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South Tulsa Apartment Fire

8 hours ago
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Careless smoking may be to blame for a south Tulsa apartment fire. The blaze was Wednesday afternoon at a complex near 71st and South Trenton. Thick smoke could be seen for miles.

11-people were left homeless by the blaze. There were no injuries. Several animals were rescued from the apartments.

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NEWALLA, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County authorities have arrested a man for arson in connection with a mobile home fire near Newalla where a woman's body was found.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said Wednesday that 31-year-old Cody Wayne Fish was arrested shortly after the Monday night fire about a mile from the mobile home and is being held on an arson complaint. McCormick said investigators have been told Fish lived in the mobile home.

'A Cold Rain is a Comin' for the Tulsa Metro

9 hours ago
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It will be a very soggy and cold  Thanksgiving weekend across Oklahoma and adjacent states:

Tulsa Animal Welfare

Black Friday this year could be your chance to find a new best friend.

Tulsa Animal Welfare Manager Jean Letcher said the adoption fee will be discounted Friday and Saturday for all animals with at least a spot of black fur.

"Everything from solid black kittens and black with a little bit of white on our dogs to a calico or a tricolor beagle — a little bit of black is all it takes to be special on Black Friday," Letcher said.

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Oklahoma faces a budget shortfall of up to $1 billion for the next fiscal year, and that’s causing concern at the state department of education.

"We're bracing ourselves for cuts," said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. "Really, we're anticipating cuts. We've been told to anticipate those cuts. Part of those, I think, cuts are going to hit the classroom."

Hofmeister warns any cuts will have consequences.

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The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who shot at a deputy 10 times early this morning.

Deputy Leighton Boyd stopped a car near 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. A passenger in the backseat jumped out and fired a 9-millimeter handgun, hitting Boyd’s Chevy Tahoe six times. One shot hit the suspect's vehicle, and three are so far unaccounted for.

Capt. Melissa Tapper said Boyd did not shoot his gun.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu cases resulting in hospitalizations in Oklahoma this flu season remains low.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 22 people hospitalized and no deaths due to influenza for the 2015-2016 flu season that started with the beginning of October. Last flu season there were a record of more than 2,000 people hospitalized and more than 100 died as a result of the flu.

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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Two brothers are being ordered to trial for second-degree murder in the death of an 18-year-old Claremore woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking near Verdigris.

A Rogers County judge on Tuesday ruled that there is enough evidence to send 19-year-old Gage Shriver and 21-year-old Dakota Shriver to trial for the death of Noelle New and injuries to 19-year-old Maranda Talley. The Shrivers mother — 39-year-old Annette Butanda — was also ordered to trial on a charge of being an accessory.

A Wet Thanksgiving for Green Country

Nov 25, 2015
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It is going to be a cold and wet holiday weekend across Oklahoma. 

If you are traveling to western Oklahoma, be aware of a Winter Storm Watch posted for the area west of I-35 with up to a quarter of an inch of ice possible. If you are traveling into Kansas, much of that state is under a Winter Weather Advisory. Here in Tulsa, we are expected to stay just above freezing and are covered by a Flash Flood Watch.

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  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Oklahoma now stands at $1.85 heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Triple A Oklahoma reported Tuesday that the prices are down by 51 cents per gallon since October 9th and are the lowest for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008.

Prices in selected cities around the state range from $1.73 per gallon in Bartlesville, Muskogee and Shawnee to $1.95 per gallon in Idabel.