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2:13 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

UPDATE: Missing Toddler-OK

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Claremore, OK – OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a 2-year-old girl who disappeared from a campground at Oologah Lake has been found alive.

Searchers on horseback say they found the girl walking along a road confused but okay.

Rescue crews say they heard the girl calling for her father and found her. She was taken to a Claremore hospital as a precaution.

Her name hasn't been released.

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Local & Regional
8:59 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Hot Weather Returns

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Quake Monitors

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma will be part of a national research project intended to help scientists better understand earthquakes.

Eight earthquake monitoring stations have been installed in western Oklahoma as part of the Oregon State University project called EarthScope.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Mon August 3, 2009

TPS Seeks Grant

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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools are going straight to the top seeking a grant of more than $50-million. The TPS is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The $55-million grant would establish a performance based pay system for teachers. The initiative would raise salaries, offer incentives to keep high quality teachers and dismiss those found to be ineffective. TPS is also looking for $15-million in donations from local philanthropists.

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Local & Regional
6:53 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Hard Rock-Tulsa

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Local & Regional
9:07 am
Sun August 2, 2009

Tulsa's Homeless Camps

Tulsa, OK – Agencies help people in homeless camps

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Social service organizations are working with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to break up several homeless camps and help residents find permanent housing.

Mental health, social service and housing providers have visited two homeless camps in Tulsa. The group spoke to about 25 people including parents with adult children, couples and single men and women.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Sun August 2, 2009

Post Offices to Close

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Oklahoma City, OK – 8 Oklahoma post offices may close


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Eight post offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are targeted for closure as the U.S. Postal Service tries to offset a $12 billion loss for this fiscal year.

Dave Lewin, regional spokesman, says the list includes six stations in Oklahoma City.

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to save $6 billion to cut its losses, Lewin said, and also is freezing new hires and administrative salaries and halting construction projects.

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Local & Regional
10:31 am
Sat August 1, 2009

Oklahoma Bank Closed

Washington, D.C. – Regulators shut banks in Fla., NJ, Ohio, Okla.

WASHINGTON (AP) Regulators have shut down banks in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Oklahoma, boosting to 68 the number of federally insured banks to fail this year amid the pressures of the weak economy and mounting loan defaults.

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Local & Regional
10:13 am
Sat August 1, 2009

War Fatality

Cashion, OK – US Marine from Cashion killed in Afghanistan

CASHION, Okla. (AP) A U.S. Marine from Cashion has been killed in Afghanistan.

Family friends confirmed Friday that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Jonathan Stroud died after being wounded Thursday during a firefight while his unit was on foot patrol Afghanistan.

Debra Boyd, whose son Sam graduated with Stroud in 2007 from Cashion High School, says she learned of Stroud's death Thursday from his mother.

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StudioTulsa
4:00 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

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