Local & Regional
9:22 am
Sun May 2, 2010

Self-Governance Permit

Tahlequah, OK – Keetoowah Band gets self-governance nod from US

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians says the federal Interior Department has approved its application for the agency's Self-Governance Program.

The announcement made last week culminated years of effort intended to obtain the designation.

Participation in the program will give the tribe greater flexibility in its use of Bureau of Indian Affairs funding for tribal programs.

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Local & Regional
9:18 am
Sun May 2, 2010

Arrow Trucking Update

Tulsa, OK – Official says defunct firm's workers may get $720K

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A bankruptcy court official says former employees of Arrow Trucking Co. may be able to get more than $720,000 in wages owed them when the Tulsa trucking company shut down in December.

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What's New?
6:51 pm
Sat May 1, 2010

Can Science Explain What We Believe?

Public Radio Tulsa – Wherever we look, in every corner of human history, we find religion. No other living species has it why do we? How did it evolve, and what's it for?

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Campaign Funds

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor candidates file reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin raised more money than any other candidate during the first three months of this year.

Friday is the deadline for Fallin, a member of Congress from Oklahoma City, and the other candidates for governor to report campaign fundraising and spending activity for the first quarter of 2010.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Tornado Science

Norman, OK – Scientists to hit the road for tornado research

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) More than 100 scientists, students and others interested in the causes of severe weather are preparing to go in search of tornadoes.

They're part of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment that begins Saturday and runs through June 15. The goal is to learn more about how, when and why tornadoes form.

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Local & Regional
3:13 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Tornado Watch

Click to see map of tornado watch area:
Storm Prediction Center

Tulsa, Ok – THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN ARKANSAS
SOUTHERN MISSOURI
EASTERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHEASTERN TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL 800
PM CDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

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Local & Regional
2:19 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill

Oil spill from space.
NASA

Oklahoma City, OK – CEOs: Gulf oil spill 'a real setback' for industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The CEOs of two Oklahoma City-based independent energy companies say the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will significantly set back industry efforts to increase offshore drilling.

Devon Energy Corp. CEO Larry Nichols and Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon spoke Friday morning at an energy conference in Oklahoma City.

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Local & Regional
2:10 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Muskogee Mall Shooting Update

Muskogee, OK – Hearing set for man accused in Okla. mall shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A Muskogee County judge has scheduled an Aug. 2 preliminary hearing for a man accused of fatally shooting a teenager at a Muskogee mall.

Prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Dondray Fowler with first-degree murder in the April 10 killing of 17-year-old Jerrod Reed at Arrowhead Mall.

Attorney L. Wayne Woodyard was appointed to represent Fowler. Attempts to reach Woodyard for comment Thursday weren't successful.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Fri April 30, 2010

The Bartlett Budget

Mayor Dewey Bartlett presents his proposed budget to the Tulsa City Council.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presents his budget to the Tulsa City Council. The spending proposal has the city spending $230-million from the general fund. That is about one million dollars less than last year.

The plan does not for calling back laid-off police officers. However, those officers could be added back once older officers retire.

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