Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Unclaimed Bodies

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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma medical examiner has 28 unclaimed bodies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has 28 unclaimed bodies in storage, 18 of them from cases that arose this year.

One apparent homicide victim's body is being held at the request of a family that pays an annual storage fee, in the hope that the remains could still help investigators solve the crime.

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Local & Regional
9:35 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Ethics Review Sign-off

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Ethics Commission OKs education PAC transfer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Ethics Commission says a political-action committee supporting a ballot measure to increase education funding can keep nearly $1.7 million in contributions from a national teacher's group.

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Local & Regional
9:33 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Football Roundup

Tulsa, OK –

Weeden's 6 TDs lift Okla. St. past Tulsa 65-28

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Brandon Weeden passed for 409 yards and six touchdowns, three to Justin Blackmon, and Oklahoma State set a school record for total offense in a 65-28 victory against Tulsa on Saturday night.

Weeden's left the game after one series in the third quarter, following an 81-yard scoring pass to Blackmon, the sixth-longest pass play in school history. He completed 23 of 32 passes.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Sun September 19, 2010

Feed The Children Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Feed the Children locked in dispute with founder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Larry Jones gave 20 cents to a hungry child on the streets in Haiti in 1979 and felt more could be done to help starving children.

Over the next 30 years, Jones and his family built Feed the Children, one of the world's largest charities that became known for Jones' heart-wrenching televised pleas for donations.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Gun Running Teams

Phoenix, AZ – ATF forms teams to combat gun smuggling to Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) A federal agency trying to stop guns from being smuggled from the United States into Mexico for use by drug cartels has formed teams in seven American cities to combat the problem.

The teams set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are a follow-up to earlier temporary groups of investigators who worked in Houston and Arizona and seized about 2,000 guns.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Kastner Trial Update

John R. Kastner
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa trial prosecutors say case nearly complete

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors say they expect to rest their case Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a Tulsa man accused of killing his wife the night before she would have discovered a web of lies.

Former Tulsa high school teacher and coach John Kastner is charged in the June 2008 shooting death of Lori Kastner while she slept.

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Local & Regional
2:28 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

14 Year-Old Robber Killed

The doors are padlocked at the Zeba #-2 Food Mart, where the fatal robbery attempt took place.
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Tulsa, OK – Police: Would-be robber killed in Tulsa store

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an attempted robbery of a convenience store by two masked gunmen ended with a teenage would-be robber shot to death by the store clerk.

Police said Friday 14-year-old Qualynn Dabney was shot and killed about 10:45 p.m. Thursday by Zeba convenience store clerk Zahid Khan. The store is located in the 500 Block of East 56th Street North. It is directly across the street from a Tulsa Fire Station.

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Local & Regional
10:02 am
Fri September 17, 2010

New Medical Examiner

The Medical Examiner's fleet at the Tulsa lab.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma ME board offers top job to Arizona doctor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office says the agency's top job has been offered to a doctor who retired from a job as medical examiner in Phoenix and who worked in the Oklahoma lab during the early 1970s.

Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said the board that supervises the office offered the top position Thursday to Dr. Philip Keen after interviewing three candidates.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News This Friday Morning

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