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8:28 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Disaster Planning

Storm damage/File Photo
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Norman, OK – Emergency managers to discuss preparation

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Emergency managers from across the state are gathering in Norman to discuss their role in preparedness, response and recovery from natural and manmade disasters.

The annual Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference begins Tuesday. More than 250 emergency managers and other public and private sector officials are expected to attend.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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StudioTulsa
6:29 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Some Laughs with the Actor/Comic/Author Kristen Schaal

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Local & Regional
2:15 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Crash at Bartlesville

Bartlesville, OK – Pilot unhurt after plane ends up in Okla. field

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A student pilot walked away uninjured after he tried to abort a takeoff and his plane ended up in a field.

Bartlesville officials say the accident happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Bartlesville Municipal Airport.

Fire Department spokesman Bill Hollander says the pilot, whose name wasn't released, was practicing a takeoff in a Cessna 172 and had applied the brakes when he realized he had omitted a procedure.

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Flu Shots Not Free

Tulsa, Okla. – The Health Department has not escaped those budget squeezes so common these days. Flu shots, which last year were free, this season will cost $25.

"Children 18 years of age and younger that don't have health insurance that will pay for the vaccine will not be charged," said Janice Sheehan, Manager of Communicable Disease Control for the Tulsa Health Department. "Also Medicare patients that don't have an HMO or the secondary insurance won't be charged either."

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Local & Regional
2:12 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

"Illegal" Profits

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla jails benefit from housing immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Many Oklahomans may want them gone, but for some counties keeping illegal immigrants here in jail can help the bottom line.

Officials say the Tulsa County jail brought in nearly $6 million over an 18-month period that ended in January for detaining and transporting illegal immigrants.

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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Update: Day Care Fires

This daycare center, on East Pine, was one of those set on fire.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa fire investigators continue their probe into two weekend day care fires. The blazes were reported about 30-minutes apart early Sunday morning. It appears at least one center was set on fire with a Molotov cocktail tossed through a window.
The operations are owned by the same woman and authorities speculate the fires are related.

The centers were not occupied at the time of the blaze and no one was injured. One center, pictured right, is on East Pine near Sheridan. The other is near 24th and Memorial.

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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Update: Day Care Fires

This daycare center, on East Pine, was one of those set on fire.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa fire investigators continue their probe into two weekend day care fires. The blazes were reported about 30-minutes apart early Sunday morning. It appears at least one center was set on fire with a Molotov cocktail tossed through a window.
The operations are owned by the same woman and authorities speculate the fires are related.

The centers were not occupied at the time of the blaze and no one was injured. One center, pictured right, is on East Pine near Sheridan. The other is near 24th and Memorial.

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Local & Regional
1:06 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Oklahoma Troops Deploy

Mustang, Okla. – MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) About 60 soldiers with the 2-45th Agri-business Development Team are leaving Oklahoma for training then deployment to Afghanistan.

About 400 family and friends gathered in Mustang Sunday for a deployment ceremony before the soldiers leave the state Monday.

They go first to Camp Atterbury, Ind., and are to leave for Afghanistan next month.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Charity Investigates Founder

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City-based charity Feed The Children is investigating the charity's founder over the repayment of a $1 million construction loan.

Attorneys for the charity have subpoenaed records on the financing of the home in the Oklahoma City suburb of Nicholls Hills.

Larry Jones calls the allegation bogus and says the money to repay the loan came from an inheritance. The loan was repayed in July 2009.

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