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9:12 am
Sat July 31, 2010

Child Shot in Tulsa

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Tulsa, OK – Child shot during Tulsa apartment dispute

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa say a 7-year-old boy was seriously wounded when he was hit by a bullet that penetrated the door to his apartment after he looked outside during a dispute.

Officials said the child was in serious condition at a Tulsa hospital Friday afternoon.

Tulsa Police Capt. Randy Hughes told the Tulsa World that the shooting occurred at about noon.

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9:08 am
Fri July 30, 2010

OSU Introduces Social Media

Stillwater, Okla. – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University has launched a new social media network for incoming students which school officials say is designed to help with the transition into college.

About 1,800 incoming students from 48 states and eight countries have registered for OKStateU 1.0 since it debuted in May. Only incoming OSU students are allowed to register for the site, which provides information on more than 200 events scheduled during the school's "Welcome Week" for students.

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9:05 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Wind Farm Planned

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved construction of another wind farm for Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

OG&E says the "Crossroads" wind farm will be built near Canton in Dewey County and will include at least 86 wind turbines to generate electricity.

The company says customers will initially see a 59 to 65 cent increase in monthly bills due to the wind farm but the cost is expected to begin falling in 2013 or 2014.

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8:44 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Ex-Deputy Sentenced

Muskogee, OK – Ex-deputy sheriff sentenced for assaulting 3 men


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A former Choctaw County deputy sheriff has been sentenced to prison for assaulting three men while he was a deputy.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling says Ben Milner was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Muskogee to 18 months in prison. Milner was convicted last September of violating the civil rights of the three men and of falsifying official reports in an effort to cover up his actions.

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8:38 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Charges Filed

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Okmulgee, OK – Manslaughter charges filed in death of Okla. girl

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors have charged the foster parent of a 3-year-old girl with manslaughter after the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Prosecutors filed the charges against 61-year-old Sharon Whitecloud nearly nine months after the death of Kyra Zubah. The child was admitted to a Tulsa hospital and declared brain dead on Nov. 10. Kyra was in the foster care of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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8:34 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Governor Makes Endorsement

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry endorses Askins for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he'll support his fellow Democrat, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, for governor in this fall's general election.

Henry made the endorsement on Thursday. He says he plans a more formal announcement for Askins in a few weeks.

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7:53 am
Fri July 30, 2010

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7:57 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Emergency Landing

Jenks, OK – A medical helicopter, enroute from Tulsa to Texas, makes an emergnecy landing in a pasture near Jenks. The chopper apparently has some sort of hydraulic system failure.

The helicopter was not on an emergency run, so there were no patients on board. The crew was not injured.


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7:28 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Council/Mayor: The Saga Continues

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County wants the Attorney General to take over its probe of the Mayor's office. The council is forwarding its request to Drew Edmondson's office. At issue is if the Mayor and his Chief of Staff mislead the council over use of a federal grant to re-hire police officers.

If Edmondson's office won't handle the case, the council would like him to appoint a special prosecutor.

The maximum penalty for lying to the council is a 100-dollar fine and/or ten days in jail.

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1:58 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Chase Proves Fatal

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a man leading an officer on a high speed chase was killed when his car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of an apartment complex.

Police say 28-year-old Larry Steven Bible Jr. died in the collision early Thursday morning.

Investigators say Bible was being pursued shortly after midnight when he drove off a city street and hit a curb. Police say the car went airborne for nearly 100 feet before crashing into the apartment building about 20 feet off the ground.

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