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7:05 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Run-Off on Both Sides of District 2

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former prosecutor Rob Wallace will face Muskogee seed company owner Wayne Herriman in an August runoff for the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Wallace led Tuesday's primary over Wayne Herriman, but not by enough to secure the nomination outright. Retired schoolteacher Earl Everett finished third and forced Herriman and Wallace into an Aug. 28 primary runoff.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Oklahoma Republicans Pick Challenger over Sullivan

Jim Bridenstine
Bridenstine Campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine has defeated five-term incumbent John Sullivan to capture the Republican nomination in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.

Bridenstine, who had tea party backing, is a political newcomer who ran a campaign that attempted to paint Sullivan as a career politician who had grown out of touch with working-class Oklahomans. He also criticized Sullivan for missing votes; the incumbent missed votes in 2009 while being treated for alcoholism.

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Local & Regional
11:19 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Iraq Releases US Body of Contractor after Dispute

Michael David Copeland
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BAGHDAD (AP) — The body of an American contractor who was found dead in Baghdad is being flown back to the U.S. after a two-week bureaucratic debate over whether the Iraqi government would perform an autopsy on his remains.

Officials say Michael David Copeland, 37, is one of the first Americans working for the U.S. government to die in Iraq this year. There is no foul play suspected in his death.

Local & Regional
10:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Remains Recovered in Deadly Oklahoma Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board investigates the crash at Goodwell
NTSB

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's medical examiner's office says it has received the remains of three Union Pacific crew members killed when two trains collided head-on in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the medical examiner's office in Oklahoma City has received the remains of three men pulled from the wreckage of the Sunday morning crash near Goodwell.

A Union Pacific spokeswoman did not immediately return calls or emails seeking comment.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Oklahoma Voters Deciding Nominees for November Elections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The race for eastern Oklahoma's U.S. House seat is drawing the most attention in this year's primary elections, as Republicans look to take a seat now held by the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Six Republicans and three Democrats are running to represent the sprawling 2nd Congressional District, where Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren is stepping down after four terms.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

O-DOT Worker Killed

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HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an Oklahoma Department of Transportation worker has been killed when a recreational vehicle crashed into the parked ODOT truck he was in on Interstate 40.

Lt. George Brown told reporters that 47-year-old Tim Vandiver died in the collision near Henryetta shortly after noon Monday. Brown says seven people in the RV were injured and are hospitalized in unknown condition.

Brown says the driver of the RV apparently was sleepy and the vehicle drifted off the interstate and crashed into the ODOT truck.

Local & Regional
6:57 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Highway 75 North Near Ramona Closed after Buckling

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RAMONA, Okla. (AP) — Transportation officials in Oklahoma have shut down northbound lanes of U.S. 75 near Ramona in Washington County after portions of the road buckled.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell says heat in the region likely played a role in the buckling of the asphalt on Monday. The National Weather Service reports temperatures reached 101 degrees in nearby Bartlesville during the day.

Local & Regional
2:12 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Braggs Residents Asked to Conserve Water

Braggs is in Muskogee County

BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) — Officials in Braggs say the town is facing a water shortage.

Town Clerk Rebecca Smith says all 416 water customers have been asked to avoid outdoor watering and to not fill their swimming pools. Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the town hopes to open up a shared water line between Fort Braggs and the city of Braggs.

Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Mental Exam Ordered for Tulsa Shooting Suspect

Andrew Dennehy on the court house plaza
John Fancher/Tulsa Library

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a man charged with shooting two people outside of the Tulsa County courthouse.

Attorneys for Andrew Dennehy requested that the evaluation be conducted July 12, and a judge in Tulsa granted that request last week. Dennehy is charged with shooting with intent to kill and reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with the March 7 shootings. He has pleaded not guilty.

Local & Regional
10:56 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Key parts of Arizona's immigration law have been struck down by the Supreme Court -- but not the provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally.

Even there, though, the justices said the provision could face additional legal challenges. And while upholding the "show me your papers" requirement for now, the justices took the teeth out of it -- by prohibiting police officers from arresting people on minor immigration charges.

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