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1:20 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Jones, OK – 2 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

JONES, Okla. (AP) Two small earthquakes have been recorded between Luther and Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday and the Oklahoma Geological Survey reports a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 in the same area at 8:07 p.m.

No damage or injuries are reported.

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1:18 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Economic Update

Omaha, NE – Midwest survey suggests major recession fears

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) More than a third of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states surveyed for a regional business index expect a recession in 2011.

As part of the Mid-America report released Wednesday, supply managers were asked their expectations for 2011, and 35 percent said a recession was likely or very likely.

The August overall economic index dipped to 55.8 from 60.8 in July.

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Local & Regional
1:16 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Is Private Manning Sane?

Hagerstown, OK – WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.

Civilian lawyer David Coombs says Pfc. Bradley Manning has been ordered to undergo a mental health examination to determine his understanding of his own behavior from November through May.

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Local & Regional
10:26 am
Wed September 1, 2010

E-Tickets Creates E-Snag

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Tulsa, OK – It started with much fanfare, E-tickets, a new hi-tech way for Tulsa Police to write traffic tickets electronically. Jim Tomboy is the Director of Administration for the city of Tulsa.

He credits no hand writing errors and photographs of the drivers, because all data is scanned directly from the offender's license, to a dramatic uptick in the number of tickets.

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Local & Regional
10:24 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Storm Damage in Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Storms damage buildings in SW Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a several buildings, including a school, were damaged and electricity was knocked out to more than 8,000 homes and businesses as severe weather moved across Oklahoma.

There were no reports of injuries with the thunderstorms across the state Tuesday afternoon.

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Local & Regional
8:27 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a two-minute recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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StudioTulsa
6:36 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

The State Chamber of Oklahoma Opens an Office in Tulsa

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

OKC Will Not Have Grand Prix

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Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Council has rejected a letter of intent calling for the city to provide $7 million to help bring a Grand Prix race to downtown.

The council voted 6-2 against the proposal Tuesday. Opponents said they did not feel comfortable committing the money in the current economic climate.

The proposal by Oklahoma City Grand Prix LLC called for an American Le Mans Series race during the Fourth of July weekend next year. The money was to be repaid by the group over a 10-year period.

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Local & Regional
1:03 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

Business Card Flap Gets Council Attention

City Hall at One-Technology Center
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council drops its discussion on business cards for the Mayor's wife. Victoria Bartlett does a considerable amount of volunteer work for the City and was given business cards with the city seal. That prompted an ethics complaint. The Mayor reimbursed the city for the $16 the cards cost.

Today's council agenda included an item that would permit the Mayor's wife to have the cards.

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Local & Regional
8:38 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Audit Review for BA

Broken Arrow, OK – The state auditor's office meets today with members of the Broken Arrow School Board. The meetings will be in two groups so that there is no quorum and the meeting is not a violation of the open meetings law. The topic will be that leaked audit report critical of the school district and its record keeping. At issue is the district's dealing with a Broken Arrow heating and cooling contractor.

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