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7:12 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Tulsa's Emergency Operation Center Activated

Mayor Bartlett and other leaders give briefing after EOC is activated.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Emergency officials activated Tulsa's Emergency Operations Center, in advance of an expected wintry weather blast, at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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7:11 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Storm Update

Tulsa, OK – Emergency declared, winter storm crawls into Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Schools across Oklahoma and state government offices are closed as a powerful storm with snow and freezing rain moved into the state.

Several flights were also canceled Thursday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and at Tulsa International Airport.

Ice snapped electrical lines in southwestern Oklahoma and left about 100 electrical customers near Hobart without power.

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7:06 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of the top news stories of Thursday morning

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10:09 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Mayor's Response to FOP Vote

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Phot

Tulsa, OK –

In a response to the FOP vote tonight, Mayor Dewey Bartlett said:

"We gave the union an option with salary concessions and no layoffs and unfortunately they chose to layoff several of their fellow police officers. It has been our intent all along to address public safety first and foremost and live within our means as a city.

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10:08 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Delegation Reactions to State of the Union

Senator Inhofe speaks to reporters
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – Here is a look at reaction from members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation to President Obama's State of the Union speech:

Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla.:

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Local & Regional
10:07 am
Thu January 28, 2010

FOP says NO

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police reject plan, mayor says layoffs next

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police in Tulsa have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that Mayor Dewey Bartlett says would have prevented layoffs.

Officer David Turner said Wednesday that 90 percent of those voting on the proposal rejected it. City officials say that means 155 officers will be laid off Friday.

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1:53 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

MAJOR FORECAST CHANGE

Click on map to see forecast ice amounts
National Weather Service

Tulsa, OK – The National Weather Service has made major changes for the Tulsa area weather forecast. Rather than heavy snow, forecasters are now expecting heavy ice in the Tulsa Metro. A band of ice should stretch from central Creek County, up Interstate-44, through the Tulsa Metro and near Claremore and then east into Northwest Arkansas.

On the Sperry-Pletz Ice Damage index Tulsa is forecasted to be a four. Five is the worst and expected in Creek County and from Claremore east.

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11:16 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Thursday morning's top local news stories.

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11:14 am
Wed January 27, 2010

City Unions to Vote

Tulsa, OK – It is in the hands of the rank and file. Both of Tulsa's public safety unions have decided to put city wage concession plans to a vote.

The FOP board made that its decision last night. It calls for pay cuts and shift realignment---but does not include lay-offs. Police officers will vote today.

Fire fighters will be briefed at station houses on the latest package and then vote on the package over the weekend.

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10:15 am
Wed January 27, 2010

OKC Mayor at Obama Address

Oklahoma City, OK – OKC mayor invited to State of the Union address

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has been invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the president's State of the Union Address Wednesday night as part of an effort to highlight Cornett's anti-obesity initiative.

Cornett said Tuesday the invitation was intended to spotlight Oklahoma City's "This City Is Going On A Diet!" Web site, which encourages citizens to diet and exercise.

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