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8:02 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories this Morning

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StudioTulsa
6:57 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Meet Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney

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Local & Regional
2:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tribe to Track

Muskogee, OK – Creek Nation to track sex offenders in its region

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is establishing a public database to help record the addresses of sex offenders living in the American Indian tribe's 11-county jurisdictional area.

The nation's tribal police, known as the Lighthorsemen, will be in charge of the registry. Tim Lawson, the program's sex offender registrar, says it will target serious offenders. He says misdemeanors will not be registered in the sex offenders database.

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Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Your Health: Insurance fees

Oklahoma City, OK – Oral arguments set in Medicaid fee case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court is taking up Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland's lawsuit against a new state Medicaid fee.

The state's highest court is hearing oral arguments in the case on Monday.

The law creates a 1 percent fee on claims paid by private health insurers and companies with self-insured health care plans to support the Medicaid program, which provides health care to low-income and elderly residents.

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Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Gaming Conference In Town

Sample games at OIGA conference
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Tulsa, Okla. – The Oklahoma gaming industry is strutting its stuff today and tomorrow at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's 16th annual conference and trade show. Vendors from across the country have gathered at the Tulsa Convention Center to showcase the latest in gaming and casino management technologies.

OIGA chairman David Qualls said it estimates gaming to be Oklahoma's fourth largest employer.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Student Hurt

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Tulsa, OK – Today is the first day of school in Tulsa and we had our first student hit by a car.

It happened this morning when a Whitney Middle School Seventh grader stepped in front of an on-coming car. The students is expected to fully recover. Tulsa Police say the student had a gash on the back of his head.

The driver of the car was not at fault and was not cited by police.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tulsa School Starts

Tulsa, OK – School bells are ringing across the city of Tulsa. This is the first day of school in the Tulsa Public School District. 42,000 students are returning to the classroom today in the state's largest school district.

The year-round schools started earlier this month. Tulsa Police and TPS officers will be monitoring school zones.

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Ozone Alert Day

Ozone Alert sign on Highway 169 at 61st street exit
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Tulsa, OK – This is an Ozone Alert day in Tulsa.

The OZONE ALERT! program takes a voluntary, episodic approach to ozone pollution reduction. The Tulsa Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the EPA uses computer modeled predictors to determine when high ozone levels may occur.

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Local & Regional
9:25 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Storm Damage at Norman

Norman, OK – Hard wind microburst damages Norman, Okla., homes

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A National Weather Service meteorologist says winds that damaged roofs and fences in Norman were part of a microburst in a storm that struck Saturday.

The weather service said it recorded winds greater than 80 miles per hour in at least one area of the city.

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9:21 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Private Prisons in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Private contract with US could bump Okla. inmates


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A private prison company that houses more than 2,000 Oklahoma inmates says that, if it gets a contract it is seeking with federal prison officials, the state could have to find new homes for its prisoners.

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