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 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The condition of Oklahoma's wetlands is being analyzed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment as part of a national initiative.  
 The assessment will help the two agencies monitor and analyze wetland conditions in the state. The environment secretary will use a $131,575 grant from the EPA to produce a wetlands status report and implement a wetlands monitoring program.  

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 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma businesses are expected to save more than $94 million in federal tax payments this year thanks to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.  
 The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the program provides tax incentives to state businesses who hire from target groups that traditionally face significant barriers to employment.  

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Police in Tulsa say officers responding to reports of a shooting found a man dead in the street in north Tulsa.  
 Cpl. Dan Miller told reporters that officers found the man about 5:15 a.m. Thursday and that he had multiple gunshot wounds to the back.  
     The victim's name was not released. He is believed to be in his 20s.  
 Police say the man apparently was involved in a fight in a home near where he was found and was shot while inside the home before stumbling outside where he collapsed.  

Indian Cultural Museum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Officials estimate that construction on the planned American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City is still at least two years away from being finished.  
 An Oklahoma City Council committee on Tuesday also concluded that another year will be needed to install Smithsonian Institution-quality exhibits.  

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 30 fugitives or convicted criminals during a four-day sweep in the Oklahoma City and Guymon areas.  
 The arrests, which began on July 23, is the latest effort by ICE to prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminals.  
 An ICE official in Dallas, Simona L. Flores, says the agency's enforcement officers play a significant role in helping make communities safer by arresting convicted criminals and removing them from the U.S.  

Preston Doerflinger

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Governor Mary Fallin's secretary of finance says revenue figures indicate collections by the state's general revenue fund during the past year were 2.2 percent below the estimate on which the state budget is based.  
 Preston Doerflinger, secretary of finance, administration and information technology, said Wednesday collections during the fiscal year that ended June 30 were $5.7 billion, about $130 million or 2.2 percent below the estimate. However, Doerflinger says collections were $98.5 million, or almost 2 percent, above the prior year's revenue.  

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OWASSO, Okla. (AP) _ A Talala woman has been arrested for leaving her 1-year-old child in a hot vehicle for nearly an hour on Owasso.  
 The Tulsa World reports a 38-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday evening after Owasso police say pedestrians saw her child in a parked car outside a Wal-Mart Supercenter. A police report says the child was left alone for about 45 minutes in a car that reached internal temperatures of 120 to 138 degrees.  

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VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin said Tuesday the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita agreed to cease operations. Martin says the state agency and local police are investigating.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma city says it will release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.

In a reversal Tuesday, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening says investigators would provide the information to the media next Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she was only trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion.

However, Fallin's office said Tuesday the trailer runs afoul of an obscure state regulation. It says Christina Fallin must move it.