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4:13 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Open Carry to Governor

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House sends open carry bill to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans soon may have the right to openly carry a gun in public.

Members of the state House voted 74-24 on Tuesday for the bill to allow those with a concealed-handgun license to carry the firearm openly. The measure now heads to the governor for consideration.

To carry a handgun openly, citizens must meet the background check and training requirements currently needed to obtain a license.

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2:27 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Tulsa to DC

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Government and Civic leaders are pressing the flesh in DC. About 60-people made the trip. They are lobbying Oklahoma's Congressional Delegation.

The Tulsa Chamber's Mike Neal says they are presenting the One-Voice area agenda to the delegation.

Topping the wish list are funds for several transportation projects, including funding for I-244 replacement bridges and Gilcrease Expressway expansion.

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12:58 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Old City Hall Update

air view of the old city government complex.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will vote on Thursday if to move forward the sale of old city Hall. The council yesterday, reviewed an resolution, turning the property over to the Tulsa Development Authority for the purpose of negotiating the sale.

In March, Brickhuggers LLC announced it would pay one million dollars for the facility in "as-is" condition. The firm's intention is to turn the building into a 200 room hotel.

Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the old Mayo Hotel.

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12:24 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

New Comer School Avoids Closure

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's New Comer will remain an international school for now. School Board members, like Anna America, wanted to see more research before making a decision.

The proposal was to convert New Comer into a three-and-four year old center and disperse the current --mostly Hispanic - student population into other schools.

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12:20 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Appointment Set For Vote

Former Councilor Eric Gomez discusses his appointment with city council members.
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Tulsa, OK –
The Mayor nominates former councilor Eric Gomez to the Planning Commission. That has some neighborhood groups upset.

They claim that when on the council, Gomez was not supportive of neighborhood causes. He told the council he realizes the perception is there, but feels, because of the district's make up, industrial, downtown and residential, that is a misconception.

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9:33 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

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

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9:31 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Door-to-Door Census

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Between 5,000 and 6,000 census takers have started going door-to-door to count the number of Oklahomans.

U.S. Census officials say the workers began making home visits last week and will continue until mid-July in an effort to count the population of the nation and of Oklahoma.

More than 72 percent of all U.S. households and about 66 percent of Oklahoma households that received a census form have mailed it back.

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9:27 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Sentence Handed Down in PW Scandal

Road Construction work came to a halt in Tulsa following the Grand Jury indictments.
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Tulsa, OK – Okla. man sentenced in bribery scandal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Bartlesville man to one year and a day in prison for bribing an ex-Tulsa Public Works Department employee.

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ordered Kenneth Shoemaker on Monday to be under court supervision for three years after his release. The 47-year-old must report to prison by June 16.

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4:05 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

New Jobs for Tulsa

Mike Thronbrugh of Quik-Trip. QT is one of the Tulsa Companies expanding its job base.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Future, a job-creation initiative of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced today that eight companies have hired or intend to hire a total of 361 employees during 2010. Chamber and City of Tulsa officials made the announcement to emphasize that jobs are available and that efforts to attract and retain businesses are working.

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4:04 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Pot Harvest

Nowata, OK – NOWATA, Okla. (AP) Authorities in Nowata County say seven marijuana fields with more than 32,000 plants were found on public hunting grounds east of Nowata. Undersheriff Doug Sonenberg says the fields were first found and reported by turkey hunters last week.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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