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12:23 pm
Thu December 31, 2009

The Best of StudioTulsa in 2009: Novelist Robert Olen Butler

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Thu December 31, 2009

Injury Fire

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Oklahoma City, OK – 3 hurt in 4-alarm northwest OKC apartment fire


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Firefighters have mostly extinguished an early morning four-alarm fire at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex.

Three people were injured during the blaze at the Whitby Court Apartments, including one person who suffered a broken leg.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Walker says firefighters initially prepared to take defensive action against the fire but were able to get it under control quickly.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Thu December 31, 2009

Drug Charges

Norman, OK – 4 family members to be indicted on drug charges


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge says there is enough evidence to indict four members of a Norman family on charges they conspired to possess and distribute the painkiller oxycodone.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Couch listed to testimony from FBI agent Andrew Farabow during a preliminary hearing before making her ruling Wednesday concerning Deborah Compton and her sons Joshua, Jeremy and Zacharry Compton.

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Local & Regional
9:50 am
Thu December 31, 2009

Oklahoma Late Fees

Oklahoma City, OK – Tax Commission collects $9.5M in late car tag fees


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tax Commission has collected about $9.5 million in late car registration fees and excise taxes during the last six months.

The law mandating increases in the penalties for late renewal of state license tags took effect on July 1. Commission officials say that under the previous rules, they might have collected in a full year about one-fourth of what they've already taken in during the last six months.

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Local & Regional
9:40 am
Thu December 31, 2009

45th May be Called Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Guard unit told of possible 2011 deployment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A 3,500-soldier Oklahoma National Guard unit has been told to prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.

The 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team received a "notification of sourcing" from the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon.

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Local & Regional
9:29 am
Wed December 30, 2009

City Budget Cuts

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett is considering all options when it comes to budget cuts for the police and fire department. The mayor is looking at a realignment of the public safety departments as a way to trim costs. He is considering trimming the number of upper and middle management personnel.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Wed December 30, 2009

Feed the Children

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawsuit: Charity leader took bribes, hid porn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Feed The Children says the charity's ex-president took bribes, hid hard-core pornographic magazines and committed other misdeeds.

The charity is making the allegations in a countersuit filed against 69-year-old Larry Jones, who filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against Feed The Children and its board of directors on Nov. 10, four days after he was fired.

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Local & Regional
4:35 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

Arrow Truck Lawsuit

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Tulsa, OK – Former employees sue Arrow Trucking after shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Some former employees of Arrow Trucking Co. have sued the company after it suddenly suspended operations last week and laid off workers.

The federal lawsuit claims the Tulsa-based company violated laws that govern mass layoffs and business closures. Philadelphia attorney Charles Ercole, who is representing more than 30 former Arrow employees, filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
4:33 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

Lottery vUpdate

Tulsa, OK – Census numbers suggest lottery could produce more

TULSA, Okla. (AP) U.S. Census figures suggest that while Oklahoma receives a decent return from its lottery, it could produce more if some rules are changed.

The figures indicate the Oklahoma Lottery's profit margin of 36.1 percent was the eighth-best among the nation's 42 state lotteries, but its $72.5 million in net proceeds ranked 33rd.

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