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3:40 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
1:59 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Bell's Vote Delayed

Bell's old location on the fairgrounds.

Tulsa, OK – There will be no July 27th vote on a Wagoner County tax for the relocation of Bell's Amusement Park.

The Wagoner County Commissioners decided to delay the vote until after they review a full-business plan. The commission had scheduled a vote on the one-quarter of a cent sales tax hike.

The park would be built along Highway 51 near Coweta. Bell's used to be located on the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

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Local & Regional
1:20 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Cole bids for House

Tom Cole
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Local & Regional
9:33 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Economic Recovery

Doctor Ernie Goss
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Omaha, NE – OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Oklahoma, continues to signal go for the regional economy. In a report released late yesterday, the May Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region rose for the sixth month in a row, to 64.2 in May from 61.7 in April. The index, which ranges from zero to 100, is overseen by Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss.

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9:24 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Pool to Reopen

One of Tulsa's closed municipal pools.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Private funding allows 5 Tulsa pools to open

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The five Tulsa city pools that are opening this summer all are being funded by private money.

As the city deals with a budget crunch, it has eliminated all public money for the pools, so parks officials had to seek funding elsewhere.

Local Parks and Recreation Director Lucy Dolman says that while the city has operated some pools with private money in the past, never before have all the Tulsa pools that were open been funded that way.

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Local & Regional
12:56 pm
Mon May 31, 2010

Man Freed

Tulsa, OK – Man freed by corruption probe eyes resuming life

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Bobby Wayne Haley Sr. says getting his life back on track is a top priority after he was freed from federal prison by the findings of a grand jury investigation into police corruption.

The 55-year-old Haley, who lives at Tulsa, was released May 21 from a prison in Texas. Prosecutors now say he was set up by a drug informant allegedly coached by two undercover cops.

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9:27 am
Sun May 30, 2010

PSO Bills Increase

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – PSO aveage customer bills to rise by $4

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers will see their average bills rise by about $4 this summer, but the utility says the reduced cost of natural gas kept the level of increase down.

PSO said Friday says the increase of $4.01 during the peak months of June to October is due to the "fuel cost" portion of customer bills.

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9:24 am
Sun May 30, 2010

Plane Crash at Collinsville

Collinsville, OK – 2 dead as small plane crashes northern Tulsa Cty.

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small plane near a tiny airstrip in northern Tulsa County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says the crash occurred just before 10 a.m. Saturday near Airman Acres, a dirt airstrip. Brown says the plane took off heading south and witnesses soon heard an engine stall.

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9:19 am
Sat May 29, 2010

Aide Expanded

Oklahoma City, OK – 2 more Okla. counties to get disaster assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say two more counties have been added to a disaster declaration issued for parts of Oklahoma that were affected by the May 10-13 outbreak of severe storms.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said Friday federal disaster assistance has been extended to Creek and Garvin counties as a result of severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds.

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