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9:04 am
Mon October 31, 2011

New Laws

Undated – Nearly 200 new Okla. laws to take effect this week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans who drive drunk or fail to stop for a school bus loading or unloading children will face stiff new penalties beginning on Tuesday.

That is when nearly 200 new Oklahoma laws are scheduled to take effect. They range from changes to the way civil lawsuits are handled to new restrictions on abortion and criminal justice reforms.

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9:02 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Bob Barry Passes

Oklahoma City, OK – Former Sooners announcer Bob Barry Sr. dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The longtime play-by-play voice of Oklahoma football and men's basketball games and a local sports anchor died on Sunday. Bob Barry Senior was 80.

KFOR-TV news director Mary Ann Eckstein said Barry was found dead in his Norman home. She had no other details and said a cause of death had not been determined.

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9:01 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Parole: 50/50

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. rejects just over half parole recommendations

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has rejected just more than one-half of the 541 parole recommendations sent her by the state Pardon and Parole Board.

The numbers collected by the Tulsa World show that since May Fallin has signed off on 265 recommendations that a convict be paroled while rejecting 276 such recommendations.

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8:00 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS

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10:46 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Officer Chargeds with Abuse

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Mustang, OK – Mustang police officer charged with harming child

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) A Mustang police officer is facing a charge of domestic abuse for allegedly beating his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO reports Blaine Thomason Condreay of Mustang is accused by authorities of twice using a wooden paddle to spank the girl. Condreay turned himself in at the Canadian County Jail on Oct. 21 after an arrest warrant was issued.

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10:44 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Burn Ban Update

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin to lift burn ban in 14 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says she'll lift a burn ban on 14 Oklahoma counties.

The Oklahoman reports that Fallin says she'll lift the bans on Tuesday after first allowing counties extra time to evaluate conditions.

Parts of the state have been under a burn ban since July 14. Forty-five counties in western and southern Oklahoma had been under burn bans as drought conditions worsened through the summer.

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10:41 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Rules for Workers Change

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee Nation changes rules for workers

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) An executive order by the new principal chief of the Cherokee Nation allows tribe employees to discuss their employment with members of the Cherokee legislative branch.

The Tulsa World reports Saturday that Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed the order so workers can speak openly about their duties with their council representatives.

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10:39 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Family Sues Church

Tulsa, OK – Clinkscale family sues church over death in ring

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The family of a former University of Tulsa football player who was killed in an unsanctioned boxing match is suing a church that put on the exhibition.

The Tulsa World reports that the family of George Clinkscale the Third filed damages lawsuit against the Guts Church on Friday in Tulsa County.

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10:37 am
Sun October 30, 2011

School Quality

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Number of Okla. schools not meeting goals doubles

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The number of Oklahoma schools not meeting standards has grown to 227, about twice the number from a year ago.

The Tulsa World reports that another 61 districts are in need of improvement, up from nine last year.

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10:35 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Sunday Morning Quarterback

Undated – Here is the latest Oklahoma sports news from The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Joseph Randle set career-highs by running for 152 yards and four touchdowns as Number 3 Oklahoma State beat Baylor 59-24 on Saturday. Cowboys' wide receiver Justin Blackmon matched a career best with 13 catches for 172 yards and two scores. Defensive back Brodrick Brown recovered two fumbles as OSU forced five Baylor turnovers in Stillwater.

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