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4:00 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Public Works Audit

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council gets its performance audit report of the Public Works Department. The report shows the department needs to better communicate its goals to the public and other city departments.

Judith Casio is with the management firm EMA, which conducted the audit. It was requested by the council after grand jury bribery indictments were handed down in January. She says the report shows the department is resistant to change.

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Local & Regional
1:21 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Tulsa Caucus

Tulsa, OK – Legislators form Tulsa Caucus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two state lawmakers from Tulsa are forming a bipartisan caucus to promote the interests of Oklahoma's second largest city.

Rep. Eric Proctor and Sen. Gary Stanislawski say the new Tulsa Caucus is open to all Tulsa-area legislators and elected officials. It will meet before the end of the year to review legislative priorities.

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Local & Regional
1:16 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

State Crackdown on Meth

Oklahoma City, OK – New rule intended to limit pseudoephedrine use

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is starting new programs intended to limit the illegal use of pseudoephedrine.

Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in making methamphetamine and is found in many over the counter cold medicines.

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Local & Regional
11:37 am
Tue November 3, 2009

State Budget Woes

Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge (R)- Tulsa.
Oklahoma House

Tulsa, OK – State Coffers are bare! That has lawmakers concerned about the future

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Tue November 3, 2009

3-Dead in OKC Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Fire investigators in Oklahoma City are trying to determine the cause of an early morning blaze that killed three people at an apartment complex. Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay says two of the victims were found on the second floor of the two-story complex and the third was found at the bottom of a stairwell while six other people managed to escape

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Tue November 3, 2009

UPDATE: Neal Sweeny Case

23-year-old Terrico Bethel
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Man accused of killing to stand trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man who is suspected of killing a businessman last year must stand trial on a first-degree murder count.

Tulsa County Special Judge David Youll ordered 23-year-old Terrico Bethel to stand trial at the conclusion of Monday's preliminary hearing.

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Local & Regional
6:53 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Funds Okayed to Re-hire Cops

Tulsa, OK –

The Justice Department has given the city of Tulsa the green light. The city may use federal stimulus funds to re-hire 18 of the 21 dismissed police officers. The officers were given a seven day notice and were still on the force. The city originally sought the grant to hire 18-new officers.

Mayor Taylor says the administration will look for additional ways to save money.

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What's New?
4:48 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

StudioTulsa Haiku Contest

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – StudioTulsa's 2009 Autumnal Haiku Writing Contest has begun.

Three lines, seventeen syllables - 5, 7, 5 - you know the formula, and maybe you even recall reading them back in high school or college, but can you craft a compelling haiku or two of your own?

Taking our cue from a recent on-air rumination by our longtime commentator Connie Cronley, StudioTulsa announces its 2009 Autumnal Haiku Writing Contest.

Pencils ready? Here are the specifics.

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