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1:46 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

More Police for Tulsa?

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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced she received notice from the White House of the availability of $3.5 million in grant funding for the hiring of 18 Tulsa law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The award of the grant is contingent upon Tulsa City Council approval and must be accepted in its entirety for the funds to be allocated.

The grant will be administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) through the federal agency's COPS Hiring Recovery Program.

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12:19 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

Child Abuse Down In Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Child abuse cases down for 3rd consecutive year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The director of the Department of Human Services says cases of child abuse and neglect are down for the third consecutive year.

DHS Director Howard Hendrick told the state Commission for Human Services on Tuesday that the drop is due in part to more financial security in homes and an increase in adoptions.

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12:18 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

SemCrude Intervention

Storage facility near Glenpool
SemGroup

Oklahoma City, OK – Citing a "significant impact on the governance of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma," Attorney General Drew Edmondson yesterday filed an amicus brief before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the Semcrude bankruptcy case.

The attorney general interprets state law to create an implied trust between producers and companies like Semcrude. The proceeds in question therefore belong to the producers and should not be used to satisfy other debts. The bankruptcy court ruled that it would divide the proceeds between the secured creditors.

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Local & Regional
11:51 am
Wed July 29, 2009

Nordam Lay-offs

Engineering work being performed on a Thrust Reverser
Nordam

Tulsa, OK – Nordam announces more layoffs

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa-based aerospace manufacturer NORDAM Group is laying off 32 more employees to bring to 330 the number of jobs cut in the past nine months.

NORDAM has 1,562 employees in Tulsa and 2,116 worldwide.

Company officials say the layoffs are due to a continuing decline in orders in the business jet market.

NORDAM Chief Executive Officer Bill Peacher says he's hoping the market has now hit bottom and is starting to stabilize.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Wed July 29, 2009

B-A Goes High Tech

A Broken Arrow Police Officer investigates an accident at Houston and Aspen (81st and 145th East)
File Photo-Broken Arrow Police

Broken Arrow, OK – /PRNewswire/ -- When the City of Broken Arrow, OK recognized the need to equip its police force with electronic ticket writers, there was no doubt in purchasing manager Pat Harrison's mind that the city would be working with Louisville-based BidBridge, an eProcurement services provider for the public and private sectors, to obtain the devices.

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8:17 am
Wed July 29, 2009

Which Way Tulsa?

PLANiTULSA

Tulsa, OK – Against a backdrop of approximately 200 table-sized workshop maps filled with the ideas of over 1,500 Tulsans, City officials gathered in the Grand Lobby of the BOK Arena to announce the results of a new survey completed by over 5,500 Tulsans. The survey results indicated that the public strongly supports land use and transportation changes in the coming decades. Citizen input from these surveys will be combined with other research and analysis to develop a new comprehensive plan.

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8:15 am
Wed July 29, 2009

Soldier Killed

Duncan, OK – Services set for Duncan soldier


DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Funeral services are now scheduled for a soldier from Duncan who was killed in Afghanistan.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Frontier Chapel at Fort Sill for 34-year-old Pfc. Dennis Pratt.

Pratt was one of four soldiers killed July 20 when the Humvee they were in was hit by rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) of Fort Drum, N.Y.

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7:02 am
Wed July 29, 2009

Stillwater Damage

Stillwater, OK – Storm leaves damage in Stillwater


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) At least one home was heavily damaged and about 5,000 homes and businesses lost electricity when a powerful thunderstorm rolled through Stillwater and northern Oklahoma.

Authorities say there were no reports of injuries, but dozens of utility poles in the area were snapped or blown over by straight-line winds Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 70 mph near Stillwater.

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Local & Regional
8:06 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

Sand Springs Mill's Future

Sand Springs, OK – Employees try to save Sand Springs steel mill

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Employees of the Gerdau Ameristeel in Sand Springs are hoping the state will step in to help keep the mill open.

Gerdau Ameristeel announced in June it was closing two plants in New Jersey and was considering shutting down the Oklahoma mill.

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Local & Regional
8:06 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

Sand Springs Mill's Future

Sand Springs, OK – Employees try to save Sand Springs steel mill

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Employees of the Gerdau Ameristeel in Sand Springs are hoping the state will step in to help keep the mill open.

Gerdau Ameristeel announced in June it was closing two plants in New Jersey and was considering shutting down the Oklahoma mill.

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