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11:11 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories

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4:15 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

No OU Land Deal for Medical Examiner

Tulsa, OK – OU says no offer of land for ME's office made

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A University of Oklahoma spokeswoman says the school hasn't offered to donate land for the possible expansion of the state Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City.

State Rep. Al McAffrey had said last week an offer was made. But OU spokeswoman Catherine Bishop issued a statement Monday saying no offer has been made and the university doesn't own the land near the Medical Examiner's Office.

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1:58 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

$10-Million Budget Amendment Passes-But Sparks Fly

Councilor Jack Henderson voiced his anger at the council.
TGOV/KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council approves a 10-million dollar budget balancing amendment, but sparks fly. Councilor Jack Henderson objected to being labeled a member of "gang of five" for blocking passage last week. A majority of the council voted against the measure last Thursday. Councilor Jack Henderson objected to the term and defended his vote.

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1:57 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

Ag Transportation Aid

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be shared in western Oklahoma to help improve transportation and the economy.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the $750,000 grant Monday to the Community Transportation Association of America.

CTAA will use $250,000 to help tribal organizations improve transportation in Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Washita, Blaine, Canadian and Kingfisher counties. The money will also be shared with projects in New Mexico and Mississippi.

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1:22 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

Nichols Diet Issues

Terry Nichols

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. bombing conspirator: Diet somewhat resolved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says his hunger strike to demand a more fiber-rich diet in prison has been somewhat successful.

Nichols says in a letter that the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., addressed his medical and religious needs but "much more still needs to be done." He didn't provide specifics. A message left for prison officials wasn't returned Saturday. His protest began Feb. 5.

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11:22 am
Mon March 15, 2010

New Uniforms for Drillers

General Manager Mike Melega (in background) shows off new Tulsa Driller uniforms.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The The Tulsa Drillers revealed new team uniforms and caps during a press conference Monday afternoon at ONEOK Field. The new look for the Drillers will feature a rich, royal blue as the team's new primary color.

With the new uniforms, the Drillers have kept their primary logo, while tweaking the colors within it.

The new home uniforms are white with blue trim and feature the Drillers script logo across the front. The home jerseys will also have the player's names across the backs.

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9:28 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Legislative Recap

The Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Bills fall by wayside in Oklahoma Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) As lawmakers passed another deadline last week, several legislative proposals fell by the wayside.

Thursday was the deadline for passing bills in the chamber of origin, and this week Senate committees will begin hearing House bills and vice versa.

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9:23 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

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

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5:27 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Spring Break Travel Tips

Airview of Tulsa International
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10:07 am
Sun March 14, 2010

Oologah Update

Oologah, OK – OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) Two students at an elementary school in the Oologah-Talala School District have died from a rare blood disease.

Andrew Gregory Thomas, 7, and Shuache Moua, 8, died Thursday after contracting an infection called meningococcemia, also known as meningitis.

The two were among six children from Oologah-Talala schools who fell ill with the disease last week.

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