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9:32 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Gas Prices and the City Budget

Tulsa, OK – What impact will the rising gasoline prices have on the city of Tulsa's budget?


That is a question the city council will ask tomorrow morning during a council committee meeting. The gasoline price hikes could put a dent in the police, fire and public works budgets.

The council also wants information about citizens being placed on hold when dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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9:26 am
Mon March 7, 2011

O'Brien Park Upgrade

Heavy equipment works on ball fields at O'Brien Park at 66th Street and North Lewis.
Tulsa County Parks

Tulsa, OK – Youngsters playing baseball this season get a newly renovated O'Brien Park to use. Tulsa County Parks Director Richard Bales says practically everything kids and spectators need is new.

There are also new scoreboards on the four fields. The 1.5 million dollar upgrade is paid for with money from the 4-to-fix two project.

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Local & Regional
9:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Work on Renovation Begins

The Mathews Warehouse at 100 East Brady
Kaiser Family Foundation

Tulsa, OK – Construction starts today on converting the Mathews Warehouse in downtown Tulsa into an artistic center. The warehouse is located in the Brady District at 110 East Brady Street.

The renovation is a joint project of the Philbrook Museum and the University of Tulsa. The project is being financed by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Local & Regional
9:00 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Super Salary Gap

Oklahoma City, OK – Big gap between top, bottom of Okla. supt pay list

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) There's a big difference between the salary paid to the best-compensated local school superintendent in Oklahoma and the superintendent who is paid the least in the state.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Power Back On in Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Backhoe cuts electricity to up to 40,000 customers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. says all the customers in the Oklahoma City area who lost their power have been restored to service.

An OG& E representative said a backhoe digging a hole or ditch in the Shawnee area cut through a power line late Sunday morning, cutting off electricity in an area stretching from Shawnee to Oklahoma City. Up to 40,000 customers were affected.

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Local & Regional
10:06 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Rules Questioned

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers question investigation panel rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A special investigative committee formed to look into the activities of a state representative charged with bribery is under fire from lawmakers concerned that its activities will be closed to the public.

The House Special Investigative Committee will investigate Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Fire Claims Three

Foster, OK –
3 dead after fire, seen as murders and suicide

FOSTER, Okla. (AP) A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says agents are investigating as a murder-suicide a fire in Garvin County that left three bodies behind.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the bodies were discovered Saturday morning after a blaze near the community of Foster in south-central Oklahoma. The names of the victims have not been released.

Investigators said the fire appears to be suspicious in origin.

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Local & Regional
10:11 am
Sat March 5, 2011

School Overdose

Oklahoma City, OK – Arrests made in drug overdose of Harrah students

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) Police in Harrah say two junior high students have been arrested and more are expected in connection with the overdose of three students on prescription drugs.

Officer Phil Stewart told KTOK radio that charges of possession and distribution of drugs on school property are expected against seven students.

No names have been released.

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Local & Regional
9:58 am
Sat March 5, 2011

State Parks to Be Closed

Oklahoma City, OK –

Oklahoma tourism officials closing state parks

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says seven state parks will close for good this year because of budget cuts.

Officials announced Friday that Adair State Park in Stilwell, Beaver Dunes in Beaver, Boggy Depot in Atoka, Brushy Lake in Sallisaw, Heavener Runestone in Heavener, Lake Eucha in Jay, and Wah-Sha-She in Copan will shut down Aug. 15.

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9:51 am
Sat March 5, 2011

Ten Digit Dialing is here

Tulsa, OK – Not all in NE Okla. are ready for 10-digit dialing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Not all residents and businesses are ready for mandatory 10-digit dialing to come to northeastern Oklahoma.

The change starts Saturday, and all local calls in the area will require a 10-digit number. It's part of an "overlay" plan to add a new 539 area code to the existing geographic 918 area code. The 918 area code numbers are expected to run out in 2012.

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