Local & Regional
10:37 am
Sun July 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood May Expand Services

Tulsa, OK – Planned Parenthood could offer abortions in Okla.

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Planned Parenthood says it's considering the possibility of offering abortion services at clinics in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

The announcement comes about two weeks after the Planned Parenthood affiliate that covers Iowa and Nebraska revealed plans to merge with one that runs health clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Sun July 10, 2011

Heat Warning for Tulsa

The National Weather Service is forcasting an afternoon heat index above 110 for Tulsa area.
NWS graphic

Tulsa, OK – 12 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve Oklahoma counties are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning for Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Rogers, Pittsburg, Wagoner, Washington, Osage, Pawnee, McIntosh and Muskogee counties remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.

Forecasters say heat index values of 105 to 115 degrees have been common across the area Saturday. Heat index values are expected to be in the 105-to-110-degree range Sunday.

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Local & Regional
10:28 am
Sun July 10, 2011

Keystone Update

Despite the warning, lake goers are still putting water craft into Keystone Lake
KWGS News photo

Mannford, OK –
Blue-green algae blooms found in Keystone Lake

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) Federal officials are confirming two major outbreaks of blue-green algae in Keystone Lake near Mannford and Cleveland.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Tulsa District office said Saturday the blooms could be harmful but won't know for sure until test results are received.

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Local & Regional
10:17 am
Sun July 10, 2011

Inhofe Targets FAA

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – FAA getting lesson on pitfalls of crossing senator
JOAN LOWY,Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) Federal aviation officials are getting a lesson on the pitfalls of crossing a senior senator.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe to take remedial piloting lessons after he landed his plane on a closed runway at a rural South Texas airport last October, sending workers on the ground scrambling.

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Local & Regional
10:11 am
Sun July 10, 2011

The Latest:Cherokee Dispute

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee chief's motion to compare votes granted

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

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation's Supreme Court has granted a motion by Principal Chief Chad Smith as a hearing over the American Indian tribe's disputed election continues.

The Tulsa World reports the court Saturday ordered a comparison of all voters in the tribal election commission's voter database to the tribe's current enrollment registry.

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Local & Regional
9:10 pm
Sat July 9, 2011

Blue Green Algae now at Keystone

Algae warning sign posted at Keystone State Park.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is reporting that two major outbreaks of algae blooms have now occurred at Keystone Lake near Mannford and near Cleveland.

Corps officials are tentatively identifying the bloom as blue-green algae that could be potentially harmful but will not be able to confirm until test results are received.

As a precaution, Corps officials have posted the lake with an advisory to boaters and swimmers that contact with the algae could be harmful.

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Local & Regional
11:35 am
Sat July 9, 2011

Family Wants No Tulsa Trial

James Whitey Bulger
Booking photo

Tulsa, OK – Kin says ex-crime boss should not have Okla. trial

(Information in the following story is from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe)

BOSTON (AP) The family of a Tulsa businessman allegedly killed on orders from former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger reportedly believes he shouldn't be tried in Oklahoma because authorities there botched a related case.

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Local & Regional
11:31 am
Sat July 9, 2011

Tribal Hearing Continues

Tahlequah, OK – Hearing on Okla. tribe's disputed election resumes

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A hearing to determine whether a recount in the contentious Cherokee Nation principal chief election should stand will resume in Tahlequah Saturday.

Members of the tribal election commission and others testified before the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Friday that the voter database wasn't regularly updated and expressed concern that there were errors with absentee votes cast in the June 25 election.

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Local & Regional
11:29 am
Sat July 9, 2011

NEO Escapee

Miami, OK – Okla. authorities seek escaped jail inmate

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an Ottawa County jail inmate escaped after he got out of his handcuffs.

The sheriff's office says 22-year-old Herman Jones was being taken to the jail about 9:40 a.m. Friday after a court appearance when he slipped out of his restraints and ran away.

Jones ran through the city of Miami until he reached a wooded area near the Neosho River.

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Local & Regional
11:20 am
Sat July 9, 2011

Hot Car Death

Norman, OK – Child found in hot car dies at Okla. hospital

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Police say a 3-year-old child who was found inside a hot car has died at a Norman hospital.

Capt. Tom Easley says officers responded to a north Norman residence about 2:20 p.m. Friday after getting a call from a babysitter who reported that a little boy was missing child. Easley says the child was found inside a car at the home a short time later.

The boy was taken to Norman Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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