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5:03 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Which Way Tulsa? Part #1

PLANiTULSA has hit a fork in the road.
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – In this installment, KWGS' John Durkee reviews the first two scenarios being discussed for Tulsa's new comprehensive plan.

We hear from Tulsa City Planners Theron Warlick and Martha Shultz, as well as Glen Bolen, the Vice President of Fregonese and Associates.

Tomorrow, in Part#2, we will learn about scenarios C and D.

For More information:
www.planitulsa.org

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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Natural Gas Line Break

Tulsa, OK – NEW: Part of OSU-Tulsa campus evacuated after gas leak

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A gas leak that authorities say happened after a vehicle hit a commercial meter outside a building resulted in the evacuation of parts of Oklahoma State University's Tulsa campus.

Classes were not under way this afternoon when about 50 people were evacuated from two buildings as a precaution.

Officials have since shut off the meter and stopped the leak. Readings inside the buildings indicated the level of natural gas was not dangerous.

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9:47 am
Tue May 26, 2009

Downtown Whistle Stop

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A designation has been delayed that would silence the horns of trains passing through downtown Tulsa. The so-called "quiet zone" designation had been expected to be implemented this spring, after work to install vehicle-proof gates at five railroad crossings was finished. City planner Dennis Whitaker says that the designation likely won't be implemented until the end of the year.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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9:31 am
Tue May 26, 2009

Reba asks for mercy

The country music/sitcom star sends a letter to a federal judge on behalf of a childhood friend.
Reba McEntire

McAlester, OK – Country singer asks judge for leniency

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Country music superstar Reba McEntire is among dozens of people asking a federal judge to show leniency on a Kiowa businessman scheduled to be sentenced this week.

McEntire is one of 46 people who wrote a letter or affidavit to U.S. District Judge Ronald White on behalf of Steve Phipps. The Kiowa businessman pleaded guilty in 2007 to a federal conspiracy charge and is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Muskogee.

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10:30 am
Mon May 25, 2009

Youngster and Guard Injured in Arson Fire

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa fire investigators looking into 3 blazes


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa fire investigators are looking into three separate blazes at a midtown apartment complex and two northside houses.

Fire officials say that at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, a security guard spotted a fire in an outdoor hallway at the Normandy Apartments and saw two people run away.

The guard and a 9-year-old boy were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. No serious damage was reported.

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10:15 am
Mon May 25, 2009

Home from War

Tulsa, OK – Guard soldiers return from Iraq deployment

TULSA, Okla. (AP) About 120 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are back in their home state.

Eighty soldiers with the 834th Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company returned yesterday to Tulsa after an eight-month deployment in Iraq.

Escorted by members of the Patriot Guard motorcycle group, the troops arrived at the Army's Aviation Facility just after 1 p.m. The troops served at Balad Air Base north of Baghdad.

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10:12 am
Mon May 25, 2009

Baby Found at Sapulpa

Sapulpa, OK – Baby found alive in Sapulpa trash bin

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Sapulpa police are asking for the public's help in finding the mother of a newborn baby found alive in a trash bin.

Sapulpa police Maj. Jeff Gilliland says a man cleaning a nearby office discovered the baby about 11 a.m. yesterday in a trash bin behind a business.

Gilliland says the baby boy appeared to be in good health and was taken to a Tulsa hospital to be checked out.

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10:46 am
Sun May 24, 2009

Lots of Holiday Travel in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Boaters, travelers hit the road across Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are stepping up enforcement on state lakes, rivers and highways on Saturday as the Memorial Day weekend gets under way.

OHP Lt. George Brown says extra troopers are being stationed at several lakes popular with boaters and campers and the Illinois River in northeast Oklahoma.

At least two fatality crashes have been reported today by the highway patrol.

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10:42 am
Sun May 24, 2009

Henry Sets Veto Record

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry surpasses highest veto total

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has now vetoed more bills this year than in any of his previous six years in office.

Henry's office announced yesterday that the governor had vetoed three more measures after the state House adjourned for the session. That brings his total for this year to 16.

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9:21 pm
Sat May 23, 2009

Sky Diving Plane Accident at Skiatook

Skiatook, OK – Passengers able to walk away from plane crash


SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) Only minor injuries have been reported after a small skydiving plane crashed in a field north of Tulsa.

Police say the six people on board were able to walk away after the single-engine plane went down in a field near Skiatook High School on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the plane lost power shortly after takeoff and struck some trees and power lines as the pilot landed it in the field.

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