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1:13 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
1:11 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Audit of BA Schools

Scott Pruitt

Broken Arrow, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt and State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones today released an investigatory audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools. The audit, which was requested by the Attorney General's Office in late 2010, outlines several allegations of competitive bidding act violations and malfeasance by public officials.

The audit is the second review of Broken Arrow Public Schools by the state auditor and was requested by the Attorney General's Office after an initial audit was deemed unsatisfactory.

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Audit of BA Schools

Scott Pruitt
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Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt and State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones today released an investigatory audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools. The audit, which was requested by the Attorney General's Office in late 2010, outlines several allegations of competitive bidding act violations and malfeasance by public officials.

The audit is the second review of Broken Arrow Public Schools by the state auditor and was requested by the Attorney General's Office after an initial audit was deemed unsatisfactory.

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Local & Regional
8:07 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Quality Jobs Program

Oklahoma City, OK – 7 companies join Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Seven new companies are joining the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program and officials say the companies will bring a combined 365 new jobs to the state.

The state Department of Commerce says the companies are Reliance Pressure Control LLC of Elk City, Saltus Technologies LLC of Tulsa, The Crosby Group LLC of Tulsa, Stan Johnson Co. of Tulsa, Electrical Power Systems Inc. of Tulsa, Long Wave Inc. of Oklahoma City and KCI Enterprises Inc. of Ponca City.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Low Water Closes Beach

Tall Chief Cove at Skiatook Lake
Army Corp of Engineers

Skiatook, OK – Swim beach at NE Okla lake to close due to drought

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) A swim beach at a northeastern Oklahoma lake is closing because of low water levels brought on by continuing drought conditions.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Tulsa District office says the swim beach at Tall Chief Cove on Skiatook Lake will close June 15. Officials say the lake is almost six feet below its normal pool elevation and the lake level is still falling.

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7:55 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – Jurors excused from panel in warden's wife's trial

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) The prospective jury pool in the trial of a former prison warden's wife accused of helping an inmate she fell in love with escape is back down to 18.

Defense attorney Garvin Isaacs says four prospective jurors were excused from the panel Wednesday. Attorneys chose two others, bringing the total back to 18.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Police Corruption Probe

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – Okla officer accused of corruption testifies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police officer accused of corruption has taken the witness stand.

Nick DeBruin on Wednesday denied that he took $1,000 during a 2009 drug sting at a Tulsa motel.

DeBruin, officer Bruce Bonham and retired Cpl. Harold Wells are accused of conspiracy, drug possession with intent to distribute and planting drugs on people. They have pleaded not guilty.

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3:33 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Chimpanzee Birthday

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