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9:57 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Meeting Sought

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

Muskogee, OK – Okla victim's family wants to talk to governor

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A man says his family hasn't been able to talk to Gov. Mary Fallin about a Pardon and Parole Board recommendation that the prison sentence of the person convicted in the killing be commuted.

Marty Greco told the Muskogee Phoenix that Fallin's staff hasn't responded to inquiries from his brother, Johnny.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Governor's Husband Changes Jobs

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Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin's husband changes job to avoid conflicts

MIDWEST CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin's husband has quit his job at a law firm that represents state entities to avoid conflicts of interest.

Wade Christensen told The Oklahoman on Friday that he had left the law firm of Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen before his wife was sworn in Monday. The law firm's clients include the University of Oklahoma and CompSource Oklahoma, the state's workers' compensation agency.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Fatal Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – 1 dead, 2 injured in Oklahoma City house fire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Investigators are looking into an Oklahoma City house fire that killed one person and injured two others.

Firefighters responded to a call about a blaze in southwest Oklahoma City just after midnight Saturday. Crews reported seeing flames burning through the front of the home.

Two people were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. Their medical conditions weren't immediately known.

Officials haven't released the names of the victims.

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StudioTulsa
10:38 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Theatre Tulsa Presents "The Scarlet Letter"

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Local & Regional
6:08 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

TU Names Coach

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa hires Bill Blankenship as football coach
MURRAY EVANS,Associated Press


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa has promoted assistant Bill Blankenship to become its head football coach.

Athletic director Bubba Cunningham made the announcement Friday, saying the 54-year-old Blankenship is "a leader and a proven winner." Blankenship is replacing his former boss, Todd Graham, who now is Pittsburgh's coach.

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Local & Regional
12:27 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Passenger Rail Meeting in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – All aboard! Efforts are under way to get passenger rail service in northeast Oklahoma. Passenger Rail Oklahoma Director Evan Stair spoke at a Tulsa meeting today. He says the biggest challenge is our mindset.

He says Texas communities are cashing in big time from passenger rail travelers---and there is no reason why northeastern Oklahoma should not be on the money train

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Local & Regional
12:26 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Train Jumps Tracks

Noble County in red
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Perry, OK – PERRY, Okla. (AP) - Police in Perry say several homes were evacuated after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed in the northern Oklahoma town - but no injuries are reported.

BNSF spokesman Joe Faust says 13 cars of the westbound train derailed about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and fertilizer - which is considered a hazardous material - leaked from one.

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Local & Regional
11:21 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Rogers County Drug Raids

Rogers County is red
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Claremore, OK – Rogers County deputies are rounding up suspected drug dealers. Armed with 78-arrest warrants officers fanned out at daybreak yesterday to round-up suspects. Over 60-people have been arrested so far

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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Flu Hitting Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – The flu season is hitting Oklahoma hard! Over 50-people have been hospitalized in the last two weeks. State Epidemiologist Doctor Kristi Bradley says you know what to do: Cover your mouth when your cough or sneeze and stay home from work if ill.

Half of those hospitalized are 18 or younger. Since September of last year, two people of died of the flu.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Fri January 14, 2011

No Fire Response Fee

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Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council hoses down a proposal to charge a fee for fire department response to traffic wrecks. City Councilor Bill Christian called the plan double taxation.

The plan would have charged those responsible for crashes a 200-dollar fee for each fire truck that responded.

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