Local & Regional
11:39 am
Thu October 14, 2010

KPMG Study Discussed

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett pledges to be inclusive, but affirms the final decisions are his. He was speaking about prioritizing items in the city's new efficiency study. The comments came during the recording of an upcoming broadcast special on the study.

The mayor was also asked about streamlining the city's permit process.
He says Tulsa needs to cut the red tape for business and roll-out the red carpet. After post production, the program will be scheduled on T-GOV, Cox Cable and here on KWGS.

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Local & Regional
10:20 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Earthquake Aftermath

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor says crews looking for quake damage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says teams have been dispatched to assess the impact on state infrastructure of one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:17 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Execution to Move Forward

Oklahoma City, OK – Deal reached in Okla. inmate's execution request

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a filing by a converted Buddhist to have his spiritual adviser present in the death chamber when he is put to death Thursday.

The request by Donald Ray Wackerly was thrown out Wednesday after Wackerly's attorney said a compromise was reached with prison officials.

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Thurday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News This Thursday Morning

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StudioTulsa
4:28 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

A New Musical Ensemble Enters the Picture: Tulsa Camerata

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Local & Regional
11:46 am
Wed October 13, 2010

EARTHQUAKE-Update

Tulsa, OK – Earthquake rattles parts of Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Two people were taken to a Norman hospital with apparent minor injuries after an earthquake rattled central Oklahoma and was felt in southern Kansas.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said one man fell off a ladder during the Wednesday morning quake and is in good condition. She said she did not have details on the second person's injuries but that the person is in good condition.

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Local & Regional
3:29 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

State Revenue Increase

Treasurer Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Revenue collections for the first three months of the fiscal year exceeded both the prior year and official estimate, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today as reports for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 were released.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 are $1.2 billion. That amount is:

$74.8 million or 6.8 percent above the prior year; and
$45.4 million or 4 percent above the official estimate.

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Kids at Risk When Mom Goes to Prison

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy says children whose mothers are in prison are five times more likely to end up in prison themselves.

The annual Kids Count Factbook released Tuesday says those children also often leave children behind when they are incarcerated perpetuating the cycle.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Council Charter Change Proposal

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council hears a proposal from one of its own dealing with changing the Tulsa City Charter. Councilor Roscoe Turner is proposing creating the position of City Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city and to serve as the City's CEO.

Currently, Tulsa has a strong mayor/weak council form of government. Turners change would make the mayor a figure head while strengthening the role of the city council in hiring a manager.

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