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10:24 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Conviction Reversed

DOC booking photo of Phillip Summers
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Tulsa, OK – Court overturns man's convictions in killings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the murder convictions of a man found guilty of killing a Tulsa couple.

In a ruling released Thursday, the judges ordered a new trial, concluding that the exclusion of testimony from a witness violated Phillip Summers' right to a fair trial.

A Tulsa County jury convicted Summers in 2008 of first-degree murder and recommended death for the fatal shootings of Ples and Shelly Vann.

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10:22 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Education Shortfall

Tulsa, OK – Garrett: Okla. schools still will have shortfall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says that despite legislative attempts to shield education from budget cuts, Oklahoma's education budget still will be about $50 million short.

About $172 million in emergency funding has been designated for education, but Garrett says that won't cover the entire shortfall.

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10:15 am
Fri February 26, 2010

150 Jobs Leave Duncan

Duncan, OK – Duncan to lose 150 Halliburton jobs to transfers

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Halliburton Co. plans to transfer about 150 employees in Duncan to a research and development facility being built in Houston.

The company began telling employees of its plans last week. Among the employees to be relocated from the company's former hometown are chemists and engineers. About 400 employees work at Halliburton's technology center in Duncan.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Fri February 26, 2010

City Council Action

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council okays rising the fares for the Tulsa Transit's Lift program. Lift transports the elderly and disabled who cannot easily use regular mass transit. The council okayed raising the fare from $2.50 to $3.00 per trip. The Americans With Disabilities Act limits how much the city can charge for the service.

In other council action, The council agreed to repurpose a federal grant to rehiring 35-of the laid-off Tulsa Police officers. That means 89-officers are still out of work.

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9:41 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Fire Fighters Hurt on the Job

Tulsa, OK – Two Tulsa Fire-Fighters are hurt overnight while doing battle with a building fire. It happened at a strip-mall near 21st and South Garnett.

The two fire-fighters were fighting the blaze from inside a bar when they both tripped and fell off a platform. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
3:48 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Lift Rates Could Be Going Up

Lift Bus
Tulsa Transit

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council tonight is expected to increase the fare for Tulsa Transit's Lift program. "Lift" is a transit program for the disabled. The fee would go from $2.50 to three-dollars.

The Americans with Disabilities Act limits how much the city may charge for the service.

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Local & Regional
3:11 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory Southwest of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PITTSBURG...OKMULGEE...PAWNEE...CREEK...
OKFUSKEE...MCINTOSH...LE FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.

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Local & Regional
11:31 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Health Summit Underway- Coburn Takes Part

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn takes part in health care summit.
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Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has spelled out one key goal of his health care summit, saying political leaders must determine whether there is "too big a gulf" to find consensus on the divisive issue.

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11:29 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Oklahoma's Revenue Stream

Oklahoma City, OK – House panel approves energy stabilization measure

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A bill designed to stabilize revenue from taxes on oil and natural gas production has passed a House committee.

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