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10:29 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Ridley Stays at O-DOT

Gary Ridley
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Gov.-elect to retain transportation secretary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin is retaining Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley.

In a news release issued Monday, Fallin also said Ridley will continue as director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

Fallin says she worked with Ridley while she was serving as lieutenant governor and as a congresswoman, and can attest to his expertise and dedication.

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10:23 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Security Guard Peeping?

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Tinker AFB

Oklahoma City, OK – Golf course security guard arrested for peeping

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. (AP) A security guard at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club has been arrested on a peeping tom complaint after police say they were told he was caught looking into a women's bathroom and dressing area at the club.

A Nichols Hills police report says 26-year-old Brian Keith Beattie was arrested at the club in the Oklahoma City suburb about 11 p.m. Saturday. Beattie told officers he was looking for a valet worker.

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10:21 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Embezzlement Allegation Names Teacher

Jay, OK – Former teacher in Grove charged with embezzlement

JAY, Okla. (AP) A former high school English teacher and cheerleading adviser in the Grove school district has been charged with embezzling money from the district's cheerleading fund.

Court documents show 53-year-old Michell Diane Martin is accused of taking $8,270 from the fund.

Her attorney declined comment on the charge.

Martin worked for the Grove district in 2001 and again from 2005 until she resigned Oct. 26.

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10:20 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Stillwater Mayor in Court

Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates

Stillwater, OK – Oklahoma mayor faces preliminary hearing on charge

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates on accusations that he used his city computer to try to win a public grant for a company he owns.

The hearing for the 28-year-old Bates will begin Tuesday before Payne County Special Judge Phillip Corley.

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7:57 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local news from KWGS!

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3:44 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Internal Affairs Tip Line

Police Chief Chuck Jordan
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police starts a new Internal Affairs tip line. If you know of an officer doing wrong you are urged to report it.

Chief Jordan made the announcement today. He says it is an effort to rebuild trust in the department. This following the corruption scandal which has led to two-dozen court cases being tossed out.

The number is 918-596-1355.

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2:53 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

SQ-755 Blocked by Judge

Oklahoma City, OK – Certification of Okla Islamic law refendum blocked

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has granted a request to keep the state of Oklahoma from certifying election results for a constitutional amendment that would bar state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

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1:46 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

New Tulsa Jobs

Tulsa, OK – 125-new jobs will be coming to Tulsa over the next two-to-three years. That announcement was made this morning at the Borets-Weatherford facility.

The international company is relocating to Tulsa from Houston and has been accepted into the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program. The company manufactures electric submersible pumps for the oil and gas industry.

The company is located in the old Ramsey-Winch facility at Pine and North Garnett.

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10:57 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Tulsa Homicide

Tulsa, OK – Man shot to death in north Tulsa; no arrests made

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say a 41-year-old man has been shot to death at a north Tulsa apartment complex.

Police say that shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, Kenneth Maywald knocked on the door of a resident of the complex, saying he'd been shot. When authorities arrived, they found Maywald had been shot in the arm and lower abdomen. He died later at a Tulsa hospital.

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