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7:48 am
Sat October 17, 2009

State Workers Want Budget Action

The Oklahoma State Capitol.
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Oklahoma City, OK – OPEA calls for legislative subcommittees to meet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's largest state workers organization is calling for lawmakers to convene meetings of appropriation subcommittees.

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association said Friday it's not yet calling for a special session of the Legislature but that the state's continuing revenue decline merits meetings of the subcommittees.

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8:27 am
Fri October 16, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Geologist says he hired kids, friends for report

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A geologist has admitted that he hired his own three daughters and family friends to do legwork for a report that became the backbone of Oklahoma's pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.

Thursday's revelation from J. Berton Fisher, one of the state's expert witnesses, came under cross-examination from poultry company attorneys.

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7:51 am
Fri October 16, 2009

Officer Involved Shooting

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Tulsa, OK – From Tulsa Police:

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2:56 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

Gilcrease expansion

TU President Steadmam Upham makes the announcement at the museum.
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Tulsa, OK – The University of Tulsa, which manages the world-renowned Gilcrease Museum, has acquired the C.M. Russell Research Collection that contains more than 13,000 objects that cover a full range of the artist's life and work. Russell's biographer, Homer Britzman, gathered the items with the assistance of Nancy Russell, the artist's widow, following the artist's death in 1926.

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1:58 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

UPDATE: Quarry Crash

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Tulsa, OK – Relative of crash victim sues

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The brother of a woman who was killed in a rock quarry crash in Tulsa has filed a lawsuit that blames the quarry for the crash.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, also names the driver of the vehicle, who also died in the Sept. 5 crash.

Troy Adams, 24; Mark Gaches, 23; and Andrea Merriman, 21, were killed when the pickup truck driven by Adams left the roadway and crashed into the APAC rock quarry. Amanda Stone, 19, another passenger, was seriously injured.

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1:15 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

GRDA Rate Hike

Tulsa, OK – GRDA to increase rates

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority plans to increase its base rates 11.95 percent on Jan. 1 unless economic activity picks up.

Officials say the increase approved by GRDA directors Wednesday is needed to meet debt service requirements in the face of lower-than-expected revenues.

The authority issued $540 million in new debt last year, primarily to buy a 36 percent share in the Red Bud generating plant near Luther.

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10:54 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Fewer Fair-goers

One of the fun houses at this year's Tulsa State Fair.
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Attendance at this year's Tulsa State Fair was down 8.7 percent from last year.

Expo Square President and CEO Mark Andrus estimate this year's attendance to be 835,000, down from last years estimated attendance of 915,000. It's the third straight year estimated attendance at the fair has declined.

Andrus says bad weather had a lot to do with this year's numbers.

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10:25 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Prison Crisis

Granite,OK – Lawmakers: Prison too valuable to close

GRANITE, Okla. (AP) State lawmakers say they have no plans to close the Oklahoma State Reformatory.

Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and Sen. Anthony Sykes of Newcastle toured the state facility in Granite on Wednesday. They say lawmakers will consider a private maximum-security prison, but that it will be an addition to current state prisons.

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8:48 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Oh So Close... Hurricane Heartbreak

Tulsa, OK – No. 5 Boise State holds off Tulsa 28-21

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Kellen Moore threw two short touchdown passes to Tommy Gallarda, and No. 5 Boise State survived a late scare from Tulsa to escape with a 28-21 victory Wednesday night in one of the last road tests standing between the undefeated Broncos and the BCS.

With Boise State (6-0) trailing for the first time all season, Moore was perfect on two scoring drives to put the Broncos ahead to stay.

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4:07 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues

Dewey Bartlett, Tom Adelson and Mark Perkins listen to the first question at a candidate forum.
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Tulsa, OK – Republican Dewey Bartlett, Democrat Tom Adelson and Independent candidate Mark Perkins discussed the issues before the Tulsa Rotary Club. Click on the link above and hear their closing statements, then be sure and join us on Monday for a LIVE debate with the same candidates. Our coverage begins at 12:30.

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