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3:32 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Shelters to Open

Red Cross headquarters in Tulsa is at 11th and Highway 169.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will open emergency shelters for stranded motorists beginning today at 6:00pm. The shelters are specifically for travelers who may become stranded due to the winter storm.

The stranded motorist shelters will be opened in the following locations today at 6:00pm:

Tulsa:
Crosstown Church of Christ
3400 E. Admiral Place

Bristow:
First Baptist Church
6th & Chestnut

Henryetta:
Church of Christ
413 W. Broadway

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2:53 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

State of Emergency

Tulsa, OK – Fallin declares state of emergency in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties as the state prepares for a major winter storm to hit.

Fallin made the declaration Monday. The declaration gives the state a mechanism to allow local governments to be reimbursed for costs related to the storm.

The order also is a first step toward seeking federal aid if such aid is necessary.

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2:51 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Approaches

Ice Melt and Snow Shovels are hot items at Tulsa hardware stores ahead of the storm.
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Tulsa, Ok – Oklahoma braces for winter storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm is expected to bring freezing rain, heavy snow and frigid temperatures to Oklahoma this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for central and western Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday and a winter storm warning for eastern Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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10:48 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Harvard Open

Crews bring down old overpass
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Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation opens Harvard Avenue 12-hours earlier than had been planned. The roadway was shut down over the weekend, so crews could dismantle the old I-44 bridge over Harvard. Traffic was moved over to the new bridge. The work was part of the overall I-44 widening project from Yale Avenue to Riverside Drive.

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10:16 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Turley Murder

Tulsa, Ok –

TURLEY, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man found dead near Turley.

KJRH reports deputies found the body in the small town on the northwestern edge of Tulsa about 5:30 p.m. Sunday and are investigating the death as a homicide.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in an effort to determine his identity.

Investigators say they have made no arrests and have not identified a suspect in the shooting.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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9:21 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories, including the latest on the pending Winter Storm:

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9:01 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Storm Update: Winter Storm Warning

Total Storm Accumulation
National Weather Service

Tulsa, Ok – 345 AM CST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PITTSBURG...SEQUOYAH...LE FLORE...LATIMER AND
HASKELL. IN ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

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10:06 am
Sun January 30, 2011

Fatal Crash Takes Teens

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Chickasha, OK – 2 Oklahoma teens killed in Grady County accident

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two Chickasha teenagers were killed and one was injured when their vehicle ran off a Grady County road.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Matthew Hoskins and 15-year-old Evan Raasch died when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Thursday.

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10:03 am
Sun January 30, 2011

Wildfires Across Oklahoma

Guthrie, OK – Oklahoma firefighters battle grass fires

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters have largely contained a grass fire that scorched grass and trees near Guthrie.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said late Saturday that crews were putting out hot spots in the fire, which forced the closure of State Highway 105 for hours. Several homes were damaged and area residences were evacuated.

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