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8:38 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Charges Filed

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Okmulgee, OK – Manslaughter charges filed in death of Okla. girl

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors have charged the foster parent of a 3-year-old girl with manslaughter after the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Prosecutors filed the charges against 61-year-old Sharon Whitecloud nearly nine months after the death of Kyra Zubah. The child was admitted to a Tulsa hospital and declared brain dead on Nov. 10. Kyra was in the foster care of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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Local & Regional
8:34 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Governor Makes Endorsement

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry endorses Askins for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he'll support his fellow Democrat, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, for governor in this fall's general election.

Henry made the endorsement on Thursday. He says he plans a more formal announcement for Askins in a few weeks.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

July 30, 2010 – Listen to your news of the day

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Local & Regional
7:57 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Emergency Landing

Jenks, OK – A medical helicopter, enroute from Tulsa to Texas, makes an emergnecy landing in a pasture near Jenks. The chopper apparently has some sort of hydraulic system failure.

The helicopter was not on an emergency run, so there were no patients on board. The crew was not injured.


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Local & Regional
7:28 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Council/Mayor: The Saga Continues

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County wants the Attorney General to take over its probe of the Mayor's office. The council is forwarding its request to Drew Edmondson's office. At issue is if the Mayor and his Chief of Staff mislead the council over use of a federal grant to re-hire police officers.

If Edmondson's office won't handle the case, the council would like him to appoint a special prosecutor.

The maximum penalty for lying to the council is a 100-dollar fine and/or ten days in jail.

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StudioTulsa
5:21 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Eddie Chuculate and the Stories of "Cheyenne Madonna"

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Local & Regional
1:58 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Chase Proves Fatal

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a man leading an officer on a high speed chase was killed when his car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of an apartment complex.

Police say 28-year-old Larry Steven Bible Jr. died in the collision early Thursday morning.

Investigators say Bible was being pursued shortly after midnight when he drove off a city street and hit a curb. Police say the car went airborne for nearly 100 feet before crashing into the apartment building about 20 feet off the ground.

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Local & Regional
1:56 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Dewey v. Drew

Mayor Bartlett and City Council Attorney Drew Rees

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says the City Council is not authorized by the city charter to have its own attorney and is demanding that the current attorney for the council resign.

Bartlett's attorney has sent a letter to City Council attorney Drew Rees demanding that he resign immediately. The letter obtained by the Tulsa World also questions whether city funds were misappropriated in paying for a council attorney.

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Local & Regional
11:25 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Flood Aid Sought

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry today requested a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for Oklahoma County to assist those impacted by severe storms and flash floods that occurred July 6-12.

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Local & Regional
11:16 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Tulsa Recycle Fuss

A recycling container on the TU Campus.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa recycling collector has two weeks. Two weeks to cut the number complaints about its service or have its contract with the city terminated. The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, or TARE Board, issued the ultimatum at yesterday's meeting.

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