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8:48 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Tulsa Nursing Home to Close, Will Be Sold

Woodland View is near 77th and South Memorial
Sun Health-Website

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa nursing home that spent a two-year legal battle against state and federal regulators has moved all its patients to different facilities and plans to sell the home.

Patty Scott in the state Health Department's long-term care inspections division says that paperwork is pending for a change of ownership for Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center.

The closure is part of an agreement between the home's parent company, Sun Healthcare Group Incorporated and federal regulators to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the company.

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Local & Regional
8:45 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Best Buy Witness Disappears

Shania Cravens booking photo at the Tulsa County Jail
Tulsa County Booking Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a witness in the shooting deaths of two men at a Best Buy in Tulsa.

The Tulsa World reports that the warrant was issued Friday for Shania Craven.

Prosecutors say Craven was a witness to the July 14th shooting that killed Scott Norman and Graydon Brown. Investigators say Norman was the target of the shooting and Brown was hit by a stray bullet as he shopped inside the store with his 10-year-old daughter.

Local & Regional
8:42 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Loose Steer Caught After Flight from Tulsa Fair

The Golden Driller at Expo Square
KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A steer that bolted when being unloaded from a carrier at the Tulsa State Fair enjoyed about a half-hour of freedom before being cornered at a nearby home.

The beast that weighs between 800 and 900 pounds got loose Thursday afternoon.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Shannon Clark says that deputies, Tulsa police and the animal's owner chased the year-old steer, catching it near 23rd Street and Marion Avenue.

The fair opened on schedule Thursday evening without further animal mischief.

Local & Regional
8:39 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Fatal Shooting at OKC Target

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say one person was fatally shot and another person was taken into custody after a killing at outside a Target store in northwest Oklahoma City.

The shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO reports the shooting location was on North Pennsylvania Avenue.

The names of the dead person and a person in custody weren't immediately available.

Local & Regional
8:37 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Oklahoma Shuts Down 11 Oil and Gas Rigs

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.

Texas-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated reported Friday that 1,410 rigs were exploring for oil and 435 were searching for gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes listed 1,991 rigs.

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma lost nine rigs, Louisiana and Pennsylvania dropped by two and California, New Mexico and West Virginia were each down by one.

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Local & Regional
8:34 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Dog Carrying Human Arm Leads to Muskogee Body

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Muskogee police say a city worker saw a dog carrying a human arm and police found the rest of the body about four blocks away.

The worker saw the dog early Friday afternoon on North 12th Street and called police.

The Tulsa World reports the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office is working with police to identify the badly decomposed dead person. They're also working to determine whether the death was the result of foul play.

Local & Regional
8:32 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Oklahoma Refinery Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Wynnewood Refinery
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WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says one person has died and another has been taken to the hospital by helicopter following an explosion at a refinery in Wynnewood.

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes tells the The Oklahoman that the explosion Friday at Wynnewood Refinery was a unit used in the refining process. He wasn't sure if it was the boiler that exploded.

Red Cross Regional Director Ken Garcia said volunteers were sent to the area to provide water and snacks for the firefighters.

Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Local Woman Shares Human Trafficking Story

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Sand Springs woman's gripping tale of becoming a child prostitute at age 11 captivated a legislative panel exploring ways to deal with what police say is a growing problem of human trafficking in Oklahoma.

Jeannetta McCrary told lawmakers how she went from a straight-A cheerleader to a life of sexual exploitation and prostitution as a victim of child trafficking in the 1980s.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Fri September 28, 2012

DHS: Church Has Not Sought Review of Abuse Policy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More than a week after a Tulsa church promised to ask Oklahoma's Department of Human Services to review how it handles child abuse allegations, DHS says it has yet to hear from the ministry.

Victory Christian Center made the pledge last week, after five workers were charged for not quickly reporting the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl on the church's campus.

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Local & Regional
1:55 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Death Toll from West Nile Virus Up to 9 in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials say another person has died of the West Nile Virus in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health indicated on its website Thursday that the number of West Nile Virus deaths in the state had risen to nine and the number of reported cases in the state had increased to 154.

At least 88 people have been hospitalized for treatment of the mosquito-borne illness.

In Oklahoma, the West Nile Virus season runs from May to November, and people are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through October.

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