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10:19 am
Sun July 12, 2009

Clark Won't Run

File Photo from late May of Clay Clark announcing he would run for mayor of Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – One less candidate will be running for mayor of Tulsa. Clay Clark will not file for the office this week after all. Instead he is tossing his support to fellow conservative Republican Chris Medlock.

Clark is a former disc-jockey, primarily for weddings and parties, and will join the Medlock campaign as news secretary. He will also oversee the campaign's social media and on line efforts.

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Local & Regional
9:30 am
Sun July 12, 2009

Express Rail

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma begins high-speed rail effort

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma transportation officials have taken an initial step to apply for high-speed rail funding that could return passenger service to Tulsa.

Terri Angier, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, says top speeds between Tulsa and Oklahoma City would be more than 150 mph with an average speed of more than 110 mph.

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Local & Regional
6:55 pm
Sat July 11, 2009

The Heat Goes On!

Tulsa, OK – The second wave of extreme heat to hit the area this summer is landing Tulsans in the back of ambulances. By 2:30 p.m., EMSA paramedics had treated five patients Saturday with signs of heat-related illness. On Friday, EMSA paramedics cared for four such patients. Given the high number of individuals needing medical care after too much time in the heat, an EMSA Heat Alert has been issued for the remainder of Saturday and for Sunday, July 12.

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Local & Regional
12:54 pm
Sat July 11, 2009

Realtor Enters Mayor's Race

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Realtor Norris Streetman, Streetman Realty, to seek Mayors post.

Republican Norris Streetman, of Streetman Realty is announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Tulsa.

Streetman set the press conference to formally announce his entry in the mayoral race in the neighborhood where a fourteen year old youth, was recently slain in a drive by shooting.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Sat July 11, 2009

9 - People Indicted By Grand Jury

Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, announces the results of the July 2009 Federal Grand Jury.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Sat July 11, 2009

Governor Appoints New Judge

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry has appointed Darrell Shepherd of Wagoner to the position of District Court Judge District 15, Office 2, which covers Wagoner and Cherokee Counties. Judge Shepherd will replace Bruce Sewell, who resigned.

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Local & Regional
8:27 am
Sat July 11, 2009

UPDATE: No Charges will be Filed

Webbers Falls is in Muskogee County (colored red)
KWGS Map

Webbers Falls, OK –

Ex-Webbers Falls officers accused in swindle exonerated

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore says two former Webbers Falls police officers who were accused of swindling a motorist during a traffic stop won't be charged.

Officials say evidence has emerged that the alleged victim was rightfully ticketed by Joe Garrett and Aaron Torix.

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Local & Regional
11:49 am
Fri July 10, 2009

Former TU Prof Named Big Sky Law Dean

The College of Law on the TU campus is Tulsa.
University of Tulsa

Missoula, MT – New dean hired for UM Law School

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A legal scholar and national leader in environmental and energy law, Irma Russell, has been named dean of the University of Montana School of Law.

The university says Russell is the school's first female dean.

Russell was a law professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law in Oklahoma.

She began her new UM duties July 1.

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Local & Regional
10:34 am
Fri July 10, 2009

State Execution

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

McAlester, OK – Man convicted of killing campers put to death

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) A man convicted of the 1995 shooting deaths of two campers in southern Oklahoma has been put to death.

Michael P. DeLozier was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Fri July 10, 2009

Sales Tax Drop

Tulsa, OK – Sales Tax Revenues Still In Decline

The City has received its July sales and use tax distribution from the Oklahoma Tax
Commission, representing taxes collected in June, showing a 10.73 percent reduction
in sales taxes from the same period last year.

The reported revenue closely reflects the budgeted revenue estimates which were
revised downward. Tulsa's July sales tax disbursement is $16,498,273. The budget
estimate was for $16,507,887. Last year's July sales tax disbursement was
$18,481,969.

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