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12:49 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Senators split

Senator Jim Inhofe from file photo.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – Okla. senators split, for and against earmarks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's two U.S. senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, are both Republicans, but find themselves split over a proposed moratorium on earmarks for spending federal money on specific projects.

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12:12 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Man Falls from Train

Broken Arrow, OK – Authorities say a Broken Arrow man has died after falling from a moving train in Catoosa on Saturday. Fire Chief Dennis Benton says 30-year-old Dustin Lewis probably "hitched a ride" on the train. He says it appears Lewis fell off, got caught underneath the train and was dragged for an unknown distance.

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12:10 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Sketch of Robber Disguised as ONG Worker

Oklahoma City, OK – Police have released a sketch of a man who posed as an Oklahoma Natural Gas worker when he robbed a woman in her northwest Oklahoma City home.
The man wore an ONG hard hat when he knocked on the door of a house in the 4000 block of NW 62 about 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, police said.

After claiming to work for the gas company, the man asked a woman in the home if he could get in the backyard. He asked if the woman had any dogs, and she told him she did not, police said.

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12:10 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Local News Coverage This Monday Morning

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9:37 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Vian Assistant Chief Arrested in Arkansas

Fort Smith, Ark – Ft. Smith police arrest Vian, Okla., ass't chief

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Police say a disturbance at a country-music nightclub in Fort Smith has resulted in the arrest of the assistant police chief of Vian (vy-ANN'), Okla., on misdemeanor assault and public intoxication charges.

A Sebastian County Jail official said Brian K. Chandler of the Vian Police Department was booked into the jail early Saturday morning after his arrest at the Electric Cowboy nightclub. He was released on bond later in the day.

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Local & Regional
10:52 am
Sun November 14, 2010

Dollar Shortage

Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard.
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's school board is considering a proposal that could lead to consolidation within the district. Superintendent Keith Ballard says the goal of "Project Schoolhouse" is to determine how the district can more efficiently use its money and facilities. He says the issue has to be dealt with because of the district's shrinking financial resources.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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10:50 am
Sun November 14, 2010

Sports Round-Up

Undated – Here is the latest Oklahoma sports from The AP

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10:44 am
Sun November 14, 2010

Speaker Moves To Mayor's Office

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) State House Speaker Chris Benge of Tulsa will leave his post Tuesday, and plans to go to work in Mayor Dewey Bartlett's office. Bartlett tells the Tulsa World that with the addition of Benge as the director of intergovernmental and enterprise development, the city's "strong team has just gotten stronger."

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Sat November 13, 2010

Tax Credits Review

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Tulsa, OK – Lawmakers scrutinize state tax credits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lawmakers will conduct a study next week on a variety of tax credits that cost the state hundreds of millions each year.

Rep. Jeff Hickman will oversee Monday's study of current tax credits, exemptions and incentives, along with a proposed tax incentive review committee.

Hickman currently serves as chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee, but was elected last week to be the next speaker pro tem, the No. 2 post in the House.

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12:10 pm
Sat November 13, 2010

Charges Filed In Boy's Death

Muskogee, OK – Okla prosecutor charges man in death of 4-year-old

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old man with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a 4-year-old boy.

Aaron Laconsello appeared Friday before a judge via a video camera.

Police say someone broke into the home of Dakota Lane and stabbed him 36 times with a pair of scissors Tuesday night. Dakota died Wednesday at a Tulsa hospital.

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