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7:45 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

Flu Takes Tulsa County Life

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Health Department officials have confirmed that a Tulsa County resident under the age of 18 has died from influenza A. Further laboratory tests will be needed to confirm if the influenza A strain is H1N1 (swine) flu . It is not known at this time if the child had any underlying health conditions.

"The tragic loss of a child in our community is a reminder of how important it is to continue working on ways to prevent further spread of influenza. My deepest sympathies are offered to the child's family." stated Interim Director Reggie Ivey.

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4:00 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

H1N1 Update

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Health Department announced today that it will soon receive a limited supply of H1N1 influenza vaccine. The vaccine is in the form of a nasal spray, which is approved for healthy persons 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant and who do not have underlying medical conditions. It is anticipated that approximately 3,400 doses will arrive within the next week. These are the first doses of the new vaccine to be delivered to the county as part of the initial 21,100 doses shipped to Oklahoma.

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10:11 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Trimble Suspended

Jenks, OK – Jenks football coach suspends himself


JENKS, Okla. (AP) The coach of one of Oklahoma's most prominent high school football programs has suspended himself for the rest of the season.

Jenks coach Allan Trimble's decision comes in the wake of a ruling by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association earlier this semester that one of the Trojans' players was ineligible.

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9:24 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Henry Bellmon Remembered

Henry Bellmon
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Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon's family will accompany his body as it lies in state at the state Capitol.

Bellmon, Oklahoma's first Republican governor, died Tuesday at the age of 88.

Bellmon's body will be brought to the Capitol about 8:30 a.m. Friday. It will lie in state outside the Senate chamber in the fourth floor rotunda until 4 p.m.

A funeral service is scheduled Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Edmond.

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9:23 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Okla. official told industry about pollution fix

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma official says he talked with the poultry industry more than a decade ago about ways to move chicken waste out of the Illinois River watershed.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Director Ed Fite made the comment during testimony yesterday in Oklahoma's pollution lawsuit against 11 Arkansas poultry companies. Oklahoma claims that tons of chicken waste have polluted the Illinois River watershed on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

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9:20 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Council Accepts Grant

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa council votes 7-2 to accept stimulus grant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City Council has voted 7-2 to accept a $3.5 million federal stimulus grant to hire 18 police officers.

The Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS grant will pay the salaries and benefits of the new officers for three years. The city is required to keep the officers at least one year after the first three at a cost of about $1.3 million and will pay about $396,000 to train and equip them.

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4:32 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

The Natural Gas Caucus

Dan Boren

Washington, D.C. – Boren, Murphy start Natural Gas Caucus in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) Congressmen from Oklahoma and Pennsylvania say they have started a Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to try and boost the profile of the energy source.

Dan Boren, D-Okla., and Tim Murphy, R-Pa., said Thursday they have started to recruit other members of Congress. They say their goal is to inform and educate their colleagues and others about the potential for natural gas to be used to meet the nation's future energy needs.

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4:30 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Oklahoma's Meth Madness

Oklahoma City, OK – Prescriptions urged for cold medicines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A doctor's prescription would be needed for what is currently an over-the-counter cold medication under a proposal by Oklahoma's top drug enforcement officer.

Darrell Weaver, director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, says the proposal is designed to cut down on so-called shake-and-bake methamphetamine labs in Oklahoma.

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10:01 am
Thu October 1, 2009

McMahan Wants Conviction Tossed

Tulsa, OK – Convicted ex-auditor wants convictions thrown out

DENVER (AP) Former state Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan is asking a federal appeals court to overturn his convictions on corruption-related charges.

McMahan is serving eight years and one month in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy in June 2008. He was convicted of taking illegal campaign contributions, trips and jewelry.

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10:00 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Update: Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge in Oklahoma's lawsuit against 11 Arkansas poultry companies has reversed himself and will admit government reports on problems associated with chicken waste in the Illinois River valley and what to do about it.

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