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9:45 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Jail Inspection Cut

Oklahoma City, OK – Budget cuts lead to fewer jail inspections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say budget cuts have meant fewer jail inspections but that there is no problem.

Law enforcement officials disagree.

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Local & Regional
9:13 am
Sun October 25, 2009

Tulsa in Top 10 Economies

Tulsa, OK – OKC, Tulsa rank among top 10 economies


TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new study shows the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro area economies rank among the top 10 in the country.

Using data and analysis from the Brookings Institution's new MetroMonitor study, BusinessWeek.com selected the top 40 economies based on job growth, employment, economic growth and home prices.

Oklahoma City ranked No. 3 on the list, with Tulsa at No. 7.

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Local & Regional
9:09 am
Sun October 25, 2009

Help for the Laid-Off

Oklahoma City, OK – Laid off Hertz workers eligible for aid


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former employees of Hertz Corporation's Oklahoma City office have been ruled eligible for the Trade Readjustment Assistance program by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission announced the eligibility on Friday.

The program provides assistance to those who lose jobs or significant work hours because of increased imports or a shift in production out of the country.

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Local & Regional
9:01 am
Sat October 24, 2009

Oklahoma Quake

Carney, OK – Quake shakes Lincoln County


CARNEY, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an earthquake registering 3.0 on the Richter scale shook parts of Lincoln County.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was reported about a mile southwest of Carney and 23 miles south of Stillwater. It was felt from Chandler to Tryon.

A Lincoln County 911 center dispatcher said reports of the earthquake came in at 9:57 p.m. Thursday.

There were no reports of damage.

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Sat October 24, 2009

Gun at School

Tulsa, OK – Police find gun in locker


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say campus police have found a gun in a student locker at Memorial High School in Tulsa.

School officials were questioning a 16-year-old male student who appeared to be under the influence when an employee noticed some text messages on his cell phone, which had been confiscated Friday.

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Official wrote memo to warn of litter's overuse

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Arkansas poultry company executive is testifying about a memo he wrote in 2005 that warned of the environmental dangers of applying too much bird waste on farmland.

Monty Henderson, the former president of George's Inc., testified Thursday that he became aware of the potential problems caused by the over-application of the phosphorous-heavy waste in the late 1990s.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Tulsa Chamber Issues Statement on Ballot Questions

The Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Vice-Chairman for Governmental Affairs, Ken Levit, discusses the ballot questions with reporters.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Metro Chamber announced today its position on three proposed amendments to the Tulsa City Charter, which will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, November 10th.


The Chamber is in support of the proposed change to require the city auditor be certified either as an internal auditor of a public accountant.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Swine Flu Update

Oklahoma City, OK – 13 deaths now attributed to swine flu in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say 13 Oklahomans have now died of swine flu and the number of serious cases of the illness is rising.

The most recent deaths include an infant in Tulsa who was less than 6-months-old, a child in Carter Count, a Le Flore County man, a Noble County man and a Tulsa woman. State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says three of the deaths were a result of secondary infections that occurred after flu symptoms subsided.

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Local & Regional
4:05 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Blue Ribbon Closing

Sallisaw, OK – Tribe to shutter Oklahoma pari-mutuel track

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) Blue Ribbon Downs, the first pari-mutuel horse racing track in Oklahoma, will shut down for good next month because of a lack of patron support.

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, which owns the eastern Oklahoma track, announced the decision Thursday. The track will close after the current racing season ends Nov. 28.

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Local & Regional
4:04 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Major Drug Bust

Tulsa, OK –
Acting United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that Federal
search and arrest warrants were served yesterday in the Tulsa area resulting in the arrests of eight Mexican nationals for participating in a wide ranging drug trafficking conspiracy.

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