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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is directing state prison officials to change the way they calculate earned credits for some of the most violent offenders in a way that could allow some criminals to be released from prison earlier.

In a memo to the Oklahoma Board of Corrections that the governor's office released publicly on Monday, Fallin says state law allows inmates convicted of most 85-percent crimes to begin earning credits once they're incarcerated.

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BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say they have no suspects in the theft of $75,000 from an Oklahoma Walmart by a man disguised as an armored truck driver.

Authorities say the suspect entered the Walmart store in Bristow about 10:30 a.m. Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport employee. The suspect strolled to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store.

Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later. Bristow is about 35 miles southeast of Tulsa.

Tulsa County

There will be a public comment session tomorrow at 2 p.m. on the Tulsa Board of County Commissioners’ decision to let the sheriff hire outside legal counsel.

Commissioners said last week Sheriff Stanley Glanz may hire another attorney ahead of a grand jury investigation. Glanz's general counsel is Meredith Baker. Marq Lewis with We the People Oklahoma said the floor wasn’t open then.

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Citizens of Tulsa start pitching ideas tonight to be funded by a possible Vision sales tax renewal.

It’s a big deal, so City Councilor Blake Ewing appeared in a goofy video at The Frontier to drum up interest.

"The question before us: What will Tulsans do today to build for the future?" Ewing said while in character as Dr. Phillip Vector. "How will they compete with aggressive regional competitors who are also making tremendous investments in their communities?"

Tulsa Ballet Break Ground in B.A.

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The Tulsa Ballet breaks ground on a new satellite dance school. The new facility will be actually located in Broken Arrow. The new center will be at 101st South and 145th East Avenue in Broken Arrow.

Inola Dealing with Water Problems

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Water delivery problems cause issues in the Rogers County town of Inola. A work around, for a water tower problem. is putting too much pressure on the town of 1,100's old metal water lines.

Mayor Larry Grigg says the added pressure is causing lines to leak. Water is being shut off to make the needed repairs. The mayor tells KWGS if all goes as planned, it will be restored by the afternoon.

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DOVER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have recovered the body of a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the Cimarron River on the Fourth of July.

Kingfisher County Sheriff Dennis Banther told Oklahoma reporters Sunday night that the body was found. The boy was spending the holiday with his family along the bank of the river when he went underwater around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The boy's name hasn't been released.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Pre-enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year has begun for Tulsa Public Schools.

Officials are using an online enrollment system this year so parents don't have to go to the Enrollment Center to enroll their children.

Students who are new to Tulsa Public Schools, were not enrolled on the last day of the previous school year or moved out of their assigned school's boundary must pre-enroll during the summer.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Weather forecasters are predicting more heavy rainfall in rain-saturated areas of northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says widespread thunderstorms that will likely produce heavy rainfall will arrive late Monday. The storms will continue Tuesday and Tuesday night along a frontal boundary that will pass over the region.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman has died after having an apparent heart attack and crashing her vehicle into a church in Tulsa.

Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was in the parking lot of Sheridan Christian Center Sunday morning when she shifted her car into reverse and then apparently suffered a heart attack. Police say she pushed down on the accelerator and then crashed into the corner of the church.

Emergency crews pulled the woman from the vehicle and transported her to an area hospital, where she later died.

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