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10:14 am
Sun March 13, 2011

Investigation

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City,OK –

Okla. legislator seeks to suppress evidence in case

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state legislator wants a judge to suppress evidence related to legislative acts from his bribery case.

In a brief, Rep. Randy Terrill cited a 1979 U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred prosecutors from using evidence involving legislative acts against a congressman accused of bribery.

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Local & Regional
10:09 am
Sun March 13, 2011

Fire Aftermath

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Undated –
After fires, Okla. residents pick through rubble

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) People who live in and around Oklahoma City have been returning to their fire-ravaged neighborhoods to assess the damage and begin cleaning up.

Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Rep. James Lankford have toured Harrah, where 30 homes were destroyed Friday.

Fallin told homeowners Saturday to contact relief organizations and take advantage of other emergency services while they wait for their insurance claims.

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Local & Regional
9:00 am
Sat March 12, 2011

State of Emergency

Undated – Okla governor issues state of emergency for fires

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With wildfires sweeping across Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in the state.

The declaration issued Friday also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary. Under the executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Sat March 12, 2011

Road Work to Begin

Tulsa, OK –


Taking advantage of spring break to work near Memorial High School, the contractor working on East 61st Street between South Yale Avenue and South Sheridan Road will resurface the intersection of East 61st Street and South Hudson Avenue beginning Monday, March 14.

South Hudson Avenue will be closed at East 61st Street during work at the intersection, which will continue through Friday, March 18. The contractor will replace damaged concrete pavement.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Sat March 12, 2011

River Walk Arrests

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Jenks, OK – The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, at the request of the City of Jenks and the Jenks Police Department, aid in law enforcements efforts in the Jenks River Walk area over the last couple of weekends.

Sheriff's Deputies and ABLE Commissions Agents combined efforts with the Jenks Police Department to combat some of the less desirable conduct and illegal activity in this two block area, specifically focused on areas where the adult entertainment, alcohols sales and minors congregate.

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Local & Regional
6:26 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Governor to Eagleton: "No"

Mary Fallin

Tulsa, OK – Governor Fallin is declining to get involved in the ruckus at Tulsa City Hall. In a letter to City Councilor John Eagleton, the Governor said she was not going to exercise her power to call for an investigation regarding Eagleton's allegations against Mayor Bartlett. Eagleton had wanted Fallin to order the Attorney General to begin an ouster investigation against the mayor.

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Local & Regional
4:31 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

WIld fires Sweep Across Oklahoma

Liberty Mounds Fire truck rushes to another grass fire near 181st and Lewis.
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Undated – Okla residents leave homes as grass fires close in

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Flames from several large grass fires have forced residents from their homes in central Oklahoma.

Two large grass fires near Goldsby scorched about 1,000 acres Friday and homes near the Riverwind Casino have been evacuated.

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Hospital Fee clears House

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla House OKs hospital fee to shore up Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lawmakers in the state Legislature are trying to find a way to give more assistance to low-income people to cover health care costs.

A bill that would impose a fee on hospitals in order to generate about $350 million for this purpose passed the House 76-22 Thursday.

The measure by Republican state Rep. Doug Cox is designed to shore up funding for the state's Medicaid system, and is supported by state hospitals.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in Oklahoma

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The USGS reports the quake was recorded at 4:56 a.m. Friday about six miles northeast of Harrah. The location is about 25 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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