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2:08 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

School Cuts Ahead

School Board President Lana Turner-Addison and Superintendent Keith Ballard at last night's board meeting.
Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa schools look to possible staff cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard says as many as 100 administrative staff members could lose their jobs as the district looks to save money.

He says employees should know their fate during the first week of January.

The cuts could save $5 million dollars for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Ballard says in a bulletin sent to school employees Monday that the money would be used to protect the classroom and guarantee continued quality education.

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Local & Regional
9:12 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Winter Weather UpDate

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews across the state are monitoring road conditions in areas where there is moisture and precipitation and treating roads as necessary. All roads remain open at this time.

Crews have been sanding and salting primarily bridges and overpasses, which tend to freeze first.

Early this morning, crews began sanding/salting in the central portion of the state, including the Oklahoma City metro area, as moisture moved across Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
4:32 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

New City Administration takes over

Mayor Bartlett addresses the crowd just before becoming Tulsa's 39th Mayor.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The new Bartlett Administration takes over city hall following ceremonies for the new mayor, new auditor and nine city council members.

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Local & Regional
4:29 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Elephant Expecting

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City Zoo elephant is pregnant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The effort to breed an Oklahoma City Zoo elephant with a male at the Tulsa Zoo is an apparent success.

Zoo officials say the elephant Asha conceived in July after the first breeding attempt with the male Sneezy and is expected to give birth in May 2011. Her sister Chandra also mated with Sneezy but that attempt was not successful.

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1:09 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Roadway Update

KWGS File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Federal funding threatens state road projects

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has set dates to open bids on road and bridge projects without knowing whether it will have enough federal dollars to pay for them.

The commission Monday set a final date to open bids in January and tentative dates for February and March bid openings. But state Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley says questions remain about how much federal aid the projects will receive.

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11:15 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Clapton Back to Tulsa

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – A part of the "Tulsa Sound" in the 1970s is returning to Tulsa in 2010.

Eric Clapton has been booked for the B-O-K Center for March 2nd. Joining him will be the Who's Roger Daltrey.

Tickets go on sale Saturday morning. Prices range from 57-to-97-dollars.

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9:47 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Grand Jury Probe

Tulsa, OK – nmates quizzed in police probe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An online report says inmates testifying before a federal grand jury investigating police corruption are being questioned about alleged missing money, nonexistent informants and corrupted search warrants.

The Tulsa World reported the development on its Web site Saturday. It said the grand jury was meeting in a secret location to investigate alleged corruption of officers assigned to the Tulsa Police Department's Special Investigations Division.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Tulsa Job Loses

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Automated Research closes doors

TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than 100 people found themselves without their jobs and without their last paychecks when a Tulsa marketing company abruptly closed its doors.

Automated Research and Marketing ended operations on Tuesday. Workers say that on Tuesday they were told to leave the business and that the company could not provide their last checks.

Former employee Eunice Reed told Oklahoma City television station KWTV that she feels like she was "robbed."

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Local & Regional
5:09 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Bishop Kelley Fire

A Tulsa fire truck has its ladder raised during a fire at the Bishop Kelley High School.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Students at Tulsa's Bishop Kelley High School get out of class a little early. Fire alarms started sounding about 2:45 Friday afternoon and classrooms on the sprawling campus near 41st and I-44. Faculty and students were evacuated. Fire trucks and an EMSA ambulance responded to a fire in the athletic department's weight room.

Fire officials say the contents of the building will be a complete loss. There is no dollar amount to the damage at this time. The fire may have started in the a golf cart.

There were no injuries.

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Local & Regional
5:08 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Hospital For Sale

Kingfisher County is colored red.
KWGS Map

Kingfisher, OK –


KINGFISHER, Okla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- United Country Lippard Auctioneers, Inc., (www.lippardauctions.com) announces the public auction of the former Kingfisher Regional Hospital, according to Troy Lippard, auctioneer.

"Kingfisher Regional Hospital recently built a new facility on the South end of town," explained Lippard. "Therefore we will be offering the old building at absolute public auction which means it sells to the highest bidder with no minimums and no reserves."

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