Local & Regional
3:28 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

State Revenue Beats Projection

State Treasure Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in February exceeded the official
estimate for the first time since December 2008, but fell short of prior year collections for the same month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in February are $220.6
million. That amount is:
$17.3 million or 7.3 percent below the prior year; but,
$0.8 million or 0.4 percent above the estimate.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Laid-Off Officers

Tulsa, OK – The city council and the administration are squabbling over the laid-off police officers. Councilors want to know IF officers had to be laid-off before the city could get permission to re-purpose a federal grant. Councilor Roscoe Turner is suggesting a grand jury investigation.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Oklahoma Strip Searches

Oklahoma City, OK – High court lets stand ruling on Okla. strip search

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal appeals court ruling that a strip search of a woman in Le Flore County violated her constitutional rights is being allowed to stand.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined without comment to hear an appeal of the ruling that Lorri Myers' rights were violated by the search.

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Local & Regional
11:57 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Twister Season is Here

Hammon, OK – Tornado touches down in Oklahoma

HAMMON, Okla. (AP) Authorities say at least five homes have been destroyed and other structures damaged by a tornado in western Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten (MYK'-ul-an OO'-tehn) says there were no reports of any injuries with the storm, which was first spotted about 5:15 p.m. Monday.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Tue March 9, 2010

Former BA Lawmaker to Run

Oklahoma City, OK – Former state senator joins AG race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A former state senator and current co-owner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks minor-league baseball team says he plans to launch a campaign for attorney general.

Republican Scott Pruitt released a statement Monday indicating he will seek the post being vacated by Democratic Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who is running for governor.

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Local & Regional
4:37 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

CIA Chief in Oklahoma

U.S. CIA Chief Leon Panetta.
CIA

Norman, OK – Panetta: US efforts putting al-Qaida on the run

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) CIA Director Leon Panetta says America's counterterrorism operations are putting senior al-Qaida leaders under tremendous pressure.

Panetta made the comments Monday during a foreign policy conference at the University of Oklahoma. Panetta says al-Qaida is an adaptive, resilient group of terrorists whose top goal is to attack the United States.

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Local & Regional
4:36 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Got Insurance?

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill authorizes towing of uninsured vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma motorists who drive without insurance could have their vehicles impounded under a bill approved in the Oklahoma House.

The House voted 87-8 on Monday for House Bill 2331 by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Steve Martin.

Martin says the bill authorizes police to utilize a new instant verification system that allows them to determine if vehicles are covered by required liability insurance.

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Local & Regional
1:16 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Help for Fire VIctims

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Following last Friday's three alarm fire at the London Square Apartments, an effort is underway to help the 28-families displaced by the fire.

An effort is underway to help the families obtain replacement furniture. Donations will be accepted at the Community Sharehouse at 1120 North Peoria all this week from 9AM-to-2PM.

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