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7:57 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Emergency Landing

Jenks, OK – A medical helicopter, enroute from Tulsa to Texas, makes an emergnecy landing in a pasture near Jenks. The chopper apparently has some sort of hydraulic system failure.

The helicopter was not on an emergency run, so there were no patients on board. The crew was not injured.


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7:28 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Council/Mayor: The Saga Continues

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County wants the Attorney General to take over its probe of the Mayor's office. The council is forwarding its request to Drew Edmondson's office. At issue is if the Mayor and his Chief of Staff mislead the council over use of a federal grant to re-hire police officers.

If Edmondson's office won't handle the case, the council would like him to appoint a special prosecutor.

The maximum penalty for lying to the council is a 100-dollar fine and/or ten days in jail.

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1:58 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Chase Proves Fatal

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a man leading an officer on a high speed chase was killed when his car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of an apartment complex.

Police say 28-year-old Larry Steven Bible Jr. died in the collision early Thursday morning.

Investigators say Bible was being pursued shortly after midnight when he drove off a city street and hit a curb. Police say the car went airborne for nearly 100 feet before crashing into the apartment building about 20 feet off the ground.

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1:56 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Dewey v. Drew

Mayor Bartlett and City Council Attorney Drew Rees

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says the City Council is not authorized by the city charter to have its own attorney and is demanding that the current attorney for the council resign.

Bartlett's attorney has sent a letter to City Council attorney Drew Rees demanding that he resign immediately. The letter obtained by the Tulsa World also questions whether city funds were misappropriated in paying for a council attorney.

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11:25 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Flood Aid Sought

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry today requested a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for Oklahoma County to assist those impacted by severe storms and flash floods that occurred July 6-12.

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11:16 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Tulsa Recycle Fuss

A recycling container on the TU Campus.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa recycling collector has two weeks. Two weeks to cut the number complaints about its service or have its contract with the city terminated. The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, or TARE Board, issued the ultimatum at yesterday's meeting.

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11:15 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Edmondson Finished with Politics

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City – Longtime Attorney General Drew Edmondson says his unsuccessful race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Oklahoma is his last. Edmondson says he plans to retire from elective politics and that he has no interest in running for the U.S. Senate or another other position.

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10:03 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Avis Bids for D-TAG

The sign in front of Dollar-Thrifty Headquarters in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Avis makes $1.33B bid for Dollar Thrifty

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) Avis Budget Group Inc. says it has offered $1.33 billion in cash and stock for rival rental-car operator Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.

The bid is an effort to trump Hertz Global Holdings Inc., which in April said was buying Dollar Thrifty for about $1.17 billion in cash and stock.

Avis Budget's bid consists of $39.25 in cash and 0.6543 shares of Avis Budget stock.

Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty says it will study the offer.

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10:00 am
Thu July 29, 2010

This Morning's Local News

July 29, 2010 – Listen to the mornings top local news

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3:23 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Tower Moves Upward

Oklahoma City, OK – Construction of Okla. tower reaches key point

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Devon Energy Corp. officials say construction on what will be the tallest building in Oklahoma has reached a key stage and soon will accelerate.

Construction work began on the company's new $750 million downtown headquarters building in October and Larry Nichols, Devon's executive chairman, says workers have finished pouring the concrete floor on the tower's sixth floor.

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