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10:54 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

...and the winner is:

Tulsa, OK – KWGS Election Coverage
The Tulsa Municipal Elections
X = Winner

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7:08 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

Tulsa Sales Tax Slump Continues

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa collections reported today from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales tax received this month remained lower than the same month last year and slightly lower than the budget estimate.

Use tax received this month, while lower than the same month last year, is slightly higher than the budget estimate. The distributions represent sales taxes collected from mid July to mid August and use taxes collected in August.

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Local & Regional
6:04 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

Election Day in Tulsa

The polling place sign outside of the Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and South Mingo.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – This is Election Day in Tulsa. Only about 25-percent of the registered voters are expected to cast ballots today in the municipal primary.

Democrats and Republicans will be picking standard bearers in the mayoral race and well as some city council seats. City Council Districts 2, 5 and 8 will be decided today as no democrat filed in those seats.

Join us this evening for complete election coverage, both on here at publicradiotulsa.org and on the air at 89.5/KWGS.

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Local & Regional
6:03 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

UPDATE: Guilty Pleas in Public Works Scandal

Road Construction work came to a halt in Tulsa following the Grand Jury indictments.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – local construction firm plead guilty today in federal court in Tulsa to bribing a Tulsa public
works official.

Harlan Eugene Yocham, age 49, of Yocham Enterprises, Sapulpa, plead guilty to
Procurement Fraud Bribery. He also agreed to pay the City of Tulsa restitution in the amount
of $10,000. Yocham admitted that he paid a $7,000 bribe to former Tulsa Public Works Field
Engineering Manager Albert Martinez for his approval of a fraudulent and inflated invoice
involving a street improvement contract on East Pine Street between Peoria and Lewis.

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Local & Regional
3:15 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

Mayor Delivers Final State of the City Address

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Tue September 8, 2009

President to Speak to Children

The sign in front of the Tulsa Public Schools' Education Service Center on East 31st Street.
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9:56 am
Tue September 8, 2009

Stimulus Funds for County Parks

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Plans call for wind turbines and solar panels to go up in three Tulsa County parks, to be paid for using $250,000 in federal stimulus money.

County Park Administration Director Richard Bales says he hopes the alternative energy sources will trim his agency's electric bills.

He says the parks that will receive the energy technology were chosen because their location made the parks accessible to the wind, and the windmills could be installed out of the way of the public.

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Local & Regional
1:59 pm
Mon September 7, 2009

Eastern Oklahoma Plane Crash

Short, OK – 2 survive plane crash in far eastern Oklahoma


SHORT, Okla. (AP) Two people from Arkansas have survived a plane crash just west of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 74-year-old Lawrence D. Harrod of Natural Dam, Ark., was piloting the two-seat plane and that Dustin C. Lane of Natural Dam was a passenger when the plane went down just after 6:35 p.m. yesterday.

The OHP says Harrod suffered minor injuries and Lane wasn't hurt.

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9:25 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Pot Hole Has a New Meaning

Durant, OK – Police puzzle over marijuana on road

DURANT, Okla. (AP) Durant police responding to a call that "shrubs" were on a roadway found about more than 200 high-grade marijuana plants.

Local drug task force supervisor Chuck Carroll said he'd never seen anything quite like the estimated $500,000 worth of marijuana that was tossed on a Bryant County road last Tuesday.

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10:06 am
Sun September 6, 2009

New Poll on Mayor's Race

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa World has released the results of its latest Oklahoma Poll, just ahead of Tuesday's crowded field for mayor of Tulsa.

Winning for the Republicans with 53% of the vote was Dewey Bartlett Junior. His closest competitor was Chris Medlock with 15%. Medlock is the only other candidate, from either party, to reach double digits. 39% however, refused to answer.
For the Democrats the winner was Tom Adelson. He won with 54% of the vote. 21% declined to answer.

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