Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News for Wednesday Morning

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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Health Fee Unconstitutional

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Supreme Court overturns Medicaid fee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a state law intended to raise revenue for the state's Medicaid program.

The ruling posted on the court's website Tuesday said the measure violates the state Constitution. It comes a day after justices heard oral arguments in the case.

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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Second Police Chopper to Fly

One of Tulsa's two police helicopters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett announces a second police helicopter will be in the air, by the end of this week.


The Mayor and acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan made the announcement in a city hall news conference this morning. The Mayor says the second chopper will fly only when the first chopper in on the ground. He says that rule will be lifted if there is an emergency situation, such as a disaster, Amber Alert or other major crime incident.

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Local & Regional
12:20 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Inhofe Discusses Oil

Senator Inhofe speaks at a chamber breakfast.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The oil industry gets the attention of Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. Inhofe vows to fight any effort to stop off-shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He says America must use its fossil fuels.

Inhofe was also critical of the Toxic Asset Relief program that bailed out the financial sector. He called fellow Republican John McCain a "closet liberal". Inhofe made the comments in a breakfast meeting with the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories this Morning

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StudioTulsa
6:57 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Meet Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney

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Local & Regional
2:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tribe to Track

Muskogee, OK – Creek Nation to track sex offenders in its region

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is establishing a public database to help record the addresses of sex offenders living in the American Indian tribe's 11-county jurisdictional area.

The nation's tribal police, known as the Lighthorsemen, will be in charge of the registry. Tim Lawson, the program's sex offender registrar, says it will target serious offenders. He says misdemeanors will not be registered in the sex offenders database.

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Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Your Health: Insurance fees

Oklahoma City, OK – Oral arguments set in Medicaid fee case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court is taking up Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland's lawsuit against a new state Medicaid fee.

The state's highest court is hearing oral arguments in the case on Monday.

The law creates a 1 percent fee on claims paid by private health insurers and companies with self-insured health care plans to support the Medicaid program, which provides health care to low-income and elderly residents.

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Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Gaming Conference In Town

Sample games at OIGA conference
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Okla. – The Oklahoma gaming industry is strutting its stuff today and tomorrow at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's 16th annual conference and trade show. Vendors from across the country have gathered at the Tulsa Convention Center to showcase the latest in gaming and casino management technologies.

OIGA chairman David Qualls said it estimates gaming to be Oklahoma's fourth largest employer.

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