Local & Regional
10:03 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Heat May Have Killed Airline Puppies

American Airlines

Fort Worth, Texas – Airline says heat may be factor in 7 puppy deaths

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Heat might have killed seven puppies that died in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet this month.

A spokeswoman for the airline said Tuesday that necropsies on the puppies were inconclusive but found that heat "may have been a factor."

The airline is defending its handling of the situation, saying the flight complied with company policy that prohibits shipping animals in hot weather.

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Another Death Delay

Death Row Inmate Jeffrey Matthews
DOC

Oklahoma City, OK – Federal judge stays Okla. execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has issued a stay of execution for an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection for the death of his 77-year-old great-uncle 16 years ago.

The stay was issued Tuesday just hours before Jeffrey David Matthews was set to be executed. A federal judge in Oklahoma City granted a stay until Oct. 16.

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StudioTulsa
6:35 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Education Week: Tony Wagner

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Local & Regional
4:22 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

City and Fairgrounds come to terms

The Golden Driller on the fairgrounds.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Upon the request of the Tulsa County fair board, the City of Tulsa has agreed to a stormwater fee credit that will end a dispute over outstanding fees charged to the County for stormwater collection and refuse services at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.

The City agreed to credit the County's stormwater fees to account for the construction of a stormwater detention facility built prior to the City's annexation of the fairgrounds in 2009. The Tulsa County fair board voted to accept the credit today.

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Local & Regional
2:38 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Tulsa Accumulates Accolades

Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Okla. – Mayor Bartlett held what he called a "good-news news conference" in City Hall today. He announced four honors that the city has recently received.

The Performing Arts Center has received a Great Plains Journalism Award for best public relations magazine, its monthly "Intermission."

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Local & Regional
2:37 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Property Swap Proposed

Tulsa, Okla. – A proposal for the development of the former Tulsa Fire Department headquarters at Fourth Street and Frankford Avenue met with a mixed response from City Council today.

At this morning's Urban and Economic Development Committee meeting, City Economic Development Director Mike Bunney said the plan would involve trading the property to the Tulsa Opera for development as its new headquarters, in exchange for a piece of land the Opera owns near the airport.

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Local & Regional
1:59 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Education Stimulus Funds Could be Coming

Trish Williams speaks to the Tulsa School Board
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
More funding for education may be coming to Oklahoma. Tulsa Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Trish Williams says the state can get up to 119-million dollars in stimulus funding to save education jobs.

It will also be up to the governor how to distribute the funds. His options will be the "State Aid Formula" or the "Title One Formula".

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Local & Regional
1:58 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Weleekta Fire Update

Weleetka, OK – Investigators to question boy who survived fire

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The state Fire Marshal's office plans to interview the 8-year-old boy who survived a Monday morning house fire in the town of Weleetka that left six people dead.

Assistant State Fire Marshal JoAnne Sellars said Tuesday that the boy, Tavis Southern, is "very important to talk to" because he could help pinpoint where the blaze erupted and how it spread.

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Local & Regional
1:51 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

TPS Logo Change

TP'S new logo

Tulsa, OK – The public received its first look at the new logo for Tulsa Public Schools. The logo, donated by Walsh Branding of Tulsa, will eventually be emblazoned on all TPS buses and other district-related gear. The Public Information Office planned changes to the district's identity system to occur as part of regular maintenance, so there will be no additional cost.

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Local & Regional
12:15 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Council Briefed on Zoo

Zoo Transition Chief Tom Baker
KWGS News Photo/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Former Tulsa Fire Chief and Deputy Mayor Tom Baker gave the Tulsa City Council a briefing on the efforts to turn the operation of the Tulsa Zoo over to a private management firm. The City will continue to own the zoo, however, the day-to-day operations will be handled by Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. TZMI's board recently named Baker to head the transition effort.

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