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8:54 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Audit Delayed

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State auditor delays release of Broken Arrow audit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage says he is delaying the release of a special audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools.

Burrage had planned to publicly release the audit on Thursday, but said Wednesday he has "serious concerns regarding the independence of the special auditor assigned to the audit."

Burrage says he was particularly concerned that a draft version of the audit was inappropriately released last week.

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8:49 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Stories

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

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2:52 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Lights Back On

Mayor Bartlett with circuit control box for highway lights
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Okla. – After nearly a year of dark highways, the City of Tulsa has found it in its budget to turn street lights back on.

Mayor Bartlett hosted a ceremonial throwing of the switch at one lighting circuit control location along the Gilcrease Expressway earlier today.

"This is a good day," the Mayor said. "I'm here, along with most of the City Council. We approached this whole thing as a good team effort."

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1:20 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Jones, OK – 2 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

JONES, Okla. (AP) Two small earthquakes have been recorded between Luther and Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday and the Oklahoma Geological Survey reports a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 in the same area at 8:07 p.m.

No damage or injuries are reported.

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1:18 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Economic Update

Omaha, NE – Midwest survey suggests major recession fears

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) More than a third of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states surveyed for a regional business index expect a recession in 2011.

As part of the Mid-America report released Wednesday, supply managers were asked their expectations for 2011, and 35 percent said a recession was likely or very likely.

The August overall economic index dipped to 55.8 from 60.8 in July.

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1:16 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Is Private Manning Sane?

Hagerstown, OK – WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.

Civilian lawyer David Coombs says Pfc. Bradley Manning has been ordered to undergo a mental health examination to determine his understanding of his own behavior from November through May.

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10:26 am
Wed September 1, 2010

E-Tickets Creates E-Snag

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – It started with much fanfare, E-tickets, a new hi-tech way for Tulsa Police to write traffic tickets electronically. Jim Tomboy is the Director of Administration for the city of Tulsa.

He credits no hand writing errors and photographs of the drivers, because all data is scanned directly from the offender's license, to a dramatic uptick in the number of tickets.

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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
File Photo

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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