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8:20 am
Sat July 3, 2010

More Shakers in Central Oklahoma

Harrah, OK – Small earthquakes reported in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) At least three earthquakes have struck in Oklahoma this week.

The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes were detected five minutes apart near Ratliff City in south-central Oklahoma beginning about 7:41 p.m. Wednesday. Both had a magnitude of 2.5.

The survey also said a temblor was detected about 12:52 p.m. Thursday near Harrah. It had a magnitude of 2.6.

There were no reports of damage or injuries in any of the quakes.

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8:17 am
Sat July 3, 2010

Chief Sentenced

Chandler, OK – Okla. police chief receives deferred sentence

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) Chandler's former police chief has received a six-month deferred sentence for failing to report a car accident that injured his wife.

Kevin Towler pleaded no contest Wednesday to the misdemeanor in Lincoln County District Court. He resigned from his position on Tuesday.

District Attorney Richard Smothermon says Towler quit in exchange for receiving the deferred sentence.

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8:15 am
Sat July 3, 2010

Victim Identified

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Noble, OK – Okla man killed by train identified

NOBLE, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office has identified a man who was killed when he was hit by a train in Noble.

Agency spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said 29-year-old Robert Mitchell died from multiple injuries. Ballard says his death was ruled an accident.

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8:11 am
Sat July 3, 2010

War in Afghanistan

Turpin, OK – Funeral set for Okla. soldier

TURPIN, Okla. (AP) Funeral services are scheduled for Independence Day for a Turpin soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

Services for Army Spc. Jared Plunk are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Turpin High School Auditorium. The 27-year-old will be buried at the Liberal City Cemetery in Liberal, Kan.

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Local & Regional
2:47 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

Endangered Mother and Child?

16-year-old Kaylah Franks
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department is attempting to locate Kaylah Franks, who has escaped DHS custody with a six-week-old infant. Authorities wish to check on the well-being of Franks and the infant. Franks was last seen yesterday at 9:00 p.m. in the 600 block of South Rockford Avenue in Tulsa. She may still be in the Tulsa area or enroute to Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Franks is described as a sixteen-year-old black female, approximately 5'7" tall and weighing 160 pounds.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 9-1-1.

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2:43 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

The All American Mother Road

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1:24 pm
Fri July 2, 2010

Sad Day for Tulsa Tweens

Tulsa, OK – Jonas Brothers released today an all-new world tour schedule that now includes additional shows in both Latin America and Europe. Due to recent changes in the Jonas Brothers schedule and the addition of several international tour markets on their upcoming Live In Concert world tour, the show at BOK Center in Tulsa has been removed from the current routing, however the Jonas Brothers remain committed to their fans and will look to return to Tulsa as soon as possible. Tickets for this show will be refunded at point of purchase.

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11:04 am
Fri July 2, 2010

Holiday Events

Tulsa, OK – Ongoing events:

SHAWNEE "Objects of Devotion: Spanish Colonial Religious Art 1650-1950" is on exhibit, through June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, St. Gregory's University, 1900 W. MacArthur. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, children 6-17, free children under 5. Information: 405-878-5300.

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10:53 am
Fri July 2, 2010

Prison Guard Sentenced

Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-guards sentenced in Oklahoma inmate death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two former Oklahoma County jail guards have been sentenced to federal prison in connection with the death of an inmate.

Twenty-three-year-old Justin Isch of Edmond was sentenced Wednesday to six months for using excessive force on inmate Christopher Beckman of Choctaw. Twenty-nine-year-old William Hawthorn was sentenced Thursday to eight months for lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury about the abuse.

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