Local & Regional
2:34 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

County Disaster Plan

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County is vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards. The scope of the proposed Tulsa County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan focuses on the unincorporated areas of county. The Tulsa County Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees identified the 150 natural and man-made hazards deemed to be a threat to the Tulsa County citizens. The Tulsa County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans identifies both long and short tern hazard mitigation possibilities.

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Local & Regional
2:33 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday Morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Broken Arrow Loses Water Source

July 12, 2010 – While Broken Arrow is being touted in Money Magazine, the city has been dealing with a major water main break.
The pipe carrying the primary source of water to the city completely collapsed. As a result, residents were put on alert. Residents are asked to use water only for cooking, drinking and personal hygiene.
While the pipe is repaired, the city is relying on water towers. The line could be repaired as early as this evening.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Broken Arrow Makes "Best Places to Live" list

July 12, 2010 – Money Magazine's annual "Best places to live" list is on the shelves and 4 Oklahoma cities places in the top 100.
Edmond, Stillwater, Norman and Broken Arrow made the list.
The magazine cites Broken Arrow's low unemployment, low cost of living along with the city's efforts to keep old fashioned traditions alive like the annual "Rooster Days".

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Local & Regional
12:30 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Oklahoma Seeks New Rail

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A key Oklahoma Department of Transportation official says the state still is pursuing funds for proposed high-speed rail routes, even though it got nothing from the federal government during a recent competition for billions in rail construction money.

The Tulsa World reports from its Washington bureau that David Streb, ODOT's director of engineering, says Oklahoma has made several applications in hopes of landing smaller grants for high-speed rail planning.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Teacher's Retirement Underfunded

Oklahoma City, OK – Survey: Teachers retirement system underfunded

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A survey that examined the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System says its pension fund is among the most underfunded of its type in the nation.

The Public Fund Survey, using information from the 2008 fiscal year, ranked the state's teachers retirement system as having the fourth-lowest funding ratio among the 126 state pension plans it reviewed.

At the time of the review, the system had a funding ratio of 50.5 percent.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Another Fatal Plane Crash

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Owasso, OK – 2nd plane crash in NE Okla. in 24 hours kills 3

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) For the second time in 24 hours, a plane crash in northeastern Oklahoma has killed three people.

The second fatal crash happened Sunday about 8:15 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 64-year-old Richard Shimer of Owasso was flying the 1973 Cessna 177 eastbound approaching Gundy's Airport in Owasso when for an unknown reason, the plane began to lose altitude.

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Local & Regional
11:28 am
Sun July 11, 2010

Askins Wants Clean Fight

Jari Askins
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Askins hopes race for Okla governor stays cordial

STROUD, Okla. (AP) The race for the Democratic nomination for Oklahoma governor between Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Attorney General Drew Edmondson has remained cordial so far, but there's no guarantee it will stay that way.

During a campaign event Saturday in Stroud, Askins said she hopes the contest stays friendly, but made no promises.

She says every campaign reaches a stage where it's important to draw comparisons between the candidates.

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Local & Regional
11:23 am
Sun July 11, 2010

College Enrollment Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. colleges seeing higher enrollment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Officials at several public colleges and universities in Oklahoma say the economic downturn has helped boost enrollment.

Seminole State College vice president Lana Reynolds says the number of students attending the two-year college jumped by more than 6 percent to 705 students this summer. Reynolds says a 10 percent enrollment increase is expected for the fall.

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Local & Regional
11:18 am
Sun July 11, 2010

Bank Failure

Blackwell, OK – Federal regulators close Okla. bank

BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) A Claremore-based bank has agreed to purchase the assets and assume the deposits of a Blackwell bank that was closed by federal regulators.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says it was appointed as receiver of Home National Bank after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency closed the bank on Friday.

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