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11:58 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Tulsa Assistant Basketball Coach Will Not Return

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — University of Tulsa basketball coach Danny Manning says assistant coach Wendell Moore will not return to the Golden Hurricane coaching staff.

Moore spent the last two seasons on the TU staff.

A statement from Manning offered no details for the decision.

Before coming to Tulsa, Moore spent four seasons on the staff at Missouri-Kanas City. He also coached at Florida Atlantic and Redlands Community College.

Tulsa finished the season 21-13 and won the Conference USA Tournament title before losing to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

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11:55 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Grand Jury Says Too Late to Charge Commissioner

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multi-county grand jury says a Cleveland County commissioner likely broke state laws with his involvement in a road project, but that the statute of limitations to charge him has expired.

Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said in a statement after the report was released that he cooperated fully with the grand jury investigation and is glad the matter is now resolved.

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11:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Owls Take Up Residence in Courthouse

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — A pair of great horned owls has taken up residence in the Osage County courthouse in Pawhuska.

KOTV reports that owls can be found on the ledge over the door of the courthouse.

Osage County officials say there is no confirmation of a nest at the courthouse because no one has been where the owls are, but workers will be doing repairs there next week.

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11:53 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Man Shot During Home Invasion Dies

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Police in Norman say a man who was shot in the face during a home invasion has died.

Police said in a news release Friday that the man died at Norman Regional Hospital where he was taken following the shooting about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The man's name has not been released. He's described only as being in his 20s.

Police say the man was at a home with a woman when three vehicles arrived at the home and several people wearing masks got out and kicked in the front door then shot the man once before taking the woman's wallet and leaving.

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11:50 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Ex-Wife of Tulsa Mayor Dies at Age 60

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The ex-wife of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett has died.

The mayor's spokeswoman says Susan Bartlett died Tuesday. She was 60.

The cause of death was not immediately released.

Susan and Dewey Bartlett were married for nearly 20 years when they divorced in 2002. They had one son, Dewey Bartlett III of Tulsa.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday.

Mayor Bartlett was re-elected to a second term in 2013 when he defeated former Mayor Kathy Taylor.

Local & Regional
12:19 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bill Adds Prescriptions to Trafficking Law

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four highly abused prescription drugs would be added to the state's drug trafficking laws and allow those convicted of violating those laws to serve up to life in prison without parole under a bill that has advanced in the state Senate.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 21-0 Wednesday for the bill by Ardmore Republican Sen. Frank Simpson.

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10:49 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Oklahoma Tribal Gambling Revenue Rises

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new national study says gambling revenue from Oklahoma's Indian casinos increased 7 percent in 2012 to $3.7 billion.

Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows that Oklahoma continues to far outpace other states on the number of gambling facilities. The report by economist Alan Meister says there were 118 facilities open in 2012, though a large number of those were somewhat small.

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12:13 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Tornado Review: Public Not Aware of Flash Flooding

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new report assessing last May's tornadoes in Oklahoma says the National Weather Service needs to develop a protocol for when there are multiple severe weather events.

The recommendation stems from the combination tornado and flash flooding that occurred on May 31 in El Reno.

Eight people died in the tornado while 13 people died in the flash flooding.

The report says that although the weather service warned about the flash flooding threat, the public was not generally aware of it.

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12:12 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Court Says Name Change After Sex Change OK

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled that a woman who became female through gender-reassignment surgery also has the right to change her name.

A three-judge panel of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals handed down the ruling Friday in connection with an application filed by James Dean Ingram for a change of name to Angela Renee Ingram.

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12:10 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Woman Found Dead after Tulsa House Fire

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was found dead after a house fire in south Tulsa.

Investigators believe the Thursday fire was accidental and caused by an electrical source. Authorities say a woman tried to escape the fire but was unable to make it out of the house. She was found dead inside the home near a bathroom.

Authorities say a man was rescued and taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters say the blaze apparently started in a back bedroom of the home.

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