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2:13 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Sales Tax Numbers Increase

Tulsa, OK –
The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid July to mid August, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are slightly above last year's and higher than budget predictions.

Actual sales tax received is $17,116,149 compared to the $16,849,105 collected during the same period last year, which is a 1.58% increase. The budget estimate for the period was $15,979,000.

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Local & Regional
1:51 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Tulsa Police Corruption

Indicted Tulsa Police Officer Bill Yelton

Tulsa, OK – Okla police officer seeks release from jail

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police officer accused of corruption has asked a federal judge to release him from custody.

A motion filed on behalf of Bill Yelton seeks to reverse a U.S. magistrate's decision to detail him prior to trial.

Yelton and co-defendant, Jeff Henderson, remain jailed after federal indictments accused them, two present and one retired police officer of crimes including perjury and planting drug evidence.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Landfill Update

Landfill fire at 56th Street North and U.S. Highway 75.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla agency orders landfill to stop taking waste

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has told a north Tulsa landfill where a fire occurred to stop accepting waste.

The agency issued the emergency order Thursday to the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill.

Under the order, the landfill must be in compliance with all applicable regulations, including those that may have contributed to the fire, before it can reopen.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Fri August 6, 2010

Council Requests Review

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson and Mayor Bartlett at a City Council meeting.
KWGS News Photo/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa council wants ethics review of mayor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City Council wants to know if Mayor Dewey Bartlett committed an ethics violation.

The council voted unanimously to ask the city's Auditor's Office to investigate the mayor's accepting free legal services from an attorney who has done legal work for the city in the past.

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Local & Regional
8:14 am
Fri August 6, 2010

This Morning's Local News

August 6, 2010 – The top local news of the day

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StudioTulsa
5:10 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

"When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things"

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What's New?
4:21 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Food for Thought on StudioTulsa

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – We've got a pair of great "thematic" weeks of programming lined up for StudioTulsa during the month of August. These two theme-centered weeks will consist of encore presentations of past programs that we're especially proud of.

Science Week begins on Monday the 9th, and Education Week will begin on Monday the 16th.

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Local & Regional
3:55 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Education and Economy in North Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. – North Tulsa has long borne the stigma of being one of Tulsa's most underdeveloped areas. The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative, established three years ago, seeks to change both that stigma and the underlying problems in the area that contribute to its bad reputation.

Dr. Lana Turner-Addison chairs NTEDi's Education Sub-Committee.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

1st Day of School

Kendall Whittier is near 5th and Columbia in Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Today is first day of school at Tulsa's five continuous learning schools: Chouteau, Eugene Fields, Mark Twain, Marshall and Kendall-Whittier.

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Medicare Fraud Case

Oklahoma City, OK – Court ref hears arguments on Medicaid funding bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for Oklahoma's Insurance Department says a law to raise money for the Medicaid program is unconstitutional and a lawsuit against it should be considered by the state Supreme Court.

Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland has sued to overturn the law that imposes a 1 percent fee on paid insurance claims.

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