Local & Regional
2:10 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Inhofe Likes Obama Drilling Statement

Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's announcement on offshore drilling and energy policy.

"I appreciate the President's apparent willingness to consider offshore drilling as part of the Administration's energy policy," Inhofe said. "Time will tell as to whether Obama is really ready to embrace offshore drilling or simply wanting to look like he is.

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Local & Regional
1:15 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Doctors Go Digital

Oklahoma City, OK – Funds help Okla. doctors move to digital records

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma medical foundation will get $5.3 million in federal stimulus funding to help doctors in the state move from paper to electronic patient medical records.

The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality will set up a center to give technical assistance to physicians interested in making the switch to digital records.

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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Electric Bills Headed Up

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – You'll have to dig a little deeper to make ends meet. The Public Service Company of Oklahoma is passing along a fuel adjustment cost.

The utility's Stan Whiteford stresses PSO makes no money of the adjustment. If you are an average customer you can expect to pay about $19 dollars more.

Whiteford says the increase is effective with the bill you will receive in April.

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Local & Regional
12:28 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Bombing Lessons

The Oklahoma City Murrah Building after the 1995 bombing.

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill would require OKC bombing history lessons

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Senate has passed legislation to include lessons about the Oklahoma City bombing in state history books.

The Senate passed the measure without opposition Tuesday and sent it Gov. Brad Henry for his signature. It was previously passed by the House.

The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

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Local & Regional
12:28 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

High Fire Danger

Choctaw, OK – Choctaw homes evacuated because of grass fire

CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) Emergency officials have allowed residents who were asked to leave their homes because of a large grass fire to return.

About 30 homes in Choctaw were evacuated Tuesday afternoon as crews battled the blaze. There were no reports of injuries.

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StudioTulsa
11:03 am
Wed March 31, 2010

"No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey"

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Missing Boy Located

Muskogee, OK – Missing Muskogee boy found safe in Tulsa

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A missing 11-year-old Muskogee boy has been found safe in Tulsa and the woman he was seen leaving with has been arrested.

Jacob Southern was reported missing Monday night when failed to return home after playing outside his apartment.

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Local & Regional
9:08 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:29 pm
Tue March 30, 2010

City Council Action

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council tables a proposal to create a savings account. The emergency fund will come up again next week. Some councilors favor the proposal so that the city would have a reserve account to draw upon in lean financial times.

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