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10:04 am
Sun October 11, 2009

Shooting Spree at Tulsa Bar

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Tulsa, OK – The search is on for suspects into an overnight shooting spree in Tulsa. It happened just before three Sunday morning, when someone fired shots into a bar near 12th and Memorial. The bar was closed but employees were inside cleaning. Police report three people, including an off-duty Tulsa Police officer were hit. The officer was there to pick-up his wife who works at the bar. Police have no suspects at this time and detectives have been assigned to the case. EMSA reports the three victims were in serious condition.

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9:57 am
Sun October 11, 2009

Child Endagnerment

Tulsa, OK – 4 young children taken from filthy home


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have removed four children ages 10 and younger from a home described in an police report as a "danger to children."

Tulsa County jail records indicate 30-year-old Melodie Brooke Larson was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday after Tulsa police served a search warrant at the east Tulsa home.

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9:27 am
Sun October 11, 2009

City Budget Woes Worsen

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa needs to cut $3 million more from budget

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa governmental leaders say the state's second-largest city will have to cut $3 million from its budget because of declining sales tax revenues.

Mayor Kathy Taylor says her management team will meet next week to consider possible actions. During the city budget planning process, a $2.9 million group of cuts was prepared in case the city's revenues continued falling.

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7:59 am
Sat October 10, 2009

Internal Investigation at Catoosa

Catoosa, OK – Assistant police chief suspended


CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Catoosa authorities say the assistant police chief has been suspended as part of a drug probe.

According to a statement Friday by Police Chief Raymond Rodgers, assistant Police Chief Paul Whitmire has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the Rogers County Drug Task Force.

Whitmire declined a request for comment.

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7:52 am
Sat October 10, 2009

Layoffs at ORU

Tulsa, OK – ORU laying off 124

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oral Roberts University will lay off 124 employees as it contracts out facilities management and mail and copy services.

According to a statement from the school, Sodexo will become the university's facilities management provider and Pitney Bowes will provide mail and copy service beginning Nov. 1. The change is expected to save the university about $1.2 million.

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7:48 am
Sat October 10, 2009

Trooper Report

Trooper Daniel Martin is video taped in a scuffle with a EMT
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Oklahoma City, OK – Report released on excessive force complaint


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who is on leave for the second time this year over excessive force complaints said in his report on the latest incident that he hit a man with his baton only after the man appeared to physically resist arrest.

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3:10 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Uptick in House Fires

Red Cross Headquarters in Tulsa at 11th and Highway 169.
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Tulsa, OK – Red Cross volunteers are at the scene of a fire at 1626 S. Columbia Place. One adult is affected, and the volunteers will be offering to assist with necessities that may have been destroyed, such as food and clothing.

Additionally, the Red Cross would like to warn families to be on guard this weekend about home fires. Because this is our first cold snap, families probably will be turning on their heaters and lighting fireplaces for the first time. This traditionally causes a spike in fires, our country's No. 1 disaster.

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3:09 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Adelson Before the Press Club

Tom Adelson speaks at the Tulsa Press Club's Page One luncheon.
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Tulsa, OK – Tom Adelson speaks before the Tulsa Press Club's Page One Luncheon. Hear his comments unedited/unfiltered.

Dewey Bartlett speaks to the Press Club on October 16th.

Mark Perkins speaks to the Press Club on October 23rd.

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11:44 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Road Closings

Tulsa, OK – Current Road Conditions call the Dept. of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.
Motorists are advised against driving into water on roadways.

Statewide highway CLOSINGS due to high water

Cherokee County
US-62 at Baron Fork Creek (near the Adair County line)

Nowata County
SH-10 at Cedar Creek, 5 miles east of US-169

Pittsburgh County
SH-31 west of McAlester to the Hughes County line

Wagoner County
SH-16 between Okay and Wagoner
SH-104 between Haskell and SH-51B

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11:40 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Kickback Alleged

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma man charged with soliciting a kickback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal prosecutors say a 37-year-old Ponca City man tried to solicit a kickback in connection with the awarding of a security services subcontract to protect U.S. government personnel and contractors in Afghanistan.

Ryan Scott McMonigle was indicted Thursday in federal court in Virginia on one count of conspiracy to solicit a kickback and one count of aiding and abetting the solicitation of a kickback.

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