Local & Regional
9:59 am
Sat February 19, 2011

Better Revenue

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers will have $100M more to spend on budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is finally getting a dose of positive budget news.

State finance officials say the deficit they expected in the next year's budget is not as large as first feared.

Figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Tax Commission show the Legislature will have about $106.4 million more to spend than was initially estimated in December. That brings the total hole in next year's budget to about $500 million.

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Local & Regional
12:24 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Inmates Become Ill

Tulsa Jail
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Over 300 inmates at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center have become ill since Wednesday. Symptoms of the illness include stomach cramps and diarrhea. Tulsa County Health Department officials were notified and have been at the facility Thursday and today, conducting tests of food and water, interviewing ill inmates, and conferring with the facility's on-site medical staff.

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Local & Regional
12:24 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

No Confidence in Pauling

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes to over ride the Mayor. Mayor Bartlett had vetoed the council's resolution of no confidence in acting city attorney David Pauling. Councilman John Eagleton made the over-ride motion last night.

Councilman Rick Westcott says the vote was about Pauling and his skills, and not about poking the mayor with a sharp stick.

Pauling says he has no intention of stepping down.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Texting B an Moves Forward

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate panel approves texting ban for drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Texting while driving could prove costly for Oklahoma motorists under legislation approved by a Senate panel.

The bill, which calls for fines of up to $500, was advanced in the Legislature despite concerns that enforcing it would pose a hardship for law enforcement.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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StudioTulsa
4:49 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Soon Appearing at the Tulsa PAC: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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Local & Regional
2:07 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Key science in poultry case featured in journal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Science relied upon by Oklahoma in a lawsuit against Arkansas poultry companies and dismissed as "junk" by critics is now featured in a leading journal.

The work by University of South Florida professor Valerie Harwood has been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology and accepted in the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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Local & Regional
2:03 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

More Oklahoma Flu Deaths

Tulsa, OK – 4 more people die of flu complications in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health says four more influenza-associated deaths have been reported to the agency, bringing the number of deaths this flu season to 12.

Officials announced Thursday that two of the deaths were in the 19-64 age group and two occurred in the 65 years or older group. Two of the deaths were in Oklahoma County, one was in Canadian County and the other was in Tulsa County.

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Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

National Volleyball to TU

Tulsa, OK – USA Volleyball has announced today that Tulsa will host a 2011 FIVB World League match featuring the U.S. Men's National Team and the No. 1 ranked Brazil team on June 24-25 at the Reynolds Center at The University of Tulsa.

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