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7:52 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS

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StudioTulsa
7:28 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

"The Great Depression: A Diary" (Encore presentation.)

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Local & Regional
5:30 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Rainy Day Deposit

Oklahoma City, OK – May revenue indicates big Rainy Day fund deposit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Office of State Finance says healthy state revenue collections in May makes it likely that a big deposit will be made to the state's depleted constitutional Rainy Day reserve fund.

State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday general revenue fund collections last month show the state's economy is raising more revenue than expected.

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Local & Regional
5:27 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Judge Denies Motion

Oklahoma City, OK – Court denies motion to dismiss bribery charge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A former state senator accused of accepting a bribe has lost her appeal to have the case thrown out of Oklahoma County District Court.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied former Sen. Debbe Leftwich's request to dismiss a felony charge of soliciting or accepting a bribe. The ruling, handed down on Thursday, affirms an April 15 decision by Special Judge Stephen Alcorn.

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Local & Regional
5:26 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Deliquent Property Sale

The bidding is underway on property with past due taxes.
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Tulsa, OK – There is a good crowd on hand for the sale of delinquent tax properties. The sale of Tulsa County properties where back taxes are owed usually takes just one day, but not this year. Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler says his office has triple the number available this year.

The sale is at the Tulsa Convention Center. It will continue until all properties are sold.

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Local & Regional
5:16 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Pension Review

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House speaker creates pension committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele has created a select House oversight committee to perform legislative studies on the state's public pension systems.

Among topics that will be reviewed is how pension system investments have been handled, the way assets have been allocated and pension funding formulas.

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Local & Regional
12:29 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

County Road CLOSED to All Traffic

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Tulsa, OK – A road, popular with motorists and bicyclists, Avery Drive, will be closed for the next month or more. Tulsa County Engineer Tom Rains says repairs are underway and all traffic must stay away.

Rains says the work will take four or five weeks.

Rains stresses that bicyclists will be banned from the road until the repair work is finished.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Bridge Closed

Tulsa, OK – You can expect delays getting across the Arkansas River downtown for the next two-years.

This morning, marked the first rush hour with the I-244 westbound bridge closed. The bridge is being demolished to make way for a new double-decker bridge that will carry auto, walkers, bikers and even trains.

While the new bridge is being constructed the east bound lane will carry both east and west bound traffic over the bridge.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Chickasaw Governor

Ada, OK – Anoatubby to serve 7th term as Chickasaw governor

ADA, Okla. (AP) After receiving no challengers, Bill Anoatubby will serve a seventh term as governor of the Ada-based Chickasaw Nation.

It's the second time Anoatubby has gone unopposed in an election. Tribal officials say the filing date for challengers passed on June 8.

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Local & Regional
7:42 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Drew Edmondson at Muskogee College

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK – Edmondson, Fields among new Bacone trustees

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Two former statewide officeholders are among new trustees named for Bacone College in Muskogee.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports the private college's new board members include former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and former Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields.

Edmondson chose not to run for re-election last year and lost in the Democratic primary for governor to then-Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. Fields lost his post in the general election last November.

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