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9:21 am
Sat August 14, 2010

Bomb Scare

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Police say box outside Okla clinic not a bomb

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a suspicious package left at a clinic where abortions are performed has been ruled safe.

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley said Friday that Reproductive Services was evacuated after an employee noticed a box in a trash can that she didn't recognize to be trash from the clinic. Ashley says the package is still being investigated, but a bomb technician examined it and found there was no explosive device inside the box.

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1:44 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Zoo Transition

Tulsa, OK – The newly formed not-for-profit organization Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI) has made headway in recent meetings as they move toward a potential private management structure for the Tulsa Zoo.

The board members nominated and elected officers, voting unanimously on each position. Serving as president will be Phil Lakin; vice president, Robert Thomas; and, secretary/treasurer, Stacy Kymes.

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Local & Regional
1:39 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Fifth District Campaigns

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal campaign reports show former state Rep. Kevin Calvey had more than three times as much cash on hand last week as his opponent James Lankford in the race for the open 5th District congressional seat.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Thursday show Calvey had nearly $193,000 cash on hand, compared to about $56,000 for Lankford.

The reports detail expenses and receipts through Aug. 4.

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Reservist Wins Lawsuit

Muskogee, Okla. – MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A U.S. Army reservist from Cushing has won a lawsuit that claimed the company he worked for would not rehire him after he spent a tour of duty in Iraq.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Muskogee on Thursday found Corrections Corporation of America violated federal law by not rehiring 32-year-old Dennis Weems. CCA which operates privately run prisons was ordered to pay Weems $53,754 in back wages and benefits.

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1:35 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Overdrafts No Longer Protected

Tulsa, Okla. – Some bank customers with ATM or debit cards could be in for an unpleasant shock on Sunday if their cards are declined. August 15 is the day the Federal Reserve's new amendments to Regulation E go into effect.

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1:03 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Temperatures Creep Higher

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Central Oklahoma is bracing for near record temperatures as a heat wave that's claimed one life this week continues across much of the state.

The National Weather Service in Norman says highs Friday in Oklahoma City could approach 105 degrees. The record high for the date is 107 set in 1936.

A high of 103 is forecast for Tulsa where the record is 110 set in 1923.

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10:21 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Fireworks Over BA Audit

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage has called state Representative Mike Reynolds arrogant and a liar. Burrage's angry comments came after a news conference in which Reynolds criticized the amount of time taken to perform and release an audit of Broken Arrow Schools.

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10:21 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Couincil Hears Mediation Offer

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – As the battle between the Mayor and City Council rages on, two of Oklahoma's top judges offer to help improve the relationship through mediation.

Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Daniel Boudreau and former Federal Magistrate Sam Joyner met with the councilors yesterday to explain what they could offer with mediation.

The response for the council was mixed. Some members say they are concerned the judges don't have the expertise needed to discuss the city charter of the open meetings act.

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9:59 am
Fri August 13, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Corruption Trial Delay Expected

Tulsa, OK – Delay in Okla officers' corruption trial possible

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys want a judge to declare the corruption case of five present or former Tulsa police officers "complex," which could mean a delay of the Sept. 13 trial.

Arkansas U.S. Attorney Jane Duke wrote in a motion that reviewing more than 30,000 pages of discovery documents will take time. Duke was appointed to the case after Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Woodward recused himself.

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7:51 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

August 13, 2010 – Friday's Top Local News Coverage

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