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9:25 am
Sat September 5, 2009

TU Wins Season Opener

New Orleans, LA – NEW ORLEANS (AP) G.J. Kinne ran for one touchdown and threw for another in his debut as Tulsa quarterback, and the Golden Hurricane defeated Tulane 37-13 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Kinne, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas, passed for 211 yards and rushed for 77.

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Local & Regional
3:53 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Holiday Safety

Oklahoma City, OK – Public Safety Officials urge citizens to drive safely and obey the "Rules of the Road " over the holiday weekend.

"Troopers from across the country will be patrolling roadways targeting speeders, drunk drivers and seat belt violators over the Labor Day holiday weekend", said OHP spokesman Captain Chris West. The effort known as Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a nationwide campaign by state police and highway patrol agencies to reduce fatalities during holiday periods.

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Local & Regional
1:12 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Post Office Closings

The Post Office sign on the side of the the now closed Whittier Square Post Office location.
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Oklahoma City, OK – 3 Oklahoma post office branches to close

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The federal Postal Regulatory Commission is recommending the closure of three Oklahoma branches, and two others are being considered for elimination.

All the branches or stations targeted for closure are in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa areas and were placed on a revised list released by the commission this week.

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Local & Regional
1:10 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Lottery Winners Give Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Lottery winners to start research foundation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Muldrow couple that won millions while playing Powerball two years ago plan to start a charitable foundation and project with the OU Medical Center.

Don and Joyce Harvey will talk about their donation on Friday during an event at the OU Health Sciences Center. Plans call for the establishment of a mobile research unit that will study the root causes of obesity and diabetes in Oklahoma children.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Investigation into American Maintenance

An American Airlines MD-80 takes-off.
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Dallas, TX – DALLAS (AP) Federal regulators are investigating American Airlines over structural repairs to its aging fleet of MD-80 series aircraft.

A Federal Aviation Administration official, Lynn Lunsford, said Friday that the investigation centered on 16 planes.

The Wall Street Journal has reported FAA officials suspect American rushed to retire one of the planes to keep it from inspectors.

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Local & Regional
11:45 am
Fri September 4, 2009

UPDATE: Slain Pastor

Anadarko is in Caddo County
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Anadarko, OK – Knife discovered near slain pastor's church

ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) A satellite truck operator for an Oklahoma City television station discovered a large knife at a car wash across the street from an Anadarko church where a pastor was viciously slain.

The KOCO-TV employee discovered the knife on Thursday and notified Anadarko police, who confiscated the weapon and took a statement from the operator.

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Local & Regional
10:34 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Earthquakes Southwest of Tulsa

Jones, OK – Earthquakes in Oklahoma. Last week, central Oklahoma recorded nine quakes in a 24-hour period. Ken Luza with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, tells the OETA, earthquake swams are not unusual.

The strongest quake was near Jones and registered three-point-seven on the Richter scale.

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What's New?
10:33 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Radio Lab

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.

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Local & Regional
10:30 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

More Fireworks Over Fire Fighters

Council Member John Eagleton says the fire fighters union is violating the Hatch act.
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Tulsa, OK – Below is an memo Mayor Taylor sent to City Employees:


Employees,

I wanted to clarify what is and is not permitted by city employees in political campaigns as outlined by the "Hatch Act" (5 U.S.C 1502). According to information on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel website (www.osc.gov/ha_state.htm), to the extent this Act applies to municipal employees the permissible and prohibited activities as specifically outlined in the act, are as follows:

"Permitted Activities

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