Local & Regional
8:10 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Verdict in Rib Crib Murder

Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the 16th and Harvard Rib Crib
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Tulsa, OK – Man convicted in slaying at Tulsa Rib Crib

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man accused in the slaying of a cook at the Rib Crib restaurant in Tulsa has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/q7VShK) reports that a jury reached its verdict late Friday, convicting Isaiah Peevy on a total of eight felony counts.

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Local & Regional
8:09 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Guard Morale

Oklahoma City, OK – Summer proves deadly for Okla. National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's adjutant general says morale among the state's National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan remains strong despite the deaths of seven guard members in the last month.

Maj. Gen. Myles Deering says the 2,200 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan continue to do their jobs professionally in the dangerous eastern Afghanistan provinces along the border with Pakistan.

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What's New?
5:30 pm
Sat August 20, 2011

Some College, No Degree: Why So Many Americans Drop Out of College and What To Do About It

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The college drop-out rate is actually worse than the high-school drop-out rate, and about 37 million Americans are being left behind in today's demanding economy. This program examines the issue, including whether a college degree is the answer for everyone. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

Local & Regional
8:38 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Gas Prices Yo-yo

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma gas price average at $3.43 per gallon

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The average price of gasoline declined in Oklahoma this week.

AAA Oklahoma reports that the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was $3.43, down 1.6 cents from last week. Nationwide, gas prices fell 3.1 cents to $3.58 per gallon.

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Local & Regional
8:34 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Oklahoma Unemployment Up

Tulsa, OK – Okla. unemployment rate up again in July

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials report Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased slightly in July, climbing to 5.5 percent.

The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show the rate increased by one-tenth of a percent for the second straight month. Oklahoma's rate was 5.4 percent in June and 5.3 percent in May.

Oklahoma's rate still is significantly better than the national average, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent in July to 9.1 percent.

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Local & Regional
8:31 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Turnpike Expansion in Tulsa

Oklahoma City, OK – Agency approves bonds for Okla. turnpike projects

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted to seek a $178 million bond issue to widen parts of two toll roads.

Members were told during their monthly meeting Thursday that work on the Creek and Kilpatrick turnpikes should begin in late spring.

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Local & Regional
8:26 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Burn Ban to be Lifted for Tulsa

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Oklahoma City, OK – Due to recent rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin will lift the burn ban in 16 northeast Oklahoma counties. Effective Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. the ban will be lifted in Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties. Most Oklahoma county commissioners meet Monday, August 22 and will have a chance to assess local conditions and consider their own countywide burn bans at that time.

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Fire Union Reaction to EMSA Announcement

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Tulsa, OK – Statement from Dennis Moseby, President of the Tulsa Firefighters Association regarding Mayor Dewey Bartlett's decision today to not allow Tulsa Fire Department to bid on emergency management services system:

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Local & Regional
8:18 am
Sat August 20, 2011

EMSA will keep Ambulance Service

Tulsa, OK – After reviewing proposals and meeting with area mayors, Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. announced today that EMSA will continue to provide emergency medical response in the city of Tulsa.

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