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2:06 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Stimulus Help

Tulsa, OK – In part of a trillion dollar spending bill passed on Sunday by the U.S. Senate, $1.55 million could be headed to the City of Tulsa for various public safety and public works projects. Among these projects receiving funding in the bill, the City of Tulsa would receive:

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11:00 am
Tue December 15, 2009

BOK Center Nominated for Top Award

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's BOK Center, managed by SMG, has been nominated by Pollstar, the concert industry's leading publication, for the "Arena of the Year" award. Individuals within the industry will vote and the winner will be announced on February 17th at the annual Pollstar awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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10:33 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Dead Giraffe was Expecting

Tulsa, OK – The giraffe that died at the Tulsa Zoo after suffering a broken neck in transit from Ohio, was expecting. That announcement came this morning at a Tulsa City Council meeting. The Council is looking into the giraffe's death. Tulsa Zoo director Terrie Correll said the pregnancy was discovered during a necropsy of the giraffe. The giraffe was having her neck X-rayed when she died.

Tulsa City Councilor Rick Westcott wants the council to take legal action against the transport company which brought the animal to Tulsa.

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10:02 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Public Works Sentence

Tulsa, OK – Owasso man sentenced to almost 5 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Owasso man who headed a construction company has been sentenced in federal court to four years and nine months in prison for his role in bribing a Tulsa public works official.

Max Elliot Wolf, president of Horizon Construction Co., pleaded guilty in September to one count of procurement fraud bribery. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern.

The judge said Wolf had already paid more than $939,000 in restitution.

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5:26 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Attempt to End Death Penalty in Oklahoma

Constance Johnson at her news conference at the state capitol
Oklahoma Senate

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5:25 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

ONG Rate Hike

An ONG gas meter outside of a home in south Tulsa County.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – -- Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, a division of ONEOK, Inc, today received approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to change its rates.

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2:00 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Roberts Hospitalized

Oral Roberts at 2009 dedication on ORU campus.
Oral Roberts University Photo

Tulsa, OK – ORU founder hospitalized after fall

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Televangelist Oral Roberts has been hospitalized after falling during the weekend.

A statement released Monday says Roberts fell on Saturday and is being treated for broken bones and a slight case of pneumonia. It says he's listed in stable condition at a hospital near his home in California.

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1:09 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Mom Admits to Murder

18-year-old Dominique Lee.
Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

Tulsa, Ok – On 09/27/09, officers responded to 6907 S. Trenton Avenue #804, to investigate the death of a small child. Kai'den Terry, male, 7 weeks old, DOB 08/09/09, was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. Kai'den's mother, Dominique Lee, 18 yoa, originally told detectives that she did not know what happened to Kai'den, but did admit to co-sleeping with Kai'den. Kai'den had small minor bruising on his lower legs near the ankles, but otherwise did not have any obvious external injuries to suggest a cause of death.

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11:09 am
Mon December 14, 2009

New Meaning to "Cell" phone

Mangum, OK – Officials say gangs using cell phones in prison

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) Authorities say they believe gangs are smuggling cell phones to inmates in order to stay in contact while in prison.

Greer County Assistant District Attorney Eric Yarborough says he has seven pending homicide cases from inside the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. He says each case can be traced back to a prison gang.

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9:18 am
Mon December 14, 2009

One Dead in Plane Crash

Alva, OK – Man dies in Alva plane crash

ALVA, Okla. (AP) Officials say a man died when his small plane crashed near Alva while he tried to land in heavy fog at night.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash occurred just after midnight Sunday morning.

The highway patrol identified the victim as 44-year-old Darin Dean Moser.

Moser was the only person aboard the Cessna 310 twin-engine aircraft. The aircraft crashed about three-fourths of a mile south of the runway.

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