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10:05 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Oologah Update

Oologah School Superintendent Rick Thomas talks about the situation in his school district.
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9:31 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Unemployment Eases

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma's jobless rate continues to improve

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's jobless rate declined to 6.7 percent in January.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Wednesday that Oklahoma's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 6.8 percent in December.

Oklahoma's rate has either remained the same or improved slightly since peaking at 6.9 percent in August.

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9:12 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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7:58 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Jailer Charged With Inmate Attack

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A fired Tulsa jailer has been charged with having sex with an inmate at the jail. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed forcible sodomy charges against former jailer Chris Delt who authorities say was fired after an investigation that began when an inmate claimed he had sex with Delt.

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

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3:11 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Gilcrease Expressway Expansion Underway

Tulsa, OK – Construction has begun on the next part of the Gilcrease Expressway - a 2.2-mile segment from the L.L. Tisdale Parkway to 41st West Avenue. This three-phase project will be built as a two-lane highway on a four-lane right of way, to allow for widening in the future.

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3:09 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Cell Phone Bill Advances

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill to ban cell phone use while driving approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Using a cell phone while driving would be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 30-14 on Wednesday for a bill that defines distracted driving to include the use of any personal communication device, including a cell phone.

The bill by Sen. Anthony Sykes also puts into law a fine of $100 and allows court costs of up to $35 for violating the provision.

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12:58 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Methamphetamine Registry

Oklahoma City, OK – ndividuals convicted of methamphetamine crimes would be required to register with the state under legislation approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The meth offender registry would be similar to the existing sex offender registry.

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12:04 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Shocker: Jones to Play for Shock

Marion Jones
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Tulsa, OK – The WNBA's Tulsa Shock announced at a news conference Wednesday that it has signed former Olympian Marion Jones as a free agent. Jones, who announced last fall that she was training for a comeback in the WNBA, attended the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and helped lead the team to a 1994 NCAA Championship.

The 34-year-old Jones, a 5'10 guard, went through an individual workout with the Tulsa Shock Saturday in Tulsa, and accepted an offer to join the team in the days following.

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10:34 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Alzheimer's On Oklahoma Increase

Oklahoma City, OK – Report: Alzheimer's disease rising in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Alzheimer's Association is reporting an increasing number of cases of the debilitating disease in Oklahoma.

The association's report released Tuesday says about 74,000 Oklahomans have the disease and more than 96,000 are expected to have it by 2025. The expected increase is largely due to the aging of the baby boomer population.

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10:26 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Taxi Fares Under Review---Yet Again

Taxi drivers wait for fares at the Tulsa International Airport.
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Tulsa, OK – It was last summer, when city officials place new regulations into effect regarding taxi cab fares to and from the Tulsa International Airport. There are indications that some drivers are "thumbing their noses" at the city regulations. The Tulsa City Council, the Airport management and taxi drivers all weigh-in in this KWGS In-depth report.

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