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2:44 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Boren Won't Seek Re-election

Congressman Dan Boren at Community forum.
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three Democrats close to Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren say the 37-year-old congressman won't seek re-election to a fourth term next year.

Boren is the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation and he comfortably won re-election last year. He scheduled a news conference for later Tuesday in Muskogee to discuss his future plans.

The Democrats spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak in advance of the news conference.

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8:58 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Teacher Faced New Charges

Checotah, OK – Suspended Okla. teacher faces new sex charges

CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) A suspended Checotah elementary school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy now faces new charges of having sex with another teen.

Thirty-eight-year-old Michelle McCutchan is now charged with nine counts of second-degree rape, nine counts of sodomy plus two counts of providing alcohol to minors, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of child neglect.

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8:57 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Bobbie Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – 1 more juror chosen in trial of warden's wife

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) The number of prospective jurors in the trial of a former warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer she had fallen in love with escape from prison is now at 19.

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8:05 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Police Corruption Probe

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Tulsa police officer says he and three other officers used drugs kept in squad cars to "substitute as evidence in criminal cases." Eric Hill has received immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony. The other officers are accused of planting drugs on people in order to arrest them for drug possession.

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

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8:04 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Robbery Investigation

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police investigating latest bank robbery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police are looking for a man who robbed an IBC Bank branch in south Tulsa last week.

Officers say the robbery occurred when the man walked into the bank about 11:40 a.m. Friday. Police released a description on Monday.

Authorities say the man presented a note and implied he had a gun. The robber took the money and left on foot. There were no reports of injuries.

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8:00 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Disaster Aid

Tushka, OK – Disaster declaration for Oklahoma approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Obama has approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma for tornadoes that hit the state last month.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Monday's approval of Gov. Mary Fallin's request for federal disaster assistance means individuals and business owners in Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan and McClain counties who were affected by the May 22-25 tornadoes may now qualify for disaster aid.

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7:59 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
5:20 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Contractor Fraud

Scott Pruitt

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG files 8 fraud charges against contractor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's attorney general has filed felony fraud charges against a building contractor who homeowners say took money from them for roof repairs that weren't performed.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office on Monday filed six counts of violating the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act in Oklahoma County and two counts in Cleveland County against Harold Whitt.

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5:16 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Conviction Upheld

Tulsa, OK – Okla court upholds life sentence in Tulsa drive-by

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a life prison sentence given a 22-year-old man convicted in a deadly drive-by shooting in Tulsa.

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