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4:18 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

TU Lecture Update

Dr. Spoo in the KWGS Studio
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Tulsa, OK – Dr. Robert Spoo, associate professor of law at The University of Tulsa College of Law, will recount some of his experiences clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice, Sonia Sotomayor, and provide his analysis of the upcoming 2009-10 court session during a free CLE hosted by the TU College of Law.

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

H1N1 Hotline

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Health Dept. activates swine flu hotline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a statewide toll-free hot line for those who have questions about swine flu.

The hot line number is 1-866-278-7134 and it will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time on Monday through Friday. The health department says those hours could be expanded if it is necessary.

Oklahoma is among 27 states that are reporting widespread influenza activity as of Monday.

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9:16 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Trooper in Trouble

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Tulsa, OK – Okla. trooper again accused of excessive force

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma trooper previously suspended for fighting with an ambulance driver is on paid administrative leave after being accused of using excessive force.

Trooper Daniel Martin is accused of beating Khristopher Douglas of Holdenville. Douglas says he was at a friend's home helping with renovations Saturday when troopers pulled up to handle an apparent traffic stop.

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Local & Regional
9:13 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Senior Meals Cut

Oklahoma City, OK – Budget cuts to mean fewer hot meals for needy srs.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Officials who provide services to the elderly say recent budget cuts will mean fewer hot meals for frail and isolated senior citizens.

The Commission for Human Services has cut $14.6 million from its budget because of a drop in state revenue. The cuts include $7.4 million to the Aging Services Division that includes the senior nutrition program.

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Local & Regional
9:30 am
Sun October 4, 2009

Flu Death Update

Tulsa, OK – Family of flu victim can't afford funeral

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The family of a 16-year-old flu victim is unable to afford the cost of his funeral.

LaTowyn Gaston, a sophomore at East Central High School, died Thursday from Type A influenza. Health officials are trying to determine if it was swine flu. His aunt, Deneeco Young, says he died a day after his 16th birthday.

Young says Gaston started feeling ill Wednesday and was taken to St. Francis Hospital. He died about 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Sun October 4, 2009

Another Win for TU

Houston, TX – Tulsa breezes past Rice 27-10

HOUSTON (AP) G.J. Kinne completed 21 of his 32 passes and threw a 39-yard touchdown to A.J. Whitmore in the fourth quarter to lead Tulsa to a 27-10 victory over the winless Rice Owls Saturday night.

Jamad Williams had 14 carries for 72 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the first quarter as the Golden Hurricane improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in Conference USA.

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What's New?
3:46 pm
Sat October 3, 2009

Radio Lab: Parasites!

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Local & Regional
10:10 am
Sat October 3, 2009

School House Brawl

Tulsa, OK – Fights lead to 11 arrests at Union High

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police have arrested 11 students at Union High School in Tulsa after fights broke out.

School officials said a fight broke out about noon in a school hallway, and additional fights occurred in an area called the commons, where students eat lunch.

No injuries were reported.

Three Tulsa law enforcement officials were serving as school security officers and were on duty at the school at the time. Tulsa police and Tulsa County sheriff's deputies responded to the fight.

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Local & Regional
7:45 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

Flu Takes Tulsa County Life

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Health Department officials have confirmed that a Tulsa County resident under the age of 18 has died from influenza A. Further laboratory tests will be needed to confirm if the influenza A strain is H1N1 (swine) flu . It is not known at this time if the child had any underlying health conditions.

"The tragic loss of a child in our community is a reminder of how important it is to continue working on ways to prevent further spread of influenza. My deepest sympathies are offered to the child's family." stated Interim Director Reggie Ivey.

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