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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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Local & Regional
12:32 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Suicide Linked To City Council Debate

Norman, OK – Family links suicide of 19-year-old to gay debate

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Members of a 19-year-old gay man who recently committed suicide say they think a debate about homosexuality he witnessed at Norman City Council meeting may have pushed him to take his own life.

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9:39 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Third Victim Dies

Tulsa, OK – 3rd victim in shooting at Tulsa hotel dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A third victim of a Tulsa hotel shooting last week has died.

Police confirmed that 20-year-old Toni Ruff died at a Tulsa hospital over the weekend. He was shot last Thursday night at a Days Inn hotel in east-central Tulsa. The others fatally shot were 23-year-old Joey Deon Mike and 19-year-old Jermiko Thomas.

No arrests had been made as of Monday night.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Finding Fortune at Tulsa Fair

The Golden Driller on the Tulsa Fairgrounds
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Nearly $300,000 found for Okla. fairgoers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham's office says cash and stock worth nearly $300,000 was found for 464 people attending the 2010 Tulsa State Fair.

Meacham's office announced Monday that employees dug up $298,304 for those who visited the treasurer's "Pot of Gold" booth in the Quik Trip Center. The largest single amount was more than $88,000 in stock for an Owasso woman.

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9:31 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Closing Set for Old City Hall

Old City Hall
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, Tulsa Development Authority and Brickhugger, LLC will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on the Plaza Level of old city hall as final closing documents for the former city hall will be signed.

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