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5:10 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

The Suicide Paradox

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Americans are far more likely to know someone who has taken his or her own life than someone who has been murdered. We're a nation with twice as many suicides than murders each year. Yet the profile of suicide as a public health risk is the opposite -- a shameful problem, whose victims and solutions are not the focus of wide debate. Listen Friday at 8:00 to Freakonomics on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

StudioTulsa
4:54 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Summer Reading Tips from Nancy Pearl

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Local & Regional
2:04 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Power Use Up in Heat

Tulsa, OK – We have not hit a power consumption record in this heat, but we have flirted with the all time high. That was set back in 2008 when PSO customers demanded 42-hundred megawatts.


PSO's Stan Whiteford says peak usage generally comes late in the afternoon. He says the utility is in good shape, but he does urge conservation.

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Local & Regional
1:26 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Ruling in Box Death; Drugs Present

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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma ME's office rules Box's death an accident

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box had five prescription painkillers and an anti-anxiety drug in his system when he died.

The death of the 22-year-old Box on May 19 was ruled accidental in the report released Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Land for Center Purchased

Tulsa, OK – A deal is reached to buy land for a new Tulsa County Juvenile Justice Center.

A contract has been signed to buy a seven and a half acre parcel of land for a future juvenile justice and courts center. The downtown site is currently occupied by Storey Wrecker Service. The local, just south of the jail and only a few blocks from the county courthouse is bordered by Guthrie Avenue on the west, Elwood on the east and Archer on the north and the railroad tracks on the south.

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Local & Regional
10:36 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Kid Left in Hot Car

Tulsa, OK – Despite all the warnings this year, a seven year-old has been rushed to Claremore Hospital after being found inside a car at the Hard Rock Casino.

The discovery was made about mid-night last night. Police arrested the child's grandmother's boy-friend,61 year-old Dwight Wright. He was taken to the Rogers County Jail at Claremore.

Beer was found locked up in the car with the boy.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Life on the Streets

Tulsa, OK – Repeated attempts to get some of Tulsa's homeless off the streets on a permanent basis have failed. The homeless fall into a category of the 'chronic homeless'.

A new program, "A way Home for Tulsa" focuses on those who keep winding up back on the streets. Tulsa County Social Services Director Linda Johnston says a $1.5-million federal grant is being sought.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Cherokee Election: The Latest

Tahlequah, OK – Smith: Cherokee election recount 'fatally flawed'

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith says the latest count of the total votes cast in the recent election for chief shows a recount of the votes "was fatally flawed."

Smith spoke at a news conference Monday after the tribal election commission counted the ballots Sunday night.

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Making a Deposit for a Rainy Day

Oklahoma City, OK – $219 million going into Oklahoma's reserve fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say they will make a $219 million deposit into the constitutional Rainy Day reserve fund thanks to strong revenue collections in the just completed 2011 fiscal year.

The balance of the state's savings account stands at a mere $2.03 after reaching a record of $596.6 million. The money was tapped by state lawmakers as they worked to close budget shortfalls caused by declining tax revenue during the recession.

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Local & Regional
8:47 am
Tue July 12, 2011

More Heat

Tulsa, OK – Heat warning for 16 northeastern Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A heat wave has prompted an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and the implementation of a water rotation program for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for 16 counties through Tuesday night. Except for the Oklahoma Panhandle, the rest of the state is under a heat advisory.

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