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7:40 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Arrest in Tulsa Murder

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Tulsa, OK – Ark man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say they've arrested an Arkansas man in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man in Tulsa.

Tulsa Police Cpl. Scott Anderson tells the Tulsa World that 24-year-old Sammy Leon Hall died at a local hospital early Saturday. Anderson says 31-year-old Rosendo Gutierrez of De Queen, Ark., was at the scene when authorities found Hall and was covered in blood.

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7:38 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Budget Issues

Oklahoma Capitol
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Oklahoma City, OK – Cash reserve could be used to balance Okla budget

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma legislative leaders say they plan to use the state's cash reserve fund to help balance the fiscal year 2012 budget, despite protests from some segments of the Republican Party.

Rep. Earl Sears, the chairman of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee, tells The Oklahoman he knows that some others in the GOP oppose using the cash reserve.

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Local & Regional
7:36 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Wild Fire Update

Undated – For 1 day, Oklahoma avoids worst of wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Wildfires in Oklahoma were kept to a minimum Sunday in another windy and mostly dry day for the state.

Authorities had predicted Sunday would be one of the worst days for wildfire potential in years, but the state Department of Emergency Management reported only four notable fires, in Ottawa, Pawnee, Greer and Creek counties.

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Local & Regional
7:30 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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Local & Regional
12:18 pm
Sun April 10, 2011

GOP frustration

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla GOP House leader hears conservatives' complaints

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives heard complaints from angry conservatives who say they're frustrated that issues they want are not being addressed.

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Local & Regional
9:28 am
Sun April 10, 2011

Red Flag Fire Warning

Tulsa, OK – ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. FOR
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN OKLAHOMA...
OSAGE...WASHINGTON...NOWATA...PAWNEE...TULSA...ROGERS...CREEK...
OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Sun April 10, 2011

Nutrition Program

Oklahoma Ciry, OK – Oklahoma tribe gets $109,000 for nutrition program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a grant to an Oklahoma Native American tribal nutrition education program through its Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

USDA officials say the Chickasaw Nation will receive $109,435 to expand the "Recipes Wrapped in Love" project, which allows families to develop and test new recipes that feature whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Sun April 10, 2011

Pain at the Pump

Oklahoma City, OK – Price of gallon of gasoline rising in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report by AAA Oklahoma says the cost of gasoline has risen by 23 cents per gallon in the state during the past 16 days.

AAA reports the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular was $3.62 on Saturday. The average was $3.39 per gallon on March 24.

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Local & Regional
9:38 am
Sat April 9, 2011

Mayor Vetoes Fire Fighter Pay

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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett vetoes an ordinance that would restore satisfactory performance review pay hikes to Tulsa Fire Fighters. The increases were axed as a wage concession at the height of the city's fiscal problems. The Council voted to use $367,000 to restore the cuts, but the Mayor vetoed the ordinance. The Mayor wants to hold discussions with the fire union as part of contract talks, before restoring any cuts.

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9:27 am
Sat April 9, 2011

Education Changes

Mary Fallin
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Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin signs bill to shift power from state board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill that shifts power from the state board of education to the state superintendent over the objections of Democrats who say the proposal grants too much power to one person.

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