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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.
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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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9:41 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Shooting at Tulsa Radio Station

Tulsa, OK – A man is shot at Renda Broadcasting in Tulsa. Renda owns and operates KBEZ and K-Hits.

Sources say an armed man entered the lobby of the radio stations, located on the northwest corner of 71st and South Yale. He asked to see a female morning air-personality. When authorities arrived, the man was in a hallway. He was ordered to drop his rifle. When he did not, he was shot.

EMSA says the gunman was 58-years-old. He was taken to St-Francis Hospital in serious condition.

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1:56 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Gift to TU

A resolution is signed creating the John Rogers Endowed Chair for the College of Law.
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Tulsa, OK – The Chapman Charitable Trusts announced a major gift benefiting The University of Tulsa College of Law during an event held Tuesday at the law school.

The gift has established the Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair for the College of Law and will fund a major renovation of John Rogers Hall that will allow future facility upgrades.

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12:44 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

GOP Agenda for Senate

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Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Changing Oklahoma's workers' compensation system will be among Senate Republicans' top goals when they announce their legislative agenda for 2010.

The agenda was released Tuesday by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb and GOP senators.

Coffee has said he wants to focus on altering the state's workers' compensation system this year as a way to encourage new business in the state.

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