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7:57 am
Thu December 23, 2010

Baker-Hughes Expansion

Claremore, OK – Claremore's Baker Hughes operation is about to expand. The company announced today through the state's quality jobs program that the firm would add well over 600 new jobs over the next decade.

Mike Neal with the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce says the company will also have jobs at facilities in Tulsa, Sand Springs and Broken Arrow.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu December 23, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
5:39 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

UPDATE: Man with Brain Injury is Found

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police have found the body of a missing 57-year-old man. Richard Shook walked away from his home near 25th and Mingo about three this morning. He suffers from a brain injury and has the mental capacity of a five-year-old.

Tulsa Police say Shook's body was found behind a business less than a mile from his home. The discovery was made this afternoon near 31st and South Mingo. Police do not suspect foul play.

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Local & Regional
2:02 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Sustainability Effort Moves Forward

Mayor Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK –
Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced the contractor selected for the development of the City of Tulsa's Sustainability Plan. The selected company, URS, submitted a proposal for a cost of $276,990.00 and with a timeline of four months. Work on the plan, which will address ways to save energy and make systems throughout the city more efficient, will begin in January 2011 and expect to conclude in summer 2011.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Charges filed in Fatal Crash

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Claremore, OK – Okla woman charged in deaths of daughters in crash

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A Claremore woman has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of her 2- and 6-year-old daughters in a September auto crash in which she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Tulsa World reports Rogers County prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against 27-year-old Destiny Lynn Burns and an arrest warrant was issued for her. She was not in custody and court documents do not list an attorney for her.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Ball Park is Back

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Tulsa, OK – The cry of "play ball" will again be heard at Tulsa's old Driller Park on the Fairgrounds. RBI-Baseball has signed a one year lease to use the stadium for tournaments and baseball camps. County Commissioner Fred Perry is pleased with the deal.

The firm moves in next month. The ballpark has been empty since the Drillers moved downtown to the new OneOK Field.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Tax Cuts Ahead Despite Budget Crunch

Oklahoma City, OK – Panel: Okla. revenue growth should trigger tax cut

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A panel of state leaders has made a preliminary finding that Oklahoma's revenue growth is enough to trigger a cut in the state's top income tax rate for the 2012 tax year.

The State Board of Equalization voted 6-1 on Tuesday that early estimates show there is enough growth in state revenue to reduce the state's income tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
4:17 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

The Best Classical CDs of 2010: Some Ideas for Holiday Gift-Giving

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