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2:19 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill

Oil spill from space.
NASA

Oklahoma City, OK – CEOs: Gulf oil spill 'a real setback' for industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The CEOs of two Oklahoma City-based independent energy companies say the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will significantly set back industry efforts to increase offshore drilling.

Devon Energy Corp. CEO Larry Nichols and Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon spoke Friday morning at an energy conference in Oklahoma City.

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2:10 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Muskogee Mall Shooting Update

Muskogee, OK – Hearing set for man accused in Okla. mall shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A Muskogee County judge has scheduled an Aug. 2 preliminary hearing for a man accused of fatally shooting a teenager at a Muskogee mall.

Prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Dondray Fowler with first-degree murder in the April 10 killing of 17-year-old Jerrod Reed at Arrowhead Mall.

Attorney L. Wayne Woodyard was appointed to represent Fowler. Attempts to reach Woodyard for comment Thursday weren't successful.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Fri April 30, 2010

The Bartlett Budget

Mayor Dewey Bartlett presents his proposed budget to the Tulsa City Council.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presents his budget to the Tulsa City Council. The spending proposal has the city spending $230-million from the general fund. That is about one million dollars less than last year.

The plan does not for calling back laid-off police officers. However, those officers could be added back once older officers retire.

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9:45 am
Fri April 30, 2010

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Friday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
2:59 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

School District Statement

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa Public Schools is aware of a police investigation involving a TPS employee at Skelly Elementary School. District administrators and other staff have been fully cooperative with Tulsa police in that ongoing investigation. TPS will continue to cooperate in the investigation as required and allowed by law.

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2:01 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Stand Against Racism

Tulsa, OK – YWCA Tulsa is calling on all individuals to join us in taking a bold Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 30th, by participating in one of the many events open to the public in Tulsa. Over 40 Tulsa organizations have partnered with the YWCA as Participating Sites, uniting our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message that racism can no longer be ignored or tolerated.

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1:59 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Kentucky Mine Collapse has Tulsa Tie

Tulsa, OK – PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) Two miners are missing and rescuers were unable to contact them after a roof collapsed in a large underground coal mine in western Kentucky.

The mine is owned by Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners. The company's website says it purchased the mine in 1971 and produces high-sulfur coal there.

The company primarily sells coal to electric utilities.

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1:36 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

EPA Hands Down Fine

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Tulsa-based Magellan Pipeline Co. L.P. has agreed to pay a $418,000 fine for a gasoline spill.

The EPA said Thursday that Magellan agreed to the fine for violating the federal Clean Water Act when about 45,150 gallons of gasoline spilled into Four Mile Creek in January 2008. The creek is a tributary of the Verdigris River which flows into Lake Oologah.

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12:56 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

I-244 Bridge Replacement

Map shows proposed new bridge alignment.
O-DOT

Tulsa, OK – Plans for I-244 bridge over Arkansas River to be discussed tonight

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is seeking public input for an $87 million bridge replacement project on westbound I-244 over the Arkansas River in Tulsa. This project has recently been awarded a nearly $50 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant, and is considered one of the top projects in the country to receive this funding.

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12:55 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Abortion Fight

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

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The manager of Reproductive Services of Tulsa says Oklahoma's new law requiring an ultrasound and description of the fetus before an abortion is performed has left some patients in tears.

The clinic is challenging the constitutionality of the law and a hearing on a temporary restraining order is set for Monday.

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