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12:01 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

Beatlemania is Back

London, UK – Beatlemania back as Britain celebrates B-Day

LONDON (AP) Beatlemania is back as Britons snap up copies of the Fab Four's remastered albums and the new Rock Band video game.

Critics are raving about the sound quality of the albums and the video game that were released Wednesday.

A full collection of the new CDs costs about 170 pounds ($280) but has already shot to the top of the charts kept by online retailer Amazon.co.uk.

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9:53 am
Thu September 10, 2009

UPDATE: Mercury Marine

Oklahoma City, OK – Mercury Marine to repay tax credits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Boat engine manufacturer Mercury Marine plans to repay tax credits it received from Oklahoma now that it plans to relocate jobs from the state.

Wisconsin-based Mercury Marine revealed the plans in a letter from company President Mark Schwabero to Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge and other state lawmakers on Tuesday.

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8:52 am
Thu September 10, 2009

H1N1 Update

Tulsa, OK – A state health official says she expects Oklahoma to be one of the first states to get the brunt of the swine flu this year.

State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says the number of people with flu-like illnesses increased at least 25 percent in five of the state's eight regions in the week ending Aug. 29.

She says the number of cases will likely peak before vaccines are available in mid-October.

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4:33 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

Officer Down!

Creek County is southwest of Tulsa.
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Sapulpa, OK – Creek County deputy shot in shoulder

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Creek County sheriff's deputy is recovering in a Tulsa hospital after being shot in the shoulder with a shotgun in Oilton.

Sheriff Steve Toliver says Sgt. Dusty Thomas suffered a non-life threatening wound when he was shot about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by a man who had reportedly threatened suicide.

Toliver says after Thomas was shot he was able to tackle the gunman and hold him for other deputies to arrest.

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12:11 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

Barnett Named President

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State University at Tulsa Board of Trustees has approved businessman Howard Barnett to be the school's new president.

Barnett was one of two final candidates for the position that was created when Gary Trennepohl announced in March he would return to the OSU faculty full time. University of Kansas administrator Bob Clark was the other finalist.

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12:11 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

UPDATE: Chandler Park Crash

Tulsa, OK – Report released on Tulsa plane crash

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A preliminary report by federal investigators says a small plane that crashed in a Tulsa park clipped a radio tower's steel guy wire before slamming into the ground and bursting into flames.

All five on board were killed in the Saturday morning crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the crash Wednesday.

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9:49 am
Wed September 9, 2009

House Bill 1804

Tulsa, OK – Okla says case supports illegal immigrants law

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma attorneys say a recent federal court decision supports a state law requiring companies that do business with the state to use a federal database to verify their workers and contractors are eligible to work in the U.S.

In a letter Friday to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the state cites an August case decided in Maryland federal court to support its argument that Oklahoma's immigration law is not pre-empted by federal law.

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Local & Regional
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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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.
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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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