office spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Monday two adults and four young children were killed in the early morning blaze.

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Local & Regional
2:59 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Charter School Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla judge says charter school can get state funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge has ruled that the state Department of Education must provide what would be the state's first virtual charter school with a district code that will allow it to receive public funding.

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