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10:25 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Oklahoma's Killer Heat

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla man may be state's 5th heat-related death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says a man may be the fifth heat-related death of the year.

Medical Examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard says an autopsy and toxicology tests are still being conducted on 27-year-old Gerardo Espinoza, but officials believe he died of hyperthermia, an overheating of the body.

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Tobacco Earnings

Oklahoma City, OK – Tobacco fund board certifies $18M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The board that oversees the state's tobacco settlement trust fund has certified more than $18 million in earnings to spend next year on health issues and fighting tobacco addiction.

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Board of Investors certified the amount on Wednesday after paying investment fees.

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Local & Regional
8:09 am
Thu August 12, 2010

This Morning's Local News

August 12, 2010 – Thursday's Top Local Stories

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Local & Regional
8:38 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Tribe to Appeal

Pawhuska, OK – Osage Nation says it's appealing to Supreme Court

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) The Osage Nation plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court its lawsuit that seeks to exempt tribal members who live and work in Osage County from state income taxes.

According to the tribe's website, Chief John Red Eagle says the tribe will file the appeal before Oct. 22. A federal judge and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled against the tribe so far in its 9-year-old lawsuit against the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

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StudioTulsa
3:07 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Science Week: P.W. Singer Traces the Rise of Robotics in Warfare

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Local & Regional
2:41 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

The Final Homecoming

Oklahoma City, OK – Remains identified as missing Vietnam War soldiers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says the remains of two Vietnam War soldiers one from Oklahoma and one from Nebraska have been identified.

Officials announced Wednesday that the remains of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 1st Lt. Donald Wann of Shawnee and 1st Lt. Paul Magers of Sidney, Neb., will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Owasso and PSO Form Partnership

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Owasso, OK – The Public Service Company of Oklahoma and the City of Owasso announce a joint project. It will upgrade the PSO electric distribution system to all 13-thousand PSO customers in Owasso with a new state of the art technology.

PSO held an afternoon news conference at the Owasso City Hall to make the announcement.

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Dora The Explorer Busted in BA

Broken Arrow, OK – Broken Arrow Police discover a mobile meth-lab inside a child's "Dora The Explorer" back pack. The parents are in custody. The children have been turned over to D-H-S.

Police made the discovery after a traffic stop in Broken Arrow last night. 34-year-olds, Cecil and Melissa Martin were arrested at the scene. The children ages one-and-two were in the car with their parents when the traffic stop was made on BA's east side.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Chief Addresses Corruption

Tulsa, OK – The ongoing corruption probe into the Tulsa Police Department has acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan giving a pep-talk. He says not all the badges were tarnished.

A federal grand jury has indicted several officers for witness tampering and drug related charges.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Insurance Fee Opposed

Kim Holland

Oklahoma City, OK – State Chamber opposes new insurance claims fee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants to side with Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland in her challenge of a new state law designed to raise up to $240 million for the state's Medicaid program.

The State Chamber on Tuesday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow it to file a friend of the court brief in the case.

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