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10:09 am
Sat October 9, 2010

State Question 744-UPDATE

Oklahoma City, OK – OU, OSU demand pro-744 group stop using logos

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state's two largest universities are demanding that a group promoting a ballot measure to increase education spending stop using their logos in an advertisement.

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University sent Yes on 744 a letter on Friday asking the group to cease and desist from broadcasting "the misleading YES ON 744 advertisement in any form."

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3:15 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Insurance Sales and Burglaries

Enid, Oklahoma – Oklahoma authorities say a trend has developed of home burglaries following a visit by a door-to-door salesman. Nearly a dozen communities have been hit.

Garfield County sheriff's deputies told Oklahoma City television station KFOR that the salesman uses a high-pressure approach. In the process, the salesman finds out when family members are home.

Enid resident Brandy Bentz says the salesman asks questions such as, "Do you know when your spouse is going to be home?"

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3:13 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Tulsa Firm Cited in Mine Collapse

Louisville, Kentucky – Federal mine regulators have cited the owner of a western Kentucky mine after concluding that an unsupported roof caused a "massive section" to collapse and kill two miners.

The Mine Safety Health Administration issued its report Friday on the accident at the Dotiki mine on the Wester-Hopkins County line. The report says the collapse couldn't be foreseen, but Tulsa, Okla.-based Allied Resource Partners should have taken more steps to support the roof.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Man Halts Trial , Pleads Guilty to Molestation

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1:26 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Union Schools To Join Other Districts Ignoring State Law

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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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8:26 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Cutting State Costs

KWGS News File Photo

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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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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