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10:37 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Group again asks for monument at Okla. courthouse

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A veterans group is again asking LeFlore County commissioners to place a Ten Commandments monument on the courthouse lawn.

The plan was approved in 2009 — but was put on hold when a lawsuit challenged a similar monument on the courthouse lawn in neighboring Haskell County.

The Times Record reports that Disabled American Veterans commander Charlie Horsley made the request Monday to commissioners Lance Smith and Ceb Scott. Smith said he wants to discuss potential legal issues with the District Attorney's office.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Oklahoma CNG Rebates to Decrease Due to Demand

CNG pump in Owasso
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An overwhelming response is prompting Oklahoma Natural Gas to reduce the dollar amount of rebates offered to people who buy compressed natural gas fueling systems or vehicles.

Oklahoma Natural Gas says it's reducing the amount of the rebates beginning Nov. 26 because of "exceptionally strong demand" in the program.

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Election
9:45 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Anti-Death Penalty Group Rallies for Condemned Man

Garry Allen
Credit Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of an anti-death penalty group are calling on Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to halt the execution of a convicted killer.

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold a rally at the state Capitol on Monday seeking to spare the life of 56-year-old Garry Thomas Allen. Allen is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.

Allen was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1986 murder of his fiancée, Lawanna Gail Titsworth, in the parking lot of an Oklahoma City daycare.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Man Killed in BA Hit-and-Run Crash, Arrest Made

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Police in Broken Arrow have arrested a suspect in the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian.

Authorities said Saturday that 43-year-old Robert Pitcher of Broken Arrow was killed when he was struck late Friday night.

Police said investigators arrested 24-year-old Christopher Lee Lange of Coweta, who was allegedly driving the vehicle.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Oklahoma Legislator gets $51K in Workers' Comp Case

Mike Christian
Credit State of Oklahoma-File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator has been awarded $51,300 in workers' compensation for injuries sustained in a 2009 accident while driving to the Capitol.

A lawyer for state Representative Mike Christian says he's received the check to compensate Christian for the effects of a traffic crash in 2009.

The Oklahoman reports that the check was cut in October after an insurance company decided not to pursue further appeals.

The Oklahoma City Republican will get $41,040 after attorney fees are deducted.

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Election
8:51 am
Sun November 4, 2012

GOP Looks to Continue Gains in Oklahoma

Credit File Image

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a Sooner state essentially controlled by Democrats for nearly a century, Republicans are hoping to capture all five U.S. House seats on Tuesday and wrap up a devastating decade for the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Hogs Top Hurricane

Credit (C) Erik Campos for the University of Tulsa

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Dennis Johnson rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and Cobi Hamilton set the school's single-season receptions record, as Arkansas rallied for a 19-15 win over Tulsa.

The win keeps the slim bowl chances alive for the Razorbacks (4-5) with three games remaining, and it extends their winning streak to 18 games over the Golden Hurricane.

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Local & Regional
9:20 am
Sat November 3, 2012

More Oklahomans Responding to Superstorm Sandy

Boxes of supplies and coolers fill a truck headed to the damaged area.
Credit Feed the Children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans from three relief agencies are heading to the East Coast to help with recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy.

The American Red Cross of Oklahoma says two volunteers left Thursday for New Jersey in an Emergency Response Vehicle to help in response to the storm. A total of 14 Red Cross volunteers from the Sooner State will be on the East Coast to help in the recovery effort.

Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children also sent relief supplies to New Jersey that are expected to arrive Sunday to help children and families.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Northern Oklahoma Grass Fire That Prompted Evacuation Doused

BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) — A large grass fire in Blackwell that resulted in the evacuation of several dozen homes has been extinguished.

Firefighters on Friday told residents in about 40 homes to get out for their own safety.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO reports that no homes were damaged and all residents have been allowed to return home.

About 80 acres burned and crews from at least four fire departments were needed to douse the blaze.

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Victims Identified in Tulsa Double Homicide

The sign in front of the Mingo Valley Division on East 11th Street
Credit KWGS News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two people in a north Tulsa home.

Authorities say the man and woman were discovered shortly after midnight Friday at a home on East Newton Street. Investigators say a relative found the pair dead and called 911.

The Tulsa World reports that police identified the victims as 20-year-old Deyonta Dunn and 19-year-old Phoenicia Dorsey.

Investigators say there were no reports from neighbors about shots being fired, though there were several gunshots touched off inside the home.

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