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4:42 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Women in Custody

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Child advocates say Oklahoma's children are paying the price for the state's tough-on-crime sentencing policies. During a legislative hearing today, experts say the state's female incarceration rate leads the nation, with 131 women behind bars for every 100,000 residents. That's nearly double the national rate.

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2:25 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Mixed State Revenue Report

Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Revenue collections for August show growth from the prior year, but are marginally below the estimate, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today as reports for the second month of Fiscal Year 2011 were released.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections for August 2010 were $350.8 million. That amount is:

$15.5 million or 4.6 percent above the prior year; but
$1.5 million or 0.4 percent below the official estimate.

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1:05 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

More City Hall Wrangling

Councilor Jack Henderson and Mayor Bartlett discuss their differences at today's council meeting.
KWGS News/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – The Mayor and City Councilors spar over mediation. Mayor Bartlett wants to meet one-on-one with each of the nine city councilors to settle the differences. The council wants the meetings to be in public.

Both sides have agreed to talk in the past, but can't seem to settle on a format or time.

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1:04 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Skiatook Principal Suspended

Donna Brogan
Skiatook Public Schools

Skiatook, OK – The principal at the Skiatook High School is suspended with pay. Principal Donna Brogan was served with a letter from the interim superintendent stating that her immediate suspension was necessary for the best interest of students.

The case involves cash handling and allowing a school counselor time-off without it being charged for the absence. Brogan has denied the allegations. She was named Oklahoma's Secondary Principal of the Year and was to attend an award banquet in Washington, D.C. later this month.

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10:20 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News this Tuesday Morning

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9:40 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Fallen Soldier Remembered

Duncan, OK – Okla. soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma native who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan has been buried after a funeral service in Duncan.

The Duncan Banner reports that the service for Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III at Ray of Hope Church was private and only open to family and friends. Outside the church, supporters roamed the grounds and others lined nearby roads with red, white and blue signs.

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4:27 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Plea Entered in SS Crash

Tausha Borland
Tulsa County Jail Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – 39-year-old Tausha Borland enters a guilty plea in Tulsa District Court. The woman was charged in connection with of two bicyclists west of Sand Springs. The incident happened in June of 2009.

Borland entered a please to two counts of manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence. She also entered a plea of "no contest" to a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

She will be sentenced on October 28th.

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12:57 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Early Childhood Education Forum

Democrat Jari Askins and Republican Mary Fallin take part in Tulsa forum.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The gubernatorial candidates meet in Tulsa yesterday to discuss early childhood education. For those expecting to see fireworks, they were disappointed. The candidates agreed more than they disagreed over the need.

The Republican candidate for Governor is 5th district congress woman Mary Fallin. She says early childhood education is crucial to Oklahoma's future.

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12:57 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Officer Killed In Bar Fight

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas bar fight leads to death of Oklahoma officer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) An Oklahoma police officer who was punched in the nose during a bar fight died after he hit the floor, and an Arkansas man likely faces a first-degree murder charge.

Police say 25-year-old Elzie Cain of Ardmore, Okla., got into a fight with 26-year-old Aaron Threlkeld of Sheridan at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Electric Cowboy in southwest Little Rock.

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10:22 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories this Monday Morning

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