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1:00 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Death From Copper Theft

Drumright, OK – Trial set for Okla. man in copper theft death

(Information in the following story is from: Sapulpa Daily Herald , http://www.sapulpadailyherald.com/)

DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) A judge has ordered a trial for a 19-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in the electrocution of an 18-year-old with whom he was allegedly stealing copper in Drumright.

Trial is set for Sept. 28 in Creek County for Jacob Matherly of Drumright. He has pleaded not guilty.

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12:59 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Race for Chief

Bill John Baker
Bill John Baker

Tahlequah, OK – Smith, Baker each make loans to stay in chief race

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The candidates for principal chief of the Cherokee have each had to borrow to keep their campaigns afloat.

The Tulsa World reported Sunday that incumbent Chief Chad Smith took out bank loans totaling $40,000.

Challenger Bill John Baker has used a large part of his life savings to loan his campaign $150,000.

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12:43 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Parker Trial Update

Mangun, OK – Doctor testifies Parker seemed afraid of Dial

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) A psychiatrist says a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife accused of aiding the escape of a convicted killer 17 years ago appeared to be afraid of the man she allegedly helped go free.

Edmond psychiatrist Dr. Robert B. Nisbet testified Monday for the defense. He says an interview transcript shows Bobbi Parker was fearful of Randolph Dial.

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12:41 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Fires: No Accident

Tulsa, OK – 2 downtown fires in Tulsa set by arsonist

(Information in the following story is from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa authorities say two downtown fires were deliberately set.

Tulsa television station KJRH reports that firefighters were summoned at 4 a.m. Monday to respond to a fire at a furniture and cabinetry warehouse.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

Another small fire was set nearby at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

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11:41 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Criticism for DHS Board

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. DHS panel pays scant attention to lawsuit

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of the commission that oversees the Oklahoma Department of Human Services say they have paid little attention to a lawsuit that accuses the agency of standing by while children are being hurt.

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11:38 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Tulsa Haze

Tulsa, OK – The source of the smoky haze throughout Tulsa this morning has now been determined.
The Tulsa Fire Department confirmed this morning that the source was Camp Gruber in Braggs, where they were burning off grass. The resulting consequence was haze, smoke, and a burning odor throughout Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

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11:28 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Incident at Union Swimming Pool

Tulsa, OK – Some quick action at the Union 6th and 7th Grade Center! Union School Superintendent Kathy Burden says emergency crews were called when a girl started having problems in the pool during first hour this morning.

school personnel pulled the girl from the water and she was awake when EMSA arrived. The girl was taken to the hospital for observation. Doctor Burden visited the girl in the hospital.

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8:01 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Cherokee Update

Tahlequah, OK – Boren: Law blocks HUD block of $33M for Cherokees

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Congress Dan Boren says a law he authored prevents federal housing authorities from blocking $33 million in aid to Cherokee Nation.

Boren, a Democrat, told the Tulsa World for a Sunday story that the federal Housing and Urban Development agency went beyond its authority in blocking the payment.

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7:59 am
Mon September 12, 2011

9/11 Remembered

Tulsa's BOK Center
BOK Center

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma remembers 9/11 terror attacks, victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The emotional link Oklahomans feel between the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City and the 2001 terror attacks in the northeast is unmistakable.

But the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum kept a low profile on Sunday so families touched by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could focus on what happened in their own lives.

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7:53 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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