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1:04 pm
Mon January 18, 2010

MLK Parade

One of the many colorful floats in today's MLK Parade in Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Thousands of people lined the streets of Tulsa for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade today. The weather was ideal for event as over 100 floats, schools, bands, drill teams, public safety and military organizations took part.

The parade stepped off at 11 a.m. Monday morning and traveled along Greenwood Avenue from Pine all the way to Second Street.

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Local & Regional
12:51 pm
Mon January 18, 2010

Stimulus Inspection

I-244 construction work overlooking the Sand Springs Expressway.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials showcase the progress on three major construction projects to top Congressional transportation leaders.

U.S. Congressman James Oberstar, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, and Oklahoma Congresswoman Mary Fallin had a first had look at how Oklahoma us putting its share of federal stimulus funds to use in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Mon January 18, 2010

Tar Creek Update

An abandon house in Picher, Oklahoma
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Picher, OK – Oklahoma mining waste headed for Kansas highways

PICHER, Okla. (AP) Mining waste from the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma is to be used on highways in Kansas.

Sen. Jim Inhofe says the chat will be mixed with asphalt for use on highways in Kansas because that state is less restrictive on lead and zinc levels in the material than is Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Mon January 18, 2010

Educators Unhappy

Oklahoma City, OK – Teachers unhappy: Standards rise, resources shrink

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma teachers say schools have been hit with a "double whammy" this year, with standards on state tests raised when additional resources for education weren't available.

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Local & Regional
9:17 am
Sun January 17, 2010

Prison Layoffs

Lexington, OK – Okla. prison chief says 10 percent layoffs possible

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's top prison official says that if his agency's budget is cut by 7.5 percent as he was told to expect, 10 percent of the system's employees will be laid off.

Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones on Friday told the state Board of Corrections that he wasn't crying wolf.

Members of the board expressed frustration at what they said was a lack of interest among lawmakers in funding the state prison system.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Prize Claimed

Oklahoma City, OK – Trust claims November Powerball jackpot


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Lottery says the $32 million winning Powerball ticket from Nov. 21 has been claimed.

The End of the Rainbow Trust is the beneficiary, and Oklahoma City attorney Richard Craig serving as the trustee.

The trust requested the lump-sum payment and will receive $11.8 million after taxes.

The winning jackpot ticket was sold at a Kwik Chek store in Kiowa.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Embezzlement Case Settled

Oklahoma City, OK – Woman sentenced for embezzling insurance proceeds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Harrah woman to three years in prison for embezzling military life insurance proceeds meant for her son.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot also on Friday ordered Trisha Fish to pay more than $362,000 in restitution.

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What's New?
10:45 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Obama: One Year In Office

Public Radio Tulsa – January 17 - 20 on NPR's Morning, Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation

Nearly a year has passed since Barack Obama took the oath of office, ending an historic campaign and launching a new world of change for Washington. How has he done fulfilling the expectations of those who worked for him, those who voted for him, and those who worked and voted against him? NPR News checks in with a variety of intensely interested parties to sum up his first year in office.

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StudioTulsa
4:04 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Presents "England"

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Local & Regional
3:23 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Health Care Concerns

Oklahoma City, OK – AG expresses concern over health care bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing concern about a provision in the national health care overhaul bill.

Edmondson and South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster are leading a group of 15 state attorneys general in asking Congress to strike a provision in the Senate version of the bill. The provision gives special treatment to the state of Nebraska.

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