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9:31 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Tulsa School Funding

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma schools will share $119 million in federal funding intended to prevent teacher layoffs. The money in Oklahoma will be distributed based on the state's student funding formula. Tulsa schools will receive more than $6.1 million, and Oklahoma City schools will also get about $6.1 million.

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

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Local & Regional
11:08 am
Sat September 11, 2010

Heaven's Rain

Oklahoma City, Ok – Film about former lawmaker to debut in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A movie about a former state senator whose parents were murdered during an assault on his family will open in Oklahoma next week.

"Heaven's Rain" is the story of the Douglass family, who were attacked by a pair of drifters in 1979 at the family's home near Okarche. The Rev. Richard Douglass and his wife, Marilyn, were shot to death. The Douglass children, 16-year-old Brooks and 12-year-old Leslie, also were shot, but survived.

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9:38 am
Sat September 11, 2010

Governor Makes Workers Comp Appointments

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry names 2 to Okla. Workers' Compensation Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has appointed two judges to the 10-member Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court.

Henry announced on Friday that he has named David Reid of Tulsa to the Office 6 position and Owen Evans of Tulsa to the Office 7 position.

Reid will replace Judge Mary Black, and Evans fills the spot of Judge Tom Leonard.

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Local & Regional
1:33 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Allegations against Doctor

Vinita, OK – Okla doctor accused of over prescribing

VINITA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma doctor is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of narcotics to a woman who died from an overdose.

The state attorney general's office alleges Dr. Mickey Ray Tyrrell of Vinita prescribed more than 1,000 Demerol and OxyContin pills to 35-year-old Tammy Dawn Daniels, who died Sept. 5, 2009.

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11:29 am
Fri September 10, 2010

Janitor Admits School Rape

Jay, OK – Jay school janitor guilty of student rape

JAY, Okla. (AP) A former janitor at Jay High School has pleaded guilty to the rape of a 16-year-old student.

Authorities say 45-year-old Adam Wolf was hired at the school despite having two felony burglary convictions on his record. The Oklahoman reports that Wolf entered his guilty plea to rape and other charges on Thursday in Delaware County and drew a 15-year prison sentence.

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Fri September 10, 2010

Flooding Aftermath

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry declares emergency for 13 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has declared a state of emergency for 13 eastern Oklahoma counties hit by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine .

Henry issued the order Thursday for Adair, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Delaware, Haskell, LeFlore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.

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1:15 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Tulsa Pediatrician Elected President of AAP

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa's Dr. Robert Block, a world leader in pediatrics and creator of the new sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics, is the new president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Block is the Chair of OU's School of Community Medicine, but will step down to lead the Academy. In his new role, Dr. Block will represent the group at the federal level.

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12:14 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Quran Burning: Tulsa Reaction

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TMM

Tulsa, OK –

This weekend's planned Quran burning in Florida is drawing the condemnation from religious people across the nation, including here in Tulsa.

The interim director of the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, The Reverend Mark Gibbens-Hickman, says the burning the Quran will not improve tolerance.He says people need not believe alike to love alike.

Hickman says the problem is not the Quran, but the people who distort the Quran.

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12:13 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Book Burning Denounced

Tulsa, OK – OKC religious leaders denounce Quran burning

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A group of religious leaders from across Oklahoma City is joining together to denounce a Florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.

Church leaders gathered Wednesday at the Church of the Open Arms as a sign of solidarity for the city's Muslim community.

The leader of an Oklahoma Islamic group and a state senator whose brother was killed in the Sept. 11 attack also spoke at the event.

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