Local & Regional
8:11 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

August 17, 2010 – The Top Local News on this Tuesday Morning

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StudioTulsa
6:30 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Education Week: Diane Ravitch

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

SEDC Comes to Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) announced today the organization will hold its 2013 annual conference in Tulsa. It is the first time Tulsa has hosted the event.

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Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

House Fire Claims Six

Weleetka, OK – 6 dead in house fire in east-central Oklahoma

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say at least six people were killed in a house fire in the town of Weleetka.

Medical Examiner's office spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Monday two adults and four young children were killed in the early morning blaze.

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Local & Regional
2:59 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Charter School Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla judge says charter school can get state funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge has ruled that the state Department of Education must provide what would be the state's first virtual charter school with a district code that will allow it to receive public funding.

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What's New?
2:25 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Tulsa's Top 40 Legend, KAKC "The Big 97"

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – For nearly two decades, KAKC AM 970, was Tulsa's top-rated radio station. From the mid 50s to the mid 70s, KAKC ruled the teen and young adult audience, dominating the local radio scene like no other station has before or since.

It was a time of cruising Tulsa's restless ribbon and Pennington's Restaurant; dance crazes and hula hoops; Seeing the USA in your Chevrolet; the 60's counterculture and Vietnam war protests. Through it all, Rock and Roll was our music and KAKC was the soundtrack of our youth!

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Industrial Accident Takes A Life

Giant earth moving equipment working on the Gilcrease Expressway expansion.
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Tulsa, OK – The accident happened about 9:30 this morning near 3500 North Tisdale Expressway. The worker was hit by roadway equipment where crews were working in the extension of the Gilcrease Expressway toward 41st West Avenue.

Tulsa Police tell KWGS Correspondent Marshall Stewart, on the scene, that the giant scrapper went out of control and struck the worker. The worker was dead at the scene.

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Local & Regional
11:13 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Mayor Wants Mediation

Mayor Bartlett address reporters at City Hall
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today he agrees with the Tulsa City Councilors who have stated it's time to move forward with mediation. Bartlett is asking that mediation be scheduled to begin next week.

"Most of the council and I agree, Tulsans have had enough and they want this to be over. We must act now. We need to identify our common ground and begin working together again as soon as possible." Bartlett said.

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Local & Regional
11:00 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Busy Day Awaits City Council

KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council faces a busy agenda on Tuesday morning. The Council will get an update on the Tulsa Development Authority's efforts to sell the old city hall to Brickhugger, LLC. The company wants to turn the now vacant building into a downtown hotel.

The Council has requested a briefing on the transition of the Tulsa Zoo to a private management firm. Tulsa Zoo Friends has become Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. Former Councilor and Deputy Mayor Tom Baker has been appointed to lead the transition.

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Local & Regional
9:39 am
Mon August 16, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: New Allegations

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former assistant district attorney who oversaw drug cases is disputing allegations by a Tulsa officer charged in a corruption case. Mickey Hawkins says he never gave Tulsa police blanket permission to do as they pleased regarding informants, as claimed by officer Jeff Henderson.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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