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12:43 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

New Zoo Direction

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Zoo soon to be managed privately

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Management responsibilities for the Tulsa Zoo soon will be privatized, even as the city retains ownership of the facility.

A major step in that process takes place Monday as the Tulsa Zoo Friends board is expected to vote to change the name of the nonprofit organization to Tulsa Zoo Management Inc.

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10:05 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Old Machines May be Phased Out

Tulsa, OK –

Replacing Okla.'s 18-year-old voting machines eyed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A top Oklahoma election official says this may be the last year for using the state's optical scanner voting machines.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says the equipment is 18 years old, and the state has gotten its money's worth. Ziriax said spare parts are getting hard to find and both the hardware and software are nearing the end of their useful life.

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10:01 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Sallisaw Pain

Sallisaw, OK – SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) The economy of the eastern Oklahoma town of Sallisaw has taken a hit in the months since Blue Ribbon Downs closed in November. City Manager Bill Baker says Sallisaw saw a 10 percent drop in sales tax revenue for this past December to May when compared to the average revenue for the same period from the two previous fiscal years.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
9:25 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
11:03 am
Sun June 20, 2010

Lawmakers Probe

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Oklahoma City, OK – Prosecutor: Okla. lawmakers had 'slush fund'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says some lawmakers had a "slush fund" and he is expanding his investigation into possible corruption.

Prater is investigating allegations state Rep. Randy Terrill conspired to create an $80,000-a-year state job for Sen. Debbe Leftwich so she wouldn't run for re-election allowing Rep. Mike Christian to run for the seat.

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10:59 am
Sun June 20, 2010

Heat Warning

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
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Tulsa, OK – Heat warning in NE Oklahoma, western Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service office in Tulsa has issued a heat warning for residents in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Monday in Cherokee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Ottawa, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pawnee, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore and Haskell counties in Oklahoma. The warning is also in effect for Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas.

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9:16 am
Sat June 19, 2010

FOP Contract Approved

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police votes to approve a new contract with the City of Tulsa. The agreement will allow the department to hire back laid off police officers.

The officers were terminated last winter because of the city's budget shortage. Tulsa Acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan says the officers could be back to work by mid-July.

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9:03 am
Sat June 19, 2010

Tulsa Inmate Dead

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Okla. jail inmate dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says a female jail inmate has died.

Fifty-one-year-old Linda Henshaw of Sand Springs was pronounced dead at 5:48 a.m. Friday.

Sheriff's Sgt. Shannon Clark says Henshaw had a history of medical problems and was being held in the jail's medical unit. Henshaw says foul play wasn't a factor.

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9:14 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Tulsa City Council Approves Budget... with changes

City Hall at One-Technology Center
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9:08 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Turner Turnpike Construction

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Turnpike Authority officials say five construction projects totaling $27.6 million are about to start on the Turner Turnpike. Turnpike officials said yesterday they would take steps to ease disruption for motorists.

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