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Local & Regional
2:56 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

Gilcrease expansion

TU President Steadmam Upham makes the announcement at the museum.
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Tulsa, OK – The University of Tulsa, which manages the world-renowned Gilcrease Museum, has acquired the C.M. Russell Research Collection that contains more than 13,000 objects that cover a full range of the artist's life and work. Russell's biographer, Homer Britzman, gathered the items with the assistance of Nancy Russell, the artist's widow, following the artist's death in 1926.

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1:58 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

UPDATE: Quarry Crash

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Tulsa, OK – Relative of crash victim sues

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The brother of a woman who was killed in a rock quarry crash in Tulsa has filed a lawsuit that blames the quarry for the crash.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, also names the driver of the vehicle, who also died in the Sept. 5 crash.

Troy Adams, 24; Mark Gaches, 23; and Andrea Merriman, 21, were killed when the pickup truck driven by Adams left the roadway and crashed into the APAC rock quarry. Amanda Stone, 19, another passenger, was seriously injured.

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Local & Regional
1:15 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

GRDA Rate Hike

Tulsa, OK – GRDA to increase rates

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority plans to increase its base rates 11.95 percent on Jan. 1 unless economic activity picks up.

Officials say the increase approved by GRDA directors Wednesday is needed to meet debt service requirements in the face of lower-than-expected revenues.

The authority issued $540 million in new debt last year, primarily to buy a 36 percent share in the Red Bud generating plant near Luther.

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Local & Regional
10:54 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Fewer Fair-goers

One of the fun houses at this year's Tulsa State Fair.
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Attendance at this year's Tulsa State Fair was down 8.7 percent from last year.

Expo Square President and CEO Mark Andrus estimate this year's attendance to be 835,000, down from last years estimated attendance of 915,000. It's the third straight year estimated attendance at the fair has declined.

Andrus says bad weather had a lot to do with this year's numbers.

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Local & Regional
10:25 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Prison Crisis

Granite,OK – Lawmakers: Prison too valuable to close

GRANITE, Okla. (AP) State lawmakers say they have no plans to close the Oklahoma State Reformatory.

Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and Sen. Anthony Sykes of Newcastle toured the state facility in Granite on Wednesday. They say lawmakers will consider a private maximum-security prison, but that it will be an addition to current state prisons.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Oh So Close... Hurricane Heartbreak

Tulsa, OK – No. 5 Boise State holds off Tulsa 28-21

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Kellen Moore threw two short touchdown passes to Tommy Gallarda, and No. 5 Boise State survived a late scare from Tulsa to escape with a 28-21 victory Wednesday night in one of the last road tests standing between the undefeated Broncos and the BCS.

With Boise State (6-0) trailing for the first time all season, Moore was perfect on two scoring drives to put the Broncos ahead to stay.

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Local & Regional
4:07 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues

Dewey Bartlett, Tom Adelson and Mark Perkins listen to the first question at a candidate forum.
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Tulsa, OK – Republican Dewey Bartlett, Democrat Tom Adelson and Independent candidate Mark Perkins discussed the issues before the Tulsa Rotary Club. Click on the link above and hear their closing statements, then be sure and join us on Monday for a LIVE debate with the same candidates. Our coverage begins at 12:30.

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Local & Regional
4:06 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Dog Attack

Grove is in Delaware County.
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Grove, OK – Boy mauled by dog

GROVE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an 11-year-old boy underwent surgery after being mauled by a Great Dane.

According to a police report, Troy Helms was attacked by the dog after falling at the Strut Your Mutt dog walk at Grand Lake on Saturday. Helms received more than 100 stitches.

Humane Society vice president Lori Follis says she saw the dog bite the boy and clamp down on his face and neck.

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Local & Regional
12:21 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

New CEO at Red Cross

Tulsa's Red Cross headquarters in at 11th and Highway 169/
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Tulsa, OK – The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Regina Moon will be the new CEO of the Tulsa Area Chapter.

She will begin Monday, Oct. 19. Additionally, the new board of directors will be appointed and Moon introduced at the Red Cross annual meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Red Cross, 10151 E. 11th St. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

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Local & Regional
12:17 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Cold Weather Warnings from TFD

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Tulsa, OK – - As the temperature outside drops, Tulsa and surrounding area families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

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