Local & Regional
8:36 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Education Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State education officials say Oklahoma schools will face an 8.9 percent funding cut for the upcoming fiscal year, not the 2.9 percent being touted by lawmakers. During a state Board of Education meeting, assistant state superintendent for finance James White said the lower figure was based using an adjusted appropriation figure for March instead of what the Legislature originally promised common education last May for the current fiscal year.

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Local & Regional
8:33 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Health Care Consolidation

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Legislature OKs bill to consolidate agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A bill to consolidate two state agencies and modify the health care benefits system for state workers is heading to the governor's desk.

The bill approved Thursday in the House and Senate merges the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the Oklahoma Employees Benefits Council into one new agency. The new entity will be called the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board.

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Local & Regional
8:30 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Changes at Medical Examiner

KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House approves changes at ME's office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has approved a bill that makes several changes to the state medical examiner's office.

The bill approved late Thursday would authorize the agency to move to a new facility near the University of Central Oklahoma's Forensic Science Institute in Edmond.

It also specifies the duties of the chief administrative officer of the agency and modifies the membership of its governing board.

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Local & Regional
4:20 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Thursday Afternoon's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of this afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
3:19 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Ozone Alert

Local & Regional
3:17 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Tipsy Tow offers drivers safe option

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StudioTulsa
1:29 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

"The Autobiography of an Execution" (Encore presentation.)

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Local & Regional
12:31 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Community Intervention Center

Former Tulsa Fire Chief/City Councilor Tom Baker and officials at ribbon cutting.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa, Youth Services of Tulsa and other local and state officials, took part in the ceremonial ribbon cutting today at the new Tulsa Area Community Intervention Center (CIC), which is set to open Tuesday, June 1. Youth Services of Tulsa will manage the day to day operations of the center, which will be open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, located at the former 911-Center, 6th and Denver.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Thu May 27, 2010

School Funding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House suspends education mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has voted to suspend some education spending mandates to put more money in the classroom during the state's budget shortfall.

The measure by House Speaker Chris Benge passed 64-36 Wednesday and now goes to the Senate for final passage.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Plea in Brookside Hit and Run

Tulsa, OK – Man pleads no contest in fatal Brookside assault

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 26-year-old Tulsa man charged with two murders and five other felonies in connection with a 2008 vehicle assault has pleaded no contest.

Andrew Allen Mathis entered the pleas Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court. Judge Kurt Glassco accepted the pleas and found Mathis guilty of all seven counts.

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