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2:41 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

County Wants to Work with Mayor

Tulsa, OK – Fresh on the heels of a City Council 5-4 vote to reject a City/County cooperation effort, the Tulsa County Commission immediately announced its unanimous support for redirecting such an effort to working with Mayor Bartlett's administration.
On Thursday night, the Tulsa City Council voted down a resolution brought forward by Councilor G.T. Bynum to create a committee of City and County representatives to evaluate opportunities to save money.

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10:17 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Oologah Update

Oologah Schools
Oologah Chamber of Commerce

Oologah, OK – Limbs of boy with meningococcal disease amputated

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The grandfather of an Oologah-Talala student who contracted meningococcal disease earlier this month says the six-year-old has undergone surgery to amputate his arms and legs.

Rockie Mitchell says doctors operated on Jeremiah Mitchell on Wednesday. Rockie Mitchell says the child also doesn't have any blood circulating in his chin and his left cheek up to his eye, which will require more surgery.

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10:15 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Unemployment Aid on Hold

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washington, D.C. – Senate Republicans hold up jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Senate Republicans are blocking speedy passage of a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt.

The clash comes less than a month after Republicans shied away from a similar battle that led to an interruption in unemployment benefits eligibility for some people and a two-day furlough for some Transportation Department employees.

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Local & Regional
10:11 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Pay Cut for Lawmakers?

The Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers' per diem rates could be slashed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate leader Glenn Coffee says he will file a bill to allow cuts in the per diem expenses paid to state lawmakers during a budget shortfall.

Coffee outlined the idea Thursday while discussing budget cuts at the state Senate.

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9:57 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Court Upholds Ruling

Tulsa, OK – Appeals court upholds murder conviction ruling

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that granted a new trial to an Oklahoma death row inmate.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday Lonnie Richie's first-degree murder conviction had to be overturned because the jury wasn't instructed that it could have considered a second-degree depraved-mind murder verdict.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:42 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Council Investigation to Begin

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council formalized its investigation into Mayoral Chief of Staff Terry Simonson. The council met in an executive session Thursday afternoon to work out the details. Being investigated is whether Simonson, knowingly misled the city council over the use of a federal grant.

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Local & Regional
1:34 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Census Scam Alert

Oklahoma City, OK – cammers impersonate Census workers in Okla. City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Census officials in Oklahoma City are warning of scammers passing out bogus forms that ask for Social Security numbers.

Census office manager Sidna Madden says six Oklahoma County residents have reported finding the forms on their doorsteps. Instructions say to fill out the forms and return them to an Oklahoma City address.

Madden says one person filled out the form and mailed it.

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Local & Regional
1:32 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Report Critical of DHS

Oklahoma City, OK – Report says DHS failed to care for young victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A report filed in connection with a lawsuit against the state Department of Human Services says DHS failed to care for children who are victims of abuse or neglect.

The report was filed Wednesday in Tulsa in a federal class-action lawsuit that calls for reform of Oklahoma's child welfare system. It was prepared by consultant Peg McCartt Hess for New York-based Children's Rights.

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Local & Regional
1:26 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Arbor Day in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's annual Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, March 26th at 9:45 a.m. at Langenheim Park, 4701 South Harvard Avenue.

Dale McNamara, president of the Tulsa Park Board, will officially proclaim the day as Arbor Day in Tulsa.

Also present will be representatives from Up With Trees and the Rotary Club of Tulsa.

Several trees will be planted to conclude the event.

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