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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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10:33 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Corruption Fallout

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa still dealing with corrupt cops fallout

TULSA, Okla. (AP) It's been more than two months since the last of five Tulsa Police officers went to trial on numerous corruption charges, but the city appears a long way from moving forward from the scandal.

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10:30 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Arrest made in Cocktail Bombs

Tulsa, OK – Man with bombs in car arrested at Tulsa station

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man was arrested on arson charges after he walked into the Tulsa police station and said he wanted to burn down the city.

The Tulsa World reports police on Friday found six gasoline bombs in the vehicle of 58-year-old Robbin Evan Elsman.

Elsman was being held on $70,000 bond on Saturday. There was no indication on his jail record whether he has a lawyer.

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10:30 am
Sat October 29, 2011

Power!

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma agency approves transmission project

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has granted public utility status to a Texas company that wants to build an electricity transmission system from wind energy farms in the Oklahoma Panhandle to Tennessee.

The three-member commission voted 2-0 Friday to give Clean Lines Energy of Houston status as an electricity transmission-only public utility. Commissioner Patrice Douglas was absent.

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10:22 am
Sat October 29, 2011

Funds Released to Tribe

Tulsa,OK – HUD releases funds to Cherokees

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is releasing nearly $40 million to the Cherokee Nation after Oklahoma's largest American Indian tribe allowed descendants of slaves its members once owned to vote for a new chief.

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10:16 am
Sat October 29, 2011

DA won't Go

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma County DA says he will not step aside

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) District Attorney David Prater says he does not plan to step aside as Oklahoma County's chief prosecutor while the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation looks at allegations of misconduct during his 2006 campaign.

Prater said Friday there is no need for him to step aside. He denies any wrongdoing and blames unspecified "enemies" for the OSBI investigation.

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