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3:27 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Walmart Foray Into Banking May Help Oklahomans

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Walmart gets into the banking industry, which could help the one in three Oklahoma households that are unbanked or underbanked.

The retailer’s GoBank checking account doesn’t require a credit check, but it does cost $2.95 to open and comes with a monthly fee for some account holders. Inger Giuffrida with Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition said fees are one reason people avoid banks.

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1:19 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

US Judge Sides with Oklahoma in Health Care Suit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people who buy insurance under the health care law.

U.S. District Judge Ronald White is the latest to weigh in on regulations that allow health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act in all 50 states. Earlier this month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a decision that had questioned those subsidies.

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1:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Group Plans Anti-Incarceration Rally at Capitol

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate is a featured speaker in a rally to bring awareness to the state's high incarceration rate and tough criminal code.

The rally to end mass incarceration will be held Thursday at the state Capitol.

Democratic State Sen. Connie Johnson of Oklahoma City is among a group of speakers at the event, which also will include family members of prisoners serving long sentences.

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1:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Charges are Filed in Moore Murder

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.

Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn announced the charges Tuesday against 30-year-old Alton Nolen. The attack killed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, and 43-year-old Traci Johnson was repeatedly stabbed. Johnson survived the attack.

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1:07 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

It is 'Hardesty Hall'

University Steadman Upham (at microphone) and members of the Hardesty Family were present for the announcement.
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The University of Tulsa  announces the naming of Hardesty Hall, a new multipurpose building that is being constructed in the heart of the TU campus.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will house 300 beds as well as 36,000 square feet of office space for the Holmes Student Center. Located at 5th Place and Florence Avenue, the old student center was razed in early 2014 in preparation for the new building.

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7:01 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Cause of Oklahoma Truck-Bus Crash Still Unknown

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ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention was the cause of a highway collision that killed 4 members of a Texas college softball team.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol on Monday again declined to say what distracted the driver of the tractor-trailer at the time of the crash Friday night.

Authorities have identified the driver as 53-year-old Russell Staley of Saginaw, Texas. Staley declined to comment on Monday when reached by The Associated Press.

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6:59 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Charges Expected in Oklahoma Workplace Beheading

Alton Nolen
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor says he expects to file a charge of first-degree murder in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he expects to file charges Tuesday against 30-year-old Alton Nolen.

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6:55 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Subcommittee to Discuss Oklahoma Education Funding

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislative subcommittee is scheduled to meet for a study into education funding in the state.

The House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education is to meet Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.

Lawmakers say the study is to focus on how much money that is sent to education makes it into classrooms and what educational resources are in short supply.

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6:48 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In the local news:

  • McGraw-Hill will not seek the state testing contract.
  • State Senators debate Sooner Care.
  • Charges are expected today in the workplace death of a Moore woman.
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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Hungry Holidays: Food Bank's Annual Drive

The Annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive begins this week to help hungry families this holiday season. With an estimated 675,000 Green Country citizens looking to the food bank for support, especially during the holidays, it is necessary for the Food Bank to begin collecting now to prepare. The month long drive begins on October first and ends on October thirty-first. With an entire month to stock up on canned goods, they are looking to beat last years amount and reach instead an incredible 1.4 million meals.

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