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4:21 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Indian Gaming

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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Indian gaming revenue in Oklahoma now ranks second in the nation to California. A new report says trial casinos collected nearly $2.9 billion in 2008. California took in more than $7 billion, according to the Indian gaming Industry report for 2009-2010.

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3:56 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Stimulus Water Line

Tulsa, OK –

Construction of a new water line in the intersection of West 23rd Street and Southwest Boulevard will require some lane closures this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13. Traffic will be limited to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on West 23rd Street between Southwest Boulevard and 1 blocks to the east. All lanes on West 23rd Street will reopen on Monday, Dec. 14.

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3:12 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

H1N1 Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Another week with no H1N1 deaths in Oklahoma. The state health department updated its statistics this morning.

There were a few H1N1 flu hospital admissions last week. That number appears to be down as well.

Health officials warn against becoming complacent. They fear a third H1N1 wave could hit in late winter to early spring.

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3:02 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Taylor Starts New Job

Kathy Taylor
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Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City -- Gov. Brad Henry's Chief of Education Strategy and Innovation, Kathy Taylor, wants to hear from education stakeholders across the state next week as part of an effort to strengthen Oklahoma's bid for federal "Race to the Top" education grants.

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12:36 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Jail Inmate Hospitalized

Tulsa, OK – An inmate is rushed from the Tulsa County Jail with stab wounds. But, the wounds were apparently not inflicted while he was in the jail.

26-year-old Antonio Thomas was booked into the jail last night on a possession of a firearm after a felony conviction complaint. He was apparently stabbed prior to his arrest. A doctor at the jail, check Thomas this morning and decided he needed additional medical care.

He was transported by EMSA in fair condition to the OSU Medical Center.

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10:41 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Klan Killing

Covington, LA – New trial date in Klan recruit's death

COVINGTON, La. (AP) Another new trial date has been set for a Louisiana man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit from Oklahoma in rural St. Tammany Parish.

Raymond Foster now is set for trial on Feb. 1.

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10:23 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Kiowa Tribe Off List

Lawton, OK – Kiowa Tribe removed from high risk status

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has removed the Kiowa Tribe from high risk status after more than 12 years.

Tribal Chairman Don Tofpi says the move allows the tribe to conduct business normally and apply for grants to support tribal programs.

The Kiowa were placed on high risk status in June 1997 for issues including misappropriation of funds, delinquent audits and financial reports and improper contracts.

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10:10 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Child Abuse

Fairview, OK – Family plead no contest to abusing adopted girl

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) A Fairview couple and their son and daughter have pleaded no contest to abusing a girl the couple adopted in 2005.

Fifty-two-year-old Ardee Tyler and 46-year-old Penny Tyler each pleaded no contest in Major County District Court to one felony count of child abuse. Twenty-year-old Ashton Tyler pleaded no contest to rape by instrumentation and 21-year-old Nathania Tyler pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

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4:54 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Judge blocks introduction of partial test records

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has blocked the state of Oklahoma's attempt to introduce a portion of soil test records from 50 chicken farms in its pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell instead ordered Oklahoma on Wednesday to submit the records of each operation going back to 1998, when the record-keeping began.

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4:52 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Inhofe and the Environment

Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma City, OK – Inhofe says he opposes emission standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Sen. Jim Inhofe says he opposes a government proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020.

The Oklahoma Republican says he plans to travel to a climate conference in Europe next week to tell participants the proposal has little support in the U.S. Senate.

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