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8:22 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Road Work Dangers

Tulsa, OK – Dangers increase for state road crews


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Dangers are expected to increase for Oklahoma transportation crews as road and bridge projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act get under way.

The number of work zone accidents causing an injury or fatality in Oklahoma has increased almost every year since 2003, records show.

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Local & Regional
1:37 pm
Sun June 7, 2009

Inhofe Remarks Rebuked

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Tulsa, OK – Inhofe remarks on Obama speech criticized


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is criticizing U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe for describing President Barack Obama's speech in Egypt as "un-American."

Party chairman Todd Goodman told the Tulsa World's Washington bureau that Inhofe prefers to smear Obama rather than address important facts about the president's address in Cairo on Thursday.

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Local & Regional
9:50 am
Sun June 7, 2009

Roadside Ruckus Update

A video recorder captures as scuffle between an Oklahoma State and an EMT
U-tube Video

Tulsa, OK – No charges planned over scuffle


TULSA, Okla. (AP) A prosecutor has decided not to file charges in a physical confrontation between a state trooper and a paramedic in Okfuskee County.

Max Cook, district attorney for Creek and Okfuskee counties, said Friday that after reviewing reports and talking to witnesses, it would not be appropriate to file charges against either the trooper, Daniel Martin, or the paramedic, Maurice White Jr.

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Local & Regional
11:57 am
Sat June 6, 2009

Senate Art Work Heads to Gilcrease

A Gilcrease Museum membership card.
City of Tulsa/University of Tulsa

Oklahoma City, OK – Starting on Monday, June 8, more than 80 paintings that are part of the State Senate Art Collection will be taken off the State Capitol walls to be shipped to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. The collection will be on display at the museum from July through October.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Sat June 6, 2009

Update on Sweeney Case

Contract murder suspect Terrico Bethel
David Moss Correction Center-Booking photo

Tula, ok – Prosecutors mull death penalty in case


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County District Attorney says a man accused of fatally shooting a Tulsa businessman could face the death penalty.

Twenty-three-year-old Terrico Bethel was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the Sept. 4 death of Neal Sweeney at Sweeney's company, Retail Fuels Marketing.

DA Tim Harris said today the case would meet the legal threshold for the death penalty if Bethel is convicted of taking money in exchange for the killing.

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Local & Regional
6:06 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

TU Prof Worked for Judge Sotomayor

Dr. Robert Spoo visits \"Studio Tulsa\" at KWGS.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Walking the Halls of the U.S. Senate office building is Court of Appeals Second District Judge Sonia Sotomayor. As President Obama's nominee to the U-S Supreme Court, she is allowing Senators to get a chance to know her prior to her confirmation hearing. Today, we hear from someone who already knows the Judge well. Dr. Robert Spoo is an associate professor of law at the University of Tulsa. In 2001-and 2002, he served as a clerk in Judge Sotomayor's chamber.

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Local & Regional
2:03 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

Oklahoma: Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Indian leaders are being encouraged to consider wind power especially for tribal casinos, medical clinics and administrative projects.

Speakers at a Sovereignty Symposium in Oklahoma City say wind turbines could be a clean, cost-effective way of providing electricity.

Osage tribal member and Chermac Energy Corporation president Jaime McAlpine says wind projects would also create tribal jobs.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Fri June 5, 2009

Oklahoma Comes Up Short

Oklahoma City, OK – Slight revenue shortfall declared in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Treasurer Scott Meacham has declared a slight revenue shortfall for Oklahoma but says the affect on most state agencies will be minimal.

Meacham said today that revenue collections for May were $357.1 million, or about 21.8 percent below estimates. That means state agencies will receive 1.42 percent less in their June allocations.

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Local & Regional
10:16 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Ballpark Assessment Fee Approved

Construction cranes at work at Tulsa's new downtown ballpark.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – It was a split vote, but the Tulsa City Council has approved an assessment fee to finance the new baseball park in downtown Tulsa. The vote was 5-to-4. The 6 1/2 cent per square foot fee is for all property inside the IDL with the exception of churches, the federal government and homes with homestead exemption. It is expected the fee will raise $25 million to help finance the ballpark.

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Local & Regional
2:31 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Former Tulsa DJ Wants to be Mayor

Mayoral Candidate Clay Clark and his wife meet with reporters.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – "Don't trust anyone over 30." That was the cry from youth of turbulent 1960s.

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