Local & Regional
2:19 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

This Morning's Local News

July 15, 2010 – Top Stories from Thursday Morning

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Local & Regional
2:18 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Missing Daughter a False Alarm

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa say they've arrested a man for falsely reporting his 6-year-old daughter was inside his stolen pickup truck.

Police say Michael Hankins reported his truck stolen about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and that he said his daughter was inside to get a faster response from officers.

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Local & Regional
12:20 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Police Return

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Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Fifty-one Tulsa police officers who were among 124 laid off because of budget cuts in February are to be rehired this week.

Capt. Jonathan Brooks says the officers will be sworn in Friday and start working this weekend. Brooks says another 30 laid off officers are to be rehired at the start of August.

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Local & Regional
11:36 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Flood Damage Assessed

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State and federal officials have begun touring homes that were damaged by flooding in south Oklahoma City last week.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management visited about two-dozen homes Wednesday to find out what kind of insurance homeowners and business owners have and the overall damage to their property.

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Local & Regional
7:37 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Special Funding for Tulsa Schools

Tulsa, OK – Students at several of TPS' highest-need schools will be spending significantly more time in the classroom, thanks to millions of dollars in support from the federal government.

"This announcement could not have come at a better time," said Dr. Keith Ballard, the superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. "After months of cuts to our budget, we now have significant funding to implement innovative programs that ensure our mission of providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception."

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Local & Regional
7:32 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

City Council Sued!

Tulsa, OK –
All nine Tulsa City Councilors are named in a lawsuit filed by a trio of Tulsans. The group claims the council violated the Oklahoma Open Meetings Law when it went into a June 17th executive session to review an investigation of the Mayor's Chief of Staff. In that session, the council voted to exclude the Mayor from the meeting, if so, such a vote could be a violation.

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Local & Regional
5:18 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Tough Laws on Blighted Property

One of the homes that would be affected by new ordinances.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council takes up several ordinances tomorrow night dealing with blighted vacant property. Mayor Bartlett held a news conference this afternoon in waist high-weeds to urge the council to pass the rules.

The regulations would tighten controls on owners and stiffen fines.

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Local & Regional
3:02 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Home Invasion Turns Deadly in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – A man is shot and killed in a North Tulsa Home Invasion. Police say 30-year-old Cory Johnson was shielding his infant daughter when he was shot by a trio of mask men who broke into the home early this morning.

Johnson's girl friend, the baby's mother, was also in the house at the time. Police are looking for three men.

The incident happened at 628 E. 27th Pl. North, just before 3AM this morning.

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StudioTulsa
2:52 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Meet Jari Askins, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the first of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today is Democratic candidate Jari Askins, who is currently the Lt. Governor of the State of Oklahoma. (You can visit her website at http://www.jariaskins.com.)

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