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1:26 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Union Schools To Join Other Districts Ignoring State Law

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:28 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Sales Tax Update

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid-August to mid-September, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are above last year's totals for the same period and above the budget estimate for the month.

Actual tax received is $17,103,619, up 5.6 percent from the $16,201,499 collected during the same period last year. The conservative, projected budget estimate for the period was $15,421,000.

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Local & Regional
8:26 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Cutting State Costs

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Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers eye reduction in state attorneys

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of attorneys who work for state agencies are closely watching a state House study on the costs of providing legal staffing for the state.

The study by Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, began Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee.

Officials with several state agencies that have numerous attorneys are scheduled to speak, including the departments of human services, corrections and transportation.

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Local & Regional
12:54 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

New Seal Lion Exhibit Coming

demolition on the old Sea Lion exhibit is underway at the Tulsa Zoo.

Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken for the new sea lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo. The 100-thousand gallon salt-water pool will be completed in 2012. The "Helmerich Sea Lion Cove" will feature---among other things--- improved animal holding facilities and an underwater viewing area.

Work also started on tearing out the old Sea Lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Local & Regional
11:41 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Lawsuit Settled Just before Trial

Norman, OK – Settlement reached in Okla. turnpike deaths case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Attorneys for both sides say a civil lawsuit over an Oklahoma turnpike collision that killed 10 people has been settled for $62.7 million.

Attorneys for family members of eight of the victims say the settlement was reached late Wednesday and covers those eight deaths and one wrongful injury claim stemming from the accident.

A relative of the other two victims had reached an earlier settlement.

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Admiral Twin Update

Admiral Twin owner Blake Smith
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Tulsa, OK – It will take a lot of money to rebuild the screen at the Admiral Twin Drive-in. Owner Blake Smith tells KWGS News he wants to rebuild the screen similar to the one that burned, only made out of steel rather than plywood.

Concert promoter Jon Terry says a lot of money has been donated to the cause. To date, the figure is just over $24,000. It will take nearly $250,000 to rebuild.

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8:40 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Save Our City

Tulsa, OK – The effort to change the city charter moves forward. The group Save Our City filed its petition effort with city clerk Mike Kier yesterday.

They now have 90-days to gather signatures to get their proposals on the ballot. They want to make the mayor the head of the city council, add three at large council positions and make city elections non-partisan.

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8:32 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Illinois River Drowning

Westville, OK – Ark. businessman drowns in Oklahoma river

WESTVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission says a Siloam Springs, Ark., businessman has drowned in the Illinois River after trying to rescue his fiancee.

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8:26 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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