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7:04 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Oklahoma State Research Team Awarded NASA Grant

Neil Armstrong on the moon
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A team of researchers from Oklahoma State University campuses in Tulsa and Stillwater have been awarded a $750,000 grant from NASA.

The grant announced by OSU on Thursday is for a project to develop a material that will protect astronauts from radiation during space missions.

The project is one of 15 selected for funding through the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

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7:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Coast Guard Members Rescue Man in Oklahoma Lake

The marina at Applegate Cove
Credit Applegate Cove Marina

The Coast Guard says its members rescued a 36-year-old man from an eastern Oklahoma lake when he began struggling in the water.

The Coast Guard says Lt. Clint Smith and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Blanco were touring the Arkansas River area Thursday when they heard a man yell for help near the Applegate Cove Marina of Kerr Lake.

Authorities say the man was fishing with a friend when his boat became disabled. The man jumped in the lake then struggled to stay above water.

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6:58 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Tulsa Preparing for National Gay Men's Blood Drive

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's Dennis R. Neill Equality Center and the Oklahoma Blood Institute are teaming up for Friday's National Gay Men's Blood Drive.

Officials at the center say that gay and bisexual men have been banned since 1983 from donating blood. The ban was instituted shortly after the start of AIDS. Officials at the center say it has been left in place since that time.

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5:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Reporters Tour Fort Sill Immigration Dorm

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    FORT SILL, Okla.

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11:19 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Second Man Identified in Pawnee County Deaths

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the second of two men found dead in a mobile home in Mannford nearly a month ago has been identified.

The OSBI said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office has identified the man as 53-year-old Don Ray Stanford.

The bodies of Stanford and 60-year-old Ward Ray Bartlett were found June 18 in Bartlett's mobile home by Pawnee County deputies conducting a welfare check at the request of a state health care worker. Authorities say Stanford was also living at the home.

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7:57 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Inhofe Praises Deal on Surplus Military Equipment

Jim Inhofe talks with reporters
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says a deal has been reached between two federal agencies that will allow local firefighters to continue receiving surplus military equipment.

Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator issued a statement Wednesday praising the agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.

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7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Body Found at Catoosa Recycling Plant Identified

Catoosa Police Headquarters
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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body found at a recycling center in Catoosa has been identified as that of a Tulsa woman.

The agency said Wednesday that fingerprints were used to identify the body as 24-year-old Bobbie Lee Cole of Tulsa.

Workers at the plant found the body Monday among cardboard that had been left for recycling at the National Waste Disposal Facility.

The OSBI says the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Tulsa to determine the cause and manner of death.

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7:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Federal Officials Open Fort Sill Shelter to Media

Entrance to Fort Sill
Credit Fort Sill

FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials plan to allow members of the media to tour a temporary shelter at Fort Sill that is being used to house more than 1,000 mostly teenage immigrants from Central America.

Participants in the tour Thursday afternoon at the Army post in southwest Oklahoma are heavily restricted and are prohibited from taking pictures, asking questions or interacting with staff or children at the shelter.

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12:31 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Oklahoma Leaders Push Immigration Reform

Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating
Credit American Bankers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Republican leaders in Oklahoma is joining a coalition of business and manufacturing groups from across the country in urging Congress to pass immigration reform they say is vital to the nation's economy.

Former Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele and ex-Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating both are participating in calling for Congress and President Barack Obama to work together to enact federal legislation on immigration.

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11:46 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Farmers Hoping for More Rain to Lessen Drought

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some Oklahoma farmers say there's "cautious optimism" that patchy rains this summer will make a dent in the drought afflicting much of the state and help save crops and cattle.

But they concede conditions could change quickly, like they did last year when Oklahoma settled back into the oppressive heat of the summer months. Crops wilted and hay shortages were prevalent across a large swath of the state.

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