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12:21 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Winter Weather Update

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Here is your one stop location for information you need concerning our winter weather threat in Green Country.

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12:05 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Oklahoma House Defeats Joint Gubernatorial Ticket Amendment

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should run jointly.

Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-44 for the measure, but it takes at least 51 members to approve legislation in the 101-member House. The author of the proposed constitutional amendment, Republican Rep. Gary Banz of Midwest City, asked that the vote be reconsidered on a later date.

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12:01 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Trial Date For Oklahoma City Officer on Sex Counts

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge is scheduled to set a trial date for a former Oklahoma City police officer who faces dozens of charges of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled Wednesday for Daniel Holtzclaw, who faces a total of 36 charges that include six counts of first-degree rape. The rape charges carry a sentence of up to life in prison.

Attorneys are expected to ask District Judge Timothy Henderson to set a trial date during the hearing. Holtzclaw has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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7:06 am
Wed March 4, 2015

One Dead, One Injured in North Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say one man has been found dead and a second man seriously wounded by a gunshot at an apartment complex on the city's north side.

Capt. Steve Odom told reporters Tuesday that it was not immediately clear how the dead man was killed. He said the wounded man was in serious condition with a gunshot wound.

No names were immediately released. Police say the dead man was 26 years old.

Police were called to the apartment about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, but Odom said it appears the incident occurred several hours earlier.

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7:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Voters Pass $415 Million Bond Package for Tulsa School District

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Voters have overwhelmingly approved a $415 million school bond package for Tulsa Public Schools to fund the construction of new school buildings, libraries and other needs.

The four measures in the package each passed with more than 80 percent of the vote Tuesday.

The approved funds will go toward transportation needs, textbooks, technology and other classroom materials. About $72 million in the proposal was budgeted for school additions that would double as storm shelters.

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6:59 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Know Before You Go Weather for Tulsa

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Here is your one stop location for information you need concerning our winter weather threat in Green Country.

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6:55 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • The latest on the weather threat.
  • School Bonds in Tulsa are approved.
  • One person is dead and another hospitalized following Tulsa shootings.
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2:40 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Mitchell Park Moves Closer to Surplus Designation

Mitchell Park sits across 36th Place from the north end of Bishop Kelley High School's stadium.
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Tulsa’s park board recommends selling Mitchell Park, which made it onto a list of potential surplus properties.

The city’s asset management department determined the park can be sold within a month of Bishop Kelley High School stepping forward as a potential buyer.

Parks Director Lucy Dolman said after city councilors approve the surplus designation — if they do so — she needs to ask the state whether there are any outstanding obligations from a matching funds grant obtained decades ago for buying some of the land.

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1:11 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

US Running Out of Room to Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude oil that it's running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

The Energy Department reported last week that for the past seven weeks the United States has produced and imported an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it's using. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, and pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years.

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12:47 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Drought Grants Approved for 3 Rural Oklahoma Communities

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three rural Oklahoma communities have received about $1 million in grants for water system improvements that will save about 16.7 million gallons of water a year.

The grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will come through the state's Water for 2060 Drought program to promote the responsible use of water.

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