Local & Regional
2:25 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Military Legislation

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Mary Fallin has signed three bills she says are designed to help military personnel and their families in Oklahoma.

Fallin late Thursday signed one bill that would provide scholarships to the children of military personnel killed in the line of duty after Jan. 1, 2000.

A second bill would prohibit soldiers heading overseas from having their military deployment negatively impact their child custody agreement.

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Local & Regional
9:05 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Illinois River Flood Damage

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahomans who visit the Illinois River during the long Memorial Day weekend will get a first-hand look at damage to the river bank and recreational facilities caused by last month's flooding.

Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts President Joe Parker says flooding along the river may have caused as much as $1.5 million in damage to stream banks, fences, streamside bathroom facilities and camp sites

But Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission director Ed Fite says the Illinois is still open for recreational use.

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StudioTulsa
5:11 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

"Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter"

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Local & Regional
3:26 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Body Found

Piedmont, OK – Authorities say they found the body of a 3-year-old boy who had been missing since a tornado struck his Oklahoma home.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said Thursday that Ryan Hamil's body was found Thursday morning on the shore of Lake Falcon, near his home in Piedmont. He says the boy's body was likely washed to the shore by changing currents.

The boy had been missing since a tornado destroyed his home Tuesday. West said the boy's 15-month-old brother, Cole, also died.

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Local & Regional
2:47 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Superintendent of the Year

Oklahoma City, OK – The superintendent of the Newcastle Public School District has been named the 2011 Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year.

The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators says Robert Everett was chosen from superintendent finalists from across the state, and will be recognized at the Annual Summer Conference set for June 8-10. It's hosted by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration.

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JazzSet
9:59 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 10:10 am

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bass and drums, respectively.

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Local & Regional
1:15 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Midwest Severe- Governor

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 68 Oklahoma counties after tornadoes raked across the state, destroying homes and businesses and killing eight people.

The governor issued the declaration Wednesday and it includes most of the state, which was battered with tornadoes, straight-line winds, damaging hail and flooding.

The executive order authorizes state agencies to make emergency purchases. It also activates a state law prohibiting price gouging goes into effect.

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Oklahoma Storms

Norman, OK – Employees at the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center found themselves heeding their own advice when they took cover as tornadoes barreled through Oklahoma.

Storm Prediction Center spokeswoman Keli Tarp says the employees in the building were told to go to a shelter as a tornado passed by in south Norman. There have been no reports of damage or injuries at the center.

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Local & Regional
12:27 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

BIA Decision

Oklahoma City – The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs says the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can place 76 acres of land south of Tahlequah into trust status.

The Tahlequah-based tribe received a letter Tuesday from the BIA regional office in Muskogee stating the agency's approval of the UKB's application.

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