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2:28 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Iraq Bound

Lawton, OK – More than 400 soldiers deploy from Fort Sill

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Some 420 National Guard troops have left Fort Sill for a nearly one year deployment to Iraq.

The members of 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment will conduct aviation operations that include air assault and air movement operations.

A spokeswoman at Fort Sill says 74 of the troops are from Oklahoma while the others come from Arizona, North Dakota and Utah.

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Information from: The Lawton Constitution, http://www.swoknews.com

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

School Cuts Ahead

School Board President Lana Turner-Addison and Superintendent Keith Ballard at last night's board meeting.
Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa schools look to possible staff cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard says as many as 100 administrative staff members could lose their jobs as the district looks to save money.

He says employees should know their fate during the first week of January.

The cuts could save $5 million dollars for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Ballard says in a bulletin sent to school employees Monday that the money would be used to protect the classroom and guarantee continued quality education.

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Local & Regional
9:12 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Winter Weather UpDate

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews across the state are monitoring road conditions in areas where there is moisture and precipitation and treating roads as necessary. All roads remain open at this time.

Crews have been sanding and salting primarily bridges and overpasses, which tend to freeze first.

Early this morning, crews began sanding/salting in the central portion of the state, including the Oklahoma City metro area, as moisture moved across Oklahoma.

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What's New?
4:49 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

UN Climate Change Conference

Weekday evenings at 7:00 on Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Marketplace continues its ongoing climate-change coverage with special 2-week coverage from the UN conference in Copenhagen, December 7-18.

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Local & Regional
4:32 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

New City Administration takes over

Mayor Bartlett addresses the crowd just before becoming Tulsa's 39th Mayor.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The new Bartlett Administration takes over city hall following ceremonies for the new mayor, new auditor and nine city council members.

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Local & Regional
4:29 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Elephant Expecting

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City Zoo elephant is pregnant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The effort to breed an Oklahoma City Zoo elephant with a male at the Tulsa Zoo is an apparent success.

Zoo officials say the elephant Asha conceived in July after the first breeding attempt with the male Sneezy and is expected to give birth in May 2011. Her sister Chandra also mated with Sneezy but that attempt was not successful.

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Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Roadway Update

KWGS File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Federal funding threatens state road projects

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has set dates to open bids on road and bridge projects without knowing whether it will have enough federal dollars to pay for them.

The commission Monday set a final date to open bids in January and tentative dates for February and March bid openings. But state Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley says questions remain about how much federal aid the projects will receive.

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Local & Regional
11:15 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Clapton Back to Tulsa

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – A part of the "Tulsa Sound" in the 1970s is returning to Tulsa in 2010.

Eric Clapton has been booked for the B-O-K Center for March 2nd. Joining him will be the Who's Roger Daltrey.

Tickets go on sale Saturday morning. Prices range from 57-to-97-dollars.

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