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9:21 am
Sun December 13, 2009

Central Oklahoma Quake

Oklahoma City, OK – Small earthquake recorded in Oklahoma County

SPENCER, Okla. (AP) A small earthquake has been recorded in eastern Oklahoma County but no damage has been reported as a result.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred at 5:34 a.m. Saturday.

The epicenter of the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was about three miles northeast of Spencer and southwest of Jones.

The tremor occurred a day after a 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded at nearby Arcadia.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Mayor Charged

Webbers Falls is in Musokgee County
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Webbers Falls, OK – Webbers Falls mayor facing 15 felonies

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) The mayor of Webbers Falls in eastern Oklahoma has surrendered to police on 15 felony charges of embezzlement.

Mayor Jewell Horne surrendered Friday afternoon on the charges filed a day earlier by District Attorney Larry Moore. A hearing was set for 9 a.m. Dec. 28.

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Local & Regional
8:47 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Ambulance Stolen

Del City, OK – Woman arrested after theft of ambulance

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman looking for her ex-boyfriend stole an ambulance and led troopers on a 50-mile chase from Shawnee to Del City.

Troopers say 28-year-old Mindy Jones was at the hospital for a blood test after she was arrested following for driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Officers say she ran from the hospital and drove away in the ambulance about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

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StudioTulsa
4:26 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Thoughts and Tips on Going "Green" at Christmastime

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Local & Regional
4:00 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Senator's Mother Dies

Oklahoma Senator Coburn on the senate floor.
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Muskogee, OK – Mother of US Sen. Tom Coburn dies in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The mother of U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn has died in Muskogee.

An official with Foster-Petering Funeral Home in Muskogee says 89-year-old Anita Joy Coburn-Harrell died Thursday in Muskogee. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Born in Drummond in 1920, Coburn-Harrell was married to Muskogee businessman O.W. "Bill" Coburn, who died in 1985. She married C. Clay Harrell of Muskogee in 1989.

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Local & Regional
2:06 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Weekend Traffic

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Tulsa, OK –

Those attending events at the Performing Arts Center this weekend may be affected by street closings for the PSO Parade of Lights on Saturday evening and the American Bikers Toy Run on Sunday afternoon. Patrons are advised to plan their route and arrival with possible delays in mind.

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Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Budget Cuts Hit Health Care

Tulsa, OK – Officials cut nearly $17M from Medicaid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Medicaid program in Oklahoma is being cut by nearly $17 million dollars because of the state's budget shortfall.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority board voted unanimously Thursday to make the cuts in services. The board did not reduce payments to providers such as hospitals, doctors and nursing homes.

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Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

More Cuts Ahead

Mayor Bartlett address the council yesterday.
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Tulsa, OK – More Budget Cuts are ahead for the city of Tulsa. Mayor Bartlett and Chief of Staff Terry Simmonson met with the Tulsa City Council yesterday afternoon to discuss the latest budget figures.

Mayor Bartlett has sent city department heads an email asking for additional budget cuts of two and four percent. The Mayor says the city has already cut into the muscle and more cuts will be painful.

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Local & Regional
10:14 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Henry Steps Down from Federal Judgeship

Robert Henry
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Oklahoma City, OK – Robert Henry named OCU president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Judge Robert H. Henry, chief judge of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Gov. Brad Henry's cousin, has been named president and CEO of Oklahoma City University.

OCU announced Robert Henry's appointment Thursday on its Web site. He will succeed Tom J. McDaniel, who will retire in July as president and assume a new role as chancellor.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Oklahoma Health

Oklahoma City, OK – Health Improvement Plan unveiled

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A plan for improving the health outcomes of Oklahomans focuses on improving children's health and reducing obesity and tobacco use.

The report, titled the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, was released Thursday by Dr. Terry Cline, Oklahoma's health commissioner, and other state health officials.

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