Local & Regional
9:31 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Door-to-Door Census

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Between 5,000 and 6,000 census takers have started going door-to-door to count the number of Oklahomans.

U.S. Census officials say the workers began making home visits last week and will continue until mid-July in an effort to count the population of the nation and of Oklahoma.

More than 72 percent of all U.S. households and about 66 percent of Oklahoma households that received a census form have mailed it back.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Sentence Handed Down in PW Scandal

Road Construction work came to a halt in Tulsa following the Grand Jury indictments.
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Tulsa, OK – Okla. man sentenced in bribery scandal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Bartlesville man to one year and a day in prison for bribing an ex-Tulsa Public Works Department employee.

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ordered Kenneth Shoemaker on Monday to be under court supervision for three years after his release. The 47-year-old must report to prison by June 16.

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Local & Regional
4:05 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

New Jobs for Tulsa

Mike Thronbrugh of Quik-Trip. QT is one of the Tulsa Companies expanding its job base.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Future, a job-creation initiative of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced today that eight companies have hired or intend to hire a total of 361 employees during 2010. Chamber and City of Tulsa officials made the announcement to emphasize that jobs are available and that efforts to attract and retain businesses are working.

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Local & Regional
4:04 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Pot Harvest

Nowata, OK – NOWATA, Okla. (AP) Authorities in Nowata County say seven marijuana fields with more than 32,000 plants were found on public hunting grounds east of Nowata. Undersheriff Doug Sonenberg says the fields were first found and reported by turkey hunters last week.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Transportation Costs

Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley.
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's transportation secretary says budget cuts could take as much as half a billion dollars from road and bridge programs and devastate those projects.

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Local & Regional
1:24 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
1:17 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Twins Found Abandoned Twins

Shawnee, OK – Call led Shawnee authorities to abandoned twins

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities in Shawnee say a phone call to dispatchers led to the discovery of twins left in a pickup truck outside a fire station.

The twin boy and girl were found about 6:30 a.m. Saturday in the back of the truck owned by fire Lt. Chuck Tade that was parked outside the station.

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Local & Regional
12:29 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

New Bidder for D-TAG

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
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New York City, NY – Avis to Dollar Thrifty: We will top Hertz bid

NEW YORK (AP) Avis says rival rental car company Dollar Thrifty is selling itself too cheaply to Hertz, and promised to top the buyout offer announced last week.

In a letter to two top executives at Dollar Thrifty, Avis said Monday it wants Dollar Thrifty to open its books before it counters the $1.17 billion offer from Hertz Global Holdings.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Economic Update

Omaha, NE – The Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region climbed for the fifth straight month, pointing to a growing economy in the months ahead, according to the April Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders in a nine-state region.

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