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10:34 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Trash Talks at City Hall

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's new trash system will mean changes in the way your yard waste is collected. The City's Eric Lee says clippings and prunings will be collected separately.

The waste would be packaged in special bags or tags that you buy to offset the cost.

Right now you can leave six-or-12-bags with your trash. The amount you can leave depends on your level of service.

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Local & Regional
10:34 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Date Sought for Tulsa Execution

Scott Pruitt

Tulsa, OK – Okla. AG requests execution date for Tulsa convict

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking a state appeals court to set an execution date for a man convicted of killing his wife in Tulsa County in 1996.

Pruitt on Monday requested the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set an execution date for 46-year-old Timothy Shaun Stemple after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appeal.

Stemple was convicted and sentenced to die for the killing of 30-year-old Trisha Stemple along a Tulsa highway.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Report Released

Tulsa, OK – Autopsy report: Clinkscale also had broken neck

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The full version of the autopsy report on former Tulsa linebacker George Clinkscale III shows that he also suffered a broken vertebra in his neck before he died in a boxing match.

The full report was released Monday, filling out information from a preliminary report that explained that Clinkscale died from complications related to sickle cell trait. The report says the broken bone in Clinkscale's neck didn't contribute to his death.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Don't Ask... Could be Back

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Republican in the Oklahoma House has filed a bill that would apply the standards of the military's former "don't ask, don't tell" policy to the Oklahoma National Guard.

Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City said Monday the state can set standards for the National Guard and his bill would roll back to the national policy that ended Sept. 20.

A similar bill died in committee when it was introduced in Virginia last year.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Sales Taxes Up

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax revenues for November, collected in December and remitted to the City in January by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are up 11.34 percent compared to the same month last year.

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StudioTulsa
4:47 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

"The Ultimate Financial Plan"

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Local & Regional
11:30 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Joint SWAT Team

The Sand Springs SWAT team will be merge with the Sapulpa team.
Sand Springs Police

Sand Springs – Sand Springs and Sapulpa each have ten members on their special operations team. The national standard calls for 19. So the departments are merging SWAT operations of each community.

The City Councils of both communities have signed off on the agreement, according to Assistant Sand Springs Police Chief Mike Carter.

The communities already have radio communication with each other. Carter calls this the next logical step.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Mon January 9, 2012

More Shaking

Choctaw, OK – Small earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The 2.7 magnitude quake occurred at 8:50 p.m. Sunday and was centered between about three miles northeast of Choctaw about 16 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are general the smallest that are felt by humans.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Pension Reform Ahead

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker to push further changes to Okla. pensions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers made major changes last year to shore up the unfunded liability of the state's major pension systems but the House member who led much of the reform says there's more work to be done.

Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Randy McDaniel says his plans for further change include a proposed constitutional amendment that he says will provide even more stability to the state's retirement plans.

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Local & Regional
7:44 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Monday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's early morning local news from KWGS

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