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9:49 am
Tue August 3, 2010

550 Aerospace Jobs to OKC

Boeing Headquarters
Boeing

Oklahoma City, OK – Boeing to move 2 defense programs to Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Boeing Co. says it is relocating two programs from Long Beach, Calif., to Oklahoma City, a move expected to bring 550 engineering jobs to the state.

Boeing is moving its C-130 Avionics Modernization program to Oklahoma City beginning in the first quarter of 2011. The move of the B-1 program is expected toward the end of 2012.

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9:42 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Probation for Former Tulsa Cop

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Okla officer avoids prison for firearms charges

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge says a former Tulsa police officer who pleaded guilty to two firearms charges won't be convicted of a felony if he completes his probation requirements.

District Judge Carlos Chappelle on Monday gave Thomas Fees a three-year deferred sentence for felony pointing a firearm and a one-year suspended sentence for the misdemeanor of carrying a firearm while intoxicated. Fees will be on probation for three years.

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9:39 am
Tue August 3, 2010

The Heat Wave Continues

The sign in front of the F & M Bank at 13th and South Harvard
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Tulsa, OK – Heat warnings issued for parts of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for five eastern Oklahoma counties as temperatures across the state are expected to reach triple digits.

Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties are covered under the warning, which is in effect until Thursday night. Much of the rest of eastern Oklahoma is under a heat advisory until Tuesday night.

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7:54 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

August 3, 2010 – Today's top stories from KWGS News

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3:01 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Jenks Depo to Go

Jenks, OK – Jenks plans to demolish town's old train depot

JENKS, Okla. (AP) The Jenks city council has approved spending $6,000 to demolish the old train depot building in the Tulsa suburb.

City Manager Mike Tinker says a viability study on renovating the depot building put the cost at about $120,000, 20 times what the city will pay Art Wrecking Co. to tear down the structure.

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3:00 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Lobby Spending in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Capitol
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Lobbyist spending on Okla legislators increases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funding for state agencies was down in Oklahoma, but spending by lobbyists on legislators was up during the past legislative session.

According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, lobbyists spent $51,133, or 24 percent more, on lawmakers from January to June. Nearly all of that was for meals. During the same period in 2009, lobbyists spent $38,587.

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2:53 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Deal Okayed in Great White North

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Canada gives Hertz antitrust OK for Dollar deal

NEW YORK (AP) Hertz Global Holdings Inc. says Canadian antitrust regulators have approved its proposed $1.17 billion acquisition of fellow car-rental operator Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.

Hertz and Avis are fighting to take over Tulsa, Okla.-based Dollar Thrifty, although the bidding war has been conducted at prices lower than Dollar Thrifty investors had hoped.

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2:51 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Police Dog Poisoned

Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville police think drug dog was poisoned

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville police say a preliminary report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.

The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

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10:55 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Tribal House To Be Owned by Tribe

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Okmulgee, OK – Okla tribe votes to buy council house

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Muscogee (Creek) Nation officials want to purchase the Creek Nation Council House for $3.2 million from the city of Okmulgee.

The tribe's national council approved a measure on Saturday that would appropriate the money to buy the building, which was built in 1878. Principal Chief A.D. Ellis must OK the measure.

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10:53 am
Mon August 2, 2010

More Digits to Dial

Tulsa, OK – Officials dial up new rules for NE Okla residents

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Northeastern Oklahoma residents' fingers will have to walk a little farther to call someone in the future.

Those living in the region covered by the 918 area code will be required to dial 918 plus the local number to complete calls starting March 5.

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