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1:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Student Hurt

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Tulsa, OK – Today is the first day of school in Tulsa and we had our first student hit by a car.

It happened this morning when a Whitney Middle School Seventh grader stepped in front of an on-coming car. The students is expected to fully recover. Tulsa Police say the student had a gash on the back of his head.

The driver of the car was not at fault and was not cited by police.

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1:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tulsa School Starts

Tulsa, OK – School bells are ringing across the city of Tulsa. This is the first day of school in the Tulsa Public School District. 42,000 students are returning to the classroom today in the state's largest school district.

The year-round schools started earlier this month. Tulsa Police and TPS officers will be monitoring school zones.

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10:39 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Ozone Alert Day

Ozone Alert sign on Highway 169 at 61st street exit
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Tulsa, OK – This is an Ozone Alert day in Tulsa.

The OZONE ALERT! program takes a voluntary, episodic approach to ozone pollution reduction. The Tulsa Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the EPA uses computer modeled predictors to determine when high ozone levels may occur.

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9:25 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Storm Damage at Norman

Norman, OK – Hard wind microburst damages Norman, Okla., homes

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A National Weather Service meteorologist says winds that damaged roofs and fences in Norman were part of a microburst in a storm that struck Saturday.

The weather service said it recorded winds greater than 80 miles per hour in at least one area of the city.

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9:21 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Private Prisons in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Private contract with US could bump Okla. inmates


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A private prison company that houses more than 2,000 Oklahoma inmates says that, if it gets a contract it is seeking with federal prison officials, the state could have to find new homes for its prisoners.

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9:17 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Quake Study

Miami, OK – MIAMI, Okla. (AP) The similarity of Ottawa County's soil to that of earthquake-prone areas has led to a quake simulation project in the region. The northeastern Oklahoma county is not prone to earthquakes, but researchers want to improve bridge building in places like San Francisco. So next month, pipes that represent bridge pilings will be shaken during the simulation project.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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8:02 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local Stories this Monday Morning

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10:55 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Overnight Tulsa Fire

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Tulsa, OK – Authorities are trying to figure out what a caused a parked car to burst into flames overnight. The car was parked in front of its owner's home in the 3700 Block of South Jamestown when it caught fire early Sunday morning. Fire fighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the blaze. The car had been parked for several hours when it caught fire.

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10:54 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Some Debates Set

Tulsa, OK – Okla. gubernatorial candidates agree to 2 debates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Campaign officials with gubernatorial candidates Jari Askins and Mary Fallin say the two have agreed to two debates this fall.

U.S. Rep. Fallin is the Republican nominee while Lt. Gov. Askins won the Democratic nomination.

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10:34 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Boil Order Lifted

Weleetka, OK – Okla environmental officials lift boil advisory

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says a boil advisory for the town of Weleetka has been lifted.

DEQ officials said Friday follow-up water samples submitted by the Okfuskee County town indicate the water is free of bacteria and there is adequate chlorine residual for disinfection throughout the system.

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