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7:47 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Cuts Will be Deeper

Oklahoma City, OK – Legislative leaders predict deeper budget cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislative leaders say cuts to stage agency budgets likely will be deeper than the mostly 3 to 5 percent cuts proposed by Gov. Mary Fallin in her executive budget.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman and House Speaker Kris Steele both said Thursday they expect some agencies will see cuts of up to 7 percent in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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7:43 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Flu Still With Us

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. health officials reports 20th flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State Department of Health officials say the number of deaths associated with influenza has risen to 20.

The agency announced Thursday the latest death was a Canadian County resident in the 65 and older age group. Officials say 50 percent of the flu deaths have occurred in that age group.

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Local & Regional
7:33 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
5:46 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

School District Decertified

Boynton, OK – Eastern Okla. school district to be closed in June

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Department of Education has voted to remove accreditation for Boynton-Moton Public Schools starting June 30.

After telling school officials they failed students, board members voted unanimously during its monthly meeting to close the school and move the students.

Where the 47 students end up is in question. The board could vote to annex the school with nearby Haskell or Midway.

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2:26 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Tulsa Bank Robbed

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Tulsa, OK – A lone bandit enters a south Tulsa bank at lunch time and demands cash. Police say the bandit passed the teller a threatening note, warning she would be killed if she did not hand over money. While a weapon was implied, none was displayed.

The robbery happened at the 71st and Memorial branch of the IBC Bank. The robber made good his escape.

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2:14 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Project School House Update

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa School District is seeking parental input into Project School House. Tulsa School Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard says they need community input into the consolidation plan.

The district has a survey on its website asking for opinions. That address is www.Tulsaschools,org .

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Local & Regional
10:43 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Wild Fire Departments to be Reimbursed

Tulsa, OK – Uncle Sam will help pay for this week's fire-fighting efforts in Osage County. Wildfires burned thousands of acres and led to evacuations. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management's Michaelann Ooten says the money will go to the fire departments.

Ooten says they applied for the grant Wednesday night while the fires were still raging and got word this morning they were approved.

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8:00 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Damage Caps

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate panel OKs $350K limit on civil damages

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican-backed plan to limit the amount of damages injured Oklahomans could receive for pain and suffering in civil lawsuits to no more than $350,000 has cleared a Senate panel.

The Senate Rules Committee approved the so-called "hard cap" on damages Wednesday over the objection of some senators who say the plan is unconstitutional and takes away the power of jurors to determine fairness in a case.

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7:59 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Wildfires Near Tulsa

Tulsa, Ok – Homes evacuated because of wildfire in NE Oklahoma

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) Authorities have evacuated several residences in Osage County, where one of four wildfires were burning.

Deputy Emergency Management Director Adrian Horn said 30 people were asked to leave their homes near the town of Prue. Horn says there have been no reports of injuries or property damage. A shelter has been set up for evacuees at the Assembly of God Church in Prue.

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7:49 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Top Local Stories-Thursday Morning

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS:

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