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6:53 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Texas Man Killed when Plane Crashes in Oklahoma

ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a west Texas man was killed when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near the airport in Anadarko.

Troopers told KOCO  that 62-year-old Robert Glasscock of Lubbock, Texas, died in the crash Tuesday afternoon about 60 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford that the plane was a Piper PA-28 and was flying from Crosbyton Municipal Airport in Texas to Anadarko. Crosbyton is about 60 miles east of Lubbock.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Highway Patrol Troop to Get New Headquarters

OHP LT. George Brown
Credit KWGS News File Photo

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop C is set to take possession of a building that will become its new headquarters.

Lt. George Brown says the troop will officially take over the building at a "change of building" ceremony in Muskogee on Wednesday.

The building is a former Army Reserve Center that will be renovated for the OHP.


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Election
5:10 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

NEW: Exit Poll Shows Economy Still the Top Concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy.

The survey of voters as they leave polling places Tuesday shows 6 in 10 voters say the economy is the top issue facing the nation, with unemployment and rising prices hitting voters hard.

About 4 in 10 say they think the nation's economy is on the mend, but more say that things are getting worse or are bad and stagnating.

Local & Regional
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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