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9:50 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Clinic Sees High Volume of Hepatitis, HIV Screening in First Two Days

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say nearly 1,000 patients of an oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices have now been tested for hepatitis and HIV.

The Tulsa Health Department reports that 559 patients were screened Monday as part of a special testing clinic for former patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington. Officials say 420 people were tested Saturday.

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1:43 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Dentist Could Face Charges

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's dental board says her office wants prosecutors to pursue criminal charges against a Tulsa oral surgeon at the center of a health scare.

Susan Rogers told The Associated Press that she met with Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris on Monday to discuss whether Dr. W. Scott Harrington is criminally liable. The complaint filed last week called Harrington a "menace to the public health."

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9:25 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Region's Economy Improving

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states jumped last month, suggesting improving economic growth for the region over the next three to six months.

The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 58.2 in March, compared with 53.1 in February and 53.2 in January.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he credits the index jump to "the strongest new-orders growth in two years."

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5:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

'No Contest' Plea In Case of Failing to Report Rape

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three employees of Tulsa's Victory Christian Center have pleaded no contest to failing to report child abuse for waiting to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Two of the members will spend time in jail.

Paul Willemstein and Anna Alisa George were sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and a one year suspended sentence after entering the plea in Tulsa County District Court. Harold Sullivan also pleaded no contest and was given a one year suspended sentence.

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11:32 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Oklahoma Panel OKs Bill for Allergy Shots in Schools

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow schools to store epinephrine shots and give them to students in an allergic emergency.

The Senate Education committee approved the proposal Monday from Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond in a 10-1 vote. It already passed the House and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

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11:26 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Man found dead near Oklahoma City shopping center

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police are investigating after a man's body was found behind a shopping center in southwest Oklahoma City.

Authorities say two transients discovered the man's body behind a trash bin early Monday. Lt. Don Holland tells Oklahoma City television station KWTV that police don't yet know whether the man was homeless.

Police are still investigating the man's cause of death.

The body was found behind a small shopping center that includes a doughnut shop and two hair salons.

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11:21 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ex-Oklahoma QB killed in plane crash in Indiana

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma official says the starting quarterback for Oklahoma's national championship teams in 1974 and 1975 is one of two men killed when a small plane slammed into a house in northern Indiana.

St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash as 60-year-old Steven Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla.

The OU official confirms that Davis is a former Sooners star. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not yet announced his death.

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7:34 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

AA & US Airways to Merge

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DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggestairline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to three people close to the situation.

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11:31 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Push for National Guard PTSD treatment advances

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate committee has approved a measure to improve the care given to Oklahoma National Guard members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Brian Crain, says many guard members with post-traumatic stress disorder don't get proper treatment. His bill, passed Wednesday by the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, calls for training for members' caregivers on treating PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

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11:28 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Three Tulsa Church Workers Waive Right to Jury Trial

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three employees of a Tulsa megachurch have waived their right to a jury trial on misdemeanor charges that they did not promptly report the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Meanwhile, attorneys representing John and Charica Daugherty — the son and daughter-in-law of the head pastor of Victory Christian Center — say their clients will go to trial on the same charges.

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