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9:09 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Green Country Crash Leave Five Dead

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Five people are dead and a teenager is in critical condition following a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 169 in Nowata County. The accident, Saturday afternoon, blocked the highway for a couple of hours as crews cleared the carnage.

According to OHP, Micah Walker, 35, of Nowata, was northbound on U.S. 169 and crossed the center line.  He slammed head-on into an oncoming SUV. Walker was pinned for an hour and 30 minutes. He and a passenger were both dead on the scene.

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8:57 am
Sun November 23, 2014

State’s Take From Tribal Casinos Drops for First Time

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The state of Oklahoma’s take from Class III gaming machines, mainly slot machines, dropped for the first time ever last fiscal year, a new report shows.

Which Tribes Pay the Most to the State?

The report cited two possible reasons. An increase in Class III gaming machines across the state may have saturated the market for such machines. Also, tribes are increasing their use of bingo-style Class II gaming, which, unlike Class III, doesn’t kick off "exclusivity fees" to the state.

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8:49 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Democrats Call for Budget Rewrite after Opinions

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democratic leader in the Oklahoma House says this year's state-appropriated budget needs to be rewritten in light of recent opinions from the attorney general that the Legislature's decision to tap certain state accounts violated of the Oklahoma Constitution.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Report: Wind Power Saves $1.2 Billion Each Year

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A trade association says wind power saved electricity customers in Oklahoma and surrounding states more than $1.2 billion last year.

The Oklahoman reports that the American Wind Energy Association analyzed hourly data from the Southwest Power Pool in 2013 and calculated when wind turbines were used to generate electricity.

The pool operates the electric grid and plans transmission for 6.2 million households in parts of nine states.

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Local & Regional
8:44 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Oklahoma Jury Recommends Life in woman's Death

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury in Tulsa County has recommended that a Tulsa man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 78-year-old grandmother serve a life prison sentence with the possibility of parole.

The Tulsa World reports that Antione Jermaine Jackson was found guilty on Friday of killing Arlevia Jackson in her house on January 29th, 2013. District Judge William Musseman scheduled formal sentencing for December 22nd.

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12:03 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

BusinessWorld Podcast (11/22/14)

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This week on BuisnessWorld, the word is out that Black Friday is dead this year...will we need Sherlock Holmes to figure out who killed it?  Or can the guys come up with the answer on their own?  The oil industry has been caught in higher supply and lower demand leading to lower prices for crude...could another  barrel-based industry offer some pricing lessons?

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Woman Killed in Tulsa Neighborhood

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Tulsa Police are investigating the overnight murder of a woman near 10th and South Lewis. That is about a half-mile west of the TU campus.

The discovery was made about 3:30 Saturday morning. The woman, believed to be homeless, was shot in the head and her belongings  ransacked. She is believed to be in her 30's.

Police have canvassed the area, but have found no witnesses.

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Local & Regional
9:30 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Thousands to Benefit from Immigration Action

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported.

The action was hailed by Oklahoma human rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers, who called it an overreach of powers.

The Tulsa-based Dream Act Oklahoma estimated Friday that at least 6,000 residents could benefit from the president's order.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Students Protest School Response to Rape Claims

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.

Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.

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9:09 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Ex-US Navy Administrator Sentenced for Hacking

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second leader of a computer hacking group has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison.

Federal officials say 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. A co-defendant, 20-year-old Daniel Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced to two years in prison last month.

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