Local & Regional
9:32 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Audit of ME's Office Sought

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Lawmakers seek Medical Examiner's audit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee have asked for an emergency financial audit of the state Medical Examiner's Office.

The legislative leaders sent a letter on Monday to state Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage's office requesting the audit.

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Local & Regional
5:43 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Police Re-Hires Closer to Reality

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Tulsa, OK – Today, City of Tulsa staff began contacting the 35 police officers who are eligible to be hired back to the Tulsa Police Department. The officers were informed of recall rights and asked to report to the TPD Academy Tuesday morning for further instructions.

Mayor Bartlett said his office was notified on Friday of federal authorization to use $3.2 million in Justice Assistance Grant funding to hire back 35 officers.

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Local & Regional
4:38 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Rally at State Capitol

Tulsa, OK – Human rights group rallies for health care

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) About a dozen members of a human rights group are lobbying at the state Capitol for universal health care.

Officials with the Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance read a proclamation Monday during a chilly press conference on the south steps of the Capitol.

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Local & Regional
3:50 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Auditor: Wasteful Spending at Skiatook

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Big allegations leveled at the Skiatook School Board and its superintendent. State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage says an audit of the schools turned up almost 750-thousand dollars in wasteful spending.

Burrage says a third party was used to purchase security systems and janitorial supplies at a drastic mark-up. It some cases the mark up was a much as 500%.

We have calls to the Skiatook Public Schools seeking reaction.

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StudioTulsa
3:05 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

"NATO: In Search of a Strategic Concept"

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Local & Regional
2:18 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Three Hurt in Tulsa House Fire

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Tulsa, OK – Three people are hurt in a west Tulsa house fire. One person was seriously injured. It happened in the 21-hundred block of west 42nd Court. EMSA transported the trio to three different hospitals suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

A 57-year-old man was taken to St-John in fair condition. A 55-year-old woman was taken to St-Francis, also in fair condition. A 34-year-old woman was taken to the Hilcrest Hospital burn facility is serious condition.

Fire investigators are looking for the cause.

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Tulsa Bank Robbed

Tulsa, Ok – A lone bandit entered the Food Pyramid at 41st and Peoria late this morning. He went to the Bank of Oklahoma bank branch inside the store and claimed he had a bomb. He demanded cash from the bank teller and then left. There was no sign of a bomb.

Tulsa Police are checking to see if this robbery may have been connected to others that happened early this month.

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Local & Regional
11:57 am
Mon February 22, 2010

New Service for Small Business

Cari Marshall,Tulsa Chamber, Jeremy Hegle, Kansas City SoureLink, Howard Barnett, OSU Tulsa President and Patrick Cuningkin, entrepreneur.

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today the launch of Sourcelink Tulsa. It is a new program created to spur growth of small businesses and start-ups in the area.

In a community the size of the Tulsa Metro Region, there are a number of nonprofit and government organizations offering business-building services. However, individuals who own a small business or those who wish to start one are often overwhelmed with questions or challenges and may not know where to find help.

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Local & Regional
11:56 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Teen Fatalities Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. fatalities drop since teen licenses limited

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that, since the passage of Oklahoma's graduated driver's license law in 1999, the number of fatality crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers has dropped from 75 in 2000 to a low of 39 in 2008.

The numbers include wrecks that killed teens and others where a 16- or 17-year-old was behind the wheel of at least one of the vehicles involved.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Mon February 22, 2010

GPS for Sex Offenders

Tulsa State Senator Dan Newberry
Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma City, OK – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow Oklahoma law enforcement officials to monitor the state's most dangerous sex offenders through electronic monitoring devices.

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