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10:03 am
Sun January 30, 2011

Wildfires Across Oklahoma

Guthrie, OK – Oklahoma firefighters battle grass fires

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters have largely contained a grass fire that scorched grass and trees near Guthrie.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said late Saturday that crews were putting out hot spots in the fire, which forced the closure of State Highway 105 for hours. Several homes were damaged and area residences were evacuated.

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10:54 am
Sat January 29, 2011

GOP Getting Stronger In State

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla GOP closing registration gap on Democrats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, but the GOP is quickly closing the gap.

Figures released Friday by the State Election Board show the number of registered Republicans increased by more than 36,000 since January 2010. During the same time, the number of registered Democrats increased by 88. The number of registered independents also increased by more than 15,000 in the past year.

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10:52 am
Sat January 29, 2011

State School Board Ruckus

Oklahoma City, Ok – Pregnant official 'shocked' at Rozell's comment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The new legislative liaison at the Oklahoma Department of Education says she's "shocked" by a comment by a state Board of Education member who said she would be "worthless" in her position if she took immediate maternity leave.

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10:49 am
Sat January 29, 2011

Muskogee Turnpike Body

Muskogee, OK – Officials investigate body found near Okla highway


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities are trying to determine what happened to a man who was found dead inside his car near the Muskogee Turnpike.

Police Lt. Bobby Lee says the man was driving south on an access road across from the turnpike when he failed to stop at a dead-end on Thursday.

Nearby industrial plant workers noticed the Ford Taurus, found the dead man and called police.

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10:46 am
Sat January 29, 2011

Fatal Fire At Skiatook

Skiatook, OK – Oklahoma man killed in mobile home fire


SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) Authorities say one person was killed in a mobile home fire in Skiatook.

Fire Department officials say crews responded to the blaze near Oklahoma 11 and West 41 Street around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Officials told KJRH-TV a 68-year-old man died in the blaze.

Fire officials say the man was asleep in a back room of the mobile home when a floor heater caught fire near some combustible items on the floor.

Officials say the home was destroyed.

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11:31 am
Fri January 28, 2011

House to Investigate Terrill

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Republican House Speaker Kris Steele says he will form a special committee to investigate Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill, who has been charged with felony bribery.

Steele said Friday the eight-member committee will be bipartisan and will determine if Terrill misused or abused his office.

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11:26 am
Fri January 28, 2011

The Flu Season

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say another death associated with influenza has been reported.

The Oklahoma State Health Department said Thursday the fourth flu death reported since Sept. 1 was a Logan County resident in the 25-49 year age range. Health officials say 304 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the agency and 90 of those came between Jan. 16 and Saturday.

Several schools across the state also canceled classes or postponed activities because of high absences due to the flu.

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11:23 am
Fri January 28, 2011

More Tulsa Jobs

Tulsa, OK – Ductmate, the largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accessories manufacturer in North America, announced today it has chosen Tulsa for its new distribution warehouse location. Ductmate has leased a 61,520-square-foot facility located on 9.4 acres at 3248 N. Sheridan with a five-year plan to expand its Tulsa operation to include manufacturing. The privately owned company moved into the new site Jan. 3 and began operations this week.

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8:05 am
Fri January 28, 2011

County Gun Auction

Tulsa, OK – 181 guns will be on the audition block tomorrow in Tulsa County. Sheriff Stanley Glanz is auction off the weapons in as-is condition. This is not the first time the sheriff has auctioned off the unclaimed property.

There is a catch--- ONLY Licensed Federal Firearms dealers will be allowed to take part. The department will not accept credit cards, personal checks or even cash. Dealers will only be able to pay with cashier's checks or money orders.

The Sheriff will use the money for training.

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