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1:14 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

City Prepares for Snow

Tulsa, OK – City of Tulsa Street Maintenance supervisors are monitoring weather forecasts and preparing to respond if snow or ice begins to create problems for Tulsa motorists.

Although City employees have holidays on Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve and Day, street maintenance crews will be on-call and will report to work if called in to treat streets for snow or ice accumulations.

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2:28 pm
Tue December 22, 2009

ONG Over Charges

ONEOK, the parent company of ONG, is located in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Change in routes leads to extra ONG charge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Natural Gas officials say a change in the routes of meter-readers led to an additional service charge for some customers.

The extra charge was noticed by bookkeeper Sherry Alexander who says she paid 13 service charges this year including two in November. Alexander says ONG agreed to a $27 credit after she filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

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11:23 am
Tue December 22, 2009

FOP Reconsiders

A Tulsa Police car.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police give up some take-home cars

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police in Tulsa has agreed to give up take-home patrol cars for officers who live outside the city.

The take-home provision is in the FOP contract with the city but officers agreed to drop it in an effort to avoid potential layoffs because of a budget shortfall. FOP Lodge 93 President Phil Evans says city administrators believe the change could save more than $1 million.

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Local & Regional
9:02 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Arrow Trucking Update

Arrow Trucking

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa based Arrow Truck is apparently closing. Drivers say their petroleum cards have been turned off and they have been ordered to leave trucks parked.

Arrow has about 300 people working in Tulsa and has a national fleet of drivers. Phones at the business are not being answered.


Arrow was founded in 1948 by the late Jim Pielsticker. He was killed in a plane crash eight years ago.

The following statement is from Doug Pielsticker, CEO of Arrow Trucking Co. Inc.:

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Local & Regional
8:59 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Final Farewell

Roberta Potts and Richard Roberts share a tender moments as the eulogize their father, Oral Roberts.
Kelly Kerr

Tulsa, OK – Evangelist Oral Roberts' life and legacy were celebrated today against the backdrop of Oral Roberts University (ORU), by a gathering of more than 4,000 with a host of who's who from the Evangelical and Charismatic communities at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Granville Oral Roberts was a man who obeyed God and popularized the Pentecostal movement in the 20th century.
Roberts, 91, passed away in a Newport Beach, Calif., hospital on Dec. 15, due to complications from pneumonia, following a fall that broke several bones the previous weekend.

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5:20 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Oral Roberts Remembered

Rev. Pat Robertson offers an opening prayer at Oral Roberts service.
KGEB-TV

Tulsa, OK – Thousands gather to remember Oral Roberts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Thousands of mourners packed an auditorium today to remember the life of evangelist Oral Roberts.

Fellow evangelist Pat Robertson opened Monday's memorial service at Oral Roberts University with a prayer, describing Roberts as a man who walked with God but never gave up the common touch.

The 91-year-old Roberts died of complications from pneumonia last week in California.

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Local & Regional
1:04 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

2010 Dim for State Budget

The Oklahoma Capitol
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Treasurer Scott Meacham says state government will experience a revenue failure of more than $729 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

Meacham says that means state agencies will have to endure additional budget cuts or receive an infusion of revenue from the constitutional Rainy Day reserve fund or other sources.

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10:49 am
Mon December 21, 2009

Tulsa Olympics

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa council to discuss Olympic possibilities

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City Council is to hold a special meeting to discuss the feasibility of the city hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic games.

The council will meet Tuesday morning with the Tulsa 2020 Committee.

A committee of Tulsa businessmen in August compared Tulsa to Atlanta before that city hosted the 1996 Olympics.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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10:22 am
Mon December 21, 2009

ORU-The Future

Dr. Mark Rutland is the new ORU President.
ORU

Tulsa, OK –

ORU ready to move ahead after founder's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oral Roberts still had the title of chancellor of the university that bears his name when he died last week at age 91.

University officials say the school will be able continue to make improvements that followed a crisis that culminated in 2007 with the ouster of Roberts' son, Richard Roberts, who had run the school since 1993.

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10:21 am
Mon December 21, 2009

School Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla educators struggling to make budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than two dozen Oklahoma school districts have told the state they can't balance their budgets after state funding for public schools was cut by 10 percent this month.

At least four districts have shifted to four-day weeks to shave costs.

The budget cut isn't the only pressure on the districts. The state normally offsets increases in health insurance costs. But the state has included no such provision this year.

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