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10:22 am
Tue October 6, 2009

Schools Reopen

Oklahoma City, OK – Schools closed by flu-like illness have reopened

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma school districts that closed last week because of flu-like illnesses have reopened.

The Roff district in Pontotoc County and the Haworth district in McCurtain County both resumed classes Monday.

Roff was closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 200 students in the 347 student district were absent. Haworth was closed all last week after absence rates of 20 to 25 percent of its 600 students.

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5:10 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

UPDATE: Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Poultry attorney questions official over sampling

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An attorney for the Arkansas poultry industry has repeatedly questioned an Oklahoma state official about why he didn't want to know more about the results of two water samples taken from his property.

On Monday, Ed Fite, the director of Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers Commission, said he didn't participate in the sampling, and only gave the team directions to his property.

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4:54 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Domestic Violence Month

File Photo of Drew Edmondson at a Tulsa News Conference

Oklahoma City, OK – Crime's impact on every aspect of our society is clear to Attorney General Drew Edmondson, and that's why he is concerned that Oklahoma is included on a very short list of states that does not prohibit insurers from viewing domestic violence injuries as pre-existing conditions.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson said now is the perfect time to focus not only on the crime but also how it radiates outside its traditional parameters.

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4:18 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

TU Lecture Update

Dr. Spoo in the KWGS Studio
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Tulsa, OK – Dr. Robert Spoo, associate professor of law at The University of Tulsa College of Law, will recount some of his experiences clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice, Sonia Sotomayor, and provide his analysis of the upcoming 2009-10 court session during a free CLE hosted by the TU College of Law.

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2:14 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

H1N1 Hotline

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Health Dept. activates swine flu hotline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a statewide toll-free hot line for those who have questions about swine flu.

The hot line number is 1-866-278-7134 and it will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time on Monday through Friday. The health department says those hours could be expanded if it is necessary.

Oklahoma is among 27 states that are reporting widespread influenza activity as of Monday.

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9:16 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Trooper in Trouble

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Tulsa, OK – Okla. trooper again accused of excessive force

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma trooper previously suspended for fighting with an ambulance driver is on paid administrative leave after being accused of using excessive force.

Trooper Daniel Martin is accused of beating Khristopher Douglas of Holdenville. Douglas says he was at a friend's home helping with renovations Saturday when troopers pulled up to handle an apparent traffic stop.

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9:13 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Senior Meals Cut

Oklahoma City, OK – Budget cuts to mean fewer hot meals for needy srs.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Officials who provide services to the elderly say recent budget cuts will mean fewer hot meals for frail and isolated senior citizens.

The Commission for Human Services has cut $14.6 million from its budget because of a drop in state revenue. The cuts include $7.4 million to the Aging Services Division that includes the senior nutrition program.

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9:30 am
Sun October 4, 2009

Flu Death Update

Tulsa, OK – Family of flu victim can't afford funeral

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The family of a 16-year-old flu victim is unable to afford the cost of his funeral.

LaTowyn Gaston, a sophomore at East Central High School, died Thursday from Type A influenza. Health officials are trying to determine if it was swine flu. His aunt, Deneeco Young, says he died a day after his 16th birthday.

Young says Gaston started feeling ill Wednesday and was taken to St. Francis Hospital. He died about 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

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9:27 am
Sun October 4, 2009

Another Win for TU

Houston, TX – Tulsa breezes past Rice 27-10

HOUSTON (AP) G.J. Kinne completed 21 of his 32 passes and threw a 39-yard touchdown to A.J. Whitmore in the fourth quarter to lead Tulsa to a 27-10 victory over the winless Rice Owls Saturday night.

Jamad Williams had 14 carries for 72 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the first quarter as the Golden Hurricane improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in Conference USA.

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