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Flu Shot Time in Tulsa

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The Tulsa Health Department is now offering seasonal flu vaccinations. Health officials remind residents that getting vaccinated against the flu is the single best way to prevent the flu. The flu vaccine can keep you from getting the flu, make the illness less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading the virus to family and other people.

The Survey Says: "Tulsa Needs More Cops"

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An analysis of Tulsa Police Department staffing says the city needs more than 200 additional cops, most of them on patrol. The report was presented to the Tulsa City Council this morning during the Public Safety Task Force meeting.

Over the last decade, the city's murder, rape and assault rates have been in the top 25. University of Cincinnati researcher Nick Coraso says there is a bright sport however. He says the TPD out performs many agencies on how many of those crimes it solves.

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DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior says a $186 million settlement has been reached with the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations over the government's handling of some tribal resources and properties.

Secretary Sally Jewell announced the settlement Tuesday at a ceremony at the Choctaw Nation headquarters in Durant. The settlement ends a nine-year lawsuit alleging the federal government mismanaged 1.3 million acres of timberlands in southeastern and south-central Oklahoma, with some claims more than 100 years old.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument is now in storage at a conservative think tank a few blocks away from the Oklahoma Capitol.

The granite marker was moved to the offices of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs overnight. The state is paying a contractor about $4,700 for the job.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court decided in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."

Dump Day Planned for Broken Arrow Residents

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The city of Broken Arrow has set a dump day for its residents. On October 17 the City's annual Fall Clean-Up will be held to give residents an opportunity to discard any unwanted items for free. The dump is only free to those who present a driver's license with a Broken Arrow address. There are small fees for each car and truck tire disposed.

Tulsa Teachers Get Small Raise

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The Tulsa Public School board voted to approve a new agreement for the      2015-16 school year with Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association at tonight’s board meeting. This resulted in TPS teachers receiving a one-step increase on the salary schedule. 

The average step increase is just under $600 annually, and represents an average 1.5 percent of the employee’s current salary. The new agreement requires the district to pay career increments as stipulated in the 2014-15 agreement, and to add an additional step of $500 to the career end of each lane on the salary schedule. 

Monument Moved After Dark

7 hours ago

With a cloak of darkness, Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments monument is moved.

Worker started after dark moving the marker from the State Capitol grounds. The marker was ordered down by Oklahoma Supreme Court.

While the state retains ownership, the marker is on loan for display to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

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A round of layoffs is underway at ConocoPhillips’ Bartlesville office.

A spokesman based there confirmed Monday afternoon 10 percent of the company’s 1,700 Bartlesville employees will be affected.

The spokesman said the layoffs will happen over the next few weeks and the company is "committed to treating all our employees with respect and fairness during this process."

In September, the company estimated it would be laying off 10 percent of its approximately 18,100 employees worldwide.

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust has a new man in charge.

Graham Brannin took over Monday as the recycling organization’s executive director after nearly 20 years in environmental compliance and sustainability with the City of Tulsa.

He said growing up on a Tulsa creek and learning how to recycle at 10 years old helped push him in this direction.

"I've been involved in environmental issues my whole life, and what a great place to have an opportunity to work, where they've been at the forefront of environmental stewardship for well over 20 years," Brannin said.