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1:41 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

State Will Sue

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee plan a lawsuit challenging a federal health care law recently passed by Congress.

The Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they will challenge the constitutionality of the legislation that requires citizens to purchase health care insurance.

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1:40 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

Tulsa Club Fire

The Tulsa Club is located at 117 E. 5th, in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – It has happened again.

For the second time in a week a fire has been reported in the long closed and dilapidated Tulsa Club downtown. Tulsa Fire Department Spokesman Bill French says the latest fire was this morning about 8:45.

French says it is believed the fire was started by homeless people. The city has declared the building a nuisance but is having trouble getting the out-of-state owner to address the problems.

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11:28 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Teacher Retirement Incentive

Tulsa School Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – An effort to reduce the number of lay-offs is underway in the Tulsa Public Schools. A retirement incentive fund has been created by philanthropic groups, but Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard says the million dollars must be matched.

Without efforts to get older teachers to retire, younger teachers with less tenure would be laid-off because of state budget cuts.

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10:54 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Budget Cuts Ahead

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. fire marshal says cuts could affect cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's fire marshal says budget cuts have led to cutbacks that could affect homicide cases and arson investigations.

Fire Marshal Robert Doke says the agency may need up to 72 hours to respond to a suspicious fire or arson that results in a fatality. Until last week an investigator would respond to such fires within 48 hours.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:44 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

15-years Later

The Oklahoma City Murrah Building after the 1995 bombing.

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City marks 15 years since bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Survivors and family members of those who died in the Oklahoma City bombing gathered this morning to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, former Governor Frank Keating and current Governor Brad Henry were among those who spoke at the ceremony.

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2:39 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Regulating the Taser

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is making changes to its policy on Tasers to better track their use.

Undersheriff Brian Edwards says deputies and jailers will be required to test-fire the stun guns at squad meetings. The use of Tasers will also be audited every 90 days to better track the testing and use of the weapons.

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2:31 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Oklahoma Remembers

Tulsa, OK – KWGS News remembers the Oklahoma City bombing on this the 15th Anniversary of the attack.

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7:55 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sun April 18, 2010

Bridge on Hold

The proposed bridge would be to the east of the intersection of 121st and South Yale.
KWGS News

Okmulgee, OK – Firings put on hold plans for Tulsa-Jenks span

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Plans for a Muscogee (Creek) Nation company to build a toll bridge spanning the Arkansas River between Jenks and south Tulsa have been put on hold.

Principal Chief A.D. Ellis said any such plans have been postponed in the wake of his dismissal earlier this week of the firm's CEO and chief operating officer, plus its board.

Ellis said the businesses and assets of the tribe's Trade and Commerce Authority had been grossly mismanaged.

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