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3:44 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Family Tradition Ends at ORU

Dr. Mark Rutland is taking office today and becomes the first person not named Roberts to lead the school.
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK – Family tradition ends as Oral Roberts University revamps

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Workers in the Oklahoma summer heat are trying to bring the campus of Oral Roberts University into the current century.

Parking lots are torn up on the 1960s-era grounds and dormitory walls have been stripped to the studs while crates of new stainless-steel appliances wait to be put in the cafeteria.

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Local & Regional
3:27 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Oklahoma:6th Fattest State

Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. - Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In addition, the percentage of obese or overweight children is at or above 30 percent in 30 states.

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Local & Regional
1:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Tulsa police warn of scam

Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer at a recent news conference
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police warn of scam

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police are warning residents of a telephone scam in which the caller uses the name of Police Chief Ron Palmer.

Police say several people have reported phone calls asking for money in Palmer's name but say Palmer hasn't endorsed any organization or given permission to use his name for solicitations.

Officers also warn residents to never give personal information such a credit card numbers or bank account information to unsolicited callers.

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Local & Regional
1:01 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Broken Arrow Boom

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa suburb becomes Oklahoma's 4th largest city

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow is now Oklahoma's fourth largest city after passing Lawton in population.

Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show Broken Arrow with 92,931 people as of July 1, 2008, compared to Lawton's estimated 90,091. Norman has 106,957 residents and is third behind Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Adelson will Run for Mayor

State Senator Tom Adelson announces his plan to run for Mayor of Tulsa in a news conference in Tulsa's Braden Park
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Democrat State Senator is the latest to announce he is running for Mayor of Tulsa

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Delay Sought in Poultry Case

Tulsa, OK – Poultry companies seeking delay of Sept. 21 trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve Arkansas poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma Attorney Drew Edmondson for polluting the Illinois River watershed with chicken waste are asking a judge to postpone the start date of the trial.

In motions filed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa the companies blame delays by Edmondson's office in submitting key sampling data as one reason to reset the Sept. 21 trial date.

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Local & Regional
5:37 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Don't Be Late

Department of Public Safety

Oklahoma City, OK – Law raises fee on late tag renewals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans who are tardy on renewing their vehicle license tags will face higher fees under a new law taking effect Wednesday, the first day of the new fiscal year.

Other new laws increase penalties for a variety of crimes and ban the tattooing of eyeballs.

Motorists who are more than 30 days late on renewing the license plate tags used to pay 25 cents a day penalty. That is going up to $1 a day.

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Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

PROFILE: Bartlett for Mayor

Dewey Bartlett, Jr. announces at the Tulsa Press Club he is running for mayor.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The son of former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator Dewey Bartlett has announced his candidacy to become the mayor of Tulsa. Dewey Bartlett Jr. is a 62-year-old oilman and former Tulsa city councilor, having served from 1990 to 1994. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1992 and for a state Senate seat in 2004. Bartlett is running as a Republican.

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Local & Regional
10:25 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Furloughs Begin this Week

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa employees to take 1st of 8 unpaid days off

TULSA, Okla. (AP) City employees in Tulsa will be taking the first of eight unpaid furlough days later this week.

The days off without pay are part of the city's effort to reduce spending because of falling sales tax revenue. Police and firefighters are included although their furlough schedules will be different.

Employees will be off Thursday without pay and will be off again Friday for the July 4th holiday.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Tulsa Nautilus Workers Eligible for Benefits

Oklahoma City, OK –
Special Status Granted to Laid-off Employees Under Trade Act of 1974

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