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3:09 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Cell Phone Bill Advances

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill to ban cell phone use while driving approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Using a cell phone while driving would be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 30-14 on Wednesday for a bill that defines distracted driving to include the use of any personal communication device, including a cell phone.

The bill by Sen. Anthony Sykes also puts into law a fine of $100 and allows court costs of up to $35 for violating the provision.

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Local & Regional
12:58 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Methamphetamine Registry

Oklahoma City, OK – ndividuals convicted of methamphetamine crimes would be required to register with the state under legislation approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The meth offender registry would be similar to the existing sex offender registry.

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Shocker: Jones to Play for Shock

Marion Jones
Wikipedia

Tulsa, OK – The WNBA's Tulsa Shock announced at a news conference Wednesday that it has signed former Olympian Marion Jones as a free agent. Jones, who announced last fall that she was training for a comeback in the WNBA, attended the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and helped lead the team to a 1994 NCAA Championship.

The 34-year-old Jones, a 5'10 guard, went through an individual workout with the Tulsa Shock Saturday in Tulsa, and accepted an offer to join the team in the days following.

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Local & Regional
10:34 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Alzheimer's On Oklahoma Increase

Oklahoma City, OK – Report: Alzheimer's disease rising in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Alzheimer's Association is reporting an increasing number of cases of the debilitating disease in Oklahoma.

The association's report released Tuesday says about 74,000 Oklahomans have the disease and more than 96,000 are expected to have it by 2025. The expected increase is largely due to the aging of the baby boomer population.

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Local & Regional
10:26 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Taxi Fares Under Review---Yet Again

Taxi drivers wait for fares at the Tulsa International Airport.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – It was last summer, when city officials place new regulations into effect regarding taxi cab fares to and from the Tulsa International Airport. There are indications that some drivers are "thumbing their noses" at the city regulations. The Tulsa City Council, the Airport management and taxi drivers all weigh-in in this KWGS In-depth report.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:01 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Another Apartment Fire

Tulsa, OK –
For the second time in less than a week, Tulsa fire fighters have had to deal with a multi-alarm apartment fire. The latest was a two alarm fire today at the "Sierra Pointe" apartments near Highway 169 and 14th street. No one was seriously injured.

Last Friday, fire-fighters battled a three alarm fire at the London Square apartments near 59th and South Lewis.

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StudioTulsa
3:55 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

"On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist"

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Local & Regional
3:28 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

State Revenue Beats Projection

State Treasure Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in February exceeded the official
estimate for the first time since December 2008, but fell short of prior year collections for the same month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in February are $220.6
million. That amount is:
$17.3 million or 7.3 percent below the prior year; but,
$0.8 million or 0.4 percent above the estimate.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Laid-Off Officers

Tulsa, OK – The city council and the administration are squabbling over the laid-off police officers. Councilors want to know IF officers had to be laid-off before the city could get permission to re-purpose a federal grant. Councilor Roscoe Turner is suggesting a grand jury investigation.

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