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10:24 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Storm Damage in Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Storms damage buildings in SW Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a several buildings, including a school, were damaged and electricity was knocked out to more than 8,000 homes and businesses as severe weather moved across Oklahoma.

There were no reports of injuries with the thunderstorms across the state Tuesday afternoon.

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8:27 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a two-minute recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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1:08 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

OKC Will Not Have Grand Prix

OKC Skyline
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Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Council has rejected a letter of intent calling for the city to provide $7 million to help bring a Grand Prix race to downtown.

The council voted 6-2 against the proposal Tuesday. Opponents said they did not feel comfortable committing the money in the current economic climate.

The proposal by Oklahoma City Grand Prix LLC called for an American Le Mans Series race during the Fourth of July weekend next year. The money was to be repaid by the group over a 10-year period.

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1:03 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

Business Card Flap Gets Council Attention

City Hall at One-Technology Center
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council drops its discussion on business cards for the Mayor's wife. Victoria Bartlett does a considerable amount of volunteer work for the City and was given business cards with the city seal. That prompted an ethics complaint. The Mayor reimbursed the city for the $16 the cards cost.

Today's council agenda included an item that would permit the Mayor's wife to have the cards.

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8:38 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Audit Review for BA

Broken Arrow, OK – The state auditor's office meets today with members of the Broken Arrow School Board. The meetings will be in two groups so that there is no quorum and the meeting is not a violation of the open meetings law. The topic will be that leaked audit report critical of the school district and its record keeping. At issue is the district's dealing with a Broken Arrow heating and cooling contractor.

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8:28 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Disaster Planning

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Norman, OK – Emergency managers to discuss preparation

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Emergency managers from across the state are gathering in Norman to discuss their role in preparedness, response and recovery from natural and manmade disasters.

The annual Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference begins Tuesday. More than 250 emergency managers and other public and private sector officials are expected to attend.

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7:48 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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2:15 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Crash at Bartlesville

Bartlesville, OK – Pilot unhurt after plane ends up in Okla. field

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A student pilot walked away uninjured after he tried to abort a takeoff and his plane ended up in a field.

Bartlesville officials say the accident happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Bartlesville Municipal Airport.

Fire Department spokesman Bill Hollander says the pilot, whose name wasn't released, was practicing a takeoff in a Cessna 172 and had applied the brakes when he realized he had omitted a procedure.

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2:13 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Flu Shots Not Free

Tulsa, Okla. – The Health Department has not escaped those budget squeezes so common these days. Flu shots, which last year were free, this season will cost $25.

"Children 18 years of age and younger that don't have health insurance that will pay for the vaccine will not be charged," said Janice Sheehan, Manager of Communicable Disease Control for the Tulsa Health Department. "Also Medicare patients that don't have an HMO or the secondary insurance won't be charged either."

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2:12 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

"Illegal" Profits

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla jails benefit from housing immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Many Oklahomans may want them gone, but for some counties keeping illegal immigrants here in jail can help the bottom line.

Officials say the Tulsa County jail brought in nearly $6 million over an 18-month period that ended in January for detaining and transporting illegal immigrants.

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