Local & Regional
4:04 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Lottery revenues up

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Lottery officials say scratcher games will generate about $3 million more than expected for education this fiscal year.

Executive Director Jim Scroggins told Oklahoma Lottery Commission officials Tuesday that the latest estimates show the lottery will see about $198.5 million in revenue for fiscal year 2010. Based on those figures, about $69.7 million will be available for higher and common education in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
4:02 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Land to transfer

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A U.S. Congressional committee has approved a measure that would allow the transfer of 18 acres of land at the Fountainhead Resort in Eufaula to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Rep. Dan Boren says the House Natural Resources Committee approved his bill Wednesday.

The Okmulgee-based Native American tribe purchased the Fountainhead Lodge and 48 surrounding acres at a foreclosure auction in 2005 with plans to build a casino resort in its place.

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Local & Regional
3:56 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Tulsa ranks as recession-proof

Washington, D.C. – Although it may not feel like it, a new Brookings Institution study released Tuesday shows that Tulsa is fairly recession-proof.

Tulsa, along with Oklahoma City, ranked among the 21 metropolitan areas that have been the strongest-performing during the recession.

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StudioTulsa
2:34 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

"Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I"

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Police Rehirings

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Tulsa, Okla. – Ninety-two police officers who were laid off earlier this year because of budget cuts may be rehired, according to Mayor Bartlett.

The officer recall has been made possible by the retirements of 62 police officers this year.

Mayor Bartlett has offered a budget proposal to City Council and the Fraternal Order of Police that, if approved, would also bring firefighters' salaries back up, after they voted for a pay cut instead of layoffs in February.

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Local & Regional
8:13 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Listen to top stories in Wednesday morning broadcast

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Local & Regional
7:33 am
Wed June 16, 2010

State Revenue Up

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma's revenue collections for May are up from the official estimate and from the previous year's numbers. Preliminary reports put collections at nearly $379 million for last month. The state treasurer says that's a sign the state's economy is improving.

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Local & Regional
7:31 am
Wed June 16, 2010

I-244 and Hwy 75 re-open

Tulsa, OK – Parts of U.S. 75 and Interstate 244 in Tulsa that were closed after a fertilizer spill have reopened. Authorities say the roads were closed yesterday because a semi truck hauling 78,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer tumbled off a ramp and spilled its contents.

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Local & Regional
7:29 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Arrow Trucking Auction

Tulsa, OK – It took 61 years for executives and employees of Arrow Trucking Co. to marshal the expertise, capital and assets to transform a small Tulsa trucking company into a premier flatbed carrier.


In a little over eight hours Tuesday, much of the fruit of bankrupt Arrow Trucking Co.'s success was disbursed at public auction for pennies on the dollar.

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StudioTulsa
2:26 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Healthcare Reform, Medicaid, and Oklahoma

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