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4:56 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Ground Broken

Members of the Tisdale family are on hand for the groundbreaking.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Ground breaking for the new $20-million University of Oklahoma Wayman Tisdal Specialty Center took place this morning at Neighbor For Neighbor at 505 East 36th Street North. The clinic will be built next to N-For-N in a region with minimal access to health care services. Construction is expected to begin in the spring. Wayman Tisdale is a former OU and NBA basketball star who grew-up in North Tulsa.

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1:21 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

UPDATE: Amber Alert

Photo of missing girl.
Oklahoma Department Of Public Safety

Geronimo, OK – Amber alert issued for missing Geronimo girl

GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) An Amber alert has been issued for a missing 7-year-old girl whose mother was found dead inside a home in Geronimo.

The Comanche County Sheriff's Office is searching for Aja (ASIA) Daniell Johnson, who is believed to be with a man wanted for questioning in the woman's death.

Authorities say 47-year-old Lester Hobbs is driving a 1992 Toyota Paseo with the Oklahoma license plate number 577-BPW.

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10:03 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Oklahoma Amber Alert

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Amber Alert Aja Jotson

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Local & Regional
9:40 am
Sun January 24, 2010

New Police Plan

A Tulsa Police car.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Another budget proposal is in the works between the Mayor's office and the Fraternal Order of Police. It is expected the mayor's office will give the package to the FOP by noon of tomorrow. The plan will reduce the number of police lay-offs but is not expected to totally eliminate them.

On Friday, the 155 Tulsa Police Officers were given notice they would be laid-off in seven days, unless the city and the union come to terms on wage concessions.

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Local & Regional
6:39 pm
Sat January 23, 2010

Ethics Concerns

Oklahoma City, OK – State ethics panel mulls election rule changes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The executive director of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission says a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on election spending will have a dramatic effect on Oklahoma politics.

The five-member Ethics Commission is scheduled to vote Friday on changes to Oklahoma ethics rules to comply with the new decision.

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6:33 pm
Sat January 23, 2010

The Tulsa Shock

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa WNBA franchise retains Shock name


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's new WNBA team will retain the Shock name after moving from Detroit and bring along the franchise's championship banners to hang from the rafters.

During an unveiling ceremony Saturday at the BOK Center, the franchise announced the results of a fan vote selecting the team name as the Tulsa Shock.

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10:44 am
Sat January 23, 2010

Meeting Request

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma City, OK – Muslim group wants meeting with Inhofe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to meet with Sen. Jim Inhofe over comments he made in support of government profiling of Muslims.

CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi made the request Friday. Hashmi says it's disturbing to hear a U.S. senator suggest that entire religious and ethnic groups should automatically be considered terror suspects.

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6:13 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Bartlett Announces Interim Chief

Mayor Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

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.
KWGS News Photo

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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