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8:06 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Transition Team

Mary Fallin

Tulsa, OK – Incoming Okla. governor announces transition team

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Mary Fallin has named a state Senate leader and a prominent businessman to help guide her transition from governor-elect to governor.

Fallin announced Monday that Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Devon Energy executive chairman Larry Nichols will be co-chairmen of her transition team. She said Coffee, who is term-limited, and Nichols will help her make key hires.

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8:00 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local News Stories from KWGS:

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4:27 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Tulsa Tax Collections Up---Again!

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax for mid-September to mid-October, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are above last year's totals for the same period and above the budget estimates for the month.

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4:25 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Road Improvements

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will spend 11-and a half-million dollars to smooth out the I-44 and Broken Arrow expressway interchange. The plans approved by the O-Dot commissioners yesterday will widen the I-44 in the area. Work will get underway in the winter and it will take almost a year to wrap-up.

The commissioners also approved spending another two-point-three million to repair four Tulsa area expressway bridges.

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4:23 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Judge Issues Restraining Order

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.

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1:02 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Smokey Wreck on 169

Smoke fills the air after an SUV slams into a trailer on Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says no one was injured in a spectacular crash on Highway 169 this morning. The wreck happened about eight-O'clock between I-244 and 11th Street.

Four vehicles were involved. An SUV slammed under a flat bed trailer and bust into flames. The driver got out of the car okay and the other drivers in the rear-ending crash were not hurt.

Traffic was snarled for over an hour because of the wreck. The SUV driver was cited for inattentive driving.

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8:08 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Children's Home to Close

Ponca City, OK – Home for children in Ponca City set to close

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) Supporters of the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City are looking for a way to keep the home to 44 children open.

The Oklahoma American Legion's executive board voted last month to close the home on Dec. 31. Board President Art Besa issued a statement to The Oklahoman saying there are unspecified "financial constraints" and that board didn't feel the home is fulfilling its mission to house the children of military personnel.

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8:07 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Monday Morning

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10:09 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Poultry Case to Be Reviewed By New Administration

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin, Pruitt to review Okla poultry lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin plans to review a pending environmental lawsuit filed against several Arkansas poultry companies.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Fallin was willing to chat with poultry farmers and review the litigation with incoming Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Fallin's spokesman Alex Weintz (WENTS) said Saturday the case is one of many legal matters Fallin will look at when she takes office.

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