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11:45 am
Fri September 4, 2009

UPDATE: Slain Pastor

Anadarko is in Caddo County
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Anadarko, OK – Knife discovered near slain pastor's church

ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) A satellite truck operator for an Oklahoma City television station discovered a large knife at a car wash across the street from an Anadarko church where a pastor was viciously slain.

The KOCO-TV employee discovered the knife on Thursday and notified Anadarko police, who confiscated the weapon and took a statement from the operator.

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Local & Regional
10:34 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Earthquakes Southwest of Tulsa

Jones, OK – Earthquakes in Oklahoma. Last week, central Oklahoma recorded nine quakes in a 24-hour period. Ken Luza with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, tells the OETA, earthquake swams are not unusual.

The strongest quake was near Jones and registered three-point-seven on the Richter scale.

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Local & Regional
10:30 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

More Fireworks Over Fire Fighters

Council Member John Eagleton says the fire fighters union is violating the Hatch act.
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Tulsa, OK – Below is an memo Mayor Taylor sent to City Employees:


Employees,

I wanted to clarify what is and is not permitted by city employees in political campaigns as outlined by the "Hatch Act" (5 U.S.C 1502). According to information on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel website (www.osc.gov/ha_state.htm), to the extent this Act applies to municipal employees the permissible and prohibited activities as specifically outlined in the act, are as follows:

"Permitted Activities

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Local & Regional
7:53 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

BOK Center Refunds

BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – When an event at the BOK Center cancels (with no postponement date) the following occurs:
1)-Immediate effort is made to notify all media of cancellation with press release and venue website posting. On cancelled event night. Staff is present at venue and box office is open.

2)-All ticket purchasers with contact information are notified by email and if time allows, by phone as well.

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Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Talons Will Stay

Tulsa, OK – An announcement is expected in a few days, but it appears the Tulsa Talons will be staying in Tulsa. The team will not be relocating to Texas and have agreed to play their games at Tulsa's BOK Center.

BOK Center Manager John Bolton says in an email:
"The BOK Center is thrilled to learn that the Tulsa Talons have decided to stay in Tulsa. We had positive meetings with Michael Johnson with the Talons yesterday and we look forward to a joint announcement in the next few weeks."

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Local & Regional
2:36 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

State Senator Opposed President's Speech

Steve Russell (R) Midwest City
Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma City, OK – There is a tremendous difference between education and indoctrination and citizens and parents in every city, county and state of the nation need to pay very close attention to what is planned for September 8, 2009. That's according to State Sen. Steve Russell, who said he has been inundated with concern from constituents following news reports that President Obama planned a satellite address to the nation's school children this coming Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Fair and the Flu

The Golden Driller on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa State Fair is still a month away, but there are concerns about fairs and the flu. Some fairs across the nation are going to extremes to keep people and livestock apart. Brandi Herdon is the Ag-Business Manager for the Tulsa State Fair.

She says people will be encouraged to wash their hands before and after visiting the livestock exhibits.

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Local & Regional
10:02 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Tribal Development in South Tulsa/North Bixby

A street sign marks the intersection at 121st and South Yale Avenue.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa councilor to release development plans

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa city councilor says he's obtained a copy of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's conceptual site plan for a proposed south Tulsa development and Arkansas River bridge.

Councilor Bill Christiansen says he plans to divulge the plan at the City Council meeting Thursday night.

The development is proposed for a large tract of land on the northeast edge of the Arkansas River east of Yale Avenue and south of 121st Street.

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Local & Regional
1:44 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Oklahoma Gets Federal Help

Oklahoma City, OK – Government approves disaster designation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved all 77 Oklahoma counties for a federal disaster designation due to extreme weather conditions during the past year.

Gov. Brad Henry said Wednesday farmers and ranchers in the state are eligible for low-interest Farm Service Agency loans to cover losses caused by extreme weather between September 2008 and June of this year.

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Local & Regional
1:40 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

New Indictment

McAlester, OK – A grand jury indictment unsealed today alleges new charges of child molestation against a man about to be released from custody after serving time for child sexual abuse.

David Harold Earls is accused of three counts of lewd and lascivious or indecent acts with a child under 16, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said.

The grand jury accused Earls, 65, of molesting two children, one 5 years old and the other 6 years old, between May 9, 2008, and July 20, 2008. The indictment alleges Earls touched the children "in a lewd and lascivious manner."

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