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7:55 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Freedmen: Funding With Held

Tahlequah, OK – Federal agency suspends funding to Okla. tribe

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation's acting principal chief says the Department of Housing and Urban Development has temporarily suspended disbursements to the tribe until a funding statute can be reviewed in the wake of a court decision terminating citizenship for about 2,800 descendants of tribal members' former slaves.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Thu September 8, 2011

KWGS Thursday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from 89.5

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Thu September 8, 2011

New Commissioners Named

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin taps 2 for Okla. Human Services Commission

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has named a former prosecutor and an Oklahoma City businessman to the commission that oversees the Department of Human Services.

Fallin on Wednesday announced that former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane and Oklahoma City businessman Brad Yarbrough will serve on the panel.

The 56-year-old Lane will serve a nine-year term and replace Dr. George Young, whose term expired.

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StudioTulsa
6:08 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

From Grove to the Great White Way: "The Only Boy Who Danced"

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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Hilberling Case Delayed

University Club
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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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Local & Regional
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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