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2:32 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Expressway Work

Tulsa, OK – 129th East Avenue bridge over I-244 closed for deck repair
through Thursday

The 129th East Avenue bridge over Interstate 244 will be closed through Thursday, July 1, for repair of a failure through the deck. Also, the outside westbound lane of I-244 under the bridge will be closed for motorists' safety during the repairs.

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1:14 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Sardis Lake water to go to OKC

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The city of Oklahoma City can get access to most of the water in Sardis Lake after giving the Oklahoma Water Resources Board $27 million to retire the debt owed on constructing the lake.

Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch said Monday the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust gave the state agency the money June 16 so the state could finish paying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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12:40 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Court to hear death sentence appeal

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Cuban immigrant sentenced to death for the 2003 shooting death of his common-law wife wants the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn the penalty.

Oral arguments are set for Tuesday in the case of Carlos Cuesta-Rodriguez. The 54-year-old Cuesta-Rodriguez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the May 31, 2003, fatal shooting of Olimpia Cardina Fisher at their southwest Oklahoma City home.

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12:31 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Comissioners Give Again

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two of Oklahoma's Corporation Commissioners are giving part of their salaries back to the state because of losses experienced by furloughed workers at the agency.

Commissioners Bob Anthony and Dana Murphy said Monday they plan to return part of their pay for a second time. Because state law prohibits cutting their salaries, the commissioners write checks back to the state.

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12:12 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Tulsa City Council Action

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council quizzes Mayoral Chief of Staff Terry Simonson regarding the hiring of a private firm to collect city sales taxes. Simonson says the state legislature tried to block Tulsa's move with a last minute law change.

Mayor Bartlett signed the private contract after the law was changed---but before it was signed by the Governor. The city claims the state---who currently collects the tax--- is leaving money uncollected.

Meanwhile---

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9:27 am
Tue June 29, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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3:56 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

North Side Hit and Run

Tulsa, OK – A hit & run collision occuned in Tulsa county on Friday night at approximately 10:00 PM' The
location was 56th St. N & Peoria. A 13 year old Tulsa boy was hit while riding his bicycle near the
area. The suspect vehicle, a burgundy 2003-2007 Dodge Stratus like the vehicle seen above, left the
area traveling south bound without stopping.

The victim was transported to a Tulsa hospital and treated for a broken right arm. The suspect
vehicle maybe missing the passenger side mirror.

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3:48 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Monday Afternoon's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday afternoon's Top Local Stories from KWGS News.

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3:47 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

DMC Reduction Initiative Signed

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2:49 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Conburn Takes Part in Confirmation Hearings

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn
CSPAN

Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee has gaveled to order historic Supreme Court hearings for Elana Kagan, a Clinton era legal adviser who is the second woman President Barack Obama has put forward for a seat on the bench.

The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are urging Kagan to be open with lawmakers and the American people scrutinizing her qualifications for the high court bench.

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