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11:15 am
Thu March 4, 2010

1804: State Asks for Review

Oklahoma City, OK – State asks appeals court to reconsider decision

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorneys for the state are asking the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a Feb. 2 decision overturning parts of the state's immigration law.

The law sought to subject businesses that hire illegal immigrants to financial penalties, dictate who can and cannot be fired and require contractors to withhold taxes for workers without proper documentation.

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9:15 am
Thu March 4, 2010

Gasoline Price Jump in Tulsa

Higher gasoline prices greeted Tulsans this morning.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Gasoline prices in Tulsa took a big jump overnight in Tulsa. The price of regular unleaded jumped from $2.37 to $2.49 per gallon. The price hike is linked to supply and demand plus the price of oil which closed yesterday at over $80.

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9:05 am
Thu March 4, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Water Line Repair

Tulsa, OK – New waterline construction on the west side of South Sheridan Road will close East Fourth Street west of Sheridan on Thursday, March 4. The road will reopen on Friday afternoon, March 5.

This is part of a street rehabilitation and waterline replacement project on Sheridan Road between East Admiral Place and East 21st Street. Other lane closures include one northbound lane and one southbound lane on Sheridan Road from Admiral Place to Sixth Street.

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4:54 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Senior Meals Deal

Oklahoma City, OK – Deal reached in Senate over senior meals program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement over a senior meals program that will allow a fix for this year's budget to go forward.

Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, said Wednesday he would work to fund the senior meals program for the 2011 fiscal year in exchange for Democrat votes needed to complete the 2010 budget deal.

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4:54 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

BOK Center Nominated for Top Award

Tulsa's BOK Center
BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's BOK Center, managed by SMG, has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music for Venue of the Year. In order to be considered for this award, the venue must have bought or promoted at least 5 (five) country concerts during the prior calendar year of January 1 to December 31, 2009 and be in good standing with all agents. Since opening in September of 2008, the BOK Center has hosted the following country artists:

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3:33 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Downtown Housing

KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – In a news conference held this afternoon, Mayor Bartlett, representatives from the City of Tulsa and members of the Economic Development Commission announced the Downtown Tulsa Housing Demand Study is now complete and can be found at the city website. Learn More.

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3:29 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Tulsa to get Energy/Sustainability Department

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A follow-up to a story we reported on-air on Monday.

Mayor Bartlett will used an earmarked federal grant to create a city department of Energy/Sustainability. The grant is from the U.S. department of Energy and may not be used for other purposes.

The program will encourage more use of compress natural gas. The city will also take part in the AEP-PSO's Model Cities Program.

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3:23 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

More Oklahoma Shaking

Leonard, OK – Another Oklahoma earthquake shakes Sooners. The latest happened this morning near Forest Park, just east of Oklahoma City. No damage was reported. The quake registered 2.5 of the Richter Scale.

It is the latest in a swarm of quakes in Central Oklahoma. The strongest was on Sunday in Lincoln County. It registered 4.1.

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10:26 am
Wed March 3, 2010

UPDATE: Women in Prison

Oklahoma City, OK – Prison diversionary plan for moms passed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has passed a program for mothers who are nonviolent offenders that will give them community-based services instead of a prison sentence.

Legislation creating a pilot program passed 92-0 in the House Tuesday. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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