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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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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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
10:09 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Sales Tax Update

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid July to mid August, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are below last year's totals, but higher than the budget estimate for the month.

Actual tax received is $16,252,172, or 2.3 percent below the $16,641,187 collected during the same period last year. That amount, however, was 2.9 percent above the budget estimate for the period - $15,793,000.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Tropical Oklahoma?

Heavy rains caused some flooding problems in and to the south of Tulsa.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Remnants of Hermine move north, buffeting Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine (hur-MEEN') have brought persistent rain, strong winds and at least one tornado to southern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down briefly about six miles south of Marietta in far southern Oklahoma late Wednesday, causing no injuries or damage.

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