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1:17 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Tulsa County Parks Hit

Tulsa, OK – Severe weather caused damage to several Tulsa County Parks. Most damage was a result of high winds and tree breakage, many of which were minimal.

LaFortune Park sustained the most damage with high levels of tree breakage and scattered debris. The LaFortune Park Golf Course will be closed for at least one day. The picnic area will be closed for at least two days as hanging tree limbs create a safety hazard for the public.

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10:14 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Storms Hit Tulsa

Strip Center at 61st and South Lewis lost its roof.
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Tulsa, OK – Strong storms in NE Okla., thousands without power

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Strong thunderstorms have moved across Oklahoma and damages but no injuries are reported in the Tulsa area.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma reports about 47,000 customers without power in the area following the Thursday morning storms.

The storms produced apparent straight line winds with damages reported in Creek, Tulsa, Rogers, Wagoner and Craig counties.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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10:09 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories:

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4:17 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Wagoner School Audit

State Auditor Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor Steve Burrage is again citing too much authority given to one employee and lack of oversight for possibly resulting in the loss of at least $270,000 from Wagoner Public Schools.

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3:58 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a 90-second recap of Wednesday Afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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3:17 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Tornado Damage in Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service indicates six of the tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma earlier this week rated EF-3.

The weather service's Norman office released the results of the survey on Wednesday, two days after the storms killed two people, injured more than 100 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in central Oklahoma.

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1:14 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

State to Charge for Driver's Manuals

The cover of Oklahoma's 2010 Driver's Manual.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. driver's manuals no longer to be free

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma driver's manual used for Class D license testing will no longer be free.

The state Department of Public Safety has agreed to allow state Tag agents to sell the manuals for $4.50 each plus tax starting Friday.

Public Safety Commissioner Kevin Ward says DPS can no longer afford to provide the manual at no charge because of the budget shortfall.

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1:13 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Abortion Bill

Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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