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9:44 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Prize Claimed

Oklahoma City, OK – Trust claims November Powerball jackpot


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Lottery says the $32 million winning Powerball ticket from Nov. 21 has been claimed.

The End of the Rainbow Trust is the beneficiary, and Oklahoma City attorney Richard Craig serving as the trustee.

The trust requested the lump-sum payment and will receive $11.8 million after taxes.

The winning jackpot ticket was sold at a Kwik Chek store in Kiowa.

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7:56 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Embezzlement Case Settled

Oklahoma City, OK – Woman sentenced for embezzling insurance proceeds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Harrah woman to three years in prison for embezzling military life insurance proceeds meant for her son.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot also on Friday ordered Trisha Fish to pay more than $362,000 in restitution.

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3:23 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Health Care Concerns

Oklahoma City, OK – AG expresses concern over health care bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing concern about a provision in the national health care overhaul bill.

Edmondson and South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster are leading a group of 15 state attorneys general in asking Congress to strike a provision in the Senate version of the bill. The provision gives special treatment to the state of Nebraska.

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3:21 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Census Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Minorities urged to be counted in census

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Multicultural groups are urging Oklahoma minorities to be counted in the 2010 census.

Spokespersons for various minority and ethnic groups joined officials from the U.S. Census Bureau on Friday in urging minorities to participate in the nationwide head count that's conducted every 10 years. It will kick off on April 1.

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12:37 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Strong Quake for Oklahoma

Two quakes near Jones, ten minutes apart as shown on OU equipment at Leonard.
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Tulsa, OK – 4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 9:18 a.m. Friday about 17 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Seismologist Austin Holland of the Oklahoma Geological Survey said the quake was felt in Midwest City, Jones and surrounding areas but no damage or injuries have been reported.

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10:43 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Weekend Roadwork

Tulsa, OK – East 56th Street North just west of North Peoria Avenue will be closed for four to eight hours on Saturday, Jan. 16, during installation of a storm sewer crossing the roadway. This is part of an ongoing street rehabilitation project on North Peoria Avenue between 36th Street North and 56th Street North.

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10:26 am
Fri January 15, 2010

MLK Parade

Tulsa, OK – The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society will host the MLK Jr.
Parade. Crowds in excess of 6,000 are anticipated to attend and enjoy this annual Holiday parade celebrating the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See the attached map for detours.

Staging Area: Pine Street between Cincinnati Avenue and Lansing Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, Greenwood Place, Hartford Avenue, and Midland Avenue between Pine Street and Queen Street will be closed from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

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9:43 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Bill Filing Deadline

Oklahoma state capitol
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Oklahoma City, OK – House, Senate face bill filing deadline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of the state House and Senate are putting the final touches on legislation they'll consider during the 2010 Legislature.

Thursday was the deadline for members of both chambers to file their bills.

By 5 p.m., 942 bills and 26 joint resolutions had been filed in the Senate. Members of the Senate had until midnight to file legislation. A final tally will be released on Friday

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9:41 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Haiti Quake: Oklahoma Connection

Oklahoma City, OK – Haiti earthquake survivor returns to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City man who survived this week's deadly and devastating earthquake in Haiti says he was lucky.

Humphreys Munai returned Thursday afternoon after spending 48 hours escaping the country.

Munai says he was at a hospital built to withstand natural disasters when the magnitude 7.0 quake struck. He says when he returned to his hotel it was gone.

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9:41 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Haiti Quake: Oklahoma Connection

Oklahoma City, OK – Haiti earthquake survivor returns to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City man who survived this week's deadly and devastating earthquake in Haiti says he was lucky.

Humphreys Munai returned Thursday afternoon after spending 48 hours escaping the country.

Munai says he was at a hospital built to withstand natural disasters when the magnitude 7.0 quake struck. He says when he returned to his hotel it was gone.

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