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4:08 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Truck Hits Bridge

Tulsa, OK – Earlier today, a tractor trailer rig slammed into the bridge at Highway 169 and Pine. That has caused some damage to the bridge. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has closed some of the roadway on both 169 and Pine Street. Hear the comments of O-Dot spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell.

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2:04 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Guilty Plea in Public Works Scandal

The scandal shut down many Tulsa area street projects.
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Tulsa, OK – Ex-Tulsa official pleads guilty to corruption

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal prosecutor says a former Tulsa Public Works Department official has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

Acting U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward says former field engineering manager Albert Martinez pleaded guilty to bribery, mail fraud and procurement fraud. Woodward says Martinez agreed to repay the city $341,000 and faces up to 35 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 1.

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2:03 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Repairing the Lock and Dam

L-R: Congressman John Sullivan, Port Director Bob Portis and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe
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Inola, OK – Repair work is underway on the Newt-Graham lock and dam at the McClellan-Kerr waterway. The lock is located about five miles southwest of Inola.

The work is being done by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The Corp hosted elected officials and the media on a tour of the repair work, which is essentially shut down barge traffic in and out of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.

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11:08 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Idol Donation

Carrie Underwood

Checotah, OK – Underwood donates instruments to hometown schools

CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) Country music star Carrie Underwood is donating $117,000 worth of musical instruments to music programs in three schools in her eastern Oklahoma hometown.

Underwood joined her fifth-grade music teacher, Kathy Cooper, at the Checotah High School auditorium Friday morning to make the announcement in front of hundreds of students.

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11:07 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Oklahoma Quakes: Shake-Rattle-and Roll

Oklahoma City, OK – Minor earthquake shakes central Oklahoma again

ADA, Okla. (AP) A seventh minor earthquake in recent days has been recorded in Oklahoma.

The 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 9:09 p.m. Thursday in Jones by the National Earthquake Information Center.

No damage or injuries are reported.

The quake comes after a 3.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 3:22 a.m. near Ada and five earthquakes ranging from 2.5 to 2.7 occurred in the Jones area.

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9:17 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Stimulus Update

Washington, D.C. – STIMULUS WATCH: GOP opposes plan then seeks money

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin once called the federal economic stimulus package a "Big Brother spending program" that didn't do enough to finance needed infrastructure projects.

She later joined Democratic Rep. Dan Boren in asking for $8.4 million in stimulus money for repairs to buildings at two Oklahoma National Guard sites.

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8:57 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

H1N1 Information

Oklahoma City, OK – A special website is set up to help parents learn more about the H1N1 risk. The information on the website is listed below:


http://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/H1N1_Flu_Updates_and_Alerts/index.html

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8:50 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Needs Improvements: Oklahoma Schools

Oklahoma City, OK – 42 schools on state's school improvement list


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Department of Education has released a list of 42 Oklahoma schools that are on the School Improvement List for the year.

The list released Thursday is part of the system of accountability developed by the state Department of Education to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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5:51 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Oklahoma Quake

Ada, OK – Minor earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

ADA, Okla. (AP) A minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake rattled an area in central Oklahoma.

Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, says the quake hit early Thursday at 3:22 a.m. CDT in an area near Ada and 63 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

A Pontotoc County dispatcher says there were no immediate reports of damage.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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11:38 am
Thu August 27, 2009

UPDATE: Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Judge: Okla. entitled to a jury trial in lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge says the state of Oklahoma is entitled to a jury trial for a part of its civil lawsuit against Arkansas poultry companies.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell ruled Wednesday that a jury could determine whether the companies are liable for civil penalties under one of the state's anti-pollution laws.

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