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6:43 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Education Week: Geoffrey Canada

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6:36 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Bomb Feared at OKC Capitol

Oklahoma Ci ty, OK – Bomb squad called to probe briefcase at Capitol


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Some state employees were asked to vacate the Capitol after a suspicious package was discovered in a fourth-floor restroom.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West says the patrol's bomb squad was called to the building late Thursday afternoon and determined the package was a man's briefcase.

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6:32 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

New Information on Weleekta Fire

Weleekta, OK – Door, window blocked in deadly Okla. house fire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Assistant Oklahoma Fire Marshal JoAnne Sellars says two potential escape routes were blocked in a Weleetka home where a fire killed six people.

She said Thursday that three victims were found in a bedroom where the window was boarded and a second possible route was a back door but it was completely blocked.

She says the other three victims were found in another bedroom but didn't know if the window there was blocked.

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3:45 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

City of Tulsa Sues State

Mayor Bartlett, flanked by other elected and appointed officials, announces the lawsuit.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The city of Tulsa has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma, targeting a law passed earlier this year requiring cities to use the Oklahoma Tax Commission to collect sales taxes.

Records show that the four-count civil suit was filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court, and asks a judge to rule that the city has the right to use a private firm to collect its sales taxes.

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2:07 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Oklahoma Taiwan Relations

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry is meeting with a Taiwanese provincial governor to celebrate a 30-year sister-state relationship with Oklahoma.

A ceremony is set for Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol with Henry and Taiwan Province Gov. Jung-Tzer (JUN'-zer) Lin.

Oklahoma's sister-state relationship with Taiwan Province was established in 1980.

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11:41 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Lawman Shot

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Pink, OK – Okla. deputy shot 4 times, escapes serious injury

PINK, Okla. (AP) Authorities are still searching for three men in a pickup truck after a Pottawatomie County deputy was shot four times.

Sheriff Mike Booth said Wednesday night that the deputy's bulletproof vest prevented serious injury when he was shot during a traffic stop near Pink about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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11:40 am
Thu August 19, 2010

This Morning's Local News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Thursday's Top Local News Stories

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11:35 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Another "Holy" Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla crews working to repair large hole in I-40

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Traffic is being diverted off Interstate 40 near downtown Oklahoma City so Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews can repair a large hole that opened up in the pavement.

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Local & Regional
11:33 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Crash Landing in Southeast Oklahoma

Idabel, OK – Plane with parachute lands safely after power loss

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) Two Ohio men escaped injury when the parachute-equipped airplane they were flying lost power and crash-landed in southeastern Oklahoma.

Idabel Police Capt. John Martin says pilot Charles Reynolds and passenger Charles Miller walked away unharmed after the plane landed in a field about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Martin says the two attorneys from Cincinnati were returning home from Texas when the plane lost power at about 11,000 feet.

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8:56 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Family Safe

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Tulsa, OK – Missing Okla mother, 5 children found safe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a woman and her children who hadn't been seen since Aug. 6 have been found safe in South Dakota.

Investigators were concerned about Monya Battiest and her five children, who range in age from 10 months old to 7 years old. Officer Leland Ashley said Wednesday tribal police located the family in Interior, S.D.

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