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12:25 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

1 Found Dead After Fire at Choctaw Apartments

CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in a fire at an apartment complex in Choctaw.

Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that the fire broke out Thursday night at Mill Creek Apartments in Choctaw. Flames were shooting from the structure when firefighters arrived, and it took crews about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

Authorities say firefighters discovered a person's body when crews entered the apartment.

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7:02 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Governor Names Tulsan to Oversee Industrial Park

Credit City of Pryor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a Tulsa man to head up the agency that operates the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor.

Fallin on Thursday appointed David Stewart the chief administrative officer of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority.

Stewart succeeds Sanders Mitchell, who headed the organization for 35 years before retiring earlier this year.

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2:13 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Million Dollar Ticket Sold at Collinsville

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even though it wasn't the big jackpot, someone bought a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million at an Oklahoma convenience store.

The Oklahoma Lottery says the $1 million winning ticket from Wednesday night's drawing was purchased at a 4-Way Stop in Collinsville.

The Oklahoma Lottery says winners have 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim their prize at the state's lottery headquarters in Oklahoma City.

The lottery says two tickets worth $40,000 were also sold in Seminole and Piedmont.

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10:56 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Hostess Seeks Management Bonuses

One of the Tulsa strikers from earlier this month
Credit KWGS News File Photo

NEW YORK (AP)---Hostess Brands Inc. plans to ask for a judge's approval Thursday to give its top executives bonuses totaling up to $1.8 million as part of its wind-down plans.

The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos says the incentive pay is needed to retain the 19 managers during the liquidation process, which could take about a year. Two of those executives would be eligible for additional rewards depending on how efficiently they carry out the liquidation.

Hostess is also seeking final approval for its wind-down, which was approved on an interim basis last week.

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10:26 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Trial Ordered in Church Case

Israel Castillo
Credit Tulsa County Jail

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge says a former Tulsa megachurch employee should be bound over for trial on a charge of making a lewd proposal to an underage girl.

But the judge on Thursday dismissed a second charge against Israel Castillo that accused him of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime, finding that both charges against Castillo relied on the same evidence.

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8:02 am
Thu November 29, 2012

You Didn't Win the Jackpot

CHICAGO (AP) — Two ticket holders will share the highest Powerball jackpot ever, and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history. The question is: Who are the winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires?

Lottery officials said early Thursday that tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.

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7:55 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Tulsa Police Fatally Shoot a Shooting Suspect

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say officers shot and killed a man who reportedly confronted police with a shotgun early Thursday.

Authorities say police were trying to serve a warrant on 44-year-old Donald Hallett at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday when Hallett allegedly pointed the shotgun at officers and ran away.

Tulsa police say officers fired several shots and Hallett was pronounced dead at the scene.

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7:52 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Tulsa notifies NCAA, launches probe into AD

TU's iconic MaFarlin Library as viewed from Delaware Avenue
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gambling-related allegations against the University of Tulsa's athletic director have drawn the attention of the NCAA, which has taken a hard stand against wagering.

Officials at the private university said Wednesday they notified the NCAA immediately after learning of the allegations against Director of Athletics Ross Parmley on Tuesday.

University of Tulsa spokeswoman Kayla Acebo says the school also has launched an investigation into the matter. She declined to elaborate.

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Local & Regional
11:30 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Oklahoma AG Files 16 Counts of Medicaid Fraud

Scott Pruitt
Credit File Photo

Oklahoma AG files 16 counts of Medicaid fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office has filed Medicaid fraud charges against the office manager of a now defunct Oklahoma City optometry clinic.

Prosecutors have filed 16 counts of Medicaid fraud against 52-year-old Robert C. Camp Jr. of Mustang. The charges allege false billing claims for eyeglasses and lenses.

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11:26 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Cole Offers Advice to Party of Fiscal Cliff

Southwest Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole
Credit File Photo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to expire.

Conservative Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole has told GOP colleagues that it's better to make sure that tax cuts for the 98 percent of taxpayers who make less than $200,000 or $250,000 a year are extended than to battle it out with Obama and risk increasing taxes on everyone.

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