Local & Regional
7:31 am
Mon June 27, 2011

Escaped Murder Suspect Recaptured

Purcell, OK – Suspect in Okla. triple murder recaptured after escape

A triple-murder suspect who escaped from the McClain County Jail has been captured and returned there.

Deputy jailer Jerry White says Shaun Michael Bosse was captured by U.S. marshals in a pond in Blanchard. He says he was booked back into the jail around 9 p.m. CDT.

Authorities say he escaped Sunday after overpowering a guard and fled in a Pontiac Grand Am, which was later found in Blanchard near his grandmother's house.

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Local & Regional
7:25 am
Mon June 27, 2011

New Cherokee Chief

Tahlequah, OK – Bill John Baker has been elected the new principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, but his 11-vote margin of victory may spur a recount.

Baker was declared the winner Sunday morning, with about 15,000 votes cast. Tribal officials spent the night in private, considering whether to accept or reject provisional ballots, until they finally declared a winner.

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Local & Regional
1:43 pm
Sun June 26, 2011

New Chief for Cherokees

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee Nation elects new chief in close race
MURRAY EVANS,Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) After an all-night wait as the final votes were counted, the Cherokee Nation has elected a new principal chief.

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Local & Regional
1:39 pm
Sun June 26, 2011

Muskogee Flood Buy Out

Muskogee, oK – Homeowners, city at odds over flood buyout program

(Information in the following story is from: Muskogee Phoenix, http://www.muskogeephoenix.com)

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Owners of homes in a Muskogee subdivision want the city to give them fair market compensation for their homes as part of a flood-buyout program.

But the city says it doesn't have the money to match federal grants to pay for the program or the resources to apply for the grants.

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Local & Regional
1:29 pm
Sun June 26, 2011

Taylor Interested in TU Post

Kathy Taylor
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Tulsa, OK – Former Tulsa mayor interested in U. of Tulsa job

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor says she's interested in becoming the next president at the University of Tulsa.

Taylor tells the Tulsa World a handful of people from the private university and the community have discussed the job with her and that it's something she'd "definitely consider."

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Local & Regional
6:43 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Tip Led to Arrest

Boston, MA – FBI: Bulger tipster saw recent campaign commercial

BOSTON (AP) The FBI says a tipster who led federal agents to the California home to Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime girlfriend recognized the couple from a recent TV campaign.

FBI spokesman Greg Comcowich says the tipster called the FBI after she saw the recent commercials that asks people, particularly women, to be on the lookout for Greig.

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Local & Regional
6:34 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Crash Leaves Teens Hurt

Rogers County is red
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Claremore, OK – 9 teens hurt when pickup goes into Okla. creek bed

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) Nine teenagers suffered injuries when a pickup in which they were riding hit a sign and ended up in a Rogers County creek bed.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 4:50 a.m. Saturday on a county road about two miles south of State Highway 66.

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Local & Regional
3:05 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Cherokee Election

Tahlequah, OK – Jobs issue at center of Cherokee chief campaign

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) How many jobs are being produced by the Cherokee Nation and who holds those positions has become a central issue in the campaign to see who will lead Oklahoma's largest American Indian tribe for the next four years.

The contentious campaign will end Saturday, when voters decide whether to keep 12-year incumbent Chad Smith as the tribe's principal chief or elevate longtime tribal councilman and Tahlequah businessman Bill John Baker to that position.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Center Help

Oklahoma City, OK – SBA opening disaster help centers in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Residents in three counties hit hard by severe storms and tornadoes May 22-25 will get some help from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Piedmont and Blanchard on Monday, and help will be available in Chickasha in Grady County.

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