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9:43 am
Fri January 22, 2010

A Quick Check of Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Listen to a quick review of Friday's top local news stories

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5:04 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Deadline: High Noon

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Dear City of Tulsa employees,

Members of the AFSCME union polled Wednesday chose workforce reductions as opposed to across the board pay reductions of five percent for all non-sworn employees.
We will honor that decision. It will apply to all departments, except sworn police and fire personnel.

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4:10 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Governor's Future

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Governor says he's not looking for a job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he is not looking for a job after he leaves office next year.

Henry is term-limited and must leave office at the end of his second term in January 2011 and speculation is swirling about his future. But Henry said Thursday that he is not pursuing anything right now.

He also says he hasn't ruled anything out.

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4:06 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Missing Man Located

Okmulgee County in red
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Okmulgee, OK – MEDIA RELEASE

OKMULGEE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE
315 W. 8TH ST, STE 102
OKMULGEE, OK 74447
918/756-4311 MAIN
918/758-1208 FAX


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2010

CONTACT:
Chief Deputy Smokey Patchin
918/756-4311

RE: MISSING PERSON - BODY FOUND

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12:52 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Fire Department Lay-off Meeting

Tulsa Fire Chief Allen LaCroix discusses the latest proposal with reporters.
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Tulsa, Ok – 147 members of the Tulsa Fire Department are currently being notified that they should attend a meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00 at the Tulsa Fire Department Training Center. The fire fighters will be notified of their status to be laid off and educated as to the process of possible reinstatement possibility.

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10:41 am
Thu January 21, 2010

Port Releases Annual Figures

The sign at the entrance at the Port of Catoosa
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Catoosa, OK – CATOOSA, OKLA. January 21, 2010 In spite of negative global economic news heard throughout 2009, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa enjoyed the best total annual shipping volumes of the past three years, with more cargo shipping through the Port in 2009 than in 2008 and 2007.

Total inbound/outbound shipping was 2,058,191 tons, nearly 8,000 tons higher than 2008 and more than 47,000 tons higher than 2007 a year that saw stock markets worldwide soar to record levels.

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10:28 am
Thu January 21, 2010

Flooding Closes an Union School

Tulsa, OK –
Flooding closes Union's Grove Elementary for the rest of the week


Union's Grove Elementary School (on 61st Street west of HWY 169) will be closed Thursday and Friday, January 21 & 22, because of flooding in several classrooms. A combination of the overnight rain Wednesday evening and on-going construction on the building is the cause. Crews are using heavy equipment and blowers in the clean-up effort and will use the two days plus the weekend to ready the rooms for classes as usual Monday.

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10:27 am
Thu January 21, 2010

Texting Ban

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Henry to sign executive order barring 'texting'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry will sign an executive order that bars state employees from sending text messages while driving when they are conducting state business.

Henry will be joined at Thursday's ceremony by highway safety advocates and Reps. Danny Morgan and Sue Tibbs, who conducted an interim study on the issue last year.

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10:20 am
Thu January 21, 2010

ONEOK Dividend Increased

ONEOK Headquarters in downtown Tulsa
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Tulsa, OK – The board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) today increased the quarterly dividend to 44 cents per share of common stock from 42 cents per share, effective for the fourth quarter 2009, payable Feb. 12, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business Jan. 29, 2010.

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