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7:02 am
Mon October 20, 2014

GOP Expected to Hold Oklahoma Legislative Majority

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republicans holding majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, Democrats are content to target what they say are vulnerable GOP-controlled seats in the November 4th general election.

Democratic Party leaders make no prediction about gaining political control of the state House this year. They cannot win a majority in the Oklahoma Senate.

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Local & Regional
6:58 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Crash Kills Three

Three people are dead following a late evening auto crash in Okmulgee County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the wreck happened south of Morris on State Highway 52. The accident took place just before 9:30 last night.

The OHP says a car, driven by 45-year-old Harold Dorsey of Tulsa, crossed the center line and plowed, head-on, into pick-up driven by 63-year-old Jacqueline Browning of Boynton. Dorsey and Browning were killed, as was Browning's husband Jimmy Dale Browning. All were pinned the wreckage.

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6:48 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Oklahoma Educators to Hold Town Hall Meetings

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education is set to host its next town hall meetings in northeastern Oklahoma.

Department officials are to meet with parents, educators and others who are interested in education starting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Tulsa Technology Center's Owasso Campus and at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Northeast Technology Center in Pryor.

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Local & Regional
6:42 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Monday

In the local news:

  • Monday morning starts off with rain.
  • State Mental Health officials express concern over military suicides.
  • A late night auto crash in Okmulgee County leaves three people dead.
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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Sun October 19, 2014

In Education, Do Parents Matter?

Henderson Harris (right) talks with Jannett Taylor at a Gear Up event for parents in Oklahoma City. Harris, whose daughter attends Douglas High School, and Taylor, who’s granddaughter attends Douglas, are working to increase participants in the school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association
Credit Nate Robson/Oklahoma Watch

At John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, only 22 percent of parents attended a parent-teacher conference in 2012-2013, state records show.

In Tulsa, just 4 percent of parents at Central Junior High School made at least one parent-teacher meeting – the lowest rate in the district.

At Chandler High School in east central Oklahoma, no parents attended any parent-teacher conferences, giving the school the lowest rate in the state.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Oklahoma's Largest Load Continues Its Trip

A Bixby Police Officer blocks traffic at 101st and Memorial as the giant transport turns south onto Memorial.
Credit Jackie Myers

The giant  gas plant demethanizer is on the roll again after spending the night ay Glenpool. The tower is over 180-feet long. Manufactured in Broken Arrow, it is destined for a gas processing plant in Colorado.

It weighs over a half-a-million pounds and is being pulled on a specialized trailer by two large trucks in front and pushed by one at the rear.

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Local & Regional
7:35 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Cherokee Nation Opens New Office in Sallisaw

Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker
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SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has opened a new office in downtown Sallisaw that offers a central location for various tribal services.

Tribal members will be able to seek jobs, apply for loans, get a tribal license plate or gather information about becoming a foster parent at the office at 100. East Choctaw Avenue.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker says having agencies in a central location improves the ability to provide services to tribal members.

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Local & Regional
7:33 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Son Charged in Family Deaths Requests Attorney

Duncan is in Stephens County

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old charged with the shooting deaths of his newspaper publisher father, his mother and his sister in Duncan has asked for a court-appointed attorney.

Online court records show Alan Hruby requested a court-appointed attorney Friday and that attorney James Berry of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense system now represents him. Phone calls to Berry's office and OIDS were not answered Saturday.

Hruby faces three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 50-year-old John Hruby, 48-year-old Tinker Hruby and 17-year-old Katherine Hruby.

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Local & Regional
7:32 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Rough Weekend in Oklahoma

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Credit TU Sports Information

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Mike White threw three unanswered touchdown passes to Andre Davis in the second half and South Florida overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Tulsa 38-30 yesterday. Dane Evans threw for 314 yards and a touchdown to lead the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.

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What's New?
12:02 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

BusinessWorld Podcast (10/18/14)

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This week, HBO and CBS announce plans that may change the way we watch their television programs.  Businesses assess a variety or risks and Ebola is among the latest risks requiring prudent assessment and railroads announce some east/west detente. 

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