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10:09 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Governor Speaks to Tulsa Chamber

Mary Fallin

Tulsa, OK – Mary Fallin addresses the Tulsa Chamber at lunch

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Pike Pass Problems

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. toll road stickers trouble for some drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New toll-road tags distributed among patrons of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority are proving troublesome for a handful of drivers.

The OTA has had to replace six times the number of tags they expected to replace as drivers switch from a hard-case toll tag to a windshield sticker. Spokesman Jack Damrill tells The Oklahoman some drivers applied the stickers to their dashboard, where a scanner cannot read it.

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Local & Regional
8:45 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Enos Arrested

Skiatook, OK – Figure in Skiatook school bribery scandal arrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A vendor accused of paying bribes to obtain contracts from Skiatook Public Schools has been arrested.

The Tulsa World reports that 58-year-old Rickey Lynn Enos of Oklahoma City is charged with four counts of bribery of a public official. His bond at the Tulsa jail was set at $20,000.

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Local & Regional
8:42 am
Tue July 19, 2011

New Agreement for Tulsa's Port

Tulsa Port Headquarters
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Tulsa, OK – Port of Catoosa, Kansas agency to sign agreement

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Officials representing the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and a Kansas development agency are set to sign a partnership agreement.

The City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority and the Kansas Logistics Park Development Authority, are scheduled to sign the deal Tuesday at the Oklahoma Maritime Education Center facility.

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Local & Regional
2:30 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Credit Union Robbed

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa Credit Union is robbed by a man claiming to have a bomb. It happened late this morning at the Tulsa Federal Credit Union on East 21st Street near the Postal Distribution Center.

The man said the bomb was in a brief case that he left when he fled.

The bomb squad determined the brief case was empty.

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Local & Regional
2:15 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

No Water? No Work!

Oklahoma City, OK –
Numerous buildings within the State Capitol Complex will be closed today due to water main breaks in Oklahoma City's water lines resulting in reduced water pressure in the capitol complex, the Director of the Department of Central Services (DCS), John Richard announced. Affected state buildings do not have enough water pressure to operate air cooling systems or restroom facilities. In addition, computer system capabilities of some state agencies are limited due to the extreme heat.

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StudioTulsa
2:13 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

The SummerStage Festival Offers "Moonlight and Magnolias"

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Pension Problems Review

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – House Speaker Kris Steele today announced the membership of the select House oversight committee on pensions that will conduct all House interim studies on pension matters.

The announcement came as Oklahoma's recently enacted pension reforms received national attention at today's Southern Legislative Conference's annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., where state Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Oklahoma City, was a featured speaker on the issue.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Tulsa Sets Water Record

Mohawk Water Treatment Plant in North Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa broke a water usage record on Saturday, July 17, when the total water volume for the day jumped by 18 million gallons from the previous day's usage.

The total water usage of 204.1 MGD broke the previous record of 190.9 MGD set in July 1999. Water and Sewer Department Director, Clayton Edwards said, "The 24 hour spike in usage of such a large volume of water was unexpected, given the daily usage reports up to that point. The Sunday use was down slightly to 202.54 MGD."

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Cherokee Election: The latest

Tahlequah, OK – The Cherokee Supreme Court spends the weekend supervising a hand recount of all the ballots in last month's Chief's Election.

The winner has flipped flopped with each recount. This one appears to be no exception. It shows Chad Smith ahead by five votes.

The high court is expected to rule tomorrow.

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