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9:56 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Close Call at Enid AF Base

Enid, OK – Okla police prevent tanker-train crash, explosion

ENID, Okla. (AP) Two Enid police officers were able to move a stalled fuel tanker truck off a set of railroad tracks with only seconds to spare before a train reached the crossing.

Detective Robin Bench and Officer Ryan Fuxa got the call Thursday evening and rushed to the scene near Vance Air Force Base.

They found a tanker with 8,000 gallons of jet fuel on the tracks while a locomotive was pulling a string of cars less than a mile away.

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9:56 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Continuing Coverage: Tulsa Police Corruption

Tulsa, OK – Judge denies release for 2 charged Okla officers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa police officers charged in a corruption scandal have lost a bid to be freed from jail while they await trial.

U.S. District Judge Bruce Black on Friday turned away an attempt by Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton to overturn a magistrate judge's decision to keep them locked up.

Black said there would be no way to "assure the public safety" if Henderson and Yelton were freed.

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9:46 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Nichols Files Suit

Terry Nichols

Denver, CO – Okla. City bomber says he was force fed

DENVER (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says prison officials inserted IVs into his veins and force fed him following hunger strikes this year.

Nichols recently filed a handwritten document in a lawsuit filed against Supermax prison officials over the lack of whole grains, unpeeled fruit, and fewer refined foods in his diet. He said he has gone through three hunger strikes since February.

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9:40 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Oklahoma Harvest News

Oklahoma City, OK – Russian grain export ban helps Okla. wheat farmers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma wheat farmers who held onto their grain rather than selling it during the recent harvest are benefiting from Russia's ban on grain exports.

Russian has banned exports of its wheat because of severe drought and wildfires that destroyed about 20 percent of the crop. The ban means countries in Africa and the Middle East are now looking elsewhere for wheat.

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2:49 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Land Fill Smoke Not Toxic

The landfill at 56th Street North and Highway 75 is closed till further notice.
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2:13 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Sales Tax Numbers Increase

Tulsa, OK –
The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid July to mid August, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are slightly above last year's and higher than budget predictions.

Actual sales tax received is $17,116,149 compared to the $16,849,105 collected during the same period last year, which is a 1.58% increase. The budget estimate for the period was $15,979,000.

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1:51 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Tulsa Police Corruption

Indicted Tulsa Police Officer Bill Yelton

Tulsa, OK – Okla police officer seeks release from jail

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police officer accused of corruption has asked a federal judge to release him from custody.

A motion filed on behalf of Bill Yelton seeks to reverse a U.S. magistrate's decision to detail him prior to trial.

Yelton and co-defendant, Jeff Henderson, remain jailed after federal indictments accused them, two present and one retired police officer of crimes including perjury and planting drug evidence.

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1:49 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Landfill Update

Landfill fire at 56th Street North and U.S. Highway 75.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla agency orders landfill to stop taking waste

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has told a north Tulsa landfill where a fire occurred to stop accepting waste.

The agency issued the emergency order Thursday to the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill.

Under the order, the landfill must be in compliance with all applicable regulations, including those that may have contributed to the fire, before it can reopen.

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9:44 am
Fri August 6, 2010

Council Requests Review

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson and Mayor Bartlett at a City Council meeting.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa council wants ethics review of mayor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City Council wants to know if Mayor Dewey Bartlett committed an ethics violation.

The council voted unanimously to ask the city's Auditor's Office to investigate the mayor's accepting free legal services from an attorney who has done legal work for the city in the past.

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8:14 am
Fri August 6, 2010

This Morning's Local News

August 6, 2010 – The top local news of the day

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