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3:07 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top-Local-Stories:

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Restaurant Fire Set

Tulsa, Ok – The Silver Flame Restaurant at 61st and South Sheridan was set ablaze yesterday in what the Tulsa Fire Department is calling arson. Investigators spent much of the day reviewing the scene.

They are looking at the possibility that it may also be a hate crime. Investigators found a spray painted message, including a swastika.

The business is owned by a Syrian family, but they were out of town at the time of the fire.

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9:57 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Skiatook Grand Jury: Superintendent in Court

Former Skaitook Superintendent Gary Johnson.
Tulsa County Jail/Booking photo

Tulsa, OK – Former Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson will be in court tomorrow morning. He is facing charges of embezzlement and bribery in connection with over-spending in the Skiatook district.

Johnson was indicted by a grand jury last month. He will enter a not guilty plea and ask for a preliminary hearing.

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9:41 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Tulsa Crime Figures

Tulsa, OK – Robberies up, other violent crimes down in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Midyear crime statistics indicate robbery reports in Tulsa are up 34 percent this year from the same time last year, while reports of other violent crimes have decreased.

Preliminary Tulsa police statistics show 707 robberies were reported this year in the state's second-largest city through June 29, 181 more than during the same period in 2009.

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Local & Regional
9:28 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Taco Murder

Tulsa, OK – Man dies after stabbing while at Tulsa taco stand

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 33-year-old man has died after an early morning stabbing at a Tulsa mobile taco stand.

Police say witnesses reported that an ongoing feud between the attacker and victim led to the stabbing about 3:10 a.m. Monday. Sgt. Pat Calhoun says an unidentified man jumped out of a vehicle that had pulled up to the taco stand and a fight broke out.

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Soggy Holiday

Oklahoma City, Ok – Rain continuing in Oklahoma; flood warnings issued


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Forecasters are issuing flood warnings as sometimes-heavy rain continues to fall in parts of Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, about 6.4 inches of rain fell in Hobart in Kiowa County between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. About 3.6 inches fell during the same period in nearby Fort Cobb in Caddo County.

Parts of seven counties in southwestern Oklahoma are under flash flood warnings.

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9:28 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Crash Kills Trio

Boise City, OK – 3 from Tulsa area die in Okla. Panhandle crash


BOISE CITY, Okla. (AP) Three people have died after their pickup collided with a tractor-trailer on a remote highway in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 63-year-old Freddie Lee Cornwell of Tulsa, 72-year-old Wanda Carter of Sapulpa and 74-year-old Gerald C. Carter of Sapulpa died in the accident about 11:20 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 287 about 15 miles north of Boise City in Cimarron County.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Sun July 4, 2010

Skiatook Changes

Skiatook, OK – President of Skiatook school board resigns

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) The president of the Skiatook School Board has announced his resignation.

Friday's resignation of Kenneth Cooper comes three days after a grand jury indicted the school's former superintendent and said Cooper should be removed from office.

Cooper said in a prepared statement to the Tulsa World that he hopes his resignation will help the community heal. He says he was shocked by the allegations against former Superintendent Gary Johnson.

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9:13 am
Sun July 4, 2010

More Files Ordered

Tulsa, OK – Okla. magistrate tells DHS to turn over more files

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal magistrate says the Oklahoma Department of Human Services must improve the pace of providing case-file information to plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the state's foster-care system.

U.S. Magistrate Frank McCarthy said Thursday if more files aren't turned over, the court could issue orders that DHS may consider to be harsh.

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