StudioTulsa
6:02 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

The Life and Work of Artist Alexandre Hogue

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Local & Regional
5:27 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Another Sales Tax Drop

Tulsa, OK – The preliminary report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission regarding sales collections for the City of Tulsa show revenue sources for general fund operations have declined 11.4 percent from the previous year.

According to the preliminary report, sales tax collections from mid-November to mid-December totaled $16,978,329, an 11.4% drop from $19,170,192 for the same month last year. The collections are in line with the most recent revised revenue projections, said Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

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Local & Regional
3:32 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Fire Department Budget Proposal

Tulsa Fire Chief Allen LaCroix explains what a 4.4% budget cut would mean to his department.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Chief Allen LaCroix details his budget cutting plan for the Tulsa Fire Department. Under the 4.4 percent reduction we would have to lay-off 116 Tulsa Fire Fighters and close some companies. He says such a cut would greatly lengthen the Fire Department's response time.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Cold Weather Update

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Frigid weather closes schools in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Numerous school in Oklahoma are closed because of bitterly cold temperatures.

School officials concerned about the danger to students who walk to school and those waiting at bus stops called off Thursday classes. Highs were expected from about 10 degrees into the 20s.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory statewide through Friday.

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Local & Regional
12:52 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Power Outages in OKC

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thousands of homes and businesses lost power and Oklahoma's two largest school districts canceled classes for the rest of the week as a winter storm brought freezing precipitation and sub-freezing temperatures to the region.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported nearly 20,300 customers without power late Wednesday after freezing drizzle fell across much of central Oklahoma. There were no reports of accidents or injuries.

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9:59 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

Columbia, S.C. – AP: State AGs make appeal over health care deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Two top state prosecutors are asking attorneys general across the country to let Washington know if they oppose the health care reform bill they say includes a political deal for Nebraska.

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and Oklahoma top prosecutor Drew Edmondson asked their colleagues Wednesday to call on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove the provision.

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5:00 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

Alec Baldwin host of NY Philharmonic Broadcasts

Public Radio Tulsa – Actor Alec Baldwin is the new host of host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the Orchestra's 52-week-per-year nationally broadcast radio series, because he loves classical music. Listen to the New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts every week on Sundays from 1-3 pm over Classical 88.7 HD1.

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4:42 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

al Qaeda in Yemen - Newshour Special Edition

Public Radio Tulsa – The links between the Christmas Day Detroit bomb plot and al Qaeda in Yemen are causing further problems for President Obama as he decides what to do about Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. has repatriated hundreds of detainees from the American facility in Cuba, but about two hundred remain, many of them from Yemen.

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StudioTulsa
3:33 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

"The Changing World of the Polar Bear"

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3:22 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

Oklahoma Sports

Tulsa, OK – Sooners CB Franks enters NFL draft

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks has changed his mind and decided to enter the NFL draft, forgoing his senior year.

Franks announced his decision Tuesday. He had said in December that he intended to play his senior season with the Sooners no matter what the NFL said about where he might land in the April draft.

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