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7:57 am
Fri November 16, 2012

10 Commandments Monument Erected at State Capitol with a Typo

The Oklahoma Capitol
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three years after the Republican-controlled Legislature authorized the erection of a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds, the granite display is now in place.

The 6-foot tall monument was set up Thursday on the north side of the state Capitol.

The $10,000 monument was privately funded by Republican state Representative Mike Ritze, who introduced the bill authorizing it in 2009.

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7:06 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Hostess Says it is Closing- Including Tulsa Bakery

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

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12:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Tulsa Police Investigate Death of 9-Month-old Boy

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-month-old boy was found dead at a west Tulsa apartment complex.

Tulsa television KJRH reports that the police were called to Sandy Park Apartments on Thursday morning. Police say the baby's father went to the child's room and found the baby unresponsive on the floor.

Paramedics and police responded to the scene.

Tulsa police Cpl. Phil Snow says the medical examiner will determine a cause of death for the boy.

Police say three other children and three adults are living in the apartment.

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7:03 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Man Killed During Suspected Home Invasion

A Wagoner County Sheriff's squad car
Credit KWGS News

OKAY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Wagoner County say a man was killed during a suspected home invasion.

Maj. Gary Handley says 38-year-old Michael Shane Smith died early Wednesday at a home south of Okay.

Handley tells the Muskogee Phoenix (http://is.gd/5qPcCh ) that investigators believe Smith was trying to break into the house by climbing through a window. Authorities say the home belongs to Smith's ex-wife.

Handley says Smith got into an altercation with a man inside the house and was stabbed multiple times.

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12:59 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Good Friday Suspect Arraigned on Other Charges

Jake England
Credit Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say targeted blacks in a shooting spree that killed three people earlier this year is scheduled for a Nov. 29 arraignment for assaulting a jail guard.

Jake England faces charges of elbowing and cursing the guard as he was being taken to his cell from a jail recreation yard on Nov. 1.

A Tulsa County judge postponed England's arraignment on Wednesday.

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6:56 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Swearing In for Oklahoma Lawmakers

State House members are sworn in by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor
Credit KWGS News/Oklahoma House

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Most members of the Oklahoma House and Senate are being sworn in at the state Capitol.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor administered the oath of office at 11 a.m. Wednesday to most House members during a ceremony in the House chamber.

A handful of the 101 House members were unable to attend the ceremony and will be sworn in separately.

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11:22 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Oklahoma Prison Escapee Recaptured in Joplin

Alvin Boyer
Credit Oklahoma DOC

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Missouri say an escapee from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester has been recaptured near Joplin.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland says 27-year-old Alvin Boyer was found hiding in the attic of a home Monday afternoon on the south side of Joplin.

Other details were not immediately available.

Boyer was serving a nearly eight year prison sentence for drug and weapons convictions when he escaped the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center on Oct. 26.

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8:48 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Claremore Stand-off Ends

The Elms Motel on Route 66 in Claremore
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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a nine-hour standoff at a Claremore motel ended early Tuesday with the peaceful surrender of two suspects.

Authorities says the incident began Monday when officers spotted a stolen car in the parking lot of a Walmart.

Police say officers discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab inside the car. Two men fled to the Elms Motel as officers tried to arrest them.

Police say the men hid in the attic of one of the rooms, and the Tulsa Police Special Operations Unit was called in to help.

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6:47 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Planned Parenthood Heads to Court Over WIC

Planned Parenthood in Tulsa
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood is suing the head of the Oklahoma Department of Health over the agency's decision to withdraw federal funding for three clinics in the Tulsa area that provide food and nutritional counseling to low-income mothers.

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4:30 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Tulsa Sewer Truck Caught in Sinkhole on Street

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A city of Tulsa utility truck was stuck for hours when it was caught in a 9-foot sinkhole on a city street.

City spokeswoman Michelle Allen told reporters that the road collapsed Monday morning because of a defect in an underground sewer line.

Truck driver James Thomas told reporters he could feel the truck moving and sinking while at a stop sign and he tried to drive away — but it was too late. The rear of the truck remained in the hole for several hours before a tow truck was able to remove it.

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