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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Text Book Swap

Oklahoma City, OK – A measure to allow school districts to use state textbook allocations for instructional expenses passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Wednesday. Sen. Gary Stanislawski said Senate Bill 1784 would help school districts struggling financially due to budget cuts.

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9:37 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Thursday morning's top local news stories.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Arson Fire at Warner

Warner,OK – Arson fire damages Warner arena

WARNER, Okla. (AP) State fire officials say a blaze that heavily damaged an all-purpose arena in Warner was deliberately set.

The fire erupted at the RangeLine Arena before dawn on Tuesday. The flames were so intense, they burned through the metal roof and warped the beams of the 46,400 square-foot building, which hosts everything from motorcycle races to rodeo events.

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3:47 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Signing Day

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Gets 26 Newcomers in 2010 Football Recruiting Class
Hurricane heavy on defense with 18 defensive players of 26 total signees
Tulsa, Oklahoma -- On national letter-of-intent signing day, The University of Tulsa inked 22 newcomers to go along with four signees from the December signing period for a total class of 26 student-athletes, it was announced today by Head Football Coach Todd Graham.

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3:45 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Fatal Wreck near Berryhill

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol spent Wednesday afternoon investigating an head-on crash near Berryhill. The accident happened on the Gilcrease Expressway near west 51st street. The Highway Patrol says one of the cars crossed the center line and plowed head-on into the oncoming vehicle.

The Patrol says one person was killed and two others were taken to the hospital. One of the injured was in critical condition, the other had less serious injuries.

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2:22 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

High School Bible Classes

Oklahoma City, OK – Bible could be coming to public high schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) High schools across the state could begin offering an elective course in the study of the Bible under a measure approved by a Senate committee.

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Education on Wednesday passed the bill. It now goes to the full Appropriations Committee.

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2:21 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

New ME Controversary

The Medical Examiner's office in Tulsa is on Southwest Blvd.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Chief medical examiner placed on paid leave

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Board of Medicolegal Investigations has placed Oklahoma's chief medical examiner on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The board placed Dr. Collie Trant on paid leave during a three-hour special meeting on Monday.

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11:48 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Roadway Reopened

Sand Springs, OK – Highway 412 looked like a demolition derby this morning near the Keystone Dam. Freezing fog made an overpass on the highway, near 177th West Avenue extremely slick. Cars came upon the slick overpass without warning.

At least 20-cars were involved in the chain reaction crash. The expressway was shut down for over two hours.

EMSA transported four people to Tulsa hospitals from the crash site.

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10:58 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick review of Wednesday morning's top local stories

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9:49 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Campaign Spending

Drew Edmondson-file photo from Tulsa news conferecne.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. candidates spend $663K in 4Q of 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The 2010 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign hasn't yet heated up, but the top candidates still are shelling out plenty of money.

The latest contribution and expenditure reports filed late Monday show the candidates combined to spend $663,000 during the last quarter of 2009.

To date, the campaigns of the five candidates for Oklahoma governor have raised nearly $4 million and spent more than $1.9 million in the race for the state's top post.

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