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10:39 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Forum Set For Enid

En id, OK – Candidates for governor set for Enid forum

ENID, Okla. (AP) All six candidates for Oklahoma governor are expected to participate in a gubernatorial forum in Enid.

The nonpartisan, public policy group The Oklahoma Academy will host the forum at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Autry Technology Center in Enid. It's one of several forums hosted by the group, but the first for which all six candidates are scheduled to attend.

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Local & Regional
10:37 am
Wed July 7, 2010

OSBI Director Leaving

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Oklahoma City, OK – OSBI director leaving to lead new UCO school

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) The director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is leaving that agency after 15 years to lead a new criminal justice school at the University of Central Oklahoma.

DeWade Langley announced his resignation in an e-mail to OSBI employees sent Tuesday, the same day UCO announced his appointment. Langley gave no effective date for his resignation and a news release from UCO did not include his starting date at the Edmond university.

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Local & Regional
4:56 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Mayor Hires Attorney

Mayor Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK –
Statement from Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.

The citizens of Tulsa expect and deserve better than what they have been getting from their city government. With that undeniable truth in mind, I today renew my commitment to lead this city. I will focus my energies not on politics or false accusations, but rather on issues that are critical to Tulsans, such as our economy, the current budget crisis, more efficient government, public safety and street improvements.

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StudioTulsa
3:49 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Now at Gilcrease: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Nation"

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Local & Regional
3:28 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Machete Arrest

Lawton is in Comanche County
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Lawton, Okla. – LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Lawton police have arrested a shirtless man they say was carrying around a machete and a stolen flag.

Police say they received a call about the unidentified man in southwest Lawton about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Dispatchers told officers the man might need an emergency order of detention. The man was described as in his early 40s, shirtless, wearing a pair of blue jeans and carrying the machete and flag.

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Local & Regional
3:25 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Entrepreneurs Compete

Tulsa, Okla. – Competitors in the Spirit Bank/Tulsa Community College Entrepreneurial Spirit Award will face the next round of competition tomorrow, with the first of three pitching rounds.

They will have 7 minutes to pitch their original business model, followed by 8 minutes of detailed questioning by judges.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Man Dies in Custody

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) Officials are investigating after a man who was wrestled to the ground by Oklahoma City police officers died while in custody.

Police say the man collapsed shortly after officers arrested him Monday night. Master Sgt. Gary Knight says he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say officers were responding to a report of suspicious activity when they spotted the man outside a store.

Knight says the man dropped a gun and ran off once he saw the officers.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Bridge Repairs

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma transportation officials have ordered modifications to bridges in the state that are similar to one that was involved in a deadly collapse in Minnesota in 2007.

Gary Evans, the chief engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said Tuesday that officials have ordered a design review of 95 truss bridges in the state. Evans says reports on 30 of the bridges have been received so far and that nine of them needed modification.

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Feds Sue Arizona: Coburn Reacts

Senator Tom Coburn speaks to the Tulsa Kiwanis Club about immigration.
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Tulsa, OK – Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law

TULSA, OK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants.

The government filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Tuesday.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Arizona is following federal law, something, he says, the federal government is not doing.

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Local & Regional
3:07 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top-Local-Stories:

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