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9:35 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Another Hole in the Road

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) State transportation officials say one lane of Interstate 44 near Tulsa and all lanes of 165th East Avenue are closed because of a hole in the interstate.

The hole found Sunday morning comes after another hole was repaired on the bridge deck Friday.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says the right lane of westbound I-44 in Catoosa is shut down and 165th East Avenue below the interstate is also closed. O-DOT says the lanes will likely be closed for several days while repairs are made.

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Local & Regional
9:35 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – A quick recap of Monday Morning's Top Local Stories.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sun February 21, 2010

Aid Sought for Winter Storm

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor asks for aid related to ice storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Twenty-five Oklahoma counties would receive aid if Gov. Brad Henry's request for disaster declarations is given the go-ahead.

The counties were ones hit by a Jan. 28 ice storm that brought down trees and power lines statewide. Southwestern Oklahoma was hardest hit and saw power outages for more than a week.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Sat February 20, 2010

Police Re-Hire Ok

A Tulsa Police car.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced his office received authorization from the Bureau of Justice Assitance to use $3 million of a Justice Assistance Grant to rehire 35 police officers for 17 months.

Confirmation was received in a 4:42 p.m. email from Carol Poole, acting deputy director for programs for the Bureau. Details of the call back will be arranged next week.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Sat February 20, 2010

Abortion Law Unlawful

Oklahoma City, OK – Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma statute barring the termination of a pregnancy based on the gender of the fetus was deemed unconstitutional Friday.

District Judge Daniel Owens says the law violates the state's rule that legislation address a single subject.

The measure passed the Oklahoma Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Brad Henry last year.

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StudioTulsa
3:19 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

A Symposium at Gilcrease on "The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell"

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Traffic Meetings Set

Local & Regional
1:52 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Company to Pay for Missing Drugs

Tulsa, OK – U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced today that Cardinal Health Pharmacy Services, LLC, a company engaged in providing hospital pharmacy management services, has agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1 million for failing to account for large amounts of missing prescription drugs.

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Local & Regional
12:22 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Economic Link

Stillwater, OK – OSU study shows economic link between Okla., Texas

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma State University study indicates the economic performance of Oklahoma and Texas are linked through trade and that growth in one state results in growth in the other.

Kyle Dean and Russell Evans of OSU's Center for Applied Economic Research led the study. They developed a model to estimate the level of economic interdependency existing along the Interstate 35 corridor linking Oklahoma City to Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

DOC Cuts Impact Training

Oklahoma City, OK – Prison job training programs closed due to cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Prison-based programs that train inmates for jobs in various areas are being closed because of statewide budget cuts.

The state Department of Career and Technology Education is shutting down four of the programs that provide training in areas such as construction, transportation and manufacturing.

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