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1:08 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Bomb Squad Called to Shooting Spree Near Wisconsin Mall

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A bomb squad has arrived at a Milwaukee-area spa where several people were shot Sunday morning.

The Azana Day Spa is a two-story, 9,000-square-foot building across from a shopping mall in a middle- to upper-class community west of Milwaukee.

Deputies are searching for a shooter after at least four people were wounded in a shooting there about 11 a.m.

Police have released few details on what happened, but the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department bomb unit is on the scene.


Election
9:59 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Voters to Decide on Racial Preferences in Oklahoma Hiring

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While the nation's highest court ponders the use of race in college admissions, Oklahoma voters will decide next month whether to prohibit any affirmative action programs in state government.

State Question 759 is a Republican-backed proposal approved by Oklahoma lawmakers last year that would ban any government programs that give preferred treatment based on race, gender, ethnicity or national origin.

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Local & Regional
9:55 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Push-ups at Stop Lead to Tulsa Police Lawsuit

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers are facing a federal civil rights by a man who claims he was forced to do push-ups along a roadside after an officer searched his vehicle.

Court papers show 24-year-old Brian Lumpkin filed suit on Friday against Tulsa police Officers James Bohanon and Kevin Warne.

The suit alleges the officers were conducting drug surveillance on a house when Lumpkin was stopped. The lawsuit alleges Bohanon conducted an illegal search of his vehicle and found no drugs.

Local & Regional
9:53 am
Sun October 21, 2012

3 Officers Cleared in Shooting of Tahlequah Man

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have found no wrongdoing among three law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Tahlequah man who had a gun.

Prosecutors said Friday that the officers were justified in that 30-year-old Dustin Shirrel repeatedly disregarded the officers' commands during the September incident.

The Tulsa World reports Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Shawn Cummings, Mayes County Sheriff's Lieutenant Alan Davis and Grand River Dam Authority Patrolman Tyler Brown were involved in the shooting.

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Jay Principal Charged in Fatal Boating Accident

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JAY, Okla. (AP) — A Jay Middle School principal is charged with manslaughter for a boating accident on Grand Lake that killed a family friend during the summer.

Officials say 39-year-old Roger Carroll of Eucha was charged Friday in Delaware County District Court. He's charged with felony first-degree manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless operation of a vessel.

Carroll's lawyer, Winston Connor the Second, says that based on the evidence, he's disappointed that charges were filed.

Local & Regional
9:44 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Late Touchdown Gives Tulsa a 28-24 Homecoming Win over Rice

Ja'Terian Douglas had 17 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown, helping the Golden Hurricane record 436 yards of offense.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Alex Singleton's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:31 remaining proved to be the game winner Saturday night, giving Tulsa a 28-24 victory at home over Rice.

Singleton had 18 carries for 63 yards and two scores, the most important coming in the final minutes against a Rice team in a free-fall now having lost five of their last six ball games.

Kicker Chris Boswell gave the Owls a 24-21 lead on his 35-yard field goal with 9:24 to go in the fourth quarter. The two teams traded possessions before Tulsa (7-1, 5-0 Conference USA) scored in the final minutes.

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Local & Regional
8:32 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Ex-Oklahoma Senator Convicted of Bribery wants Probation

Former Senate President Pro-Tem Mike Morgan in a file photo
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former leader of the Oklahoma Senate wants a federal judge to sentence him to probation on a bribery conviction.

Former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan made the request Friday in a pre-sentence memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.

Morgan was convicted of bribery by a 12-member jury in March. Federal prosecutors alleged payments — disguised as legal fees — were made to Morgan by a business that owned assisted-living centers in exchange for favorable treatment in the Legislature.

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Local & Regional
8:30 am
Sat October 20, 2012

TransCanada reaffirms Keystone pipeline restart, Will Run Through Cushing

The "Welcome to Cushing" sign is made out of pipeline.
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UNDATED (AP) —TransCanada is reaffirming its plan to restart the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to the Midwest on Saturday, although rainy weather is hampering the company's efforts.

TransCanada shut down the 2,100-mile pipeline Wednesday after tests showed possible safety issues. A company spokesman said Friday that no leaks have been detected but declined to provide more specifics until the pipeline is inspected.

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Election
8:28 am
Sat October 20, 2012

More than 20,000 Vote Absentee in Oklahoma Election

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Election Board officials say more than 20,000 Oklahomans have already cast their ballots for the November 6th general election.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax  said Friday that county election boards have received 20,016 absentee ballots mailed by Oklahoma voters. The county election boards have sent 53,132 absentee ballots to Oklahoma voters who requested them.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election is October 31st.

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Local & Regional
8:25 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Oklahoma Wheat Farmers Plant Amid Cautious Optimism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite ongoing drought conditions — Oklahoma wheat farmers are busy planting their winter crop with what one agreed is cautious optimism.

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte said Friday that 75 percent of the 2012 crop is estimated to have been planted.

Farmer Joe Kelly in Altus says the moisture level of the topsoil remains low — but with wheat priced currently at about $8.50 per bushel he's decided to plant 1,500 acres this year in hopes that rains will come.

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