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3:05 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Local News

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

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Local & Regional
3:02 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

I-244 Inspection

Tulsa, OK – The Interstate 2-44 project around downtown gets an inspection from State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage. He was impressed with the way the state has used the stimulus money.

Work on the I-244-project around downtown is at the half-way point. In an exclusive interview with KWGS, Transportation Director Gary Ridley says traffic will be re-routed the other direction soon.

The Expressway Make-Over is being paid for with 75-million dollars in stimulus money.

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Local & Regional
2:55 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Revenue Collections Still Up

Treasurer Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma
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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Storm Scams

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson is warning Oklahomans impacted by yesterday's storms to be on the lookout for frauds and scams. Edmondson said home repair schemes and charity fraud typically follow in the wake of weather damage.

"We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts shysters looking to make a quick buck," Edmondson said. "We're getting the message out now to make people aware. It's far preferable to prevent fraud because catching these con men is difficult."

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Local & Regional
12:20 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

State of Emergency

Storm clouds roll over the state.
KWGS News File photo

Oklahoma City, OK – In the wake of severe storms across the state, Gov. Brad Henry today declared a state of emergency to exist in 56 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through the state yesterday.

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Local & Regional
10:52 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Creek Fire Protection

Councilor John Eagleton
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council wants more information before approving a contract with the Creek Nation to provide fire protect at its Tulsa facilities.

Councilor John Eagleton feels the proposed dollar amount is too low. He says the city cannot afford to subsidize the sovereign nations. The tribes do not pay city sales taxes.

The Fire department agreed to gather additional information.


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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Henry Veto

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov. vetoes bill on school accounting codes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed a bill that would have changed requirements on accounting codes used by school districts to track spending.

Henry vetoed House Bill 2575 on Monday, saying it could have the unintended consequence of reducing accountability of public school expenditures.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:51 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Outbreak Takes Lives

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead in Oklahoma tornado outbreak

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Four people have been killed in Oklahoma during an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across parts of the Southern Plains.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said three people were killed at Tecumseh on Monday and that another person died at Oklahoma City. Tecumseh is about 45 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

The agency did not have any additional details.

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StudioTulsa
5:39 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

"Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn"

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