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5:11 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Bill Encourages Marriage Counseling

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker wants to require couples to get marriage counseling before tying the knot.

The bill by Rep. Mark McCullough of Sapulpa would require couples to obtain at least eight hours of counseling before they can obtain a marriage license.

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12:41 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Council Pay Cuts

Councilors Jack Henderson and John Eagleton oppose pay cuts for council members.
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – 2 Tulsa councilors oppose proposed pay cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two of Tulsa's nine city councilors say they won't accept pay cuts proposed by Mayor Dewey Bartlett to help reduce the city's budget by $10.4 million.

Bartlett is asking police to take a 7.5 percent cut, firefighters an 8.6 percent cut and other city employees a 5.2 percent cut. Bartlett says he'll take the 8.6 percent cut to his salary.

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11:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Oklahoma Quake

Guthrie, OK – 3.3 magnitude quake recorded in Logan County

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in southern Logan County.

The USGS reports the quake struck at 4:05 a.m. Thursday about 10 miles southeast of Guthrie and about 20 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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11:44 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Execution Tonight

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Man convicted of killing 2 in Tulsa to be executed

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's daughter and her 6-year-old son more than 16 years ago.

Julius Ricardo Young is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

He requested a final meal of sirloin steak, baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad with bleu cheese dressing and a Coca Cola.

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9:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

AA at KC

American Airlines

Kansas City, MO – Councilman says Jet Midwest considering KCI base

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Councilman Bill Skaggs says an aircraft overhaul base near the city's airport may have a new owner soon after American Airlines leaves.

The Kansas City Star reports that Skaggs says Jet Midwest, a Kansas City, Kan.,-based commercial aircraft and parts supplier, is considering relocating to the overhaul base near Kansas City International Airport.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Saving North Tulsa

Jason Trent, Twan Jones, Mike Reed and Jamal Ali, all spoke regarding a grassroots effort to take back North Tulsa from gangs.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
Tired of gang violence and crime, activist Twan Jones calls on the North Tulsa community to stand-up for itself. Jones and other leaders say they are tired of the violence.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Earthquake Scams

Oklahoma City, OK –
Many Oklahomans have opened their hearts and their wallets to assist those impacted by the recent tragedy in Haiti, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson wants Oklahomans to make sure their charitable dollars end up where they intended.

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Local & Regional
4:15 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Public Works Scandal

Local & Regional
3:25 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Bartlett Budget Cuts

Mayor Bartlett announces budget cuts as chief-of-staff Terry Simmonson watches.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented budget cutting proposals to all three city unions and then met with the rank-and-file employees to explain the plan. Among the concessions are pay cuts for all city workers, including the Mayor and his staff.

The reductions are:
7.5 % for Tulsa Police
8.6 % for Tulsa Fire Department
5.2 % for all other City employees

These cuts are in addition to the eight furlough days ordered under the Kathy Taylor administration.

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Local & Regional
3:06 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Claremore Connection to Haiti Quake

Claremore, OK – Claremore's Mike McCrate is feeling much better. His daughter runs an orphanage near earthquake damaged Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. She managed to contact the family via Skype to say she and the orphanage are okay.

He says the orphanage building sustained some damage but is habitable. The quake downed a ten-foot concrete-block security wall. They received the call this morning about 10 a.m.

With his daughter, her husband and their children, McCrate says he had 10-family members in Haiti.

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