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10:52 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Creek Fire Protection

Councilor John Eagleton
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council wants more information before approving a contract with the Creek Nation to provide fire protect at its Tulsa facilities.

Councilor John Eagleton feels the proposed dollar amount is too low. He says the city cannot afford to subsidize the sovereign nations. The tribes do not pay city sales taxes.

The Fire department agreed to gather additional information.


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9:47 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Henry Veto

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov. vetoes bill on school accounting codes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed a bill that would have changed requirements on accounting codes used by school districts to track spending.

Henry vetoed House Bill 2575 on Monday, saying it could have the unintended consequence of reducing accountability of public school expenditures.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:51 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Outbreak Takes Lives

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead in Oklahoma tornado outbreak

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Four people have been killed in Oklahoma during an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across parts of the Southern Plains.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said three people were killed at Tecumseh on Monday and that another person died at Oklahoma City. Tecumseh is about 45 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

The agency did not have any additional details.

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Local & Regional
2:45 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Tornado Watch till 10pm

Tulsa, OK – URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 147
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
125 PM CDT MON MAY 10 2010

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS
CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA

EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Budget Deadline

Oklahoma City, OK – Deadline for Okla. budget deal fast approaching

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers have just three weeks left in the legislative session to craft a budget and either agree on new sources of revenue or impose devastating cuts to state agencies.

Closed-door negotiations are heating up as Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and Republican leaders in the House and Senate figure out how to write a budget for the upcoming fiscal year with about $1.2 billion less than they had to spend last year.

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Local & Regional
9:21 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:01 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Drowning at Copan Lake

Oklahoma Fishing Guide

Bartlesville, OK – Kansas man, 24, drowns in Oklahoma's Copan Lake

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) State police say a 24-year-old Kansas man has drowned at Copan Lake.

A report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the body of Brandon E. Clopp, of Caney, Kan., was found Saturday morning in about 2 feet of water close to shore.

The report said Clopp, staying with friends at a campground, got up during the night complaining of leg pain and said he was going for a walk.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Political Challenges Ahead

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Dems dare to challenge Okla GOP, at political risk

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) In the reddest of red states, some Democratic legislators who disagree with the GOP majority's take on abortion, guns and federally arranged health care fear Oklahoma policy is being dictated by some who "put their finger in the wind."

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8:45 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Tar Creek Ruling

Tar Creek pollution site
U.S.G.S. Photo

Claremore, OK – Okla. judge rules against Tar Creek trust

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma attorney general's office isn't sure if a trust overseeing the buyout of homes and businesses in the Tar Creek Superfund site will appeal a ruling that it violated the state's Open Meeting Act.

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