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2:14 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

Owasso Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Spc Andrew Looney of Owasso.
US Army/Fort Campbell, KY

Fort Campbell, KY – Spc. Andrew R. Looney, 22, of Owasso, Okla. died June 21 when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest next to a traffic control point outside of Lar Sholtan Village, Afghanistan.

Looney was an infantrymen assigned to Company C., 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army July 2007, and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2009.

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10:52 am
Thu June 24, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
6:17 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Mayor Vetoes Portions of Budget

Mayor Bartlett talks with reporters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett issued a veto on specific items of the recently passed budget ordinance for the City of Tulsa for FY 2011, as well a veto of the decision by the Council to transfer $746,500 to the General Fund from the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy fund. The TARE money was meant to fund $630,000 for city-wide mowing, and $116,500 for graffiti abatement.

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12:59 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Gas Price Spike in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK –
Gasoline prices take a jump in Tulsa. The average is up to $2.59 a gallon. That is up from $2.45. The need for less polluting summer blends coupled with supply and demand issues is catching the blame.

The Tulsa price is still well below the national average.


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12:45 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Tulsa Olympic Day

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Bartlett Announces June 23 as Olympic Day


Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that June 23 is the worldwide commemoration Olympic Day of Baron Pierre de Coubertin's June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.

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12:40 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

New Visitor Chief

Dave Nolan
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Visit Tulsa Bureau has a new leader. Dave Nolan was named to head up the convention and visitors program at the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.

Noland has more than 30-years experience in the travel and hospitality industry.

He replaces Suzanne Stewart, who retired last fall.

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12:13 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

OU Tuition Hike

Ardmore, OK – OU regents vote to raise tuition by 4.5 percent

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) Tuition and mandatory fees at the University of Oklahoma are going up by 4.5 percent for the upcoming school year.

OU regents voted to approve the increase Wednesday during a meeting at their annual retreat. The regents also approved OU President David Boren's $1.52 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.

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12:11 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Dollars for Education

Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler announced today the first reimbursement payment to school districts from property tax exemptions of certain manufacturing facilities. The State of Oklahoma allows property tax exemptions as an incentive to many manufacturing companies.

The first payment of the year returned to Tulsa County was $2,697,688.00. All of this will be apportioned to school districts as a reimbursement and the districts will receive an electronic deposit on Thursday, June 24.

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8:49 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Council Says NO

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council has said no to a proposed settlement with Tulsa County. The latest feud is over a past-due utility bill. The County offered $108,000 settlement on a $265,000 bill.

It now heads back to a mediator for more discussion.

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