Local & Regional
10:07 am
Sun March 14, 2010

Oologah Update

Oologah, OK – OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) Two students at an elementary school in the Oologah-Talala School District have died from a rare blood disease.

Andrew Gregory Thomas, 7, and Shuache Moua, 8, died Thursday after contracting an infection called meningococcemia, also known as meningitis.

The two were among six children from Oologah-Talala schools who fell ill with the disease last week.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Sun March 14, 2010

Sarah Pallin Draws Tulsa Crowd

Tulsa, OK – Palin, Beck target nation's leaders in Tulsa event

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sarah Palin says expanded government and growth in federal spending will hurt the country.

Palin, former Alaska governor who was the Republican nominee for vice president last year, appeared Saturday with conservative commentator Glenn Beck at an event in the Tulsa Convention Center.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Sun March 14, 2010

Tulsa Inmate Dies

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says a 31-year-old jail inmate has died.

Sgt. Shannon Clark says Damien Tucker died Friday after possibly going into cardiac arrest.

Clark says Tucker started feeling sick in his cell and contacted a detention officer for help. He says Tucker lost consciousness soon afterward and was taken to the jail's medical unit.

Clark says Tucker was then transported by ambulance to Hillcrest Medical Center, where he later died.

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Local & Regional
1:17 pm
Sat March 13, 2010

Read the Plan

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Downtown Area Master Plan

Tulsa's Downtown Area Master Plan is now available on the City of Tulsa website. See the plan at http://www.cityoftulsa.org/community-programs/planning/downtown-master-plan.aspx.

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Local & Regional
1:10 pm
Sat March 13, 2010

Sunshine Week Awards

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) FOI Oklahoma has honored the Tulsa World and Kristy Yager of the City of Oklahoma City for their commitment to freedom of information and openness in government.

The organization presented the Ben Blackstock Award to the Tulsa World Saturday for the newspaper's nearly decade-long effort to gain access to computerized records from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Yager was given the Sunshine Award for working to provide useful information to the public.

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Local & Regional
1:17 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

The Latest from Oologah

The Oologah School complex.
Oologah Chamber of Commerce

Oologah, OK – State Health Department Clinic open for second day at Oologah Elementary School


State and county health officials are at the Oologah-Talala lower elementary school again today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after several cases of meningococcal disease occurred in students who attend the school.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Helicopter Crash Update

Tahlequah, OK – Autopsy found meth in system of helicopter pilot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office says a helicopter pilot had methamphetamine and a painkiller in his system when he crashed in October killing himself and a passenger.

Medical examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Friday the drugs were confirmed in the liver and brain of 26-year-old Mark Mahaney. Mahaney and 20-year-old Darci Scraper died when the helicopter crashed in a field near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.

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Local & Regional
10:38 am
Fri March 12, 2010

I-44 Delays

Tulsa, OK – As part of the scheduled plans for the bridge replacements at the I-44/161st E. Ave. junction, the left lane of east and westbound I-44 will be closed at the 161st E. Ave. junction from midnight Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Additionally, all lanes of 165th E. Ave. underneath I-44 will be closed as part of this project.

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9:43 am
Fri March 12, 2010

H1N1 is Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Delaware Co. girl latest swine flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say an adolescent female has become the latest Oklahoman to die of complications from swine flu.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that the Delaware County girl died in late February.

Health officials say an elderly Comanche County man died of Type A influenza, but it wasn't immediately known if the virus was swine-origin influenza A, or H1N1.

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