Local & Regional
10:42 am
Sat April 23, 2011

Tulsa Refinery Fire

Tulsa, OK – Oil tank fire under control at Tulsa refinery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an oil tank fire at a Tulsa refinery is now under control.

A fire broke out in an oil tank about 9:30 p.m. Friday and that no one was injured in the blaze. The extent of the damage wasn't immediately known.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood said the fire was under control and that firefighters were returning to other duties by late Friday night.

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Local & Regional
1:52 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Kangaroo Insured

Broken Arrow, OK – Anonymous donor buys insurance for Okla. kangaroo

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma woman says an anonymous "angel" has bought a $50,000 insurance policy to help her keep her kangaroo as a therapy pet.

The Broken Arrow city council is deciding whether to grant Christie Carr an exemption and allow her to keep the partially paralyzed kangaroo named Irwin. Having the insurance policy for any injuries inflicted by Irwin would be among the exemption requirements.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Drowning

Osage Beach, Mo – Okla. man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) One man is dead but another managed to swim to safety after they were thrown from a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Water Patrol says the two tumbled into the water Thursday when their 18-foot fishing boat struck two cruiser wakes.

The patrol says the boat's operator, a 39-year-old Kansas man, was able to swim to shore. But 53-year-old William Ray of Newcastle, Okla., didn't make it.

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Local & Regional
11:26 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Unhappy High School Seniors

Tecumseh, OK – Tecumseh seniors don't like graduation move

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Some Tecumseh High School seniors are not happy with the school board's decision to hold the May 19 graduation ceremony at the school's football field.

The board voted 3-2 in March to move the ceremony from Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University where the ceremony has been held since the 1980s. Students asked the board to reconsider but board President Michelle Edwards did not include the item on the agenda.

Calls to Edwards were not returned.

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Local & Regional
11:23 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Google to Buy Wind

Oklahoma City, OK – Google to buy wind-generated power for Okla. plant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Google Inc. has announced plans to buy wind-generated electricity to help power a data center that's to open in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoman reports the power will be bought from NextEra Energy Resources 100.8 megawatt wind farm being developed in Grady and Caddo counties. Google's plant called a server farm is to open near Pryor later this year.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Project School House

Dr. Keith Ballard announces his version of Project School House
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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a Recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
11:36 am
Thu April 21, 2011

DNA confirms murder link

Tulsa, OK – DNA confirms a man's link to the stabbing death of a Tulsa woman in 2003. Police say DNA taken from Luis Lara-Martinez has been confirmed to match DNA found on the body of Alisha Wright. Martinez was shot and killed by police when he pulled a gun on officers who were trying to arrest him on an unrelated warrant four months after Wright's body was found.

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