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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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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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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Oologah Update

Oologah School Superintendent Rick Thomas talks about the situation in his school district.
KWGS News Photo

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Unemployment Eases

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma's jobless rate continues to improve

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's jobless rate declined to 6.7 percent in January.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Wednesday that Oklahoma's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 6.8 percent in December.

Oklahoma's rate has either remained the same or improved slightly since peaking at 6.9 percent in August.

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Local & Regional
9:12 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
7:58 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Jailer Charged With Inmate Attack

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A fired Tulsa jailer has been charged with having sex with an inmate at the jail. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed forcible sodomy charges against former jailer Chris Delt who authorities say was fired after an investigation that began when an inmate claimed he had sex with Delt.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
3:11 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Gilcrease Expressway Expansion Underway

Tulsa, OK – Construction has begun on the next part of the Gilcrease Expressway - a 2.2-mile segment from the L.L. Tisdale Parkway to 41st West Avenue. This three-phase project will be built as a two-lane highway on a four-lane right of way, to allow for widening in the future.

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3:09 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Cell Phone Bill Advances

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill to ban cell phone use while driving approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Using a cell phone while driving would be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 30-14 on Wednesday for a bill that defines distracted driving to include the use of any personal communication device, including a cell phone.

The bill by Sen. Anthony Sykes also puts into law a fine of $100 and allows court costs of up to $35 for violating the provision.

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