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9:39 am
Sun January 9, 2011

Oklahoma Delegation Reaction to Arizona Shooting

Congressman Dan Boren at Community forum.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla congressman says friend's shooting 'horrific'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Rep. Dan Boren calls the shooting of his friend and colleague, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a "horrific event."

Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a Tucson grocery store, killing five and wounding several others.

Boren, D-Okla., said he and Giffords were friends before she came to Congress and they are members of the fiscally conservative, "Blue Dog" Democrats.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sun January 9, 2011

Winter Storm Approaches

Oklahoma City, OK – Winter storm warning in effect for SE Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Southern Oklahoma could bear the brunt of an approaching winter storm that's forecast to bring wintry precipitation and bitterly cold air to the region.

The National Weather Service has included McCurtain County in a winter storm warning for Sunday. Forecasters say four to eight inches of snow are possible.

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Local & Regional
4:32 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Sale Tax Numbers UP

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax revenue for mid-November to mid-December, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, is 5.9 percent above the same period last year.

"That's good news," the mayor said, "and, with the consensus of the City Council, we have implemented several budget amendments to restore employee pay, cut furlough days, add a planning director and more.

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Local & Regional
4:27 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Health Care Suit

Tulsa, OK – Incoming Okla. AG to challenge health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's incoming attorney general says he plans to file a separate legal challenge against the federal government over the new federal health care law.

Republican Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt said Friday he plans to file a lawsuit soon after he's sworn into office on Monday. Oklahoma would be the third state to file its own legal challenge. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Virginia and Florida.

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Local & Regional
4:24 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Sentence: 5 years Probation

Reproductive Services
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Tulsa, Ok – Okla. clinic director gets probation for bomb scare

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a former Reproductive Services of Tulsa executive director to five years of probation for falsely reporting a bomb threat at the clinic last year.

U.S. Chief District Judge Claire Eagan also on Friday ordered Linda Meek to pay $1,441 in restitution to the Tulsa Police Department for costs it incurred while responding to the bogus threat.

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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Noted Physicist Eric Mazur and His Idea of "Peer Instruction"

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Local & Regional
10:29 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Escapee Back in Custody

Sapulpa, OK – Police: Okla. inmate captured at Sapulpa motel

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Police say they've captured an escaped inmate from Tulsa after a four-hour standoff at a Sapulpa motel.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the inmate escaped from the Avalon Treatment Center. Police say they found the inmate's car in the parking lot of the Interstate Inn and knocked on his motel room door. Police say a woman left the room and was arrested, but the suspect refused to leave.

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Winter Arrives This Weekend

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) Road crews in Oklahoma City are preparing for possible snow and ice predicted for the state this weekend.

The city says that crews are pre-treating bridges and overpasses Friday with salt brine solution in preparation for the bad weather.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri January 7, 2011

City Attorney Slammed

Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council votes eight-to-one no confidence in acting city attorney David Pauling. Councilor Rick Westcott says Pauling violated client-attorney privilege.

The lone no voted came from Councilor GT Bynum. The vote also called for Pauling's resignation.

In other council action: furlough days are being ended at city hall and pay cuts will be restored.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri January 7, 2011

QT Killer Executed

McAlester, OK – Oklahoma inmate executed for 1995 slaying

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma death row inmate was executed yesterday for the 1995 slaying of a convenience store worker who prosecutors said was brutally beaten with a baseball bat.

A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said that 39-year-old Billy Don Alverson was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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