Local & Regional
11:05 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Settlement Close

Tulsa, OK – Judge asked to approve settlement to Tulsa lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge is being asked to approve an agreement that would end a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Tulsa.

The proposed agreement filed Friday with U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern is signed by attorneys for the plaintiffs, the city, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Man Hit By Train

File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Man found dead on Tulsa train tracks

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The body of a man has been found on train tracks in Tulsa.

A nearby business owner found the body shortly after a train passed by Saturday morning and called police.

Police say a driver's license was found on the body but declined to release the man's name pending notification of family.

Officer Brandon Smith says it appears the victim is a homeless man.

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Local & Regional
10:56 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Nichols Diet Back in the News

Denver, CO – Oklahoma City bomber challenges ruling on diet

DENVER (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is challenging dismissal of his lawsuit over his prison diet and wants the judge disqualified.

Nichols filed motions Thursday in federal court in Denver, claiming that U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello should be disqualified because of bias toward him. He says she may have known someone who was injured or died in the 1995 bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people.

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Local & Regional
10:38 am
Sat August 28, 2010

McNuggets Plant Moving to Ponca City

Ponca City, OK –
Poultry company to open plant in Ponca City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Poultry companies in Oklahoma and Arkansas say they'll be announcing plans for a chicken processing plant in Ponca City with 350 new jobs.

Oklahoma City-based Dorada Foods and Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods released a statement Friday saying a formal announcement is planned for Monday in Ponca City.

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Local & Regional
10:37 am
Sat August 28, 2010

Coal Ash Problems

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Groups say coal-ash site in Okla. tainting water

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three environmental groups say a coal ash disposal site in Oologah is contaminating groundwater in the area.

A report released Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club say the water has arsenic and heavy metals in it. The groundwater is under American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's Northeastern Station.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Sat August 28, 2010

BA School District Leaked

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Broken Arrow, OK – A leaked draft audit report indicates wrong doing in the Broken Arrow Public Schools. The report, not due out for another week, accuses former Broken Arrow school board members of by-passing the Oklahoma competitive bidding laws. The audit says almost $3.2 million dollars worth of business was given to a Broken Arrow Air Conditioning and Cooling Company with following the proper guidelines.

Former School Superintendent Jim Sisney was terminated after began an eternal probe into the alleged sweetheart deals.

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StudioTulsa
6:22 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

"Views of a Toxic America Through Photographs"

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

ACT Scores

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Schools in Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman have the state's top average composite ACT exam scores for 2010.

State Department of Education officials released the school-by-school ACT numbers on Thursday. The college admission and placement test is graded on a scale from 0 to 36.

The Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City had the top average composite score, with a 31.4.

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Local & Regional
2:02 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Labor Day Travel Up

Tulsa, Okla. – Students get their first holiday next week, and many more Americans than last year will be taking advantage. AAA reports that the number of Americans expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend is up almost 10 percent from last year.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Danial Karnes says the number of Oklahomans traveling is expected to be up by about nine percent.

He says it is all down to the economy.

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Local & Regional
2:00 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Auditor Pleads Guilty

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A former auditor for the Commissioners of the Land Office in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from the agency.

Roger Melson pleaded guilty Friday to 174 counts of embezzlement and faces up to 20 years in prison on each count. Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth Watson scheduled sentencing for Nov. 9.

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