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10:00 am
Sun July 31, 2011

Algae in OKC Water Lakes

Oklahoma City skyline
Tinker AFB

Oklahoma City, OK –
Blue green algae found at Oklahoma City lakes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City officials say blue green algae has been found at two of its lakes.

Officials said Friday that the city's Water Quality department has treated Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser and will continue to monitor the algae levels daily.

Officials say swimming isn't allowed on Oklahoma City lakes, but they want visitors to avoid areas with visible algae accumulation.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Sun July 31, 2011

Central Oklahoma Quakes

Choctaw, OK – 6 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Geological Survey says six small earthquakes have been recorded near Choctaw in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage have been reported as a result of the quakes on Friday.

The survey says the largest was magnitude 2.7 and was recorded at 10:45 p.m. Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey gave the quake a preliminary magnitude of 2.8.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Sun July 31, 2011

Aid Deadline is Near

Storm damage in Tulsa
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Deadline approaching for disaster aid in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The deadline is approaching to apply for disaster assistance for residents of several Oklahoma counties who had uninsured losses because of storms and floods in May.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood said that business owners and home owners and renters in Caddo, Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan, McClain and Ottawa counties have until Friday, Aug. 5, to apply.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Sun July 31, 2011

No Debt Plan for Oklahoma

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials have no contingency for default

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With the unprecedented possibility of a federal government default, state officials in Oklahoma acknowledge they have no contingency plan in place if the billions of dollars in federal funds were to suddenly stop.

State Treasurer Ken Miller says no one knows what the true impact of a default would mean.

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What's New?
5:15 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

European Dis-Union

public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The financial crisis in Europe has raised a question that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. The modern EU evolved from a union born in 1951 to ensure that Europe would never again experience the horrors of war. And in that regard, the European Union has been an unmitigated success. But with financial turmoil plunging European states into panic, and dividing the continent on who is to blame, the EU, America's main partner in the world, is in search of a new narrative. Listen Friday at 8:00 to America Abroad on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

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Local & Regional
7:37 am
Sat July 30, 2011

Veterans Grant

Tulsa, OK –

The Community Service Council (CSC) has received notice that they are one of 85 grants awarded nationally by the Veterans Administration Support Services for Veterans' Families (SSVF)-and the only grantee in Oklahoma. The grant will fund the Barrier Removal and Residence Exchange for Veterans (BRRX-Vet) program, serving low income veteran families who are most in need of supportive services in Tulsa, Washington, Muskogee, Creek, Cherokee, Rogers, Okmulgee, Osage and Wagoner counties.

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Local & Regional
7:29 am
Sat July 30, 2011

Hole in the Road

Tulsa, OK – The two left lanes of westbound US-64/SH-51 (Broken Arrow Expressway) will remain closed near Pittsburg Ave. until Saturday morning for bridge deck repairs.

A small hole developed in the center lane this afternoon. After further evaluation, crews will keep the lanes closed overnight to monitor the effect of the temperatures on the repair area before opening to traffic.

The damage is believed to be more age-related rather than a direct result of the heat.

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Local & Regional
7:26 am
Sat July 30, 2011

Enrollment to Begin

Tulsa, OK – Enrollment is an exciting time at Tulsa Public Schools. Continuous Learning Calendar schools start August 4, and Traditional Calendar schools start August 22. That means it is time to enroll. You'll find the general information needed to enroll your child listed below. To ensure that your student has the best experience possible, we've provided enroll/transfer information and documents on our website at: http://www8.tulsaschools.org/3_Parents/enroll_transfer_main.asp.

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Local & Regional
7:19 am
Sat July 30, 2011

Tulsa County Burn Ban

Tulsa, OK – County Commissioners passed a resolution today creating a burn ban in Tulsa County for the next nine days. The resolution prohibits outdoor burning in the county including controlled burns and bonfires. The meeting was held at 1:45 p.m. in Room 315 of the Tulsa County Administration Building.

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Local & Regional
7:14 am
Sat July 30, 2011

Election Set

Tahlequah, OK – New election for Cherokee chief set for Sept. 24

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The head of one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes has scheduled a new election for principal chief for Sept. 24.

The Cherokee Supreme Court ordered a new election after deciding it was impossible to determine with any certainty who won a June 25 election between Principal Chief Chad Smith and longtime councilman Bill John Baker. As chief, Smith set the date for a new election.

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