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3:17 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Tornado Damage in Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service indicates six of the tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma earlier this week rated EF-3.

The weather service's Norman office released the results of the survey on Wednesday, two days after the storms killed two people, injured more than 100 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in central Oklahoma.

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1:14 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

State to Charge for Driver's Manuals

The cover of Oklahoma's 2010 Driver's Manual.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. driver's manuals no longer to be free

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma driver's manual used for Class D license testing will no longer be free.

The state Department of Public Safety has agreed to allow state Tag agents to sell the manuals for $4.50 each plus tax starting Friday.

Public Safety Commissioner Kevin Ward says DPS can no longer afford to provide the manual at no charge because of the budget shortfall.

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1:13 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Abortion Bill

Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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1:01 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Vice Principal Out on Bail

Robert yerton
Tulsa County Jail Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla. school official facing sex charges is freed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An assistant elementary school principal in Tulsa is now free on bond after a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to child sex charges.

Forty-one-year-old Robert Yerton was released Tuesday night from the Tulsa Jail after posting $150,000 bond. Defense attorney Richard O'Carroll says Yerton denies the allegations.

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1:00 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Death Toll Lowered

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials lower storm death toll from 5 to 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma authorities are lowering the death toll from this week's storms from five to two after learning three children who were reported to be killed had survived.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Tuesday that the children were injured in Monday storms that killed their Cleveland County mother and a man in Oklahoma City.

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12:54 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Mayor Avoids Recall

Stillwater, OK – Stillwater mayor avoids recall in close vote

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has avoided being recalled by four votes out of nearly 4,500 votes cast.

The unofficial vote in Tuesday's election is 2,230 to keep the 28-year-old Bates in office and 2,226 voting to remove him. The result is to be certified Friday.

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12:52 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Oklahoma! Right Side Up

Tulsa, OK – Survey: Okla. has fewest "upside-down" home values

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A survey by a business data company has found Oklahoma has the lowest percentage of people who owe more on their homes than the home is worth.

The survey release Tuesday by CoreLogic says 5.9 percent of mortgage holders in Oklahoma have negative equity compared to 23.7 percent nationwide. The highest rate is in Nevada where 69.9 percent of mortgage holders owe more than the home is worth.

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9:42 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of the Wednesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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