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3:40 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

Charges Filed

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
State of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – A 21-month investigation culminated today in charges against a Tulsa attorney and a former attorney on allegations that they embezzled more than $1.1 million from clients, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said.

William J. Anton and Fred M. Schraeder are accused in Tulsa County District Court of racketeering, conspiracy and multiple counts of embezzlement, forgery and workers' compensation fraud.

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Local & Regional
3:39 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

Wind Turbine Dedicated

The wind turbine is reportedly the first in the city of Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
The Tulsa Public Schools Renewable Energy Celebration was this afternoon. School Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard and Mayor Kathy Taylor cut the ribbon heralding the installation and operation of Tulsa's first wind turbine. The turbine has been installed by Global NES-Oklahoma, sponsor of the recent TPS Essay Contest on Sustainable Energy to create awareness about renewable energy sources.

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Local & Regional
1:00 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

Murder Trial to be on TV

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla. Co. judge to allow televised trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge will allow the trial of a pharmacist charged with first-degree murder to be televised.

District Judge Tammy Bass LeSure ruled Thursday she will allow cameras inside her courtroom for the murder trial of 58-year-old Jerome Ersland.

Attorneys for several media outlets had argued in court filings the hearing should be open because of the tremendous publicity the case has generated.

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Local & Regional
11:32 am
Thu November 5, 2009

The Remaining Three Officers

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – An announcement could come as early as tomorrow about the three remaining laid-off Tulsa police officers rejoining the force. Fraternal Order of Police President Phil Evans KWGS News that the FOP is close to a deal. He declined to give details.

Evans says the FOP membership also voted last night not to grant the city any additional concessions. Some city councilors had asked officers not to take home squad cars outside of the city limits.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Thu November 5, 2009

City Auction Saturday

Tulsa, OK – Looking for a bargain?


The cash-strapped City of Tulsa holds its surplus auction on Saturday.
The auction is tomorrow. It starts a nine-o-clock in the morning at 108-North Trenton


The city's Larry Hood says the city will sell surplus cars, trucks, P-C's, other electronics as well as some confiscated items seized by police.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Thu November 5, 2009

DHS Pay Hikes

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Lawmaker rips raises to DHS officials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker is criticizing the Department of Human Services for giving pay raises to administrators as the agency cuts senior nutrition programs.

Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore says 29 of the top 36 administrators at the agency received raises in the past year. They ranged between $135 per month to an additional $1,894 per month.

The pay raises totaled $16,380 per month and $196,560 per year.

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Local & Regional
9:20 am
Thu November 5, 2009

BTW Problems

The entrance to Tulsa's Washington High School.
Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa, OK – More athletes declared ineligible at Tulsa school

TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than 40 students at Booker T. Washington High School have been declared athletically ineligible.

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard said Wednesday the school's principal has been reassigned.

Last week, the district imposed sanctions against the school's athletic department after an internal investigation found that six student athletes were ineligible because of transfer and recruiting violations.

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StudioTulsa
4:01 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

On View at TU's Alexandre Hogue Gallery: "Personal Interiors."

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Local & Regional
3:28 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

H1N1 Update

A Tulsa tot gets his shot at an earlier vaccination clinic in Tulsa.
Brad Gibson

Tulsa, OK –
The Tulsa Health Department will be utilizing their current supply of H1N1 vaccine to vaccinate children and faculty at local area schools. During school-based vaccinations, the vaccine is only available to children enrolled at the school and faculty.
The Tulsa Health Department will offer a free walk-in clinic on Saturday, November 7th at the Expo Square Exchange Center located at 21st Street between Harvard and Yale from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The walk-in clinic will be available to the following groups:
All children ages 6 months - 18 years

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