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9:36 am
Sat May 15, 2010

Tulsa Twister

Tulsa tornado damage
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Authorities now say 3 tornadoes hit Tulsa area

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have now confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down as violent thunderstorms barreled through northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Mangement says the National Weather Service reported two tornadoes with winds of 111 mph and 135 mph. One hit Creek County near Sapulpa and another touched down in Wagoner County near Oneta.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Sat May 15, 2010

Veto Pen at Work

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor vetoes 2 bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Oklahomans to wear handguns in public view.

Henry vetoed the measure on Friday. The governor also vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Oklahoma from following the new federal health care law and authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit over the issue.

The governor says he vetoed the open carry bill over safety concerns cited by law enforcement.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Sat May 15, 2010

New Charges in Sweeney Case

Murder for Hire Suspect Terrico Bethel
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Man now charged with murder in businessman's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 57-year-old man now faces a first-degree murder charge in the September 2008 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney.

Mohammed Aziz was arrested Wednesday after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in what authorities have called a murder for hire. Tulsa County prosecutors on Friday added charges of murder and soliciting murder, saying Aziz recruited 24-year-old Terrico Bethel to kill Sweeney.

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What's New?
4:34 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

The World Speaks

Public Radio Tulsa – The BBC is leveraging its presence around the globe to take the pulse of the planet and publish the results in The World Speaks, a new global poll that reveals what people think are the biggest issues facing the world today. What are other global citizens thinking?

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Listen to the BBC World Service 24 hours a day on World Radio 88.7 HD3.

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What's New?
4:20 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Morning Music

Public Radio Tulsa – Morning Music

Who knew there was so much music for morning? We start in the darkest moment of night as the sky starts to grow lighter - from jet black to inky blue/black - through dark indigo blue and right through to sunrise. This is a great theme with great music!

Daybreak for Marimba Ensemble: Jack Stamp
Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp

Lauds Praise High Day, Ron Nelson
Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin

Morning Music: Richard Rodney Bennett
Philharmonia a Vent, John Boyd

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Local & Regional
3:05 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Friday Afternoon's Top News

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

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Commencement Change

Norman, OK – Rain forces change in OU commencement plans

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The University of Oklahoma is moving its commencement ceremony because of inclement weather.

The OU public affairs office says the ceremony planned to begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will instead start at 7:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center.

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Local & Regional
2:05 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

No Diploma

Sperry, OK – SPERRY The Sperry school board has rejected a request to allow a Vietnamese exchange student to receive a high school diploma from the school. The board voted 2-1 Thursday against a state graduation-requirements exception for 18-year-old Oanh Kim Pham.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Fri May 14, 2010

New OU Dean

Norman, OK – OU regents approve Moore as new dean

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) University of Oklahoma regents have approved the appointment of a new dean for OU's College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences.

Berrien Moore III will become the college's dean-designate on May 31 and work for about a month with current dean John Snow. Snow is retiring from his work as dean to focus on teaching and research.

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