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2:47 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Friday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Friday Morning

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Local & Regional
2:45 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Gubernatorial Debate

Tulsa, OK – OK gubernatorial candidates lay out first 100 days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Congresswoman Mary Fallin has outlined her first 100 days in office if she wins the governor's chair.

Fallin said Thursday the most important thing she could do is create the best business climate possible by carrying out reforms that would retain jobs and attract new ones.

Fallin's opponent, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, said there is no "silver bullet" to solve all the problems of Oklahomans, but she said balancing a budget is a top priority.

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Local & Regional
2:43 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Sentence Handed Down

Tausha Borland
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma woman given 24 years for bikers' deaths

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Sand Springs woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of two bicyclists.

Tausha Borland was sentenced Thursday in Tulsa County District Court after pleading guilty in September to two counts of first-degree manslaughter. Defense attorney Allen Smallwood told the Tulsa World that the 39-year-old Borland will be about 60 before she's eligible for parole.

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Local & Regional
2:41 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Arrest in Overnight Murder

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa man arrested in shooting death of father

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police have arrested a 21-year-old man in the shooting death of his father and wounding of his mother.

Police say they were called to a home in north Tulsa about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and found Charlotte Thomas with several gunshot wounds and Richard Thomas shot to death.

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StudioTulsa
10:41 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

A New Book from the Celebrated Illustrator-Author Maira Kalman

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Local & Regional
5:33 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Student with Gun at East Central

Tulsa, OK – A 15-year-old high school freshman is in custody arrested after bringing gun on a Tulsa school campus.

The teenage boy was found with the weapon at East Central High School.

Police say a .22 caliber weapon was found about 9:00 this morning. Another student told a campus police officer about the weapon. It was not disclosed why the boy had the gun. Authorities have no said if it was loaded.

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Local & Regional
10:26 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Guilty Plea to Pushing Charges

Tulsa, OK – Man pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Michigan man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he operated a major marijuana trafficking operation from Arizona to Michigan.

A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa charges 20-year-old Kelly Maurice Hill, also known as Shannon Dorr, of Detroit. The charges include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of over 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Hill is free on bond.

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Pension Changes Denounced

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. coalition opposes pension changes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A coalition of educators, firefighters and other public employees say they're worried about proposed changes to the state's public pension systems.

Members of the Public Pension Coalition on Tuesday discussed the plan to alter the state's defined benefit system to a defined contribution system for new state workers.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Henry on 744

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Henry renews opposition to ballot question

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Outgoing Gov. Brad Henry is renewing his opposition to a state ballot measure to boost funding for common education, saying its approval would devastate the rest of state government.

A longtime supporter of public education, the term-limited Democrat told about 200 business leaders at a chamber luncheon Wednesday that it was a difficult personal choice to publicly oppose State Question 744.

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Local & Regional
10:19 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Muskogee Baby Update

Tulsa, OK – Muskogee police say dead infant likely born dead

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police in Muskogee say a baby found dead in a Wal-Mart bathroom was probably dead when it was born.

Investigator Lynn Hamlin told the Muskogee Phoenix that preliminary information from the medical examiner is that the baby was not full term. He said it appears to have been 20 to 24 weeks gestation.

A store employee found the infant's body in a toilet in the back of the store Tuesday.

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