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2:03 pm
Sat September 17, 2011

Cantaloupe Blamed for Oklahoma Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Listeria outbreak claims Oklahoman, 5 others sick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The deadly listeria outbreak connected to cantaloupes from Colorado has claimed the life of an Oklahoma man and sickened five others.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed Friday the person who died was a Canadian County man. Health Department officials said in a statement all of those who are sick are over the age of 60 and all were hospitalized.

Officials are investigating several other possible cases.

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Local & Regional
2:00 pm
Sat September 17, 2011

New Jobs

Oklahoma City, OK – Oil and gas companies to add nearly 250 Okla. jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Commerce says two new oil and gas companies are expected to create 248 new jobs in northeast Oklahoma.

SERVA Group LLC and Dover Fluid Management both were approved Friday to participate in the state's Quality Jobs Program, which provides cash rebates to qualifying companies.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Sat September 17, 2011

Oklahoma Toll Climbs

Oklahoma City, OK – Another Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma National Guard soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Friday that 28-year-old Sgt. Mycal Prince of Minco was on dismounted patrol Thursday when insurgents attacked using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in the Saygal Valley of Lagham Province.

The Edmond-based unit is part of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) and deployed to Afghanistan earlier this summer.

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StudioTulsa
4:03 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

"The Kalamata Diary"

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Local & Regional
3:37 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Soldier's Body Returns to Oklahoma

The Private's body is carried by an honor guard from an airplane at Tulsa's Air Guard Base.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
In a steady rain, a charter jet lands at Tulsa International bearing the body of Private First Class Tony Potter Jr. The 20-year-old from Okmulgee died in a firefight in Afghanistan, and is the youngest Oklahoman killed in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders took part in a ceremony today at the Air Guard base in Tulsa. David Priest is one of those riders. He says they want to show respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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Local & Regional
2:44 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Lorton Opening at TU

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Local & Regional
1:58 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Coming Home

Tulsa, OK – Okmulgee soldier's remains to be returned to Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The remains of an Oklahoma National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan are being returned to his family.

A ceremony will be held Friday at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base for the return of Pfc. Tony Potter, Jr., of Okmulgee.

The 20-year-old was among three Oklahoma National Guard soldiers killed Sept. 9 when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.

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Local & Regional
9:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Parks Stay Open

A man rides an ATV across the sand at Beaver Dunes, a former state park recently acquired by the City of Beaver.
Logan Layden

Norman, OK – Oklahoma hasn't shuttered a state park in nine years, and it's been 20 years since we've seen the scope of parks closures announced in early 2011.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Fri September 16, 2011

UPDATE: Serenty Deal Death

KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – 5-year-old died of head injury, ruled homicide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The death of a 5-year-old girl that has led to a criminal investigation of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy by the state medical examiner says Serenity Deal died from a head injury due to assault and said the manner of death is homicide.

The girl died June 4 after being placed in the custody of her father by DHS despite twice being injured during visits with him.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Fri September 16, 2011

State of the City Address

Hundreds crowd into the Convention Center Ballroom for the State of the City address
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