Local & Regional
9:20 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Monday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
10:13 am
Sun March 7, 2010

Oklahoma Boxer Arrested

Delaware County, colored red, is east of Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Boxer Morrison defends himself in Kan. pot arrest


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison says his arrest in Kansas on suspicion of marijuana possession is "not what it seems."

The 41-year-old said Friday it all started Thursday night when he was sitting outside a Wichita gym, reading his Bible and meditating, before going in to lift weights. He suspects someone thought he looked suspicious and called police.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sun March 7, 2010

Emergency Landing in River

Tulsa, oK – No one is hurt as an airplane makes an emergency landing short of the runway at the Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa. In fact, the land touched down in the Arkansas River. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured, but had to be rescued by the Tulsa fire department. The emergency landing happened about 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

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What's New?
3:26 pm
Sat March 6, 2010

The Moth Radio Hour

Public Radio Tulsa – "I think it's the next big huge hit in public radio." -Garrison Keillor

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Stop-Gap Budget Signed

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor signs budget bills


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has signed legislation to fill holes in the 2010 fiscal year budget that were caused by a slow economy and sagging energy prices.

Henry signed the legislation on Friday, two days after Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached an agreement on the appropriations and funding transfers needed to address the revenue crunch.

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Local & Regional
9:20 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Federal Aid for Ice Storm

Oklahoma City, OK – White House approves aid request for ice storm


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The White House has approved Gov. Brad Henry's request for a major disaster declaration for the Jan. 28 ice storm.

Under the declaration issued Friday, 25 counties will receive public assistance for expenses related to response to and recovery from the winter storm that left 179,000 homes and businesses, mainly in southern Oklahoma, without power at one point.

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Local & Regional
9:17 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Fatal Fire at Muskogee

Muskogee, OK – Fatal fire not considered to be suspicious

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Fire officials say a blaze that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Muskogee woman doesn't appear to be suspicious.

Assistant Fire Marshal James Ledbetter says the cause of the Wednesday night fire most likely will wind up being undetermined.

Muskogee Police Lt. Bobby Lee said investigators didn't find anything suspicious about the fire, but did see several oxygen bottles in Carol West's home.

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Local & Regional
9:15 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Oklahoman Killed in Afghanistan

Spiro, OK –

Family: Soldier who died joined Army was patriotic

SPIRO, Okla. (AP) The family of a soldier with Oklahoma ties who died in Afghanistan says he joined the Army out of a sense of patriotism.

The U.S. Department of Defense reported earlier this week that Sgt. Vincent Owens died at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, after his transport vehicle was attacked.

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StudioTulsa
3:53 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Andrew Harvey and the Idea of Sacred Activism

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Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Stimulus Money for Tulsa Transit

The sign outside of Tulsa Transits headquarters at 5th and Rockford.
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Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma gets $4 million in federal funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says Oklahoma is getting about $4 million in federal economic stimulus money to pay for transit projects.

LaHood made the announcement Friday on the deadline for the Federal Transit Administration to award all of the stimulus money alloted for transit projects.

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