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3:26 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Oklahoman Killed in Afghanistan

Duncan, OK – Okla. native dies during combat in Afghanistan

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) A family member and a friend say an Oklahoma native has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Duncan Banner reported that Army Staff Sgt. Vinson Adkinson III was killed Tuesday when an improvised explosive device blew up near his unit. Adkinson, who grew up in Empire City, was an Army Ranger with the Hamburg, Germany-based 173rd Airborne Division.

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Local & Regional
8:27 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Storm Damage in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Storms unleash strong winds, rain on Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Severe weather brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Oklahoma, causing some damage to homes and businesses and knocking down utility poles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries with the storms on Thursday.

The National Weather Service says the highest wind gusts occurred in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including a 75-mile-per-hour wind gust about 6 miles west of Edmond.

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Local & Regional
8:23 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Friday's Top-Local-Stories:

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StudioTulsa
6:49 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Writer Jonathan Safran Foer on "Eating Animals"

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Local & Regional
3:42 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Ex-Auditor Told No

Jeff McMahan
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Appeals court denies ex-Okla auditor's appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal appeals court has denied former State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan's appeal of his convictions and sentence on corruption-related charges.

McMahan was convicted of taking illegal campaign contributions, trips and jewelry and was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison.

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Local & Regional
2:32 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Another Drug Store Robbery

The Walgreens at Pine and Sheridan
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for suspects in the robbery of the Pine and Sheridan Walgreens. It happened this morning as the store was being cleaned. The cleaning crew was tied up then robbed.

Officer Leland Ashley says the crooks then hit the pharmacy. Tulsa has had a rash of drug store robberies this summer.

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Local & Regional
1:46 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Vote for The Little Light House

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa's special needs school The Little Light House is in the final stretch toward winning a half-million dollar prize, and it needs your help.

If it receives enough votes on Facebook in a Kohls Cares sweepstakes to be in the top 20 of over 60,000 competing schools, it qualifies for the $500,000 donation from Kohls.

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Local & Regional
9:10 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Motions Filed in Execution Case

Jeffrey Matthews
DOC

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG seeks lift of execution stay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a federal judge to lift a stay of execution in the case of convicted killer Jeffrey David Matthews.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot stayed Matthews' Aug. 17 execution after the Department of Corrections altered the drugs used in the execution process due to a nationwide shortage of the anesthetic, sodium thiopental.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Unemployment Figures

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says three southeast Oklahoma counties had the highest unemployment rates in the state in July.

According to statistics released Wednesday, McCurtain County's jobless rate of 11.2 percent was the highest, followed by 11 percent in Latimer County and 10.6 percent in Hughes County.

The unemployment rates for the state's two largest counties Oklahoma and Tulsa were 6.7 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Audit Delayed

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State auditor delays release of Broken Arrow audit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage says he is delaying the release of a special audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools.

Burrage had planned to publicly release the audit on Thursday, but said Wednesday he has "serious concerns regarding the independence of the special auditor assigned to the audit."

Burrage says he was particularly concerned that a draft version of the audit was inappropriately released last week.

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