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9:24 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:42 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Council Investigation to Begin

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council formalized its investigation into Mayoral Chief of Staff Terry Simonson. The council met in an executive session Thursday afternoon to work out the details. Being investigated is whether Simonson, knowingly misled the city council over the use of a federal grant.

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StudioTulsa
5:38 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Tulsa Interfaith Alliance Event to Address Same-Sex Marriage

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Local & Regional
1:34 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Census Scam Alert

Oklahoma City, OK – cammers impersonate Census workers in Okla. City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Census officials in Oklahoma City are warning of scammers passing out bogus forms that ask for Social Security numbers.

Census office manager Sidna Madden says six Oklahoma County residents have reported finding the forms on their doorsteps. Instructions say to fill out the forms and return them to an Oklahoma City address.

Madden says one person filled out the form and mailed it.

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Local & Regional
1:32 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Report Critical of DHS

Oklahoma City, OK – Report says DHS failed to care for young victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A report filed in connection with a lawsuit against the state Department of Human Services says DHS failed to care for children who are victims of abuse or neglect.

The report was filed Wednesday in Tulsa in a federal class-action lawsuit that calls for reform of Oklahoma's child welfare system. It was prepared by consultant Peg McCartt Hess for New York-based Children's Rights.

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Local & Regional
1:26 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Arbor Day in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's annual Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, March 26th at 9:45 a.m. at Langenheim Park, 4701 South Harvard Avenue.

Dale McNamara, president of the Tulsa Park Board, will officially proclaim the day as Arbor Day in Tulsa.

Also present will be representatives from Up With Trees and the Rotary Club of Tulsa.

Several trees will be planted to conclude the event.

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Local & Regional
12:05 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Harlem Educator Wins Brock Prize

Geoffrey Canada
HCZ

Tulsa, OK – he symposium is held each year, rotating between the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Brock International Prize in Education laureate comes to Oklahoma to share information and ideas from their work. The symposium includes a public lecture and discussion centered around the work of the laureate. This year's symposium will also include a tour to area community schools. Educators, students and the public are invited to the symposium.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Paying for Crossing Guards

Tulsa, OK – An idea being considered would allow school district police write traffic tickets for school zone violations. The increase in fines could be used to help pay for Tulsa crossing guards.

The city of Tulsa has been paying for the guards but now lacks the funding. All sides are opposed to using volunteers because of liability concerns.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Brogdon Under Fire by Black Caucus

Owasso Republican Randy Brogdon
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Blacks criticize fried chicken comment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Legislative Black Caucus is criticizing Sen. Randy Brogdon for a remark he made about fried chicken during a debate on federal health care legislation supported by President Barack Obama.

Caucus chairman Rep. Jabar Shumate of Tulsa Wednesday called on Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee to admonish Brogdon. Shumate says Brogdon's comment is part of a pattern of disrespectful and inflammatory actions and statements.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Mayor and FOP Spat

Mayor Bartlett talks with reporters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett says the elimination of the remaining city laid-off positions is a paper work procedure. He says the jobs need to be off the books to get a clear budgeting picture for next year. 89-Police jobs were eliminated. All city open positions, not just those in the police department, were removed from the books.

The mayor says the FOP is over reacting when it says the jobs will not be coming back. He says the jobs can be added back with a budget amendment.

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