Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Revenue Collections UP

State Treasure Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in March topped prior year collections for the first time since December 2008 and exceeded the official estimate for a second consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in March are $401.3 million. That amount is:

$6.4 million or 1.6 percent above the prior year; and,
$81.4 million or 25.5 percent above the estimate.

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Local & Regional
1:32 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Tribal Rehearing?

Tulsa, OK – Osage chief confident case will be reheard

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chief of the Osage Nation says he's confident a federal appeals court will rehear a case that could affect three of the tribe's casinos.

The court recently upheld a ruling that Osage County is not a tribal reservation. The ruling leaves casinos in Tulsa, Skiatook and Ponca City not on land that is in trust or under federal restricted status as is required.

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Local & Regional
1:31 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

More Study

Oklahoma City, OK – OSSAA: More study of public-private proposals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has sent back to committee a proposal on how non-public high schools in the state are classified for athletic competition.

The board met Tuesday to consider the proposal from a 17-person committee that examined perceived inequities between public schools and private and other non-public schools.

The board eventually voted to have the committee conduct further study on the issue.

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Local & Regional
1:30 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Oklahoma VS Mexico

Oklahoma City, OK – Mexican congressman criticizes Oklahoma law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Mexican congressman wants that country's governmental agencies to stop buying products from Oklahoma because of a law passed last year imposing new fees on wire money transfers.

The Oklahoma lawmakers who wrote the bill fired back on Monday, saying they will consider even stricter laws targeting illegal immigrants in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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StudioTulsa
6:09 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

The Rise of the U.S. as a Surveillance State

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Local & Regional
4:07 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Budget Talks Move Forward

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Governor Henry says tough choices will have to be made soon.

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Local & Regional
12:18 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Muskogee Update

Muskogee, OK –

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police in Muskogee are providing additional security at two schools following a deadly weekend shooting at a local mall.

Police said Monday that officers are at Muskogee High School and at the district's 7th and 8th grade center. The number of officers at each school was not immediately released.

The shooting Saturday at Arrowhead Mall left 17-year-old Jarrod Reed of Muskogee dead and five other people wounded.

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Local & Regional
11:52 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Fatal Police Shooting

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police shoot, kill man who threatens suicide

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who was threatening suicide when the man pointed a handgun at officers.

Police said in a news release Monday that officers were called about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to an aviation business at Tulsa International Airport. Officers say they found 57-year-old Daniel Leroy Nichols sitting on the pavement holding a handgun and threatening suicide.

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Local & Regional
9:58 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Jones Quake

Jones, OK – Small earthquake recorded near Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) Another small earthquake has been recorded by the U.S. Geological survey near Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S.G.S say a 3.0 magnitude quake was recorded just after 11 p.m. Sunday. No injuries or damage is reported.

Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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