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11:44 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Execution Tonight

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Man convicted of killing 2 in Tulsa to be executed

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's daughter and her 6-year-old son more than 16 years ago.

Julius Ricardo Young is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

He requested a final meal of sirloin steak, baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad with bleu cheese dressing and a Coca Cola.

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9:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

AA at KC

American Airlines

Kansas City, MO – Councilman says Jet Midwest considering KCI base

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Councilman Bill Skaggs says an aircraft overhaul base near the city's airport may have a new owner soon after American Airlines leaves.

The Kansas City Star reports that Skaggs says Jet Midwest, a Kansas City, Kan.,-based commercial aircraft and parts supplier, is considering relocating to the overhaul base near Kansas City International Airport.

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9:45 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Saving North Tulsa

Jason Trent, Twan Jones, Mike Reed and Jamal Ali, all spoke regarding a grassroots effort to take back North Tulsa from gangs.
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Tulsa, OK –
Tired of gang violence and crime, activist Twan Jones calls on the North Tulsa community to stand-up for itself. Jones and other leaders say they are tired of the violence.

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9:43 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Earthquake Scams

Oklahoma City, OK –
Many Oklahomans have opened their hearts and their wallets to assist those impacted by the recent tragedy in Haiti, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson wants Oklahomans to make sure their charitable dollars end up where they intended.

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4:15 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Public Works Scandal

Local & Regional
3:25 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Bartlett Budget Cuts

Mayor Bartlett announces budget cuts as chief-of-staff Terry Simmonson watches.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented budget cutting proposals to all three city unions and then met with the rank-and-file employees to explain the plan. Among the concessions are pay cuts for all city workers, including the Mayor and his staff.

The reductions are:
7.5 % for Tulsa Police
8.6 % for Tulsa Fire Department
5.2 % for all other City employees

These cuts are in addition to the eight furlough days ordered under the Kathy Taylor administration.

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3:06 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Claremore Connection to Haiti Quake

Claremore, OK – Claremore's Mike McCrate is feeling much better. His daughter runs an orphanage near earthquake damaged Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. She managed to contact the family via Skype to say she and the orphanage are okay.

He says the orphanage building sustained some damage but is habitable. The quake downed a ten-foot concrete-block security wall. They received the call this morning about 10 a.m.

With his daughter, her husband and their children, McCrate says he had 10-family members in Haiti.

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12:55 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Quake Measured Here

Monitoring screen at Leonard when earthquake hit.
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Leonard, OK – Oklahoma Geological Survey picks up earthquake

LEONARD, Okla. (AP) Equipment at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in Leonard registered the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti.

The quake was registered Tuesday at 3:53 p.m., Oklahoma time.

The earthquake caused thousands of buildings to collapse in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and Haitians were piling bodies along the streets. Untold numbers of people are trapped in tons of rubble.

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9:45 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Arrow Update

Tulsa, OK – Lenders search for missing Arrow Trucking vehicles

TULSA, Okla. (AP) In the wake of Arrow Trucking Co.'s demise, its lenders are scouring the country looking for missing Arrow-operated equipment.

On Dec. 22, one day after a Utah-based bank froze Arrow's company fuel credit cards, the Tulsa-based trucking firm shut down, stranding drivers and their freight across the country. It since has filed for bankruptcy liquidation.

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9:44 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Revenue Slides

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State tax collections were down again last month.

Treasurer Scott Meacham said Tuesday collections by the general revenue fund in December totaled $402.3 million. That is $165.1 million, or 29.1 percent, below the prior year's collections and $178.6 million, or 30.7 percent, below the official estimate.

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