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9:16 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Off-duty Accident Injuries Claim Tulsa County Deputy

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy has died from injuries she suffered in an off-duty accident.

Deputy Laura Nieves died about 3:30 p.m. Friday at home. She was 35.

Sergeant Shannon Clark said at the family's request, details of the accident won't be made public.

The Tulsa World reports that Nieves began working with the sheriff's office in 2007 and became a deputy in 2008. She was assigned to the Court Operations Division.

She was married to another Tulsa County deputy and had two children.

Local & Regional
12:38 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Oklahoma Breaks Record for Warmest Spring

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says the state has just set a new mark for the warmest spring on record.

The agency said Friday that temperatures from March through May averaged 65.1 degrees.

That's 2.2 degrees warmer than the old mark of 62.9 degrees set in 2002. The 2012 temperature average was also 6 degrees above normal.

The statewide average temperature for May was 72.2 degrees, which was the fifth-warmest on record. March this year was the warmest ever recorded in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Tribe asks Government Agency to Reconsider Casino

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WETUMKA, Okla. (AP) — A small Oklahoma Indian tribe is asking a government agency to reverse a ruling banning it from building a casino in a Tulsa suburb.

The 350-member Kialegee Tribal Town says it now has legal jurisdiction over the 20-acre parcel in Broken Arrow because the two owners of the property were recently enrolled as members of the tribe.

Last week, the National Indian Gaming Commission ruled the casino couldn't be built on the land because the owners were members of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

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Local & Regional
7:09 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Voter Deadline Today for June 26 Oklahoma Primary

Tulsa County Election Board on North Denver Ave.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Today is the deadline for voters to register to participate in the Oklahoma primary election on June 26.

A valid registration application must be received by the State Election Board, a county election board, a motor license agency or a designated voter registration agency by June 1st. If being mailed, applications must be postmarked by June 1st.

Voters must be U.S citizens and Oklahoma residents and be at least 18 years old on the date of the election. It is a felony to submit false information on a voter registration application.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Boy Found Unresponsive in Tulsa Pool Dies

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a 5-year-old boy who was found unresponsive at an apartment complex swimming pool has died.

Officers said Thursday the child was swimming with some other children in a pool at the Canyon Creek Apartments Wednesday night when the other children screamed for help after noticing he was under water and not moving.

Police say he was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition and died later that night.

An investigation is under way.

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Governor signs $3-Million Textbook Funding Boost

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A last-minute bill to provide an additional $3 million in textbook money to local school districts has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The funding bill was one of more three dozen bills Fallin signed into law on Wednesday.

The additional $3 million increases the total amount schools will receive for instructional and textbook purposes to $33 million.

Local & Regional
11:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Tulsa Bound Plane Slides Off Runway at Chicago O'Hare; Nobody Hurt

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Aviation Department officials say a passenger plane slid off the runway at O'Hare International Airport after it returned there because of mechanical problems.

Spokesman Gregg Cunningham says nobody was injured aboard the American Eagle plane that left the runway shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Cunningham says the plane had taken off from O'Hare headed for Tulsa, Okla., when the pilot reported mechanical problems and turned around to return to O'Hare.

Local & Regional
7:56 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Governor Vetoes Bill with Agency Head Raises

Governor Fallin
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have given the director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation more power to set his top executives' salaries.

The bill that passed in the waning days of the legislative session also would have removed the salary caps for director salaries at the Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Teachers' Retirement System and State Banking Department.

Local & Regional
7:49 am
Thu May 31, 2012

2 DHS Commissioners Resign from Posts

Steven Dow
Tulsa-CAP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two members of the commission that oversees the Oklahoma Department of Human Services have resigned from their posts.

Gov. Mary Fallin said she accepted the resignations Wednesday of Commissioners Steven Dow and Anne Roberts, both of whom were appointed by Fallin's predecessor Gov. Brad Henry, a Democrat.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Kialegees ask for Sports Bar at BA Casino Site

Sign at former Casino site
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Indian tribe that hoped to open a casino in Broken Arrow is asking a federal judge to allow them to build a sports bar and music venue instead.

The Kialegee Tribal Town filed a motion Wednesday, asking U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to modify an injunction issued May 18 that prohibits the tribe from building on the site.

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