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10:09 am
Fri July 9, 2010

GOP Candidate Opposed to Tax Cut

Mary Fallin
US House

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin says she doesn't support further cuts to the state's income tax rate until Oklahoma's economy has rebounded. Speaking after a GOP forum in Enid last night, Fallin said she sees no need to repeal a scheduled one-quarter percent reduction in the income tax slated to take effect once state revenue grows by more than 4 percent over the previous year.

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
10:03 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Triabal Impeachment

Concho, OK – Impeachment trial for Okla. tribal governor starts

CONCHO, Okla. (AP) The governor of the Cheyenne-Arapaho American Indian tribe has started her defense during her impeachment trial.

Gov. Janice Boswell arrived 10 minutes late Thursday on the first day of the trial that's being held before the eight-member tribal legislature and more than 30 tribal members.

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Local & Regional
5:04 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Police Searching for Missing Man

Wilburn Jenkins
Supplied: Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK –

The Tulsa Police Department is requesting assistance locating Wilburn Jenkins, a missing elderly person who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Jenkins is described as a white male, 77 years-old, 5'06" tall, weighing 190 pounds, with a grey moustache, grey hair on the sides of his head and balding on top, He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with an embroidered logo (possibly a flag), white shirt, blue jeans, and brown loafers. He has a tattoo on his upper-left arm of the name "Doris."

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Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Mixed Sales Tax Report

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid May to mid June, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are slightly below last year's totals, but higher than predicted.

Actual tax received is $16,349,927, or .90 percent below the $16,498,273 collected during the same period last year. The budget estimate for the period was $15,607,000.

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Local & Regional
4:52 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Area Flooding

Tulsa, Ok – BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
309 PM CDT THU JUL 8 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

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StudioTulsa
3:49 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

"The High Cost of Discount Culture"

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Local & Regional
3:09 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

UPDATE: Old City Hall

Airview of old Tulsa City Hall.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – The "sale pending" sign is going up in front of the old Tulsa City Hall. The Tulsa Development Authority today decided it will negotiate with Brickhuggers for the sale of the 11-story building. Brickhuggers offered one-million dollars -- as is-- for the building last March

Tulsa Economic Development Director Mike Bunney says an upscale, 200-room, hotel is planned. Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the long closed Mayo Hotel.

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

More Floods Possible

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service says heavy rain is likely to continue falling in parts of Oklahoma through Friday and that more flooding is possible.

Almost all of the state are under either a flood watch or flash flood watch.

A tropical air mass is moving through the state, bringing the chance of thunderstorms with heavy rain.

Rain chances are forecast to continue through Monday.

The Tulsa area had street flooding Thursday morning.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Council/Mayor Still at Odds

City Council Chair Rick Westcott
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, Ok –
Despite having his veto overridden, Mayor Bartlett is still refusing to spend money. That is frustrating to Council Chair Rick Westcott.

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