Local & Regional
12:20 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

Overtime Costs

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A late December snowstorm across Oklahoma resulted in nearly $706,000 in overtime pay to state Department of Transportation workers in January.

The pay reported by the Office of State Finance led all state agencies in overtime although the Department of Corrections had more overtime hours worked.

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Local & Regional
12:07 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

Police Chief Under Investigation

Fairview is in Major County.
KWGS Map

Fairview, OK – FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) Fairview Police Chief Robert Banks is being investigated by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. CLEET assistant director of operations Steve Emmons says the investigation concerns the treatment of a person in a class Banks taught. Banks says he knows nothing about it.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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Local & Regional
12:06 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

School Audits

Oklahoma City, OK – In light of recent financial scandals at state schools, a House committee unanimously voted today to improve oversight of school audits.

Senate Bill 2034, by Rep. Dan Sullivan, would place the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector in charge of reviewing school district audits.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Supect's Car Found

7-year-old Aja Johnson
OSBI

Norman, OK – Cops: 2 bodies near car sought in kidnap, murder

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Police say two bodies have been found near a car that belongs to a man charged with killing his estranged wife and kidnapping her 7-year-old daughter. Officers fear one of the bodies may be that of the young girl.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a quick recap on Monday's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
10:48 am
Sun March 28, 2010

New IT Director

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry names Pettit to technology post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has named Alex Pettit as Oklahoma's first chief information officer.

Henry announced the appointment on Friday. He says Pettit, a technology consultant in Denton, Texas, and a project manager for Brown University, will begin his duties on April 5.

A law passed by the Legislature last year authorized the governor to appoint a chief information officer to oversee state computer information and technology operations.

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Local & Regional
9:58 am
Sat March 27, 2010

CIA link to OKC Bombing

The Oklahoma City Murrah Building after the 1995 bombing.
OKC Bombing Memorial

Salt Lake City, UT – Ruling links CIA to OKC bombing prosecution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has turned down a Utah attorney's request for access to secret CIA documents about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing in a ruling that links the agency to the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh.

A decision handed down Friday by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups in Salt Lake City rejected attorney Jesse Trentadue's Freedom of Information Act request for 12 CIA documents. The judge says they are legally exempt from disclosure.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Sat March 27, 2010

Execution on Hold

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry grants temporary stay of execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has granted a temporary stay of execution to an Oklahoma death row inmate sentenced to die for a 1986 killing.

Henry issued the stay Friday after the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Richard Tandy Smith to life in prison without parole.

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StudioTulsa
3:17 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Writer Walter Mosley and His New Mystery Novel: "Known to Evil"

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Local & Regional
2:41 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

County Wants to Work with Mayor

Tulsa, OK – Fresh on the heels of a City Council 5-4 vote to reject a City/County cooperation effort, the Tulsa County Commission immediately announced its unanimous support for redirecting such an effort to working with Mayor Bartlett's administration.
On Thursday night, the Tulsa City Council voted down a resolution brought forward by Councilor G.T. Bynum to create a committee of City and County representatives to evaluate opportunities to save money.

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