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6:13 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Bartlett Announces Interim Chief

Mayor Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today he has accepted the resignation of Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer and appointed Charles W. "Chuck" Jordan, former Tulsa County Deputy Sheriff and former Tulsa Police officer, as the interim police chief.

"I greatly appreciate Chief Palmer's service to the City of Tulsa and admire his commitment to the department," Bartlett said. "This has been one of the most difficult periods in the city's financial history."

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5:55 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Tenative FIRE Agreement

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3:31 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Ron Palmer Submits Resignation

Police Chief Ron Palmer talks to reporters about his resignation.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer submitted his resignation after it was requested late morning by Mayor Bartlett. Palmer says he had offered his resignation at the beginning of the Bartlett Administration, but was told at that time it was not desired. Today, Mayor Bartlett and Chief of Staff Terry Simonson requested the resignation.

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12:20 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Fire Hits Pryor

Pryor, OK – No injuries are reported as a fire causes heavy damage to a section of downtown Pryor. The blaze broke out overnight at the Boomerang Caf and spread to other downtown businesses and a vacant building.

Pryor Police say they have no reports of any injuries associated with the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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11:35 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Lay Offs Begin

A group of soon to be laid-off fire-fighters gather outside of the academy meeting room.
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Tulsa, OK – 147 fire fighters gather at the Fire Academy to receive their lay-off notices from the city of Tulsa. Short on funding, and with no wage concession agreement from the Fire Fighters Union, the fire-fighters were give notice at nine o'clock this morning that they would be laid-off in seven days.

So many fire fighters were there, that traffic was clogged on New Block Park Road in northwest Tulsa, next to the academy.

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9:49 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Money Returned

Muskogee County in red
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Muskogee, OK – Burger King employee returns envelope with cash

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A 28-year-old Burger King employee is being praised after turning in a bank envelope containing money a customer accidentally dropped at the restaurant.

Charlotte Benson says she dropped the envelope containing $45, which the 62-year-old woman planned to use to have a bed delivered. Employee Tiffany Stopp says she had been working at the drive-thru window when she walked by the counter and saw the envelope.

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9:43 am
Fri January 22, 2010

A Quick Check of Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Listen to a quick review of Friday's top local news stories

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5:04 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Deadline: High Noon

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Dear City of Tulsa employees,

Members of the AFSCME union polled Wednesday chose workforce reductions as opposed to across the board pay reductions of five percent for all non-sworn employees.
We will honor that decision. It will apply to all departments, except sworn police and fire personnel.

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4:10 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Governor's Future

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Governor says he's not looking for a job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he is not looking for a job after he leaves office next year.

Henry is term-limited and must leave office at the end of his second term in January 2011 and speculation is swirling about his future. But Henry said Thursday that he is not pursuing anything right now.

He also says he hasn't ruled anything out.

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4:06 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Missing Man Located

Okmulgee County in red
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Okmulgee, OK – MEDIA RELEASE

OKMULGEE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE
315 W. 8TH ST, STE 102
OKMULGEE, OK 74447
918/756-4311 MAIN
918/758-1208 FAX


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2010

CONTACT:
Chief Deputy Smokey Patchin
918/756-4311

RE: MISSING PERSON - BODY FOUND

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