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7:46 am
Wed August 4, 2010

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August 4, 2010 – Your top local news for Wednesday

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4:35 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

From the Writer Jim Powell: "The Breaking of Eggs"

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4:02 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Candidate Out of Area DA Race

Rogers County is red
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Claremore, OK – Candidate for DA in NE Okla. withdraws

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A Republican candidate for district attorney in northeast Oklahoma has withdrawn from the race, ensuring Democrat Janice Steidley will win the open seat.

Republican M. Bryce Lair of Vinita submitted paperwork Tuesday to drop out of the race.

Steidley defeated Patrick Abitbol in last week's Democratic primary.

District 12 includes Rogers, Craig and Mayes counties. Current District Attorney Gene Haynes did not seek re-election.

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4:00 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Jail Agreement in Bartlesville

Washington County is red
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Bartlesville, OK – Washington County to run Bartlesville jail

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Bartlesville City Council and Washington County commissioners have approved an agreement that would allow the county to handle operations at the Bartlesville city jail.

The City Council voted 4-0 Monday on the proposal, which is expected to help the county add staff to its jail more quickly and save the city $36,425 annually.

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3:57 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Tornado Relief

Storm damage in Tulsa
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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma given more than $10 million in storm aid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say state and federal assistance for individuals and communities affected by tornadoes and other severe weather in May has topped $10 million.

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Local & Regional
3:55 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Muskogee Mall Shooting Update

Muskogee, OK – Prelim hearing starts for mall shooting suspect

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A witness has testified at the preliminary hearing for the man charged in a deadly shooting outside Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee that she saw the man pull out a gun.

Cindy Johnson testified Monday she was entering the mall when she saw Dondray Fowler pulling out a gun.

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Local & Regional
3:54 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Opposition to SQ 744

Sand Springs, OK – The state workers union is coming out against state question 744. The measure would require Oklahoma to fund education at the regional average.

Oklahoma Public Employees Association Director Sterling Zearly says that money will come from other state services such as juvenile affairs. Zearly and members of the One Oklahoma Coalition held a news conference outside the Rader Center at Sand Springs. Rader has been targeted for closing.

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2:10 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Meeting Set for Wednesday

Owasso Republican Randy Brogdon
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Still no endorsement for Fallin after GOP primary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nearly a week after U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin fended off a tough primary challenge from tea party-backed conservative state Sen. Randy Brogdon, Fallin still hasn't received an endorsement from her challenger.

Although Brogdon couldn't be reached for comment Monday, signs point to a likely endorsement.

He and Fallin are scheduled to meet Wednesday at her Oklahoma City headquarters and hold a joint press conference afterward.

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9:49 am
Tue August 3, 2010

550 Aerospace Jobs to OKC

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Oklahoma City, OK – Boeing to move 2 defense programs to Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Boeing Co. says it is relocating two programs from Long Beach, Calif., to Oklahoma City, a move expected to bring 550 engineering jobs to the state.

Boeing is moving its C-130 Avionics Modernization program to Oklahoma City beginning in the first quarter of 2011. The move of the B-1 program is expected toward the end of 2012.

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9:42 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Probation for Former Tulsa Cop

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Okla officer avoids prison for firearms charges

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge says a former Tulsa police officer who pleaded guilty to two firearms charges won't be convicted of a felony if he completes his probation requirements.

District Judge Carlos Chappelle on Monday gave Thomas Fees a three-year deferred sentence for felony pointing a firearm and a one-year suspended sentence for the misdemeanor of carrying a firearm while intoxicated. Fees will be on probation for three years.

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