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12:35 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

1st Day of School

Kendall Whittier is near 5th and Columbia in Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Today is first day of school at Tulsa's five continuous learning schools: Chouteau, Eugene Fields, Mark Twain, Marshall and Kendall-Whittier.

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12:34 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Medicare Fraud Case

Oklahoma City, OK – Court ref hears arguments on Medicaid funding bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for Oklahoma's Insurance Department says a law to raise money for the Medicaid program is unconstitutional and a lawsuit against it should be considered by the state Supreme Court.

Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland has sued to overturn the law that imposes a 1 percent fee on paid insurance claims.

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9:36 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Muskogee Mall Shooting Update

Muskogee, OK – Teen says friend fired shots in Okla mall shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A 17-year-old boy says his friend fired shots at a Muskogee mall, killing another 17-year-old and wounding five others.

Martin Miller alleged Dondray Fowler was the shooter during testimony Wednesday at a preliminary hearing to determine whether Fowler should stand trial for the April 10 death of Jerrod Reed at Arrowhead Mall.

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9:35 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Sentence in Turnpike Deaths

Miami, OK – Missouri man serving sentence for turnpike deaths

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) A Missouri man has begun serving a 30-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in a turnpike accident that killed 10 people.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's office says Donald Creed, of Willard, Mo., surrendered on Monday, the day he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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9:33 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Chief's Death a Suicide

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Pauls Valley, OK – Okla ME rules death of interim police a suicide

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office has ruled that the death of the interim police chief of Pauls Valley was a suicide.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday an autopsy found that 42-year-old Scott Robbins died of a penetrating gunshot wound to the head.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said on Tuesday that a family member found Robbins' body at his home and called 911 about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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7:54 am
Thu August 5, 2010

This Morning's Local News

August 5, 2010 – Thursday's Top Local News Stories

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4:38 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Grand Jury Indictments

Tulsa, OK –
Thomas Scott Woodward, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma,
announces the results of the August 2010 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the
return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of
informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond
a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.

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4:04 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Let There Be Light!

Tulsa, OK – Expressway lighting that was turned off last November to save $240,000 from the City's budget will be re-illuminated Sept. 1.

The City's traffic engineering staff, which oversees expressway and street lighting and traffic signals, has been working with PSO to make sure lighting circuits are ready to energize.

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3:52 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Brogdon Endorses Fallin

Mary Fallin and Randy Brogdon met in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City, OK – Owasso State Senator randy Brogdon makes it official. He today, endorsed Mayor Fallin for Governor. Brogdon lost to Fallin in last week's GOP primary.

The endorsement came after Fallin and Brogdon met at Fallin's Oklahoma City campaign headquarters. Brogdon had the backing of local Tea Party members and elements of the GOP considered to be more to the right than Fallin.

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3:51 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Mayor Hires News Boss

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Tulsa, OK –
Tulsa's Mayor hires a spokesman. Dewey Bartlett has tabbed Tulsa Public Schools broadcast magnet school program coordinator Lloyd Wright for the job.

Wright will serves as the media contact and the Mayor's news secretary. He will be paid 75-thousand.

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