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2:58 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Homeless Rate on the Increase

Tulsa, OK – An annual count of the homeless population in Oklahoma City indicates a four percent increase in 2009.

Here in Tulsa, Sandra Holden with the Day Center for the Homeless says they are seeing more service requests. She says people are looking for items like food and diapers. Some are asking for help will bills.

She says they are seeing 10-to-12 more requests per week. She says the number has jumped in the last two months.

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2:57 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Glenpulpa? Address mix-up

Glenpool, OK – Glenpool City Hall to have Sapulpa address

GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) The city of Glenpool is planning to build a new city hall and the site has a Sapulpa address.

The new Glenpool Convention Center and City Hall will be in Glenpool but in an area where the postal service has established addresses and a zip code of neighboring Sapulpa.

Glenpool Postmaster Debra Hunter says the boundaries have to be drawn somewhere and this was established years ago and long before the area was developed.

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1:53 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Suspected Child Abductor in Court

Marcus Berry is booked in the Tulsa County Jail
Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

Tulsa, OK –

A September 8th preliminary hearing is set for 56-year-old Marcus Berry.

The two-time convicted child molester was arrested last week for the abduction and attempted sexual assault on a two year-old girl. Police say the girl was found, partially nude, prior to the assault taking place.

Berry had a video arraignment in Tulsa District Court.

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Local & Regional
10:56 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Boren Holds Town Halls

Dan Boren

Muskogee, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's lone Democratic congressman played the role of referee Tuesday at spirited town-hall meetings in eastern Oklahoma.

Hundreds of people, some waving American flags and holding signs depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film, shouted and yelled over each other during much of what was supposed to be a question-and-answer session in Muskogee.

Many said they were angry at the health care reform bill being considered by lawmakers.

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Local & Regional
9:09 am
Wed August 19, 2009

TU Outreach

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Local & Regional
5:52 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Ruling Against Abortion Law

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services. Reproductive Services is challenging the state law.
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City,OK – Judge rules against ultrasound requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma judge has ruled against a law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson granted a permanent injunction against the law Tuesday afternoon, saying it violated constitutional requirements that legislative measures deal only with one subject.

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Local & Regional
3:26 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

No Gates Grant for Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools will not get a grant from the Gates Foundation. School Officials learned today Tulsa was not chosen for the $56-million grant.

The district wanted the funds to makes changes in the way it recruits and pays the school systems three thousand educators. The district will not seek contributions from local philanthropic sources.

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Local & Regional
10:53 am
Tue August 18, 2009

The Passing on an Icon

Carl Bartholomew, playing the role of \"Uncle Zeb\".
TulsaTVMemories.com

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa television icon has passed. Carl Bartholomew, who entertained Tulsa children from the late 60s until the 1990s as TV's "Uncle Zeb" died early this morning. He was 78.

Bartholomew started the "Uncle Zeb Cartoon Camp " on KTUL in 1967. He was the promotion director at the TV station and was responsible for the "Eight's the Place" promotional campaign of the 1970s.

In 1991, the show moved to cable, He retired from playing Uncle Zeb in 1998.

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Great 8 Debate

Tulsa, OK – Incumbent Bill Christiansen is facing two challengers, Phil Lakin, Jr and Scott Grizzle for the District 8 seat.

All three and Republicans. No Democrats or independents filed for the office. That means, whoever wins the primary of September 8th, will win the seat.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Court Ruling Expected

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services. Reproductive Services is challenging the state law.
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Judge to rule on ultrasound requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma judge is planning to rule on a lawsuit against an anti-abortion law.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson is to rule Tuesday afternoon on a lawsuit over the law, which requires that women receive an ultrasound before an abortion and listen to their doctor describe the fetus.

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