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1:57 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Immigration Scams

Tulsa, OK –
A shift in prioritizing immigration cases isn't changing the way law enforcement in Tulsa County operates. But Sheriff's Sargeant Shannon Clark says it's helping shine a light on individuals who are taking unfair advantage. He says they're hearing more about ripoff artists misleading those who may have unrealistic hope of staying here or returning quickly.

Officials say the reality is the change in prioritizing immigration cases does not alter eligibility for legal residency or prevent arrest.

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1:17 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

New Appointment

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin taps Oologah woman to health care panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has named the owner of a health care staffing company to a position on the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board.

Fallin on Wednesday announced that Carol Robison of Oologah would serve on the board that oversees the authority, which manages the state's Medicaid program.

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1:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Parks Employees Coming Back

Tulsa, OK – The grand experiment is over! About 100-Tulsa Public Works employees are being transferred back to the Parks Department. Mayor Bartlett made the announcement.

The employees were moved to public works by former Mayor Taylor in 2009. Mayor Bartlett says the consolidation is not working.

He also says closed and decrepit recreation centers will be demolished and new facilities built. He says it may not necessarily be a new recreation center. He says it could be a splash pad or something else constructed on the site.

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1:11 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

New Information Chief for TPS

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Public Schools today announced the hiring of Christopher Payne, APR, to serve as director of public information for the district, after approval at Monday night's school board meeting.

"I am thrilled that Chris Payne has decided to join the TPS team," said Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard. "He was instrumental in the successful Project Schoolhouse campaign and will be a great contributor to TPS. He is highly experienced and cares deeply about schools and education. He will be a great fit for Tulsa Public Schools."

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1:09 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Hilberling Case Delayed

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Tulsa, OK – A hearing for 19-year-old Amber Hilberling is delayed in Tulsa District Court. Her attorney submitted a motion to suppress evidence.

He claims police recorded her after she told them she wanted an attorney.

She is accused of pushing her husband out a window of their 25th floor apartment at the University Club Tower.

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8:04 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Victim Dies from Storm Injuries

Tulsa, OK – Remember the Amish woman hurt when a severe thunderstorm tossed the horse drawn buggy she was riding in last July?

She was left paralyzed by the storm near Chouteau.

The Tulsa World this morning reports 76-year-old Ida Yoder died of her injuries over the Labor Day weekend.

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8:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Attempt to Stop Cherokee Election

Oklahoma City, OK – Cherokee freedmen want to stop tribal election

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Descendants of former black slaves once owned by members of the Cherokee Nation have asked a federal judge to block a tribal election for principal chief until the tribe restores their full citizenship rights, including the right to vote.

Descendants of Cherokee freedmen have asked a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to enjoin a Sept. 24 election for principal chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe. A hearing on the request is set for Sept. 20.

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7:58 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Law Challenge

Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP/KWGS) Two Tulsa area school districts have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law allowing the use of public funds to send special-needs students to private schools.

The lawsuit was filed by the Union and Jenks school districts. The claims the law violates the state constitution's prohibition of using public funds to aid any sectarian institution.

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7:43 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Wednesday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's 6:06 Newscast from 89.5/KWGS

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