Local & Regional
10:40 am
Fri August 27, 2010

School Improvement List Released

Oklahoma City, OK – 90 Oklahoma schools on school improvement list

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Ninety Oklahoma schools are on the state's school improvement list during this school year under standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the list Thursday during a meeting of the state Board of Education.

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StudioTulsa
6:18 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Energy Researcher Roger Stern

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Local & Regional
3:45 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Prisoners Released Early

Grove, Oklahoma – For the 4th time in 2 years, Delaware County voters rejected a sales tax increase to expand the county jail.
Now inmates are being released and bonds are being lowered to reduce over crowding.
The current jail was built to house 62 inmates- but has about 70 prisoners right now.
The tax proposal would have added 100- beds to the jail.

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Local & Regional
3:19 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Inmates Released Early

Grove, Oklahoma – For the 4th time in 2 years Delaware County voters reject a sales tax increase to expand the county jail.
Now inmates are being released and bonds lowered to reduce over crowding.
The current jail was built to house 62 inmates- but has about 70 prisoners right now.
The tax proposal would have added 100- beds to the jail.

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Local & Regional
3:15 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

American Airlines Slapped with Record Setting Fine

American Airlines

Dallas, Texas – American Airlines is hit with a 24-million dollar fine.
The FAA claims American Airlines performed poor maintenance of its' airplanes, causing thousands of delayed and cancelled flights.
The maintenance in question is wiring inside the wheel wells. The federal agency says the wiring problems could have led to fires and explosions.
24-million dollars is the largest safety penalty ever levied by the FAA.
American says they will challenge the fine.

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Local & Regional
3:12 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Chelsea Police Chief Charged

Claremore, Oklahoma – The police chief for the city of Chelsea, is charged with 12 felony drug counts.
The charges accuse Chief Jeremy Murrell of obtaining more than 3-thousand pills from doctors and pharmacies across the state.
The Chief was arrested, paid 12-thousand dollars in bail and was released. He is on indefinite paid leave.

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Local & Regional
3:12 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Chelsea Police Chief Charged

Claremore, Oklahoma – The police chief for the city of Chelsea, is charged with 12 felony drug counts.
The charges accuse Chief Jeremy Murrell of obtaining more than 3-thousand pills from doctors and pharmacies across the state.
The Chief was arrested, paid 12-thousand dollars in bail and was released. He is on indefinite paid leave.

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Local & Regional
4:19 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

EPA Delays Air Quality Rules

Washington, D.C. – The E-P-A is delaying,by two months, implementation of its new tighter air quality standards. It is feared when those rules go into effect; Tulsa will be out of compliance and will be placed on the so-called "Dirty Air List". It had been expected those rules would become effective this month.

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Local & Regional
4:08 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Sentenced Reduced

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals reduces the "Life with No Parole" sentence of a Tulsa Day Care Operator.

Vicki Chiles received the conviction after a child in her care died in 2007. 30-month old Josh Minton of Sperry had his mouth duct taped and had his airways blocked.

The sentence was reduced to 30-years in prison.

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