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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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9:43 am
Wed March 3, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a quick recap of Wednesday's Top Local Stories:

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9:14 am
Wed March 3, 2010

Chief Mankiller Seriously Ill

Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller
Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, OK – TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The husband of former Cherokee Nation principal chief Wilma Mankiller says Mankiller has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Charlie Soap, Mankiller's husband, made the announcement Tuesday in a news release issued by the American Indian tribe. Soap says the 64-year-old Mankiller has stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer but offered no other details. He asked that the public respect the family's privacy.

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9:50 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

School Bonds Pass

Tulsa, OK – All four Tulsa School Bond issues will pass. The bonds required at least 60% of the yes vote. With over 75% of the total vote counted, all measures were passing with over 70% of the yes vote.

The $354-million will be used for books, buses and building renovation. The package is the largest school bond question in state history. Tulsa School Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard says Tulsa voters understand the school district is on the right track.

The bonds will not increase taxes.

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9:20 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Councilors want to be Judges

Rick Westcott and John Eagleton. Both are Republicans.

Tulsa, OK – Two members of the Tulsa City Council want to be judges. Council chair Rick Westcott and District seven councilman John Eagleton both plan to apply for special district judgeships.

There are two judgeships open. If appointed they would have to resign from the council and close their law practices.

The judgeships pays $105,000 per year. City Councilors get $18,000

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4:15 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Snow Removal Busts Budget

A snowy Tulsa street.
KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Removing the white snow has taken a lot of the City's green.

The public works department has spent over 200-thousand dollars in just overtime to keep the streets cleared. They have spent over a half-million dollars in supplies---but were only budgeted for less than half of that.

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4:14 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Guilty Plea to Tulsa Opium Charge

Tulsa, OK – U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a California man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Tulsa to trafficking in opium.

Wang Chong Khang (aka Pao Lee and Dao Lee), 25, of Oroville, California, pleaded guilty today to Possession of Opium with Intent to Distribute. Chief U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan set his sentencing date for June 8, 2010. Khang faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. He was indicted by the Grand Jury in January 2010.

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3:16 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Amber/Silver Alert Center

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department has just opened their new Amber/Silver Alert Operations Center. The center was primarily set up for use during an Amber Alert or Silver Alert, but is multi functional in design allowing the department to utilize it during any emergency operation.

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11:42 am
Tue March 2, 2010

Infant Shot and Killed

Roland is in Sequoyah County
KWGS Map

Roland, OK – Sheriff says baby shot following robbery has died

ROLAND, Okla. (AP) A 1-year-old Fort Smith girl who was shot while riding in a getaway car following a robbery in Oklahoma has died.

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