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7:56 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Teacher Rally

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of Oklahoma teachers are expected to attend today's rally at the state Capitol as they ask lawmakers to boost classroom spending and preserve their pensions. Legislators are considering a measure that would change teacher pension systems and do away with an appeals process for fired educators. They've also warned a $500 million budget shortfall could cut into education funding.

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StudioTulsa
12:00 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

"An Optimist's Tour of the Future"

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Mon March 14, 2011

New Jobs for Tulsa?

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Bartlett says his recent trip to Taiwan is now paying dividends. He says Taiwan based Epic-energy is coming on a scouting trip to Tulsa.

The company's trip will be in April or May according to the Mayor.
Right now their products are primarily sold in Asia. He says the firm would offer high paid jobs, including those for engineers.

The mayor says the economic visit is a direct result of his recent trip to Taiwan.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Body Dumped

Tulsa, Ok – A grim discovery in north Tulsa. A man's body was dumped in a driveway near 52nd and North Peoria. That is about three blocks from McLain High School.

The man had been shot in the head. Police are unsure if the victim was shot and then dumped . Or dumped and then shot. The discovery was made about 8-30 last night.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Tulsa Schools Save Money with CNG Buses

Tulsa, OK – The high fuel prices are taking a bite out of already tight school budgets. Tulsa Public Schools Transportation Director Ottaway Burkhaulter is pleased that a large portion of Tulsa's school buses have been converted to CNG.

He tells the OETA otherwise the budget crunch would be much worse. He says the savings are off-setting the fuel price hikes for the rest of the fleet.

The Tulsa School District has 140-buses using C-N-G.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Monday's Top Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of our top local stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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Local & Regional
10:14 am
Sun March 13, 2011

Investigation

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City,OK –

Okla. legislator seeks to suppress evidence in case

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state legislator wants a judge to suppress evidence related to legislative acts from his bribery case.

In a brief, Rep. Randy Terrill cited a 1979 U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred prosecutors from using evidence involving legislative acts against a congressman accused of bribery.

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Local & Regional
10:09 am
Sun March 13, 2011

Fire Aftermath

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Undated –
After fires, Okla. residents pick through rubble

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) People who live in and around Oklahoma City have been returning to their fire-ravaged neighborhoods to assess the damage and begin cleaning up.

Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Rep. James Lankford have toured Harrah, where 30 homes were destroyed Friday.

Fallin told homeowners Saturday to contact relief organizations and take advantage of other emergency services while they wait for their insurance claims.

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Local & Regional
9:00 am
Sat March 12, 2011

State of Emergency

Undated – Okla governor issues state of emergency for fires

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With wildfires sweeping across Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in the state.

The declaration issued Friday also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary. Under the executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Sat March 12, 2011

Road Work to Begin

Tulsa, OK –


Taking advantage of spring break to work near Memorial High School, the contractor working on East 61st Street between South Yale Avenue and South Sheridan Road will resurface the intersection of East 61st Street and South Hudson Avenue beginning Monday, March 14.

South Hudson Avenue will be closed at East 61st Street during work at the intersection, which will continue through Friday, March 18. The contractor will replace damaged concrete pavement.

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