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10:01 am
Fri March 5, 2010

Over night Fire leaves Tulsans Homeless

Tulsa, OK – A three alarm fire overnight destroys a section of the London Square Apartments at 59th and South Lewis. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One woman was taken to the hospital and another was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The blaze broke out about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

30-to-40 people were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross will put them up in hotels until the housing can be founding. 12-apartments sustained damage.

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10:01 am
Fri March 5, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – A quick recap of Friday morning's Top Local Stories:

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2:19 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

Meeting Called Off

Tulsa, OK –
A meeting between the Tulsa School Board and the Tulsa City Council was called off at the last minute this afternoon. The meeting was to have discussed how best to pay for school crossing guards, but the meeting's agenda had not been posted.

Holding the meeting without a posted agenda would have been a violation of Oklahoma's open meetings act.

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1:48 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

"Race to the Top" Short of Finish Line

Former Mayor Kathy Taylor drafted the grant application as part of her role in the Governor's office.
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Tulsa, OK – Okla. not finalist for ed. grant, will reapply

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is not among the 16 finalists selected for a federal education grant but Gov. Brad Henry says the state will apply again.

Forty states and the District of Columbia applied for a share of the $4.35 billion to be used to implement innovations in public schools.

The U.S. Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday and said half the money will be held for a second round of applications.

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12:58 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

Block Grant Funding

Tulsa, OK –


The Tulsa City Council is inviting interested Tulsans to express their desires about funding of local programs through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) which bring federal money into the community to fund programs approved by the Council each year.

A public hearing, giving citizens their opportunity to comment, will be a part of the Thursday, March 11, 2010 City Council Meeting. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall at One Technology Center, 175 E. 2nd Street.

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12:57 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

Reputed Chop Shop Busted

Tulsa County Booking Photo
Mark Parker

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Auto Theft Detectives were called to assist field units on multiple stolen vehicles at 3815 N. Lewis (Mark Parker's North Tulsa Auto salvage). During a search of the location detectives located numerous stolen vehicles including 6 vehicles, a $40,000 Champion bass boat, 2 stolen license plates and one stolen front clip. In addition detectives located other items that will be looked at during the subsequent investigation.

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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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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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