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9:08 am
Thu July 23, 2009

Inmates Set for Deportation

Boley, OK – 22 inmates scheduled for deportation

BOLEY, Okla. (AP) Nearly two dozen illegal inmates in state prison are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation.

A group of 22 inmates are scheduled to be transferred Thursday from the John Lilley Correctional Center near Boley to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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9:04 am
Thu July 23, 2009

Swine Flu Outbreak at McAlester

McAlester, OK – McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Eight soldiers at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant have tested positive for the swine flu in what health officials say is the largest single outbreak of the virus in the state.

The base's medical director Dr. Norman McAlester said Wednesday most of the soldiers already have recovered. He says all the soldiers who were ill wore face masks and were isolated from the rest of the soldiers who were taking part in a national training exercise at the base.

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9:01 am
Thu July 23, 2009

Trooper Suspended

Trooper Daniel Martin is video taped in a scuffle with a EMT
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Stroud, OK – Okla. trooper suspended for fight with paramedic

STROUD, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper caught on video cussing and fighting with the driver of an ambulance carrying a patient has been suspended for five days.

A patrol spokesman said Trooper Daniel Martin was put on unpaid suspension Wednesday and must undergo an anger assessment.

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5:54 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

WNBA May Play in Tulsa

Chamber CEO Mike Neal, Mayor Taylor and Investors Bill Cameron and David Box make the WNBA announcement at Tulsa's BOK Center.

Tulsa, OK – A group of businessmen, business women and community leaders from Tulsa and Oklahoma City today reported progress and expressed confidence in their efforts to bring professional Women's National Basketball Association franchise to Tulsa. Their goal is to begin playing home games at the BOK Center in June 2010.

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5:11 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Test Results Delay

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma school districts won't be getting the results of key tests on student exams until late August.

Most schools were expecting test results this week.

Officials say the delay in getting results for the No Child Left Behind testing is because the state raised proficiency standards on the exams.

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3:27 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Amber Alert Was A Hoax

Stillwater, OK – The sister of the missing girl says she made up the story to cover for her sister who apparently ran-away from home.

Below is the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety dispatch canceling the alert:


MSG NR: 94440 ORI: OKOHP1700 DATE: 07-22-09

TO: ALL AGENCIES

REF: ****CANCEL AMBER ALERT****AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR MYCAH MICHELLE JAMES HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

AUTH: GENE THAXTON, AMBER ALERT DIRECTOR
OPER: L. BYRD

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12:19 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Candidate Bows Out

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa mayoral candidate withdraws from race

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police officer has withdrawn his name as a candidate for mayor of the city.

Officer Cleon Burrell says he wasn't aware that the city's employee manual prohibits current employees from running for a city office.

Burrell says he could quit but still has bills to pay. His name will remain on the ballot because the deadline for removing it has passed.

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12:00 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Progress on Reopening Closed Store

The closed Albertson's Store at Pine and North Peoria.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – We could learn tomorrow (Thursday) the name of a new tenant at the old Pine and Peoria Albertson's store. The old store closed when Albertson's left Oklahoma in 2007, leaving the area without a name-brand supermarket.

The Tulsa Economic Development Corporation is ready to make a $2-million dollar loan available to the grocer who wants to reopen the store. The Tulsa City Council has agreed to back the loan.

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11:11 am
Wed July 22, 2009

Rock and Ribs

BOK Center Manager John Bolton announces the Rock and Ribs Festival as Mayor Kathy Taylor and a Rib Crib executive looks on during news conference.
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9:45 am
Wed July 22, 2009

A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On: At Chandler

Chandler, OK – CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has been recorded near Chandler in central Oklahoma but appears to have caused no damage or injury. The geological survey reports the quake had a magnitude of 3.3 but authorities say they received no calls from residents.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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