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8:02 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Possible Lake Homicide

Keystone Lake Dam
KWGS File photo

Tulsa, OK – Body found in Lake Keystone in Osage County, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a man who had been reported missing has been found in Lake Keystone in Osage County.

Troopers said the body of 19-year-old Blayne D. Davis of Tulsa was pulled from the lake Wednesday morning about 10 feet from the shore on the east side of U.S. Highway 412 in southern Osage County.

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5:16 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Property Tax Cap

David Blatt
Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tulsa, OK – Each year your home's value is assessed. The state legislature wants to cap increases at three percent. Currently the cap is at five percent.

The head of the Oklahoma Policy Institute says the proposal is not well thought out. David Blatt says the plan could hurt more than it could help. He says school districts, health departments, libraries and technology centers could lose millions of dollars if the proposal is passed.


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4:15 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Tulsa Fire Fighters Lobby in OKC

Tulsa Fire Fighters gather before dawn for a bus trip to the State Capitol.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – 120-Tulsa Fire fighters fill four buses and head to Oklahoma City to lobby state lawmakers. The fire-fighters are concerned about proposed changes to their pension plans.

Among those making the trip was Tulsa Fire Chief Allan LaCroix. He is concerned the changes will make recruiting more difficult.

Under the proposed changes, fire-fighters would have to work 25-years, rather than 20-years to get a pension.

Also, the legislature is looking at eliminating binding arbitration for police and fire unions.

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4:13 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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4:07 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Taxi Stand

The Taxi Cab stand sign at 18th and Boston.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – For the first time in decades, Tulsa has a taxi-cab stand somewhere other than the airport. The stand is in the bar district at 18th and Boston.

Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks likes the idea. He believes it could cut down on the number of drunk drivers from the area.

Other parts of town are expected to have stands soon. City Planner Theron Warlick says Brookside and the Blue Dome areas have expressed an interest.

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9:10 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Horse "Actor" moves to Tulsa

DreamWorks

Tulsa, OK – 'Seabiscuit' horse moves to Tulsa Boys' Home

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Arkansas-bred horse that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred is now living at the Tulsa Boys' Home.

On Monday, Rich In Dallas arrived at his new home, where he will be used in the home's therapeutic equine program. The Oklahoman reports the 16-year-old gelding eventually will be ridden by more advanced students at the home.

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9:09 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Woman Dies from Fire Injuries

Fire units on the scene at 17th Place and St. Louis
Scott Gregory-KWGS

Tulsa, OK – Okla. woman injured in house fire dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa fire officials say a woman who was rescued from a burning house has died.

Officials say firefighters found the woman after quickly extinguishing the blaze Monday afternoon. She was taken to the Hillcrest Medical Center in serious condition but later died.

The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.

The name of the victim, who was the only person in the house, wasn't immediately released.

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9:01 am
Wed March 9, 2011

School Funding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla lawmaker wants penalty for missing deadline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to impose monetary penalties when the Legislature fails to meet its self-imposed deadline for funding public education.

An amendment to legislation pending on the House floor was filed Tuesday by Rep. Danny Morgan of Prague. It says each member of the Legislature will have one day's pay deducted from their salary for each day they miss the April 1 deadline for submitting an education budget to the governor.

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8:56 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Heavy Weather

Undated – Late-winter storm brings precipitation, tornado warnings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A powerful, late-winter storm system has brought a mixed bag of precipitation to Oklahoma, dumping light snow on the Panhandle, rain and a tornado warning for southeast Oklahoma.

The warning was issued for McCurtain County Tuesday afternoon, but emergency management officials and the sheriff's office said there was no confirmation that anything touched down. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

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8:07 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Governor's Mayoral decision Friday

Mary Fallin
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Friday there should be an answer on whether the governor will ask the attorney general to investigate Mayor Bartlett. In Tulsa today, Governor Fallin said she's been reviewing the packet outlining what Councilor John Eagleton alleges are misdeeds by the mayor.

Eagleton wants an ouster investigation by the A.G., but the governor would have to request it.

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