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9:31 pm
Sun June 28, 2009

Continuing Coverage: Turnpike Crash

Okhighways.com

Maimi, OK – 9 killed in Okla. turnpike traffic wreck

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the victims of a chain-reaction crash that killed nine people on the Will Rogers Turnpike in far northeastern Oklahoma.

Troopers say an earlier crash had stopped eastbound traffic when a tractor-trailer slammed into at least three cars, which then crashed into more vehicles on Friday.

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Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Sun June 28, 2009

Webbers Falls Investigation

Muskogee County colored red
KWGS News Map

Webbers Falls, OK – Prosecutor: Funds possibly misappropriated

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) The Muskogee County District Attorney says a possible misappropriation of more than $300,000 in municipal funds is one reason he requested a state audit of Webbers Falls.

District Attorney Larry Moore says he wrote to the state auditor seeking a review of the collection of monies for fines, fees and utility services for the town.

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Local & Regional
9:39 am
Sun June 28, 2009

Corporation Commission Buyouts

The Oklahoma State Capitol
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Corporation Commission offers buyouts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Workers at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission are being offered voluntary buyouts to help ease a budget crisis.

Agency employees were told Friday to inform their division directors by Tuesday if they want to participate in the buyout plan.

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Local & Regional
9:33 am
Sun June 28, 2009

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Another Victim Dies in Crash

Ottawa County, where the wreck took place, is colored red.
KWGS News map

Miami, OK – 10th person dies from crash injuries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A horrific chain-reaction accident on Interstate 44 in far northeast Oklahoma has claimed a 10th victim.

Tina Freeman of Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., confirmed on Sunday that Shelby Hayes had died.

The 35-year-old Frisco, Texas, resident was admitted to the hospital in critical condition with head, internal and external injuries stemming from Friday's crash near Miami.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

Continuing Coverage: Crash Victims IDed

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Miami, OK – 9 killed in Okla. turnpike traffic wreck


MIAMI, Okla. (AP) the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the victims of a chain-reaction crash that killed nine people on the Will Rogers Turnpike in far northeastern Oklahoma.

Troopers say an earlier crash had stopped eastbound traffic when a tractor-trailer slammed into at least three cars, which then crashed into more vehicles.

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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

First Furlough Days Next Week at City Hall

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 2 - 3, 2009, for an employee
holiday and the first furlough day due to budget reductions for Fiscal Year 2010,
which begins July 1. Also, the City Council will not have its committee meetings on
Tuesday, June 30, or its regular meeting on Thursday, July 2.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

ONG Wants Rate Hike

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) announced that its Oklahoma Natural Gas Company division today filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking a $66.08 million increase in the utility's base rates. The company has not had a base rate adjustment since July 2005.

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sat June 27, 2009

BA Fire Chief Fired

Broken Arrow Fire Deapartment Headquarters at 120 W. Kenosha.
City of Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, OK – Broken Arrow fire chief dismissed by city manager


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Broken Arrow's interim city manager has fired the town's fire chief.

City Manager Dave Wooden ruled on Friday that Fire Chief Jackie Carner had violated city policies and been insubordinate.

Carner had been placed on administrative leave on May 29 and had a predetermination hearing on Wednesday. He had joined the Broken Arrow Fire Department in July 2008 and was a probationary employee.

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Local & Regional
5:02 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

UPDATE: SemGroup

A SemFuels tank at the Company's Glenpool tank farm.
SemGroup

Tulsa, OK – Rival SemGroup factions meet in Delaware

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Rival groups seeking control of SemGroup LP have met to discuss possible reorganization plans for the bankrupt energy company.

According to reports, New York billionaire John Catsimatidis and SemGroup CEO Terry Ronan, who are vying in court over control of the company, met in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday along with other company officials, attorneys, bankers and unsecured creditors.

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Fri June 26, 2009

City Reaches Agreement With Unions

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced today the City of Tulsa has reached agreements with the Fraternal Order of Police No. 93 and the Tulsa Firefighters Local 176 on contract amendments which will insure the City can meet the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget objectives, as passed by the City Council in a 5-4 vote last week.

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