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12:58 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Tulsa Zoo Gets Baby Chimp

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The Tulsa Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male chimpanzee. Jodi, a female chimpanzee at the zoo, gave birth to a baby shortly before 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. A conservation success, this is the thirteenth chimpanzee born at the Tulsa Zoo since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1950. The most recent chimpanzee birth at the Tulsa Zoo took place in 2007.

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12:45 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Oklahoma's Gas Price Falls for 27 Straight Days

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices are down in Oklahoma — and they keep falling.

AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the retail price for regular gasoline in the state has fallen for 27 consecutive days. The average pump price for regular gasoline was about $2.61 on Tuesday, down 41 cents from $3.02 on Oct. 29, the last day Oklahomans saw a day-over-day price increase.

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12:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Enbridge Considers Oil Train Line from Cushing

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CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — A company that stores more than 20 million barrels at the Cushing crude oil hub is considering construction of a rail line from the town.

The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Tuesday that Enbridge Energy Partners is looking to partner with Savage Services to operate a 120,000-barrel-per-day facility. Watco Cos. would provide the rail line.

Enbridge told the newspaper it is checking to see if shippers are interested in using rail service.

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12:40 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Earthquake Swarm Rattles Medford Area

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday. Its epicenter was less than one mile east of Medford, which is about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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12:33 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Edison Breaks Ground for a New Collegiate Center

Superintendent Keith Ballard and other Education Officials turn dirt for start of construction at Edison Prep School.
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Education leaders break ground on a new Collegiate Center for Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa.

The $4.4 million bond-funded facility will include lecture and testing halls, new classrooms, a computer research lab, and a study lounge. It’s designed for students preparing to transition to college. The building will also have two safe rooms built to FEMA standards to provide shelter during severe weather. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2015.

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7:03 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Police: Trash Truck Driver Finds Body near Tulsa

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SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa-area police are investigating after a trash truck driver found a body on the side of a road.

Sapulpa Police say the driver saw a stopped car on Tuesday and stopped to offer assistance. They say he called police after finding the man's body on the ground next to the car.

The man was shot multiple times in the abdomen. His identity hasn't been released.

No arrests have been reported.

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7:01 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Police: Tulsa Mom Fatally Shot by 3-year-old Son

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a woman has died after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot her in the head with a semi-automatic handgun.

Sgt. Dave Walker says the 26-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition Monday and later died from the injury. Her identity hasn't been released.

The woman had been home with the toddler and her 1-year-old daughter. Police say the woman's mother-in-law found the woman shot and called 911. They say the boy tried to leave the house before his grandmother arrived.

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6:47 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Oklahoma High School Rocked by 3 Rape Allegations

Norman School buses
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at an Oklahoma high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.

Hundreds of students, along with parents and supporters, filled the street Monday in front of Norman High School to protest what they say was bullying.

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6:40 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday

In the local news:

  • A packed house for a town hall on a Riverside sidewalk.
  • Oklahoma gets its 'No Child Left Behind' waiver back.
  • Moving forward with  a jail agreement.
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2:14 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Justice Reform Being Revisited

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With Oklahoma’s prison population at 98% and county jails bulging, Governor Mary Fallin’s Office is re-visiting justice reform. She’s talking with a non-profit that helps states implement justice reinvestment programs. Gene Perry, with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, believes some lawmakers are taking a second look at the state’s approach to criminal justice.

Oklahoma locks up more people per capita than any other state.

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