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9:43 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

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

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9:36 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Former BA Lawmaker to Run

Oklahoma City, OK – Former state senator joins AG race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A former state senator and current co-owner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks minor-league baseball team says he plans to launch a campaign for attorney general.

Republican Scott Pruitt released a statement Monday indicating he will seek the post being vacated by Democratic Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who is running for governor.

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4:37 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

CIA Chief in Oklahoma

U.S. CIA Chief Leon Panetta.
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Norman, OK – Panetta: US efforts putting al-Qaida on the run

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) CIA Director Leon Panetta says America's counterterrorism operations are putting senior al-Qaida leaders under tremendous pressure.

Panetta made the comments Monday during a foreign policy conference at the University of Oklahoma. Panetta says al-Qaida is an adaptive, resilient group of terrorists whose top goal is to attack the United States.

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4:36 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Got Insurance?

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill authorizes towing of uninsured vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma motorists who drive without insurance could have their vehicles impounded under a bill approved in the Oklahoma House.

The House voted 87-8 on Monday for House Bill 2331 by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Steve Martin.

Martin says the bill authorizes police to utilize a new instant verification system that allows them to determine if vehicles are covered by required liability insurance.

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1:16 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Help for Fire VIctims

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Following last Friday's three alarm fire at the London Square Apartments, an effort is underway to help the 28-families displaced by the fire.

An effort is underway to help the families obtain replacement furniture. Donations will be accepted at the Community Sharehouse at 1120 North Peoria all this week from 9AM-to-2PM.

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12:45 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Tulsa Revenue Down---Again

Tulsa, OK – Sales tax figures have now been down for 12-months in a row. Figures released yesterday show sales tax collections were off nearly two million dollars from the same period last year.

The City's Michelle Allen tells KWGS News that the finance department is reviewing the figures, including why there was a drastic drop in the Tulsa Use Tax. Allen says it is doubtful the new figures will mean additional lay-offs at city hall, but that will not be known for sure until the finance department finishes its review.

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10:42 am
Mon March 8, 2010

City Meetings for Business Operators

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett will host the first of five business forums on Tuesday, March 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the TCC Center 4 Creativity, 910 S. Boston.

Each business forum will focus on how the City of Tulsa can better facilitate growth in the community and remove any roadblocks in the way of prosperity for Tulsa businesses. Dialogue between businesses will help the City of Tulsa strategically improve processes, policies and more.

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10:26 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Water Line Work Underway Now

Tulsa, OK – Waterline work on Monday, March 8, to close lane on 11th Street
east of Joplin Ave. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Monday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the eastbound curb lane on East 11th Street just east of South Joplin Avenue will be closed for a waterline tie-in.

This is related to a non-arterial street maintenance project in progress within the boundaries of East 11th Street, East 15th Street, South Sheridan Road and South Fulton Avenue.

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9:35 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Avant Options

Tulsa, OK – AVANT, Okla. (AP) School officials in Avant are considering a voluntary annexation with either the Barnsdall or Skiatook districts. Avant Superintendent Richard Harris says falling enrollment and declining state funding because of the fewer students has prompted the study.

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