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7:58 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Shooting at BA

Broken Arrow, OK – Home invasion shooting in Broken Arrow probed

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

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police in Broken Arrow are investigating a shooting that came as the result of an alleged home invasion.

Two residents in the home told police that an adult male broke into the home and confronted the residents early Sunday morning.

Police say one of the residents got a pistol and shot the intruder twice, once in the left hand and once in a knee.

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7:55 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Oklahoma Heat Death

Enid, OK – Heat suspected in death of Enid woman at her home

ENID, Okla. (AP) Police in Enid say they believe heat played a role in the death of a woman whose body was found in the yard outside her home.

Police say the body of Brenda Nustvold was found shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when the temperature was 99 degrees. Officers say neighbors had seen Nustvold working in the yard since about 9:30 a.m.

Police say Nustvold was in her mid-40s.

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7:53 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Drowning at Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula, OK – 13-year-old drowns while swimming at Lake Eufaula

LAKE EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) A 13-year-old boy has drowned while swimming with family at Lake Eufaula in McIntosh County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Dylan Shafer drowned shortly after noon Sunday at Paradise Point.

Troopers say Shafer was swimming with two cousins and his sister when the sister panicked and pushed him under the water. His body was found about 4 p.m. about 200 yards from the shore in about seven feet of water.

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Local & Regional
3:52 pm
Sun June 19, 2011

Anti Meth Bill Killed by Lobbyist?

Tulsa, OK – Lawmaker: Lobbyist defeated bill targeting meth

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A state lawmaker says a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry helped defeat a bill that targeted the sales of common cold medicines containing a key ingredient in methamphetamine.

The bill that died during the legislative session would have required a prescription for the purchase of tablet forms of medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

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9:39 am
Sun June 19, 2011

New Information On Bank Robbery Shoot-Out

Antlers, OK –

Oklahoma trooper in deadly shootout identified

ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is releasing the name of the trooper involved in a shootout that killed two Texas men suspected of robbing a bank in Wright City.

Lt. George Brown says Trooper Eric Blades is on paid leave pending an investigation into the Thursday afternoon shooting near Antlers that killed Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills and Justin Whisenhunt of White Settlement.

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9:31 am
Sun June 19, 2011

Fatal Tanker Crash

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Calumet, OK – Tanker truck accident kills 1 in central Oklahoma

CALUMET, Okla. (AP) Authorities say the driver of a tanker truck was killed when the vehicle overturned near Calumet and caught fire.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the tractor-trailer accident occurred about 6:10 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 270 in Canadian County.

Troopers say the driver veered onto the shoulder, over corrected, spun around and overturned.

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8:33 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Unemployment Drops

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment dips to 5.3 percent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined in the month of May.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that unemployment in Oklahoma fell from 5.6 percent in April to 5.3 percent last month.

According to OESC statistics, there were 91,930 people unemployed in May. That's down from 124,450 who were unemployed in May 2010.

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8:27 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Luper Funeral

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla civil rights leader remembered as trailblazer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Civil rights activist Clara Luper has been remembered as a champion of racial equality whose peaceful sit-in demonstrations opened doors for black Americans.

Luper was eulogized yesterday at a funeral attended by about 2,000 in Oklahoma City. She died June 8 at the age of 88.

Gov. Mary Fallin called Luper a national leader who was convinced that racial segregation was wrong.

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8:24 am
Sat June 18, 2011

7th Person Dies

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Henryetta, OK – Seventh person dies in Oklahoma turnpike wreck

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A head-on collision that killed six people in eastern Oklahoma earlier this month has claimed another life.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Jorge Salas Jr. died June 11 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.

Salas was riding in a vehicle driven by his father, Jorge Salas Sr., June 4 when the vehicle collided with another vehicle that was pulling a travel trailer on the Indian Nation Turnpike near Henryetta.

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8:21 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Employee Fired In Treasurer's Office

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK –

State treasurer fires employee under investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Treasurer Ken Miller has fired his office's internal auditor.

Miller spokesman Tim Allen says LaTisha Reid was dismissed yesterday. She had been with the treasurer's office for about six years.

Allen says he doesn't know why Reid was told she was being dismissed.

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