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Local & Regional
3:48 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

HallowZOOeen Returns to Tulsa Zoo

The Tulsa Zoo plans to host its annual HallowZOOeen from October 27th through the 31st! With family fun games, costumes, trick-or-treating, and more there is a lot for kids and parents of all ages to discover. Some of the features events will include the Burger King Royal Castle,  American Airlines Pirate Island, and sponsored Goblin Stops. At the Goblin Stops, kids can load their Halloween bags with some of the three tons of candy that the zoo has collected.

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3:39 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Tulsa Free Landfill Days

Credit KWGS News Photo

Spare tires, tree and yard debris, and other items can be disposed of for free this upcoming weekend. The City of Tulsa's Free Landfill Days are open October 25th and the 26th, this upcoming weekend, for all City of Tulsa utility customers. All green country citizens must do in order to dump on these days is bring a recent City of Tulsa utility bill or a valid driver's license with an address in the Tulsa city limits. 

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Local & Regional
1:13 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

American Airlines in Record Territory

Credit American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had profit of $1.28 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.66 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share.

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Local & Regional
12:05 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

OU Band Director Steps Down Amid Criticism

The OU band
Credit OU

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The director of the Pride of Oklahoma band at the University of Oklahoma is leaving after full page advertisements in three newspapers criticized his leadership.

Justin Stolarik said in a news release Thursday that he's stepping down immediately after two years as band director. OU President David Boren said former band director Brian Britt will return as director and as associate dean of the College of Fine Arts.

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Local & Regional
11:29 am
Thu October 23, 2014

OSU-Tulsa Hosting Superintendent Candidate Debate

TULSA, Okla. (AP)€” Oklahoma State University's Tulsa campus is hosting a debate between Oklahoma state superintendent candidates John Cox and Joy Hofmeister next week.

Tuesday's debate marks the final event in the OSU Debate Series: Decision 2014, and OETA's Oklahoma Votes 2014 statewide election coverage.

The one-hour debate is sponsored by the school in partnership with OETA and the Oklahoma League of Women Voters. It will take place in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium downtown.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Education, Prison Boards to Discuss Agency Budgets

Credit State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The departments of education and corrections — two of Oklahoma's largest state agencies — will be working on budgets seeking tens of millions of dollars in new government spending that likely won't be approved by the Legislature.

The governing boards of both agencies are meeting separately Thursday in Oklahoma City to consider budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.

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7:10 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Illinois Man Sentenced in Tulsa Hacking Conspiracy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say an Illinois man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a computer hacking conspiracy that hit the U.S. Navy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and dozens of public and private computer systems.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says 20-year-old Daniel Trenton Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy.

Krueger's attorney, Stephen Greubel, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Man Killed in North Tulsa

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Tulsa Police are investigating this city's latest homicide. A man was shot and killed last night near 32nd Street North and Hartford.

Police say the man was backing a car from a driveway when he was shot multiple times. He was dead at the scene.

A large crowd gathered as police investigated the crime scene.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Medical Examiner IDs Bodies Found in Foss Lake

Credit Foss Lake Association

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says it has identified all six sets of remains that were in two cars found submerged in a western Oklahoma lake last year.

The office said in a news release Wednesday that DNA tests were used to identify the remains.

The bodies recovered from a 1952 Chevrolet were identified as 69-year-old John Alva Porter of Elk City; 42-year-old Cleburn Hammack of Sayre, and 58-year-old Nora Duncan of Canute. The three disappeared in 1969.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News

In the local news:

  • Plans are announced for a third Tulsa outlet mall.
  • Nearly 1-in-4 Oklahomans suffer from mental issues.
  • A Tulsa man is shot and killed while back a car on the north side.
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