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5:03 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

918 Ruling

Oklahoma City, OK – On a split vote, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission voted this morning for an 918 area code overlay to address the number shortage. That will mean everyone will keep their current numbers but all new numbers after 2012 will be assigned a different area code. You will eventually have to dial 10-digits to reach anyone in our area, even local calls.

Commissioner Dana Murphy voted against the overlay plan. She wanted the area to split into two different code areas.

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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Economic Recovery

Tulsa, OK – Omaha, Neb. - The December Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region, a leading economic indicator from a survey of supply managers in a nine-state area, inched above growth neutral. The index expanded to 50.3 from November's 47.5. An index of 50.0 is considered growth neutral.

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12:10 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Man Found Dead in Tulsa Snow

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Tulsa, OK – A man's body is found behind a pool hall in Southeast Tulsa. The discovery was made about 8:15 this morning at the Cue Spot near 31st and Sheridan.

The man was 23-years-old, but police do not know how he died. Police Officer Leland Ashley says the man could have slipped on ice and hit his head and died in the bitter cold. The temperature was 17-degrees when the man was discovered.

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Mon January 4, 2010

Tulsans Left Homeless By Fire

Tulsa, OK – An overnight fire in Tulsa sent people shivering into the night. The blaze was at the Riverchase Apartments at 81st and Riverside Drive.

The Red Cross reports two units at the complex were on fire about 4 AM this morning. Eight people were left homeless.

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Local & Regional
10:42 am
Mon January 4, 2010

Snow east of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Wintry weather closes schools in NE Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Snow that fell across northeastern Oklahoma during the weekend has left many roads slick and led school officials to cancel classes.

Several school officials say the primary problem is side roads and those in rural areas of the counties in the region.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Mon January 4, 2010

Jail Break in OKC

Oklahoma City, OK – 2 inmates escape Oklahoma City prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City police are looking for two escapees from the Oklahoma City Community Correcctions Center.

Authorities say 27-year-old Jimmy Turk and 37-year-old Roy Killian escaped about 11 p.m. Sunday by climbing over a fence at the prison near Interstate 44.

Department of Corrections information shows both men have several convictions that include weapons violations and burglary.

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Local & Regional
6:51 pm
Sat January 2, 2010

Stimulus Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. to receive $2.6B in stimulus funds


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is expected to receive more than $2.6 billion from the federal stimulus package, along with additional grant funds in areas like education, technology and energy efficiency.

The spending is expected to ramp up significantly in 2010 as infrastructure projects continue and state and federal agencies award competitive grants.

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What's New?
10:25 am
Sat January 2, 2010

Heat of the Moment

Public Radio Tulsa – Heat of the Moment

Global warming is threatening the food supply in South Africa. It's driving Parisians into the Catacombs, and Indians from their coastal homes. Heat of the Moment examines the front lines of global warming, through the voices of the people already affected by this dramatic change.

Listen from 8-9 pm on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

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What's New?
10:15 am
Sat January 2, 2010

Jeff Fox Jazz

Public Radio Tulsa – Jeff Fox is an Associate Professor of English and Japanese at the College of Southern Idaho, and he is also a working musician who plays guitar, bass, and saxophone. He has played in the CSI Jazz Orchestra, which played at Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festival which has appeared in New York City at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in 2001. He has fronted several jazz groups over the years ranging from an eight-piece little big band to a duo featuring sax and guitar. Jeff has also performed on and produced several CDs for local jazz artists.

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