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3:30 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Judge Changes Jury's Recommendation

Tulsa, OK – Family members are calling it a miscarriage of justice. 36-year-old Larry Neely was given a 12-year prison sentence for the first degree murder of a 20-month old child left in his care. However, this morning, Judge William Kellough suspended all but 12-years of the prison term. He also gave Neely credit for time already served.


The Judge cited Neely's remorse and said the crime was not convicted by malice. Prosecutors had claimed Neely yanked toddler J.J Hall from a bed and slammed him into a dresser causing fatal internal injuries.

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3:30 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Unemployment Rate Jump

Tulsa, OK – The unemployment rate in the multi-county Tulsa metro took a huge jump in October. In figures, released yesterday afternoon, the local rate jumped to 7.5 %. That is the highest rate in 20-years.

However, when you break out the numbers, the Tulsa County's solo rate also increased but not as much. It was 7.2% for October. John Carpenter with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says that shows, at least some of, the adjacent counties to Tulsa saw a much higher unemployment rate increase than Tulsa County.

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1:22 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Phil Wood's Departure from City Hall

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Auditor Phil Wood leaves office on Monday. He is the longest serving city official in Tulsa history having served for over 21-years. He lost his bid for re-election. Correspondent Marshall Stewart visited with Wood at his city hall going away party.

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12:05 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

No H1N1 Deaths Last Week

Oklahoma City, OK – For the first time since September, Oklahoma recorded no H-1-N-1 flu deaths last week. State Epidemiologist Doctor Kristi Bradley says this wave seems to be winding down. She says it reached a peak in mid-October and has declined since that time.

She says, however, not to get complacent because pandemics usually come in waves. She expects another wave in late winter and early spring.

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11:16 am
Thu December 3, 2009

Deputy Killed

Osage County is northwest of Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – An Osage County Sheriff's Deputy was killed over night in a traffic accident. The deputy was responding to an emergency call near Prue when his car ran-off the roadway and overturned several times.

The deputy was thrown from the car and may not have been wearing a seat belt. He was dead at the scene.

The deputy has been identified as 26-year-old Adam Michael Mehagan of Skiatook .

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11:13 am
Thu December 3, 2009

Fatal Fire

A fire truck sets in front of a home that caught fire overnight in Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fire Department says an elderly woman was killed in an early morning Tulsa house fire. The blaze was reported in the 2200-block of South Gary. Authorities say the fire broke out about five this morning.

Investigators say the home was cluttered and that made the fire more difficult to extinguish.

It appears the fire was started by faulty electrical wiring.

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12:50 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

H1N1 Update

Tulsa, OK – (Tulsa, OK) Tulsa Health Department officials have now opened their three regional health centers to all children 6 months of age - 18 including children who need a booster vaccination and persons over age 64 who would like to receive a H1N1 vaccine. Other groups served in these weekday H1N1 clinics include pregnant women and individuals with limited mobility.

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12:35 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

Chilly Weather

Tulsa, OK – Cold Canadian air is flowing into Oklahoma. We are expecting the coldest temperatures of this season. Tulsa National Weather Service Director Steve Peltz says we can expect hard freezes tonight, tomorrow night and Friday night. He says wind chills could be down in the teens by Saturday morning.

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10:19 am
Wed December 2, 2009

Afghan Reaction

Washington, D.C. – Delegation encouraged by Afghanistan decision

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation say they're encouraged that President Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

Obama told the nation Tuesday night that his new policy was designed to bring the war "to a successful conclusion."

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