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12:32 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

Homeless Rate Up in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa homeless count shows 8.5 percent increase

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An annual count shows there is an all-time high in the number of homeless people in Oklahoma's second-largest city.

The Point in Time survey done by the Tulsa City-County Continuum of Care on Jan. 26 found 639 people in shelters or on the streets. That's an 8.5 percent increase over the 2009 survey.

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12:30 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

Another Shooting at Restaurant

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa chicken restaurant site of another shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A north Tulsa chicken restaurant where a man was shot and killed in February now has been the site of another shooting.

Tulsa police say three people were shot early Sunday outside the Chicken Hut but that none of the injuries were life-threatening. Police say they're still investigating the incident and do not know how many shooters were involved.

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10:09 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Trial Delayed

Murder for Hire Suspect Terrico Bethel
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – The murder trial of reputed hit-man Terrico Bell is on hold.

Bell is accused of murdering former TU Football star and Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney. The trial was to have started today.

The judge granted the state's request for a delay. Last week, two other people were charged in connection with the case.

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9:44 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Inmates Released

Tulsa, OK – 4th prisoner released, but to Oklahoma custody

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prison officials have released a fourth inmate apparently cleared by an investigation into police corruption.

Tulsa Jail records show 31-year-old Jamon Armin Pointer has been released from federal custody but is in the hands of Oklahoma prison authorities.

Pointer's release from federal prison comes as a federal grand jury investigation continues.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Storms Hit OKC Again

Oklahoma City, OK – Hail storm pummels Oklahoma City metro area

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hail storm that moved in from northwestern Oklahoma pounded the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, leaving broken windows and other damage in its wake.

The storm Sunday afternoon brought hail as large as softballs and driving rain, forcing motorists off roads in an effort to avoid shattered windshields and other damage. The storm produced so much hail, it looked like a snowstorm had hit.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Sun May 16, 2010

Budget Countdown

Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla. lawmakers fear poor oversight on budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislators kept in the dark while their leaders develop Oklahoma's 2010-11 state budget fear they won't be able to give the document a meaningful review before leaving the Capitol at the end of the month.

Only two weeks remain in Oklahoma's legislative session and scant details have emerged on the financial blueprint state agencies will follow in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Local & Regional
10:21 am
Sun May 16, 2010

Skiatook Schools Grand Jury

Skiatook, OK – Signatures enough to convene Okla. panel for probe

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County authorities say petitions seeking an investigation of spending by the Skiatook School District had enough signatures to require a judge to convene a grand jury.

The Tulsa County Election Board on Friday verified that the petitions turned in by district patron Jason Willingham had far more than the 5,000 signatures of registered voters required by law to call a grand jury.

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4:13 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

Organic Food is Marketing Hype?

Public Radio Tulsa – This week's Documentary of the Week - Friday evening at 8:00 on Public Radio 89.5 HD1: the Oxford style debate will examine the motion "Organic Food Is Marketing Hype." Speakers for the motion are Hudson Institute's Dennis Avery, Missouri farmer Blake Hurst, and Chairman of the UK's Food Standards Agency John Krebs. Speaking against the motion is: Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, Urvashi Rangan, Director of Technical Policy for Consumers Union, and Charles Benbrook, the chief scientist at The Organic Center.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sat May 15, 2010

Tulsa Twister

Tulsa tornado damage
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Authorities now say 3 tornadoes hit Tulsa area

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have now confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down as violent thunderstorms barreled through northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Mangement says the National Weather Service reported two tornadoes with winds of 111 mph and 135 mph. One hit Creek County near Sapulpa and another touched down in Wagoner County near Oneta.

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