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4:32 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Air Guard Jets Collide Mid Air

   TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets flying a training exercise out of Tulsa collided in midair over southern Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from the aircraft. Oklahoma National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss says neither pilot was seriously injured in the collision Monday afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas. Moss says the pilot of one jet was able to return to Tulsa International Airport and landed safely.

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3:34 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Medical Matters: Nutrition as Health

Dr. John La Puma

On this edition of Medical Matters, Dr. John La Puma, also known as “Chef MD”, shares how it is that what we eat has such a huge impact on our physical and emotional well-being. Chef MD short videos are seen on PBS and "REFUEL," a nutrition guide aimed specifically at men, is Dr. La Puma's latest book. 

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3:07 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pre-K Student Contracts Viral Meningitis

Bartlesville Public Schools officials are dealing with a case of meningitis in a young pre-kindergarten student. The student began feeling ill on October seventeenth and was taken to a physician which then led to the child's hospitalization. Doctors diagnosed the student with meningitis but only recently confirmed that it was a viral form of the infection.

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12:50 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

County Commissioners Give Two Weeks for Jail Fee Negotiations

The City of Tulsa will pay $118 per booking and $52.02 a day per inmate at the Tulsa County Jail starting Nov. 1, unless a new agreement is reached before then.
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Tulsa County Commissioners formalized increased jail fees today for the City of Tulsa.

Last week the county criminal justice authority agreed to negotiate with the city ahead of their jail contract extension expiring. Now the Board of County Commissioners definitively says Oct. 31 is the last day for the city and the county to reach a new agreement before fees go up.

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12:41 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Tulsa Police Set Gun Recovery Record

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Tulsa Police set a record for recovering guns from lawbreakers with a crackdown on gangs. Officer Leland Ashley says the Organized Gang Unit has confiscated 177 firearms this year, beating the previous record of 163 in 2009.

A Safe Tulsa grant helped pay for officers’ time in the gun recovery effort. The grant money is earmarked strictly for fighting criminal street gangs.

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11:37 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Oklahoma Officers Want more DNA after Misdemeanors

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Law officers are asking the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation how to best collect genetic material from people convicted of certain misdemeanors and enter the information into a national database.

Oklahoma law, since 2009, has allowed police to take DNA samples from people convicted of serious misdemeanors, but the Oklahoman newspaper reported Monday that material has only been taken from a relative few.

A meeting has been set for Tuesday so police, sheriffs, district attorneys and judges can discuss how to address the shortcoming.

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11:14 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Third Outlet Mall Coming to Tulsa

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For the third time in recent weeks, plans will be announced for an outlet shopping center in Tulsa.

First,  Simon Properties announced plans for an outlet mall near Turkey Mountain. A few weeks later, the Cherokee Nation announced a project near its Hard Rock Casino. Now, a third organization will announce plans for a Tulsa outlet shopping mall later this week.

It will be built in east Tulsa and feature 90-stores. The exact location has not been released. It should open in 2017. It is being build by Horizon Group Properties. Horizon was responsible for the 'Shops at OKC'.

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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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