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8:06 am
Tue July 27, 2010

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July 27, 2010 – Listen to this morning's top local news stories

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1:06 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Bust in Recent School Thefts

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County deputies catch a copper thief and are on the lookout for more suspects. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says the man arrested is apparently part of a gang responsible for most of the thefts of copper from school and county-owned air-conditioning units

By stealing the copper, vandalized large air-conditioners must be replaced at a cost of several thousand dollars each.

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12:41 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Indian Graduates

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Three Oklahoma universities are atop a list that measures the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to students of American Indian descent.

The report by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, a national publication, has Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater as co-leaders on the list, followed by the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

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12:40 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Service Scheduled

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A memorial service has been scheduled for a medical helicopter pilot and a nurse killed when the helicopter crashed near Kingfisher.

Pilot Al Harrison and nurse Ryan Duke died Thursday night when the EagleMed helicopter crashed into a field near Kingfisher. Nurse and paramedic Michael Eccard was critically injured and remained hospitalized Sunday in Oklahoma City.

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12:37 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

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11:35 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Hit-and-Runs Up

Oklahoma CIty – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City police say there have been four fatal hit-and-run cases so far this year, already more than last year's total for the city.

Authorities say about 300 hit-and-run crashes involving property damage happen every month in Oklahoma City.

But on Friday, a driver in a black Chevrolet truck ran after he struck and killed motorcyclist Brian Keith Turner.

Investigators say the cases are hard to solve if there is not a witness, and they are also hard on the family of the victim.

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11:24 am
Mon July 26, 2010

New Award Created

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new award for the top freshman in college basketball is being named for the late Oklahoma great Wayman Tisdale.

Organizers of the Wayman Tisdale Award say it will be presented each year to the freshman selected by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

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5:30 pm
Sun July 25, 2010

Free Flu Shots End

Oklahoma City, OK – Freebie flu shots to end in Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state of Oklahoma is ending the practice of offering free flu shots at health department sites statewide.

The state will now charge $25 for the seasonal flu shot. The fee is projected to raise about $750,000.

Vaccine manager Dorothy Cox with the state Health Department says the state spent $1.5 million last year for 195,000 seasonal flu shots.

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10:01 am
Sun July 25, 2010

First Leg: Campaign Near Finish

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Oklahoma City, Ok – Candidates in Okla. gov. race near finish

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's six candidates for the open governor's seat are reaching out to voters across the state and putting the finishing touches on their campaigns before Tuesday's primary election.

Democratic voters will decide between Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Attorney General Drew Edmondson, while Republican voters will choose from state Sen. Randy Brogdon, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, and Oklahoma City businessmen Robert Hubbard and Roger Jackson.

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9:57 am
Sun July 25, 2010

Fatal Crash at Coweta

Coweta, OK – Okla woman killed in accident near Coweta

COWETA, Okla. (AP) A Sapulpa woman has been killed in a single-vehicle accident near Coweta.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Jennifer Day was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident about 2:25 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers say she was driving her pickup truck north on a Wagoner County road when she lost control of the vehicle. The truck ran off the road, returned to the pavement and then rolled, ejecting her.

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