Local & Regional
3:42 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Governor Remembers Wilma Mankiller

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor Henry's statement:

"We have lost an inspirational leader and a great American, someone who was truly a legend in her own time."

"As a leader and a person, Chief Wilma Mankiller continually defied the odds and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to better her tribe, her state and her nation. Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation and the United States will dearly miss Wilma and her visionary leadership, but her words and deeds will live on forever to benefit future generations.

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Local & Regional
12:56 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Wilma Mankiller Dead

Tahlequah, OK – Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away this morning. Mankiller served 12 years in elective office at the Cherokee Nation, the first two as Deputy Principal Chief followed by 10 years as Principal Chief. She retired from public office in 1995. Among her many honors, Mankiller was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Tulsa Jobs Headed South

An American MD-80
American Airlines

Tulsa, OK – American Airlines moving 200 positions to Texas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) American Airlines is transferring 200 Tulsa-based maintenance operations coordinators to Texas over two years.

Airlines officials said Monday the company is consolidating employees of the Maintenance Operations Center, which oversees aircraft maintenance at line or overnight maintenance stations, with the Systems Operations Center in Fort Worth.

The SOC dispatches aircraft to airports or line maintenance stations where they are needed.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:06 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Abortion Bills Signed

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry signs 3 anti-abortion bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has signed into law 29 bills that include three anti-abortion measures and a bill to revamp the Commissioners of the Land Office after an embezzlement scandal.

The bills were filed Monday with the Secretary of State's Office.

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Local & Regional
12:27 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Meth Labs Increase

Oklahoma City, OK – Meth labs again on the rise in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Narcotics investigators in Oklahoma say the number of methamphetamine labs is again rising across the state.

The number of meth labs declined in Oklahoma after 2004 when the state became the first in the nation to limit the sale of pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is found in cold medicines and is a key ingredient in making meth.

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Local & Regional
11:11 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Citizen Survey of the TPD

Tulsa, OK – Executive Summary of Survey Results

The following results are summarized by the percentage of responses. Percentages are based on the total number of answered responses and are then rounded to the next whole number. Numerical responses are located throughout the original text.

Section 1: Contacting the Police
Q1 Have you ever had contact with the Tulsa Police Department? Good or bad.
1. Yes 90%
2. No 10%

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Local & Regional
10:18 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Bomb Threat at Tulsa Airport

42-year-old Timothy Hathaway
Tulsa County Jail Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – One man is in custody after making a bomb threat at the security check point at the Tulsa International Airport. The incident happened last night.

Airport authorities say 42-year-old Timothy Hathaway walked up to the check point claiming to have a bomb in a bag he was carrying. The TSA officer called Tulsa Airport Police to the scene, but Hathaway fled as officers arrived. Officers gave chase and caught Hathaway.

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Local & Regional
10:17 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Oklahoma Drug Deaths

Oklahoma City, OK – Drug-related deaths in Okla. likely to set record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State narcotics officials say the number of drug-related deaths in Oklahoma last year is likely to be the highest in state history.

Recent autopsy reports show 452 people died from drug use from January to September last year compared to 448 drug-related deaths during the same period in 2008.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics director Darrell Weaver says a record 612 people died of drug use in 2008.

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