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11:50 am
Thu July 9, 2009

UPDATE: DHS Lawsuit

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Tulsa, OK – Judge agrees to stop evidence exchange

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The exchange of evidence in a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services will stop until an appeal of the decision to grant class-action status to the case has been resolved.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell cited "the potentially unnecessary expense of public resources" in agreeing to stop the discovery process.

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9:44 am
Thu July 9, 2009

Prue To Go To 4-Day School Week

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Tulsa, OK – Small district to cut school days

PRUE, Okla. (AP) A small northeast Oklahoma school district will hold classes four days a week as a way to save money.

Prue Superintendent Tom Scully said Wednesday there will be fewer days but hours on those days will change from an 8:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule to 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in August.

Scully, who took over his position this month, says the previous administration came up with the idea and the school board recently approved the plan.

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9:43 am
Thu July 9, 2009

Picher Stimulus?

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Tulsa, OK – Inhofe places hold on stimulus funds for Picher

TULSA, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma says he has placed a hold on federal stimulus funds directed toward a housing authority in Picher, a fading mining town located in a Superfund area.

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7:02 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Paul McCartney to Play Tulsa

The giant monitor at the BOK Center makes the announcement. Paul McCartney will play Tulsa August 17th.
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Tulsa, Ok – Former Beatle Paul McCartney has added two more shows to his Summer jaunt in the US. McCartney and his band now play in Tulsa on Monday, August 17th. He will leave Tulsa to travel to Dallas on the 19th.

It is the lead-off to the BOK Center's first anniversary. This is the only arena in which he is performing.


Tickets will go on sale a week from Monday.

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2:31 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Big Roadblock Coming Downtown Monday

Signs along I-244 warn motorists of things to come on Monday.
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Tulsa, Ok – Inner Dispersal Loop Closure begins on Monday.

The single-largest project ever awarded in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's history is underway. This $75 million stimulus-funded project will rebuild the north and west legs of Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop (includes portions of I-244, US-412, US-64 and SH-51), replace the decks on 44 bridges on the north and west legs, and will repair the surface on portions of the east and south legs.

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12:23 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Medlock Will Run for Mayor

Former City Council member Chris Medlock answers a question during his mayoral campaign announcement at the Tulsa Press Club.
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Tulsa, OK – Former Tulsa Councilor and radio-talk show host Chris Medlock will run for Tulsa Mayor

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11:55 am
Wed July 8, 2009

Special Training for Library Board

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Tulsa, OK – Library board to receive open meeting training

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Members of the Tulsa City-County Library Commission will receive training concerning the state's Open Meeting Act after the board violated that law during a meeting last week.

During a July 1 meeting, the board went into closed session but did not return to public session or take minutes. The board also possibly discussed items in closed session not allowed by law.

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10:05 am
Wed July 8, 2009

UPDATE: Jesse Harris Case

Judge Jesse Harris
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Tulsa,OK – Judge acknowleges using 'strong, firm words'

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The contents of a deferred prosecution agreement signed by a Tulsa County District Court judge who had an indecent exposure charge dismissed last month are now public.

In the agreement, Judge Jesse Harris acknowledged using "strong, firm words" while speaking with one of the two women who accused him of indecent exposure.

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9:58 am
Wed July 8, 2009

City Council and Creek Council Split?

A sign marks the entrance into the Muskogee-Creek Nation.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa council to consider Indian sovereignty item

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa city councilman says he is proposing a resolution that would express the council's opposition to putting more land under American Indian sovereignty.

Councilor Bill Christiansen says he'll offer the resolution in response to efforts by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to place into federal trust status two parcels of land along the Arkansas River. The designation would exempt the land from local sales and property taxes.

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4:52 pm
Tue July 7, 2009

Oklahoma Sailor Killed

Henryetta, OK – Henryetta sailor killed in Afghanistan

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A 21-year-old sailor from Henryetta has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Rogers Funeral Home in Henryetta confirmed Tuesday it is handling arrangements for Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Randolph.

Henryetta High School football coach Kenny Speer says Randolph died Monday after the vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb.

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