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3:51 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Bridenstine Talks Federal Issues Facing Oklahoma at Chamber Forum

Rep. Jim Bridenstine speaks at a Tulsa Regional Chamber forum Friday.
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Congressman Jim Bridenstine tells Tulsa community and business leaders about upcoming federal issues that may affect Oklahoma.

The military is phasing out the F-16 fighters local Air National Guard pilots fly. Bridenstine said the state needs to consider pitching in funding for a fuel plant to keep the 138th Fighter Wing in the air.

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3:38 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

City Councilors Split Over "Street Outlaws"

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City councilors are divided on whether to let a reality TV show about illegal street racing film in Tulsa.

"Street Outlaws" shot an episode under police and fire supervision in July on a closed stretch of Port Road. They’ve applied for a special event permit again, and City Councilor Skip Steele doesn’t want them on city streets.

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11:28 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Aeronautics Commission Awards Education Grants

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has awarded almost $120,000 in grants to nine aerospace and aviation education programs.

The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in the Oklahoma City area to science, technology, engineering and math careers, particularly those in the aerospace and aviation fields.

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11:25 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Reproductive-Rights Group Asks Court to Block Law

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A New York-based reproductive rights group is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block a law that would require abortion providers to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed.

Oral presentations are scheduled before Supreme Court referee Daniel Karim on Friday. Karim will recommend a course of action to members of the state's highest court.

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9:37 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Experts Call for Proactive Approach to Reduce Downtown Homelessness

The Tulsa Chamber sponsored a forum Thursday focusing on downtown’s homeless population, and the experts said early intervention is key.

"We are reacting to the situation, which is compounded by homelessness, rather than recognizing that if we put our efforts into the front end of this, we can save so many lives, so many tragedies that are happening downtown and so many tragedies that are happening in our community," said Jan Figart with the Community Service Council.

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9:09 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Early Test Shows Malaria. More Testing Today on Tulsa Patient

The Tulsa Health Department is located at 51st and 129th East Avenue
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Tulsa Health Department report that a laboratory test indicates positive results for malaria in an individual in Tulsa County, who recently traveled from West Africa.   An additional laboratory test is pending at the Oklahoma State Public Health Laboratory and will be completed later today.

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6:46 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Former Gov Henry Endorses Dorman for Governor

Brad Henry
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry is endorsing fellow Democrat Joe Dorman in his gubernatorial bid and criticizing Governor Mary Fallin and other Republican leaders for being weak on education.

Known for his support of education during his two terms as governor, Henry formally announced his endorsement of Dorman on Thursday. The former governor criticized Fallin and Republican legislative leaders for failing to give Oklahoma teachers a pay raise despite Oklahoma's recovery from the recession and record revenue collections.

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6:37 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Friday

In the local news:

  • A person is hospitalized at OSU Tulsa and will be monitored for Ebola.
  • A FREEZE WARNING is posted for the Tulsa area overnight.
  • Tulsa's jail contract with the county expires at midnight.
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5:23 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Patient Monitored for Possible Ebola in Tulsa

A person is in isolation at the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa to be monitored for Ebola symptoms.

Here is what we know:

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3:36 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Stillwater Teen Nearly Decapitated, Suspect Charged

Stillwater police stated in an affidavit that 21-year-old Isaiah Marin was seen by a witness walking down the street holding a large knife. Marin was later charged with killing of 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett. The body of Crockett was found with multiple stab wounds and his head "mostly severed" from his body.

The two young men were said to have had many disagreements due to Marin's "strong Christian beliefs" and Crockett allegedly practiced witchcraft.  Crockett was the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper.

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