Local & Regional
12:20 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Ad is Wrong?

Oklahoma City, OK – DA calls political attack ad 'completely false'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Democratic district attorney is defending a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor who was the target of an attack ad that links him to a political corruption probe.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Monday the allegations in the ad are "completely false and without any basis in fact."

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Local & Regional
10:19 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Tulsa River Development

The Arkansas River at downtown Tulsa
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A foundation is gathering ideas for development along the Arkansas River, not far from Tulsa's downtown. The George Kaiser Family Foundation has given firms an Oct. 29 deadline to respond with their qualifications to help develop a master plan to develop the area now known as the Blair property and the Crow Creek Apartments.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Prison Employees Upset

Oklahoma City, OK – Prison employees want more funding, end furloughs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees plan a news conference to call for more funding for prisons and an end to furloughs for DOC employees.

The news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Oklahoma state Capitol hosted by the union representing state employees the Oklahoma Public Employees Association.

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Local & Regional
11:47 am
Sun October 17, 2010

Hotel raid busts meth cooks

Tulsa, OK –
Five people are arrest after found cooking meth in a south Tulsa hotel. A Tulsa Police officer was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes at the Tulsa Select Hotel at I-44 and South Yale. The bust was made shortly after seven p.m. Saturday night. Two rooms were being used to manufacture the drugs.

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Local & Regional
11:35 am
Sun October 17, 2010

Overnight Fire

Tulsa, OK – An overnight apartment fire in Tulsa was apparently the work of an arsonist. It happened at the Lakes Apartments near 81st and South Wheeling. Eyewitnesses tell fire investigators the blaze was started by someone at the foot of the stairs. Two people had to be rescued while the top two apartments were gutted by the 3a.m. flames.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Sun October 17, 2010

Facebook Arrest of Oklahoma Man

Green River, WY – Wyo. detective uses Facebook to find wanted man

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) The Sweetwater County sheriff says authorities used Facebook to find a man in Oklahoma who is wanted on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.

Sheriff Rich Haskell says one of his detectives generated leads through Facebook to find the location of 42-year-old Henry William Sadberry. It was unclear what information authorities found on the social networking site that led them to Sadberry.

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Local & Regional
11:13 am
Sun October 17, 2010

Oklahoma Foreclosures

Oklahoma City, oK – Okla banking official criticizes foreclosure probe


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association is criticizing a nationwide investigation into foreclosure practices and says a proposed moratorium on foreclosures could have a devastating effect on the economy.

Jan Miller told The Oklahoman the investigation by attorneys general nationwide including Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is intended to put lenders in a bad light.

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Local & Regional
11:09 am
Sun October 17, 2010

Football Recap

Undated – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners rolled to a 52-0 victory against Iowa State last night. DeMarco Murray scored three times to set Oklahoma's career record for touchdowns, surpassing 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens' record of 57 touchdowns in his career. Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game.

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Local & Regional
10:55 am
Sat October 16, 2010

Indian Settlement

Washington, D.C. – Judge extends deadline to OK Indian settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) A judge has set Jan. 7 as the new deadline for Congress to approve a $3.4 billion settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians.

The U.S. Senate has adjourned without giving the Obama administration the authority to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 1996 by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Mont. The suit accuses the federal government of mismanaging billions of dollars held in trust for Indian landowners.

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Local & Regional
10:52 am
Sat October 16, 2010

Trooper Resentenced

Lawton, OK – Resentencing set for man who killed Okla. trooper

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) A Comanche County judge will hear testimony next week in the resentencing trial of a former firefighter who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2003 death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Jurors were scheduled to hear the case this week, but the Lawton Constitution says District Judge Gerald Neuwirth informed them they wouldn't hear testimony in the proceeding. Court records show a non-jury trial is set for Monday.

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