Local & Regional
10:51 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Trucker Found-OK

Tulsa, OK – Missing Arrow Trucking driver phones home, is safe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Arrow Trucking Co. driver who had been missing since Christmas Day has phoned his family and is safe in Iowa.

Tulsa-based Arrow closed suddenly on Dec. 22 and hundreds of drivers were stranded across the nation including John Eischens.

Eischens was last seen at a truck stop in Butte, Mont., and was reported missing last week by his family in Anna, Texas.

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Local & Regional
9:59 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Maurice White Arrested

Maurice White in a scuffle with a state trooper last summer.
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Vian, OK – VIAN, Okla. (AP) A paramedic who scuffled with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop last year has been arrested in Vian. Assistant Police Chief Bryan Chandler says Maurice White Jr. was arrested Monday for speeding, not having a driver's license and resisting arrest, among other things. White didn't return a call seeking comment.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Revenue Figures Due Today

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Treasurer to release December revenue figures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers are bracing for more bad financial news.

State Treasurer Scott Meacham is scheduled to release state revenue figures from December on Tuesday, and lawmakers expect collections to show steep declines from a year earlier.

Tax collections have been down every month since the start of the fiscal year on July 1, the result of a sluggish economy and low oil and natural gas prices.

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Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

Public Works Scandal

Tulsa, OK – Acting United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a former City
of Tulsa Public Works official was sentenced in federal court today. Albert S. Martinez, age 48, formerly the Field Engineering Manager at the Tulsa Public Works Department, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern to 42 months confinement in federal prison and was ordered to make restitution to the City of Tulsa in the amount of $341,000. To date, Martinez has forfeited assets in the amount of $217,000.

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

M.E. Update

The Medical Examiner's office in Tulsa is on Southwest Blvd.
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Tulsa, OK – State medical examiner hires chief administrator

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A chief administrative officer has been hired by the state Medical Examiner's Office in an effort to regain accreditation and adress problems found in a state audit.

Former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation deputy director Thomas Jordan was hired in December at a salary of $90,000 per year. Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard says Jordan will help address the loss of accreditation and deficiencies pointed out by a state audit.

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Local & Regional
10:07 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Budget Cuts Impact Women

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Services to women who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault are being cut because of statewide budget problems.

State agencies have been ordered to make 10 percent cuts each of the past two months on top of a 5 percent cut each month since July.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Mon January 11, 2010

A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On: At Jones

Jones, OK – Another small earthquake recorded near Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake near Jones in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage have been reported.

The magnitude 2.8 quake was recorded at 11:16 p.m. Sunday about 15 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It's at least the 26th earthquake in the area since last March.

Geologists say the area typically gets one or two earthquakes per year that are felt and they're not sure what has caused the increase.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Mon January 11, 2010

A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On: At Jones

Jones, OK – Another small earthquake recorded near Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake near Jones in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage have been reported.

The magnitude 2.8 quake was recorded at 11:16 p.m. Sunday about 15 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It's at least the 26th earthquake in the area since last March.

Geologists say the area typically gets one or two earthquakes per year that are felt and they're not sure what has caused the increase.

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Local & Regional
8:47 pm
Sun January 10, 2010

Cold Weather May Be to Blame for Zoo Death

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, OK, January 10, 2010 The Tulsa Zoo is saddened to announce the death of the 9-year-old female giraffe, Amira.
The giraffe passed away early Sunday morning after Tulsa Zoo staff worked tirelessly around the clock to save her.
Zoo staff has worked to fortify animal exhibits around the zoo and have also implemented cold-weather procedures to protect the animals since the cold snap began.

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