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12:34 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Oklahoma Storms

Norman, OK – Employees at the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center found themselves heeding their own advice when they took cover as tornadoes barreled through Oklahoma.

Storm Prediction Center spokeswoman Keli Tarp says the employees in the building were told to go to a shelter as a tornado passed by in south Norman. There have been no reports of damage or injuries at the center.

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12:27 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

BIA Decision

Oklahoma City – The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs says the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can place 76 acres of land south of Tahlequah into trust status.

The Tahlequah-based tribe received a letter Tuesday from the BIA regional office in Muskogee stating the agency's approval of the UKB's application.

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12:23 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Fallin Agenda

Mary Fallin
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Oklahoma City – Gov. Mary Fallin has signed eight bills that she says help fulfill her campaign promise to make Oklahoma a more business friendly state and reduce the size and cost of state government.

Fallin signed the bills Tuesday with GOP legislative leaders watching. They're intended to overhaul the state's workers' compensation laws, consolidate state agencies and information technology services, and create a fund the governor can access to help lure businesses to the state.

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Tuesday's top stories

Tulsa, OK – Today's top stories including John Durkee's visit to Joplin

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9:59 am
Tue May 24, 2011

top stories

Tulsa, OK – Today's top stories including John Durkee's visit to Joplin, Missouri

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Lake Eufala Drowning

Eufala, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an Idaho man has drowned and searchers are looking for a second person after a boating mishap at Lake Eufaula.

The patrol says the body of 47-year-old Stoney Tucker of Lewisville, Idaho, was located shortly before midnight Sunday in about 16 feet of water near the Indian Springs boat ramp.

Searchers are looking for a second person who was with Tucker.

Troopers say they were notified the two were missing after they didn't return from a fishing trip.

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Wind Jobs

Oklahoma City – Siemens Energy plans to start construction on a new wind service warehousing operation in Woodward that the company says will eventually lead to 40 new jobs during the next five years.

Siemens announced Monday it plans to build two new facilities in the northwest Oklahoma city that will be the company's largest wind power service distribution center in the country.

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Local & Regional
11:32 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Oklahoma Storms

Delaware County, colored red, is east of Tulsa.
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Grove, OK – Buildings damaged when storms hit Delaware Co.

GROVE, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service says a possible tornado struck in Delaware County where homes and buildings were damaged, but no injuries reported.

Meteorologist Joe Sellers in Tulsa says investigators will tour the area in northern Delaware County Monday to determine if it was a tornado that struck Sunday night. He says several mobile homes near West Siloam Springs were damaged.

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