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7:49 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Amber Alert Canceled for Oklahoma Girl, 2, in Carjacking

SPENCER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma County Sheriff Office has issued an Amber alert for a 2-year-old girl who was inside a vehicle when it was carjacked. The girl was found safe about 2:30 Saturday morning. The search continues for the suspect.

In the alert sent to media organizations early Saturday, authorities say Taleah Hill was inside the Chevy when it was stolen and seen leaving a residence in Spencer around 11:20 p.m. Friday.

They say the suspect was 18 to 25 and last seen wearing a black t-shirt and a blue bandanna.

Local & Regional
7:43 am
Sat June 9, 2012

AG Signs Enforcement Papers on Tribal Casino

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt has signed an enforcement agreement with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians over a tribal casino in Tahlequah.

The agreement signed Friday requires the tribe to pay $2 million in damages and secure federal acceptance of the casino's land into trust by the end of July or cease gaming operations.

The Keetoowah tribe opened the casino in 1986 before the federal government determined whether the land was Indian land. Under state law, casinos on non-Indian land are illegal.

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Local & Regional
7:39 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Governor Signs Final Bills from 2012 Session

Governor Fallin
State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law the last 20 bills adopted by the 2012 Oklahoma Legislature and vetoed three others.

Fallin disposed of the remaining bills from the legislative session on Friday. Lawmakers convened on February 6th and adjourned on May 25th.

Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Shots fired outside a South Tulsa Quik Trip

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One person is assaulted with a baseball bat, another shot at a Quik Trip parking lot in South Tulsa. Police Officer Leland Ashley says some sort of confrontation between two groups took place at a store at 51st and Yale, then moved to a second Quik Trip near 71st and Mingo…

Several shots were fired. The person hit was taken to a hospital and at last report was in critical condition. Ashley says it’s lucky no innocent bystander was hit by gunfire with the shooting occurring in such a public place.

Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

No Monkey Business at the Zoo

Bernsen the chimpanzee celebrates his fifth birthday Sunday June 10th. Everyone is invited to the Tulsa Zoo Sunday at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate Bernsen’s birthday. The other chimps will also join the celebration by having birthday treats. Stop by Chimpanzee Connection and wish Bernsen a happy birthday!

Local & Regional
7:07 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Oklahoma AG Appeals off-label Abortion Drug Ruling

Scott Pruitt
State of Oklahoma-File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he's appealing a judge's ruling that struck down an Oklahoma law restricting the off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs.

District Judge Donald Worthington last month invalidated the 2011 law, saying it violated a woman's fundamental right to privacy and bodily integrity. .

But Pruitt said Thursday the judge ruled the Oklahoma Constitution contains a right to an abortion, a right never before recognized in any Oklahoma court.

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Local & Regional
7:04 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Chesapeake Shareholders to Meet with Board, Execs --- Live Blogging at State Impact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shareholders of the nation's second largest natural gas producer are preparing to meet with its board of directors and executives amid concerns that the CEO's personal financial activities may have created a conflict of interest.

Shareholders of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. will meet with company officials Friday during Chesapeake's annual shareholder's meeting.

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Local & Regional
7:01 am
Fri June 8, 2012

FBI Asks for Help in solving Tulsa Metro Bank Robberies

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FBI

TULSA, OK(AP) — The FBI is seeking information about six unsolved bank robberies in the Tulsa area.

Officials say the heists happened between May 2011 and March.

The most violent robbery occurred Sept. 16 at the Tulsa Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union. Three males pointed firearms at the customers and employees.

One of the robbers shot through the glass where a teller was standing and jumped over the counter. They took cash before fleeing in a Jeep Cherokee.

All were described as black males in their 20s.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Fri June 8, 2012

OU Center to Offer Prize in Diabetes Research

David Boren
OU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma has announced the establishment of a cash prize for biomedical research in diabetes.

President David Boren said from Philadelphia Thursday the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma will award the $250,000 Harold Hamm International Prize and administer it to recognize and promote lasting achievements in diabetes research. Hamm, the Continental Resources CEO, also was on hand for the announcement.

Boren and Hamm both have Type 2 diabetes

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Local & Regional
2:38 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Summer School is in session

Tulsa Public Schools again calls on Teach For America for their assistance with summer programs June 11th. Over 5,000 students are enrolled into this year’s summer school. Tulsa City-County Health Department offers a voluntary class on prevention of teen pregnancy for secondary students. Elementary students have an opportunity to participate in a YMCA GO program which is centered on character development.

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