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4:59 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Oral Roberts Dead

Oral Roberts from earlier this year on campus at ORU.
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK – Dr. Oral Roberts, a legendary evangelist who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century, died today in Newport Beach, Calif., due to complications from pneumonia. His son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91.

There will be a private family internment. Arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa are pending and will be announced soon.

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2:06 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Stimulus Help

Tulsa, OK – In part of a trillion dollar spending bill passed on Sunday by the U.S. Senate, $1.55 million could be headed to the City of Tulsa for various public safety and public works projects. Among these projects receiving funding in the bill, the City of Tulsa would receive:

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11:00 am
Tue December 15, 2009

BOK Center Nominated for Top Award

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's BOK Center, managed by SMG, has been nominated by Pollstar, the concert industry's leading publication, for the "Arena of the Year" award. Individuals within the industry will vote and the winner will be announced on February 17th at the annual Pollstar awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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10:33 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Dead Giraffe was Expecting

Tulsa, OK – The giraffe that died at the Tulsa Zoo after suffering a broken neck in transit from Ohio, was expecting. That announcement came this morning at a Tulsa City Council meeting. The Council is looking into the giraffe's death. Tulsa Zoo director Terrie Correll said the pregnancy was discovered during a necropsy of the giraffe. The giraffe was having her neck X-rayed when she died.

Tulsa City Councilor Rick Westcott wants the council to take legal action against the transport company which brought the animal to Tulsa.

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10:02 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Public Works Sentence

Tulsa, OK – Owasso man sentenced to almost 5 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Owasso man who headed a construction company has been sentenced in federal court to four years and nine months in prison for his role in bribing a Tulsa public works official.

Max Elliot Wolf, president of Horizon Construction Co., pleaded guilty in September to one count of procurement fraud bribery. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern.

The judge said Wolf had already paid more than $939,000 in restitution.

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5:26 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Attempt to End Death Penalty in Oklahoma

Constance Johnson at her news conference at the state capitol
Oklahoma Senate

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5:25 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

ONG Rate Hike

An ONG gas meter outside of a home in south Tulsa County.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – -- Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, a division of ONEOK, Inc, today received approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to change its rates.

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2:00 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Roberts Hospitalized

Oral Roberts at 2009 dedication on ORU campus.
Oral Roberts University Photo

Tulsa, OK – ORU founder hospitalized after fall

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Televangelist Oral Roberts has been hospitalized after falling during the weekend.

A statement released Monday says Roberts fell on Saturday and is being treated for broken bones and a slight case of pneumonia. It says he's listed in stable condition at a hospital near his home in California.

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