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2:43 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Seniors Protest at Capitol

Oklahoma City, OK – Seniors hold nutrition rally

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of seniors are at the state Capitol to express their frustration over cuts to nutrition programs for the elderly.

The Department of Human Services has cut $7.4 million from senior nutrition programs to offset declining state revenues. The reduction means fewer congregate meals and home-delivered meals.

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12:25 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

State Budget Woes

Oklahoma City, OK – We have the latest on the Oklahoma State Budget.

The revenue numbers continue to trend downward. Governor Henry would still like to hold off until the regular legislative session before dipping into the rainy day fund.

But, for the first time, the Governor is hinting he may not be able to deal with Oklahoma's cash crisis. He says the state will need to dip into the rainy day savings account soon.

He admitted to reporters the budget strain is increasing on state agencies and may need to be addressed before February.

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11:31 am
Wed November 4, 2009

Oklmulgee Job Growth

The \"Welcome to Okmulgee\" sign on northbound Highway 75.
KWGS News Photo

Okmulgee, OK – Okmulgee lands recycling center, 1,400 jobs

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) City officials in Okmulgee say a Florida-based waste recycling company will build a plant and bring about 1,400 jobs to the northeastern Oklahoma town.

Mayor Brian Priegel says Destin-based Waste Not Technologies will build an 800,000 square-foot office and manufacturing park on a 250-acre site. The mayor says construction is to begin by year's end and take about two years to complete.

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9:41 am
Wed November 4, 2009

Cintas Death Update

Tulsa, OK – Judge gives Cintas widow chance to prove case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge is giving the widow of a Cintas worker from Tulsa a week to prove why certain evidence filed in her 2007 lawsuit should be unsealed for public viewing.

Tuesday's ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson cracked open the door for Amalia Diaz Torres' wrongful death lawsuit against the nation's largest uniform supplier.

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9:39 am
Wed November 4, 2009

H1N1 in Prison

Oklahoma City, OK – State prisons ask for swine flu vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State prison officials have asked for about 15,000 doses of swine flu vaccine but state health officials say none has been provided and there are no plans to do so yet.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie says one inmate arrived at a state prison with the H1N1 virus and is recovering in isolation. Massie says the inmates are at high risk because of their confinement.

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5:48 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Grand Jury Indictments

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma, announces the results of the November 2009 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.

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5:07 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Some Officers Back

KWGS File photo

Tulsa, OK – 18-of those 21-Tulsa Police officers given layoff notices last week are back to work. The city is using a federal grant to pay their salaries. Because they were re-hired with in a seven day period, Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks says the officers will receive full pay.

The city cut the officers because it lack the funds to pay them.

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5:07 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

County Election Results

County Commissioner Fred Perry makes the announcement to reporters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County Election Board is streamlining its election results. County Commissioner Fred Perry says for the first time they are going to post real-time results on the Tulsa County web site.

On election night, we will have a link to those numbers on our website, right here at publicradiotulsa.org.


(ELECTION RESULTS)

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Local & Regional
4:00 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Public Works Audit

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council gets its performance audit report of the Public Works Department. The report shows the department needs to better communicate its goals to the public and other city departments.

Judith Casio is with the management firm EMA, which conducted the audit. It was requested by the council after grand jury bribery indictments were handed down in January. She says the report shows the department is resistant to change.

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1:21 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Tulsa Caucus

Tulsa, OK – Legislators form Tulsa Caucus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two state lawmakers from Tulsa are forming a bipartisan caucus to promote the interests of Oklahoma's second largest city.

Rep. Eric Proctor and Sen. Gary Stanislawski say the new Tulsa Caucus is open to all Tulsa-area legislators and elected officials. It will meet before the end of the year to review legislative priorities.

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