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10:31 am
Fri January 1, 2010

Mother Charged With Murder

Tulsa, OK – 18-year-old Tulsa mom accused of 1st-degree murder

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A teen mother faces a first-degree murder charge stemming from the death of her 7-week-old son, and police are renewing their look at the earlier death of another child who died under similar circumstances.

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Local & Regional
10:28 am
Fri January 1, 2010

Speedy Refunds Promised

Oklahoma City, OK – Tax refund bill to take effect

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislation designed to speed up Oklahomans' state tax refunds takes effect on Jan. 1.

The measure by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm of Durant was passed by the Legislature last spring. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission to make speedy refunds to taxpayers or pay them the same interest that taxpayers would have to pay on delinquent tax payments.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Fri January 1, 2010

2010 Tax Cuts

Oklahoma City, OK – New tax cuts to go into effect


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The New Year will bring new tax cuts to Oklahoma.

Tax cuts scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 include the final phase of repealing the state estate tax. The estate tax disappears from Oklahoma in 2010.

Also, another increase in the standard deduction for Oklahomans who do not itemize their income taxes goes into effect.

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Local & Regional
10:19 am
Fri January 1, 2010

Tulsa Sets Homicide Record

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa, Okla., police say boy's death a homicide


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say that, for the second time in three years, an infant son of a Tulsa woman has smothered to death while the mother slept.

Tulsa Police say the Nov. 5 death of the 7-month-old boy has been ruled a homicide by the state Medical Examiner's Office.

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What's New?
3:43 pm
Thu December 31, 2009

New Year's Day from Vienna

Public Radio Tulsa – New Year's Day from Vienna

Friday, January 1 10 am - noon

Join us on New Year's Day 2010, for a sparkling celebration, live from the Golden Hall at the Musikverein in Vienna. The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual New Year's Day from Vienna, including your favorite waltzes and polkas, and so much more. New Year's Day from Vienna 2010 is presented by NPR and WGBH Boston.

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3:40 pm
Thu December 31, 2009

Toast of the Nation

Public Radio Tulsa – Toast of the Nation features live music all night on New Year's Eve -- a holiday special for your party.

NPR and WBGO present live jazz all night long on New Year's Eve for the 30th consecutive year. Starting at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, the national radio broadcast criss-crosses the country, presenting five live concerts and four midnight countdowns. Hear it only in HD on Jazz 89.5 HD2 - you'll need a new HD radio to listen to this special event.

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StudioTulsa
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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