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2:36 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

"The End: A Novel"

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Election Results

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Tulsa, OK – Voters in Rogers County agreed to extend a sales tax to pay for a new courthouse and 911 center while those in Love County agreed to a fee on landline phones to pay for enhanced 911 service. And voters approved bond issues for construction and transportation projects in the Broken Arrow, Jenks, Kiefer, Norman, Newcastle, Latta and Middleburg school districts.

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Local & Regional
12:02 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Cop Cars Repossessed

Vinita, OK –

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) An Oklahoma car dealership is suing a southeast Louisiana town for allegedly failing to pay for two police vehicles.

Napoleonville's police department planned to purchase two 2009 Dodge Chargers with federal stimulus money, but Mayor Ron Animashaun says the money was late in arriving due to a delay in submitting the necessary paperwork.

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Local & Regional
6:33 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Local Grand Jury Indictments

Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of
Oklahoma, announces the results of the December 2009 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.

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Local & Regional
6:11 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Tulsa Revenue Down Again

Tulsa, OK – The November Oklahoma Tax Commission report to the City of Tulsa shows Tulsa's major revenue sources for general fund operations are still in steep decline. The report, representing sales tax and use tax collected from mid- October to mid-November, was received Tuesday.

City of Tulsa sales tax collections dropped $2,681,917 million from $18,476,382 million to $15,794,465 million, representing a 14.5 percent drop below the previous year. The collections are 4.9 percent below budget estimate for the month.

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Local & Regional
6:05 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Students Hurt in Wreck

Tulsa, OK – A a rear-ending traffic accident leaves over a dozen Jenks School children injured.

The accident involved two Jenks buses. EMSA says none of the injuries were life threatening. 15 students were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. Parents of the injured students have been notified. The kids elementary shcool students.

The accident happened just before 4PM near 91st and South Harvard.

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Local & Regional
6:01 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

New Leadership at City Hall

Mayor Bartlett meets with his management team in the 15th floor conference room at City Hall.
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett spends his first day since taking over the reins of city government in Tulsa meeting with city workers. He met with department heads this morning and plans to spend time meeting the rank and file workers as well.

The Mayor says he is trying to get acquainted as rapidly as possible with city government. He met this morning with City Finance Director Mile Kier for a quick budget primer.

He did get trapped in the city hall freight elevator while moving into his office. That elevator requires a special code to operate.

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Local & Regional
4:59 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

School Furlough Plan

Tulsa, OK – TPS Furlough Days for 12-Month Employees

On Monday, December 7, the TPS Board of Education approved a furlough plan to address part of the budget shortfall for the 2009-2010 school year. The plan includes making December 21-23 paid holidays for TPS employees on 12-month contracts. All TPS buildings will be closed December 21 - January 1 for Winter Break.

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Local & Regional
4:54 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

City Ordered to Pay

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Tulsa, OK –
More squabbles over Tulsa Police cars. An arbitrator has ruled the city of Tulsa must pay back over $90,000 it charged officers for driving police cars to moonlighting jobs.

The city charged the officers $32 a month for the right to drive the cars to a second job. The arbitrator says that violates the city's contract with the Fraternal Order of Police and the money must be paid back.

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Local & Regional
4:13 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Students Hospitalized

Tulsa, OK – A handful of students at Sapulpa High School were taken to the hospital after ingesting prescription medication. The medication was brought to school by another student.

The students had adverse reactions from the pain killer. Sapulpa School officials are questioning those involved.

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