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9:35 am
Wed May 20, 2009

Mayor Walks Out on Council

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa mayor abruptly walks out of council meeting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor abruptly walked out of a city council meeting after a testy exchange with Councilor Bill Martinson.

Martinson interrupted Taylor to say something during yesterday's meeting while the mayor was discussing the Tulsa Stadium Improvement District. She told Martinson that she "would sure like to finish a sentence ... if you don't mind."

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Local & Regional
9:20 am
Wed May 20, 2009

New Museum Proposed for Tulsa

Bob Blackburn of the Oklahoma Historical Society makes the Tulsa museum announcement.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Museum of Oklahoma pop culture proposed for Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The top official at the Oklahoma Historical Society and Tulsa leaders are announcing plans to build a $33 million museum of state popular culture in the city's Brady District.

Bob Blackburn, the historical society's executive director, says that officials can't pull back from the project even during a tough economic time.

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StudioTulsa
1:34 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

Notes on Cracking the "Talent Code."

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Local & Regional
9:35 am
Tue May 19, 2009

Improvements Ahead for Tulsa International

An aerial view of Tulsa's International Airport
Tulsa Airport Authority

Tulsa, OK – Work will begin next year on a $60-to-65 million renovation of the main runway at the Tulsa International Airport. Airports Deputy Director Jeff Hough says grants from the federal government will pay 95% of the project's cost.

Most airport runways last about 20-years before major rehabilitation is needed. Hough says it has been 25-years or more for the Tulsa runway. He expects the work to get underway in the summer of 2010 and last almost five years.

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Local & Regional
9:10 am
Tue May 19, 2009

Tulsa Jail Agreement

The sign in front of the Tulsa Jail.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – City, county reach Tulsa jail contract agreement


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The city of Tulsa and Tulsa County have reached a deal on a new jail contract.

The deal was reached Monday night and officials say its details will be announced Tuesday.

The agreement came after Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor said during a court-ordered mediation session Monday morning that the city had dropped its lawsuit against the county over jail operations.

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Local & Regional
9:46 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

10 Commandments Okayed by Henry

Charlton Heston as Moses in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille motion picture \"The 10-Commandments\"

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor signs Ten Commandments bill


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has signed a bill allowing for the creation of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.

This was one of several bills he signed into law Monday.

Civil libertarians and some religious groups argued that such a monument would be a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution. Similar monuments have drawn legal challenges elsewhere.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Mon May 18, 2009

The Latest from the Oil Patch

Tulsa's Sinclair Refinery along Southwest Blvd. in West Tulsa
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – The price of crude oil is bouncing all over the place and that is causing our gasoline prices to do the same. Tulsan Dewey Bartlett, Junior is the president and CEO of Tulsa based Keener Oil. He says the price of oil has jumped about $10 a barrel within a month. He believes the spikes are brought on by what some see as an economic recovery.

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Local & Regional
3:19 pm
Sun May 17, 2009

Missing Tulsan Found

The body of 53-year-old Jerry Adkins is pulled from Lake Keystone.
Tulsa Police

Lake Keystone, OK – A Tulsa man missing for almost a week is found dead at Keystone Lake west of Tulsa. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of 53-year-old Jerry Dale Adkins was found Sunday morning about nine.

The Patrol says Adkins had drown. He went missing from his home earlier in the week. Tulsa Police had been searching for him because of a medical problem. It is not known if the medical condition contributed to his drowning .

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Local & Regional
12:38 pm
Sun May 17, 2009

Cracking Down on the Unisured

Oklahoma City, OK – Computer system targets uninsured drivers


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Uninsured motorists might soon find it more difficult to elude Oklahoma state troopers.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol could be using the state's electronic insurance verification system in time for the Memorial Day weekend travel rush.

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