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9:22 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Bandit Takes Taxi to Rob Two Tulsa QTs

A Tulsa area Quik Trip
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No get-away car needed! A Tulsa bandit hires a taxi-cab to take him to two Tulsa Quik Trip stores to rob the stores overnight.

He first hit the QT on Gilcrease Museum Road just after 1 a.m. this morning. Then, about a half-hour later, the same bandit arrived by taxi at the I-244 and Garnett Quik Trip.

At the Garnett store, an alert customer blocked the taxi with another car until police arrived. The suspect, 35-year-0ld Jonathan Irvin,  was taken into custody. The loot from the robberies was found in the taxi.

No word on if the taxi fare was paid.

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9:12 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Oklahoma Budget Talks Center on Cuts, Revenue Streams

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor's office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund programs for education, public safety and child welfare.

The chairmen of the Republican-controlled House and Senate budget committees have been meeting with Governor Mary Fallin's Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, along with the fiscal staffs for the three sides.

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9:03 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Oklahoma Dental Groups Oral Surgery Legislation

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature dealing with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

But the head of the state dental board says the language in the bill has been misunderstood.

The Tulsa World reports that the bill would set forth the training required to obtain a permit as an oral surgery dental assistant.

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Local & Regional
8:59 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Seaboard, Guymon-based Subsidiary Embracing CNG

A CNG fuel pump
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GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma pork producer Seaboard Foods is turning to compressed natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative to diesel or gasoline.

Subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy began using CNG-fueled trucks to deliver its biodiesel last year, when it added 45 new trucks to its fleet.

The Oklahoman reports that number now has grown to 103, with Seaboard Foods CEO Terry Holton saying it could go even higher.

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Local & Regional
4:18 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Tulsa Suspect Killed in Law Enforcement Shooting

El 7 Marez is located south of the 21st and Garnett intersection.
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One person is killed when a Tulsa police officer and a sheriff's deputy shot two people. It took place early this morning.  The officers  opened fire on a vehicle as it sped toward them. The occupants of the car were  apparently fleeing a robbery.

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy responded to a reported robbery at the El 7 Marez Mexican Cafe  just after 1 a.m. The business is located near 21st and South Garnett.

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9:27 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Oklahoma Remembers: OKC Bombing

People gather by the reflecting pool for 168 seconds of silence, one second for each victim of the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Oklahoma pauses to remember. It was 19-years-ago today that a truck bomb blew apart the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 168 were killed. Hundreds more were injured.

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Local & Regional
9:09 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Court Denies Inmates' Request to Stop Executions

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied the request by two death row inmates to stop their executions, saying it disagrees with a state Supreme Court ruling that the appellate court is the only one that may issue a stay.

In a 3-2 decision Friday, the Criminal Appeals court denied a request from lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. Lawyers had asked for an emergency stay while other courts sort out the inmates' lawsuit against the state over what they called a "veil of secrecy" surrounding execution protocol.

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9:07 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Hearing Set for Oklahoma Woman in 1992 Case

Beverly Noe
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BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson's mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank.

The May 12th hearing was scheduled Friday for Beverly Noe — who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Wendy Camp, Camp's 6-year-old daughter Cynthia Britto and Camp's 22-year-old sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.

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9:04 am
Sat April 19, 2014

U.S. Judge Frees Oklahoma Man after 17 Years in Prison

Tulsa Federal Court House
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of a man who spent 17 years in federal prison for a drug manufacturing conviction.

The Tulsa World reports that U.S. District Judge James Payne ruled Friday that the conviction of 53-year-old Jeffrey Williams should be dropped.

Williams was convicted in 1997 of methamphetamine possession and firearm charges and sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison.

Williams initially pleaded innocent, later changed his plea to guilty and has since tried to change it back, saying he was coerced.

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9:00 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Whole Foods Recalls Croissants over Undeclared Egg

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.

The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date of April 21st through April 23rd. It also has a uniform product code of 2 28719-00499-1 on the scale label.

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