Local & Regional
1:30 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Electricty Rates to Change

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Oklahoma City – The result is in - the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has voted unanimously to approve a restructuring of electricity rates charged by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said, "The average residential customer, using 1000 kilowatts, will see a rate increase of 33 cents a month."

Industrial rates will be decreased slightly in an effort to achieve what Skinner called "rate parity."

The agreement will result in no net gain in revenue for PSO.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Positive Outlook

Local & Regional
8:07 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Leaders Tabbed

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers have elected Rep. Kris Steele of Shawnee as the new speaker of the state House and Sen. Brian Bingman of Sapulpa as president pro tem of the Senate.

Lawmakers formally elected the chambers' leaders on Tuesday during a one-day organizational meeting of the 2011 Legislature. Steele and Bingman had already been designated for the jobs by Republican majorities in the two chambers.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Top Local Stories for Wednesday Morning

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS News:

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Injunction in Charter Change

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – It does not appear there will be a vote in February on a city charter change. Tulsa County Associate District Judge Dana Kuehn today granted an injunction for five months.

Judge Kuehn says in that time a determination came be made as to whether the ballot question combined more than one issue.

If it did, it will be a violation of state law. The proposal calls for making the city attorney's position elected instead of appointed.

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Local & Regional
1:11 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Police Training Class Increases

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa police have added a dozen recruits to its latest training class, bringing the total to 42.

The agency was awarded a $4.5 million federal grant that will pay salaries for 23 of the officers for three years. The Tulsa World reports that cuts in overtime and other expenses enabled the city to fund the other 19 recruits from within the department's existing budget.

Tulsa police last conducted a training academy in January 2009.

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Local & Regional
12:56 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Bankruptcy Up in Oklahoma

Tulsa, Okla. – The number of Oklahomans filing bankruptcy last year is up; more than 14,000 cases were filed in 2010.

Bankruptcy trustee Patrick Malloy III credits the upward trend not only to continued economic strife, but also to a return to normalcy following bankruptcy reform in 2005, a year in which more than 39,000 bankruptcy cases were filed.

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protects Act tightened income limits and set new standards for evaluating debtors' financial situations.

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Local & Regional
10:50 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Coffee to Be Secretary of State

Glenn Coffee
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor-elect Mary Fallin today announced she has selected Glenn Coffee to serve as secretary of state.

Coffee, who was the first Republican to serve as president pro tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate, currently serves as co-chairman of the governor-elect's transition committee.

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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Governor Henry Exit Interview

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Hear an exit interview with Oklahoma's 26th Governor, Brad Henry

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