Local & Regional
2:22 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

High School Bible Classes

Oklahoma City, OK – Bible could be coming to public high schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) High schools across the state could begin offering an elective course in the study of the Bible under a measure approved by a Senate committee.

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Education on Wednesday passed the bill. It now goes to the full Appropriations Committee.

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Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

New ME Controversary

The Medical Examiner's office in Tulsa is on Southwest Blvd.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Chief medical examiner placed on paid leave

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Board of Medicolegal Investigations has placed Oklahoma's chief medical examiner on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The board placed Dr. Collie Trant on paid leave during a three-hour special meeting on Monday.

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Local & Regional
11:48 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Roadway Reopened

Sand Springs, OK – Highway 412 looked like a demolition derby this morning near the Keystone Dam. Freezing fog made an overpass on the highway, near 177th West Avenue extremely slick. Cars came upon the slick overpass without warning.

At least 20-cars were involved in the chain reaction crash. The expressway was shut down for over two hours.

EMSA transported four people to Tulsa hospitals from the crash site.

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick review of Wednesday morning's top local stories

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Campaign Spending

Drew Edmondson-file photo from Tulsa news conferecne.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. candidates spend $663K in 4Q of 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The 2010 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign hasn't yet heated up, but the top candidates still are shelling out plenty of money.

The latest contribution and expenditure reports filed late Monday show the candidates combined to spend $663,000 during the last quarter of 2009.

To date, the campaigns of the five candidates for Oklahoma governor have raised nearly $4 million and spent more than $1.9 million in the race for the state's top post.

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StudioTulsa
5:26 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Public Art in Tulsa: A New Controversy

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Local & Regional
3:35 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Oklahoma Soldier Killed

Hooker, OK – The war in Afghanistan has taken the life of an Oklahoma native. Army Captain David J. Thompson was killed during combat operations in the Wardak province in Afghanistan.

Captain Thompson was a native of Hooker, Oklahoma in the panhandle. He was 39-years old. He is survived by his wife and two children. His parents live in Hinton, Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
3:25 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Merger Plan

Oklahoma City, OK – Agency merger plan faces obstacles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry is proposing that some state agencies merge to save money, but past efforts to do so haven't been successful.

Lawmakers as well as agency heads and the people they regulate have objected to the consolidation plans amid concern they might create conflicts of interest.

Henry's executive budget proposes merging 16 state agencies with others to make state government more efficient and cuts costs.

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Local & Regional
12:48 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Possible Cuts in IT at City Hall

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson and Mayor Bartlett listen as councilors discuss the fate of the IT department
T-GOV

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council discusses trimming back the Information Technology Department. The department has numerous division heads that make over $100,000 a year. The council is considering trimming the department's budget by $1.3 million. That would be about a 7.7% budget cut.

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