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11:04 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Tulsa Aid Heads to Dixie

One of the Tulsa Red Cross vans head to Dixie.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Red Cross sends aid to the tornado hit south. Hear their story:

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11:04 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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8:04 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Mayor Proposes $643-million budget

Mayor Bartlett presents his budget to the city council
KWGS/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Tonight I present a budget for Fiscal year 2012 that will transform government services and, with your approval, respond to the direction that our citizens have told us they want us to go - the continuing of our emphasis on economic development and our collective quality of life.

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8:03 am
Fri April 29, 2011

EMSA in the "Pink"

EMSA's Pink Ambulance
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Emergency Medical Service Authority now rolls a pink ambulance. It is to honor those who have been impacted by cancer. Judy Grove is the founder of Breast Impressions. She is supporting the pink patrol.

She says Tulsa is the nation's first community that has pink fire-trucks, police cars and now an ambulance.

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7:56 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Gas Price Hike

Tulsa, OK – Gasoline price are up again in Tulsa.

The price for regular-unleaded jumped a dime a gallon over night. It is $3.69 today at most Tulsa area convenience stores.

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7:54 am
Fri April 29, 2011

HUD Grants

Oklahoma City, OK – HUD awards more than $770,000 to Oklahoma agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary has awarded $770,246 in new grants to six homelessness programs in Oklahoma.

Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Thursday that the Continuum of Care grants are an investment in local projects that have never received HUD homeless funds in the past. Donovan says the funding will provide critically needed housing and support services to homeless individuals and families.

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7:51 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Sally Kern offers Apology

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. legislator slights blacks, women in debate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma legislator disparaged blacks and women during a House debate on an affirmative action bill, and the NAACP is asking that she give up her seat.

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7:48 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Health Care Becomes Hot Topic

Oklahoma City, OK – Voters pepper Lankford with questions at town hall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma voters upset with a proposed GOP plan to overhaul Medicare peppered new Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford with questions over how future retirees will fare under the proposal.

Oklahoma's newest congressman held his first public town hall meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City, and most of the questions centered on changes to Medicare.

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10:33 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Dixon/Rudick Update

Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Statement from Superintendent Keith Ballard:

"In light of the city prosecutor's decision to drop the municipal charges against Lynnette Dixon, I am reinstating her as principal of Hawthorne Elementary effective Thursday, April 28, 2011.

"I have completed my review of TPS Police Chief Gary Rudick, assisted by Chief of Staff Robert F. Burton, Sr. and Chief Operations and Information Officer Todd Lee. I want to make it clear that I found Chief Rudick's action inappropriate.

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9:02 am
Thu April 28, 2011

News Not Good for Wheat Farmers

Oklahoma City, OK – Despite the soggy conditions in our part of the state, western Oklahoma is bone dry. Mike Schulte is the head of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. He fears at least half of the state's crop is lost.

He says some farmer are filing for disaster coverage now and starting to plane for another crop.

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