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8:58 am
Fri September 16, 2011

UPDATE: Serenty Deal Death

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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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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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7:49 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Friday's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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11:30 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Oklahoman SOLD

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Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Publishing Company to be sold

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chairman of The Oklahoma Publishing Company, publisher of The Oklahoman, says the company is being sold to The Anschutz Corporation, owned by Denver-based businessman Philip Anschutz.

OPUBCO chairman and CEO Christy Everest announced on Thursday the sale of all OPUBCO stock to The Anschutz Corporation and said it will occur in early October.

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8:07 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Election Appointments

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor appoints 5 to Oklahoma Election Board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed five people, including a former Oklahoma Corporation Commission member, to the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Fallin announced Wednesday that ex-Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth was named to the board as a Democratic member. His appointment and the other four appointments must be confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate.

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8:04 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Tulsa School Gets National Honor

Tulsa, OK – The U.S. Department of Education today named six schools in Oklahoma as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Tulsa's Carver Middle School is among those schools. These public and private K-12 schools are among the 305 being honored for their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.

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8:03 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Freedmen Can Vote

Tulsa, OK – Okla. tribe's commission allows freedmen to vote

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has voted to allow descendants of tribal members' former black slaves to participate in the upcoming principal chief election.

Commission chairwoman Susan Plumb said in a statement following Wednesday's special meeting that any Cherokee freedmen registered to vote can cast a challenge or provisional ballot.

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8:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Health Care Costs

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers discuss new health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials estimate an additional 140,000 Oklahomans will become enrolled in Medicaid once the new federal health care law takes effect, costing the state an extra $24 million annually.

Officials with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority presented those figures Wednesday during a meeting with lawmakers on how the new law will affect Oklahoma.

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7:57 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Thursday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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