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12:44 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Budget approved in Senate

The State Senate Chambers
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to a $6.67 billion appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year that cuts most state agency budgets by about 7 percent.

The Senate on Friday voted 42-5 for the measure, which now heads to the House for final consideration.

The budget bill was the result of months of negotiations between Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature, who grappled with how to fill a $1.2 billion deficit.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Murder in Tulsa Robbery

Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the 16th and Harvard Rib Crib at daybreak on Friday.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) An armed robbery and shooting at a Tulsa restaurant has left one man dead and police say they've arrested one man in the case.

Police say three men entered the back door of the Rib Crib about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after the restaurant was closed and opened fire on three employees who were inside. Police say the victim was shot several times and was dead at the scene.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Council Says No

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa city Council says no to a 120-thousand dollar budget amendment to pay salaries in the salaries in the mayor's office.

City Councilor Jack Henderson says the mayor's office is no different than other departments when it comes to cut backs. He says when budgets were trimmed earlier this year, other departments were not given the chance to transfer money around. Councilor Bill Christiansen said "What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Open Carry Veto Sustained

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House sustains open carry veto

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has sustained Gov. Brad Henry's veto of legislation to allow concealed gun license holders to carry their weapons openly.

The House voted 65-29 Thursday to override Henry's veto, less than the two-thirds vote needed. At least 68 members of the 101-member chamber must agree to override a gubernatorial veto.

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Local & Regional
8:36 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Friday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
3:37 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Thursday Afternoon's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
1:30 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Governor Asks for Help

Tulsa, OK – Gov. Brad Henry today asked the White House to approve a major disaster declaration for 15 counties impacted in the first round of a series of violent storms last week that left two dead and hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.

The Governor's request for individual assistance includes Alfalfa, Carter, Cleveland, Grant, Johnston, Kay, Mayes, McClain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Pottawatomie, Rogers and Seminole counties.

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StudioTulsa
1:27 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Frank Schaeffer's "Patience with God"

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Thu May 20, 2010

Hearing Date Set

Robert Yerton, Junior
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – A preliminary hearing is set for Monday morning for 41-year-old Robert Yerton, Junior.

The Skelly Elementary School is charged with five counts of molesting young boys. He was released from jail on bond this morning.

The Tulsa School board has started termination proceedings.

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