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8:34 am
Sun November 1, 2009

Investigation Requested

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry requests parole board investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry wants the Pardon and Parole Board to investigate the case of a former state inmate to determine if he is innocent and can have his record expunged.

Henry made the request on Friday regarding the case of Gene Weatherly, to whom Henry granted a pardon in 2007. The governor says he is unable to decide whether Weatherly is innocent with the information he has.

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Local & Regional
8:29 am
Sun November 1, 2009

Oklahoman Killed

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoman dies in Afghanistan


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says an Air Force civilian from Oklahoma has died in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified the civilian as Frank R. Walker, 66, of Oklahoma City. It says Walker died of noncombat related medical causes on Wednesday at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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What's New?
4:50 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Intelligence Squared

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Sat October 31, 2009

Boil Order

Pittsburg County is colored red.
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McAlester, OK – DEQ issues boil advisory

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says E. coli has been detected in the drinking water at an alcohol and drug treatment center in Pittsburg County.

DEQ officials on Friday issued a boil advisory for Narconon-Arrowhead after water samples indicated the presence of the bacteria.

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Local & Regional
8:20 am
Sat October 31, 2009

Halloween '09

Tulsa, OK – The emergency room is the last place parents want to take their little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson and the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) are reminding parents, children and motorists to be safe.

"It's great fun for the kids to dress up as their favorite superhero or princess and roam the neighborhood collecting candy," Edmondson said. "But don't let the excitement of the night turn into a spooky trip to the hospital."

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Local & Regional
6:06 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Governor Henry and Elmo Team-Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City -- In an effort to stem the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus, Gov. Brad Henry has recorded a radio public service announcement (PSA) with Elmo of "Sesame Street" fame.

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Local & Regional
6:05 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Meacham Will NOT Seek Re-election

The Oklahoma State Capitol.
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY - State Treasurer Scott Meacham today announced he will
not seek another term as State Treasurer following the expiration of his
current term in January of 2011. He also announced that he will not seek
any other elective office.

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Local & Regional
2:56 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Search Called Off

The search had been taking place in McIntosh and Latimer Counties.
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Red Oak, OK – Ground search called off for missing family

RED OAK, Okla. (AP) After nearly two weeks of searching through the heavily wooded Sans Bois Mountain area, the Latimer County Sheriff's Office has called off its ground search for a missing Eufaula family.

Latimer County Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said Friday investigators still are chasing leads in the disappearance of 44-year-old Bobby Dale Jamison, his wife, 40-year-old Sherrilyn, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Madyson.

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Local & Regional
2:34 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Injury Tulsa Fire

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Fighters are search for the cause of an early afternoon fire near 4600 South Maplewood.

A 90-year-old man was in the home and was treated at the scene by fire paramedics. After several minutes, paramedics were able to restore the man's pulse. He was rushed to St Francis hospital by EMSA in critical condition.

The man has been identified as Lee Coleman. His daughter was also on the scene according to Tulsa fire officials.

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