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1:10 pm
Sat March 13, 2010

Sunshine Week Awards

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) FOI Oklahoma has honored the Tulsa World and Kristy Yager of the City of Oklahoma City for their commitment to freedom of information and openness in government.

The organization presented the Ben Blackstock Award to the Tulsa World Saturday for the newspaper's nearly decade-long effort to gain access to computerized records from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Yager was given the Sunshine Award for working to provide useful information to the public.

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Local & Regional
1:17 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

The Latest from Oologah

The Oologah School complex.
Oologah Chamber of Commerce

Oologah, OK – State Health Department Clinic open for second day at Oologah Elementary School


State and county health officials are at the Oologah-Talala lower elementary school again today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after several cases of meningococcal disease occurred in students who attend the school.

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1:07 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Helicopter Crash Update

Tahlequah, OK – Autopsy found meth in system of helicopter pilot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office says a helicopter pilot had methamphetamine and a painkiller in his system when he crashed in October killing himself and a passenger.

Medical examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Friday the drugs were confirmed in the liver and brain of 26-year-old Mark Mahaney. Mahaney and 20-year-old Darci Scraper died when the helicopter crashed in a field near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.

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Local & Regional
10:38 am
Fri March 12, 2010

I-44 Delays

Tulsa, OK – As part of the scheduled plans for the bridge replacements at the I-44/161st E. Ave. junction, the left lane of east and westbound I-44 will be closed at the 161st E. Ave. junction from midnight Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Additionally, all lanes of 165th E. Ave. underneath I-44 will be closed as part of this project.

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9:43 am
Fri March 12, 2010

H1N1 is Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Delaware Co. girl latest swine flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say an adolescent female has become the latest Oklahoman to die of complications from swine flu.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that the Delaware County girl died in late February.

Health officials say an elderly Comanche County man died of Type A influenza, but it wasn't immediately known if the virus was swine-origin influenza A, or H1N1.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Fri March 12, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Police Officer Injured

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Motorcycle Officer Ross Williams lost control of his 2009 Harley Davidson Police Special near the intersection of I-244 and Harvard Avenue. The accident happened about 11-this morning.

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Local & Regional
1:55 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Offer on Old City Hall

Airview of old Tulsa City Hall.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's old City Hall may be soon sold. The Snyder family, responsible for the renovation of the old Mayo Hotel, has offered $1,000,000 for the old building and the land.

The family apparently wants to convert the building into a hotel. It is one block away from the BOK Center.

The City Council would have to approve. It is expected to be on a Tuesday agenda within two weeks.

Mayor Bartlett met with reporters this morning. Hear his comments by clicking above.

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Local & Regional
1:44 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Special Needs Scholarships

Representative Jason Nelson
Oklahoma House

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers voted today to provide scholarships and increased educational opportunities to children with special needs.

"This legislation acknowledges the fact that children with special needs have unique challenges. If those needs are not properly addressed in their assigned local school, I believe we should give those families the opportunity to attend the school that provides the best learning environment for their children," said state Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City.

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Local & Regional
10:25 am
Thu March 11, 2010

More Downtown Development

Downtown Tulsa as viewed from the IDL.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK –

A project for mix-used development near the BOK Center will soon be realized. The Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) voted in favor of the contract set forth by developers, One Place LLC for land located at 3rd and Denver for $1.5 million.

The land will be used for urban mixed-use development in downtown Tulsa such as: urban residential flats and town lofts, 120-room hotel and restaurant combination, commercial or retail businesses and sub-surface parking. Currently, the lot is being utilized for parking.

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