Local & Regional
10:22 am
Fri April 2, 2010

OSBI Turned Down FBI Help

Oklahoma City, OK – FBI: OSBI declined assistance in search for girl

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An FBI spokesman says the agency's offer to help search for a missing 7-year-old girl was turned down by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

But an OSBI official says an FBI agent was involved in the search for Aja Johnson and her suspected abductor Lester Hobbs. The bodies of the two were found Monday near Lake Thunderbird in east Norman about two months after they had disappeared.

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Local & Regional
10:20 am
Fri April 2, 2010

Stormy Good Friday

Tulsa, OK – Strong storms roll across Okla, thousands in dark

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Strong storms with high winds moved into Oklahoma and thousands of power outages are reported in the state.

No serious injuries were reported Friday morning. A tractor-trailer rig was blown over on Interstate 35 near Norman where power lines were also blown down. Northbound lanes of the interstate were affected.

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Local & Regional
4:04 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

Senate Furloughs. House Cash

Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma City, OK – Amid furloughs, senators rip House carryover funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of the Oklahoma Senate, where employees are being furloughed and offered voluntary buyouts, are complaining that similar cuts aren't being shared by their colleagues in the House.

The House has about $4 million in carryover funds.

House Speaker Chris Benge said Thursday he and his employees shouldn't be punished for being good managers.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
4:00 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

TU/China Agreement

TU President Steadman Upham signs a cultural exchange agreement with China's Daming Palace Academy.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Officials from The University of Tulsa and the Daming Palace Academy in China on Thursday agreed to begin deepening relationships between the two institutions.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by TU President Dr. Steadman Upham and Dr. Zhou Bing, President of Daming Palace Academy.

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Local & Regional
12:17 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

Faked Drug Bust?

Tulsa, OK – Accused Tulsa police officer placed on leave

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An undercover Tulsa police officer is on administrative leave after being accused of fabricating a drug buy that sent to people to prison.

Police say officer Jeff Henderson was placed on leave with pay Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors say in a document unsealed Tuesday that Henderson and Brandon McFadden coached a drug informant and fabricated a 2007 drug buy that led to the convictions of a man and his daughter.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Management Change at Price Tower

Price Tower

Bartlesville, OK – Price Tower Arts Center announces a change in management for its hotel and bar. Both businesses have been under the management of The Coury Collection of Tulsa since April 1, 2008. Effective April 1, 2010, the Inn at Price Tower and Copper Bar will be self-managed by Price Tower Arts Center.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Positive Economic News

Tulsa, OK – OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A regional economic index that includes Oklahoma and eight other states has hit its highest level since May 2006.

The Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region hit 64.3 in March, up from 61.0 in February. A score above 50 suggests economic growth in the next three to six months.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Confirmation of murder/suicide victims

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The bodies found near Lake Thunderbird Monday have been confirmed as those of missing 7-year-old Aja Johnson and Lester Hobbs. The cause of their deaths are still under investigation.

The two had been missing since late January when authorities say Hobbs killed his estranged wife, kidnapped the girl and disappeared.

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