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1:57 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

NTSB Report on Deadly Miami Crash

Washington, D.C. – NTSB cites fatigue in Okla. crash that killed 10

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal safety investigators say a tractor-trailer truck driver who slammed his rig into a line of cars stopped on a stretch of Oklahoma highway last year, killing 10 people, was likely suffering from fatigue.

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12:23 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Mayor Indicted

Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates

Tulsa, OK – Stillwater mayor faces computer crimes charge

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates is accused of using his city computer to try to win a public grant for the company he owns.

A felony indictment unsealed Monday accuses the 28-year-old Bates of using his official computer and e-mail account to help obtain a $5,000 grant for his company, Icon Properties. The indictment in Payne County District Court alleges that Bates violated Oklahoma's Computer Crimes Act.

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12:22 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Teachers Sue District

Norman, OK – Teachers suing Norman school district

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The Norman school district is being sued by nine teachers over the withholding of $355.12 in taxes from a $5,000 bonus they received.

The state provides the bonus to National Board certified teachers. The money is sent to the districts to pay the teachers.

The state has in the past included funding to pay the tax but this year did not. The district withheld the tax from the bonus.

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10:13 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Lottery Winner

Oklahoma City, OK – Guthrie man claims $200,000 lottery prize

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Mowing the lawn may have just gotten a little easier for a Guthrie man.

Charles Anderson has claimed a winning $200,000 Powerball ticket from the Sept. 22 drawing and says he'll pay off his debts and maybe buy a riding lawn mower.

The lottery commission announced Monday that Anderson has claimed the prize after matching all five white balls in last Wednesday's drawing.

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8:29 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Tuesday Morning

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1:39 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Boynton Judgeship

Tulsa, OK – Prosecutor: Man not eligible to be Boynton judge

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The Muskogee County prosecutor says a Tulsa man who claims to be a candidate for judge in Boynton is not eligible for the post.

Political adviser Bruce Niemi told the Tulsa World he's under consideration for the position. But District Attorney Larry Moore told the Muskogee Phoenix on Saturday that Niemi is not eligible because he doesn't live in Muskogee County or an adjacent county as required.

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1:36 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Tulsa Soldier Facing Charges of Rape and Burglary

Fort Brag, North Carolina – FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) An Army judge in North Carolina is expected to set a trial date for an Oklahoma soldier accused in a series of rapes and break-ins at Fort Bragg.

The 82nd Airborne Division says a pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday for 23-year-old Aaron Pernell of Tulsa, Okla. Pernell could face life in prison if he is convicted of rape in the military court system.

The judge is hearing arguments on a series of pretrial issues, including the best date for a court-martial.

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1:36 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Tulsa Soldier Facing Charges of Rape and Burglary

Fort Brag, North Carolina – FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) An Army judge in North Carolina is expected to set a trial date for an Oklahoma soldier accused in a series of rapes and break-ins at Fort Bragg.

The 82nd Airborne Division says a pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday for 23-year-old Aaron Pernell of Tulsa, Okla. Pernell could face life in prison if he is convicted of rape in the military court system.

The judge is hearing arguments on a series of pretrial issues, including the best date for a court-martial.

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1:30 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Federal Grants Help State Law Enforcement

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are using federal stimulus funds for various needs ranging from buying guns and computers to rehiring laid off officers.

U.S. Justice Department records show more than 100 county and municipal departments were eligible for about $9 million in stimulus funds.

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1:22 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Deadline Extension

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