Local & Regional
7:36 am
Sun December 14, 2014

More Quakes

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It was a shaky morning in Oklahoma. There were three earthquakes before dawn this  morning. The largest was near Cherokee in northwest Oklahoma. It came in at 4.3. No damage or injuries were reported from that quake. However, it was felt over a wide area, including Enid, Stillwater and Sand Springs.

Two other quakes followed near Pawnee. One was a 3.1. The other quake was a 2.8.  Those quakes were felt in Pawnee and Osage Counties.

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Local & Regional
7:22 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Downtown Parade Draws a Large Crowd

Children eagerly await the next float at the downtown Tulsa Christmas Parade.
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A crowd estimated in excess of 30,000 people filled downtown Tulsa for the 'Downtown Christmas Parade'.

The hour and 15-minute parade snaked through the downtown buildings to the delight of young and old alike. Candy flowed like Halloween to the children curbside.

80-year-old U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, who had boycotted the parade when the word "Christmas" was exchanged for "Holiday" several years ago, was back riding his horse through the streets.

Mayor Bartlett was on a float wishing watchers a "Merry Christmas" from a public address system.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Chairs of Oklahoma Senate Committees Named

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Bingman has announced the appointment of chairs and vice chairs to the Senate's 16 committees.

Each committee chair and 15 of the vice chairs are Republicans, as is Bingman. The GOP holds a 40-8 majority in the state Senate.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Suspected Killer Back in Custody

Robert Long
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DURANT, Okla. (AP) — A suspected killer who escaped a state prison is now back in custody.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie told the Lawton Constitution that 28-year-old Robert Long was recaptured Thursday night after being found on a train in Durant.

Long had disappeared from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester before a 10 p.m. head count on Tuesday. Massie says Long pushed a window screen out and walked away from the minimum-security facility where he was serving time for drug and weapons convictions.

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Local & Regional
6:59 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Investigation Over, Power Cord Blamed for Fatal Fire

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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — An old power cord is being blamed for a house fire that killed an 8-year-old girl in Catoosa.

Catoosa Fire Chief Denus Benton told that the fold cord started the fire that killed Lauren Creel early Friday morning. Investigators say the girl was trapped in a bedroom and unable to escape.

Her teenage sister and her mother were able to escape the flames and were hospitalized. Their conditions were not released.

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What's New?
12:03 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

BusinessWorld Podcast (12/13/14)

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This week on BusinessWorld, at this time of year when pricing takes center stage we look at the ups and downs of pricing.  Whether it's oil, gifts or even entertainment, pricing runs the gamut from transparent to opaque.  We'll take a peak behind the curtains of pricing and its impact on the macro economy and our own wallets.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Catoosa Police Accuse Grandpa of Shooting Grandson

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Catoosa Police are holding a grandfather for shooting his 25-year-old grandson on Friday night. The grandson is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police in Catoosa say the family has a history of  feuds. They have been called multiple times to the home in the 1700 block of North 161st East.

The grandfather told authorities he felt his life was threatened and took the action to protect himself.

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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Winners of Mobile App Competition

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The first phase of Oklahoma State University's Mobile App Competition is complete, and the winning ideas are "Drive to win!" and "Fitness Telematics."

The contest is sponsored by the OSU Mobile App Center along with AAA Oklahoma and CSAA Insurance Group. And the winners emphasize various mobile technologies that apply to insurance or "Insurance Telematics," the theme of this year's contest.

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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Oklahoma State Star Tyreek Hill Arrested

Tyreek Hill
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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) —Tyreek Hill's 92-yard punt return for a touchdown made him the hero of Oklahoma State's comeback victory over Oklahoma and earned him a spot on highlight shows nationwide.

Less than a week later, he was in jail after being arrested and charged with punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend. On Friday, he was dismissed from the football and track teams.

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