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5:02 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

TU President Remembers President -Emeritus

In an undated photo, Ben Henneke looks out his office window on the TU campus.
Univwersity of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I inform you that TU President Emeritus Ben Henneke passed away on Friday evening, November 13. Ben was a powerful force in the evolution of TU, having served the university in numerous capacities for nearly eight decades. He truly has been a statesman for the university, and his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those he influenced as a teacher and mentor.

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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Former President Henneke Dies

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Ben Graf Henneke, 95, president emeritus of The University of Tulsa, died on November 13, 2009.

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Local & Regional
9:38 am
Sat November 14, 2009

Troopers Back to Work

Trooper Daniel Martin is video taped in a scuffle with a EMT
You-Tube Video

Oklahoma City, OK – DPS reinstates 2 troopers accused of force

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has reinstated two state troopers who were placed on administrative leave following allegations of excessive force.

An internal investigation found that the use of force by Troopers Daniel Martin and Tommy Allen was not excessive.

Martin earlier this year was suspended after being accused of using excessive force during a scuffle with a paramedic that was caught on video.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

New Information: OKC Fatal Fires

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Police say two of the four people whose bodies were found in a burning home in Oklahoma City were pregnant and the owner of a Nevada brothel featured in an HBO reality series says he fears one of those pregnant women was his employee.

Authorities had earlier said one of the four victims was a pregnant woman. Police have not released identities or cause of death for those killed.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

TPS Coming Up Short

Dr. Keith Ballard talks with reporters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The economic news is not good for the Tulsa Public Schools. The monthly distribution from the state was over one million dollars short according to school superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard. Based on a meeting he had yesterday in Oklahoma City, he now fears a worst-case budget scenario will play-out.
Figures from the state indicate an 8-to-10 million dollar shortfall is not out of the question.

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Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Killed Fort Hood Solider Back in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The body of a soldier who was among the 13 people killed during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas last week has been returned to Oklahoma.

A plane carrying Spec. Jason Dean Hunt landed at the Air National Guard Base at Will Rogers World Airport around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

About 20 minutes later, four police officers on motorcycles emerged, followed by a hearse, a funeral home limousine and government vehicles.

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11:44 am
Fri November 13, 2009

Hall of Fame Honors

Tulsa, OK – 7 inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Hall of Fame has added seven new members, including a posthumous honor for basketball star and musician Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale died earlier this year at age 44.

Also inducted Thursday by the Oklahoma Heritage Association were OU football great Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven W. Taylor and Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Fri November 13, 2009

Doctor Indicted

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Oklahoma doctor indicted by grand jury

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal grand jury in Louisiana has indicted an Oklahoma doctor on 48 counts alleging he defrauded a government program, insurance companies and other entities out of $1.3 million.

The indictment against Dr. Gregory Khoury, unsealed on Thursday, accused him of fraudulently submitting claims for patients who weren't physically present in his office. Medicare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield were among those billed.

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Local & Regional
4:43 pm
Thu November 12, 2009

Bartlett and Taylor Meet

Mayor Kathy Taylor and Mayor-Elect Dewey Bartlett hold a joint news conference at city hall.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Dewey Bartlett now has an office at Tulsa's City Hall. Mayor Taylor has made space available for the Mayor-elect to have a transition office. The space is across the hallway from Taylor's office on the 15th floor of the One-Technology Center.


The two leaders held a joint news conference in the city board/conference room. Taylor has invited Bartlett to take part in all city meetings and policy decisions. Bartlett will take office on December 7th.

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Local & Regional
2:38 pm
Thu November 12, 2009

Poultry Trial

Tulsa, OK – Exec didn't follow up on environmental handbook

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Cargill Inc. executive says he didn't check to see if company farmers were following an environmental handbook he helped draft in 2002 warning them not to spread too much chicken manure on their land.

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