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7:40 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local News from KWGS:

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Local & Regional
1:45 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Take the Bus--- Part #-1

The sign outside of Tulsa Transits headquarters at 5th and Rockford.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's new comprehensive plan calls for more mass transit. But Tulsa's bus service is smaller now than ten years ago.

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Local & Regional
12:57 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Transportion Bond Fails

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Oklahoma City, OK – Transportation bond issue fails in Okla. Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A transportation bond issue considered a critical component of the $6.5 billion budget deal to fund state government has failed to pass the Oklahoma Senate.

A handful of Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate on Tuesday to oppose the $70 million bond issue for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

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7:56 am
Tue May 17, 2011

House Democrats Reorganize

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House Democrats re-elect Inman as leader

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Democrats have re-elected Rep. Scott Inman of Del City to a second term as the leader of the House's minority party.

Inman was re-elected to the leadership post during caucus elections on Monday. He was initially elected in April 2009 and spent much of 2010 working alongside former Democratic Leader Danny Morgan of Prague.

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7:54 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Tax Credit Scholarships

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov OKs tax credits for private scholarships

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill authorizing taxpayer-subsidized scholarships for students whose families meet certain income requirements or who live in low-performing school districts.

The bill Fallin signed Monday has been hailed by proponents as a victory for school choice, but critics question why state money is being used to pay for scholarships to send students to private schools.

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7:51 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Getting Lean

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett to lead half-mile walk downtown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Mayor Dewey Bartlett is hoping other Tulsans follow his example and take a walk to get healthier.

Bartlett and his wife, Victoria, are leading a half-mile walk through the historical Blue Dome district Tuesday as part of the mayor's "Get Lean Tulsa" initiative.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Dilly Deli downtown. The first 20 participants to request "The Dewey" will receive free salads.

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7:45 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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Local & Regional
1:45 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Parker Trial to Begin

Mangum, OK – Jury trial to start for Okla. warden's wife

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The trial has begun for a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife who is accused of helping a prisoner escape.

Jury selection in the case of 48-year-old Bobbi Parker began Monday in Greer County Court in Mangum. Parker is charged with helping convicted killer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite in August 1994.

Parker has pleaded not guilty. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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1:04 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Project School House Update

Cherokee Elementary in Turley is one of the schools closing
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools will hold a special Saturday Salute! This open house tribute to our closing schools will serve as a day of remembrance for parents, former students, teachers and neighbors. Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. principals will open their schools to receive those caring alumni who want to take pictures, say good-bye and relive fond memories.

The following schools will be open for this final salute in their honor:

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