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9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Woman Killed in Tulsa Neighborhood

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Tulsa Police are investigating the overnight murder of a woman near 10th and South Lewis. That is about a half-mile west of the TU campus.

The discovery was made about 3:30 Saturday morning. The woman, believed to be homeless, was shot in the head and her belongings  ransacked. She is believed to be in her 30's.

Police have canvassed the area, but have found no witnesses.

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9:30 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Thousands to Benefit from Immigration Action

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported.

The action was hailed by Oklahoma human rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers, who called it an overreach of powers.

The Tulsa-based Dream Act Oklahoma estimated Friday that at least 6,000 residents could benefit from the president's order.

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9:24 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Students Protest School Response to Rape Claims

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.

Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.

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9:09 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Ex-US Navy Administrator Sentenced for Hacking

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second leader of a computer hacking group has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison.

Federal officials say 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. A co-defendant, 20-year-old Daniel Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced to two years in prison last month.

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9:07 am
Sat November 22, 2014

2 Convenience Store Owners Sentenced to Prison

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two convenience store owners have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing more than 127 kilograms of synthetic cannabinoids.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says 37-year-old Gaurav Sehgal of Grove and 37-year-old Iqbal Makkar of Bentonville, Arkansas were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. Williams says Sehgal was sentenced to seven years in prison and Makkar to about eight.

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1:01 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Sales Tax Numbers Keep Increasing

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Tulsa's mayor is breathing a little easier these days.  Tulsa's yo-yoing sales taxes numbers have seemed to stabilize in recent months.

Mayor Bartlett says figures have been averaging between 3 and 5% up, depending on the category. That allows more flexibility in budgeting. However the mayor wants  to remain on a conservative spending path.

He says the improving figures shows that Tulsa's economy continues to improve. The city is funded with sales tax receipts.

A crash in sales tax numbers in 2010, caused city layoffs and drastic budget cuts.

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12:45 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Eastern Oklahoma US Attorney Collects $3.2 Million

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma collected more than $3.2 million in criminal and civil fines in the federal fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

U.S. Attorney Mark Green said Friday that his office collected $417,196 in criminal actions for the year and more than $2.8 million in civil actions.

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12:41 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Oklahoma Police Agencies Plan ENDUI Program

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police agencies plan to increase their enforcement of impaired driving offenses as part of the statewide ENDUI program during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The program kicks off Saturday and will continue through Nov. 29. The approach of the Thanksgiving holiday will not only bring a major increase in vehicle travel, but also the risk of incidents of impaired driving.

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12:12 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Thousands of Oklahomans to Travel Over Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving holiday, Triple-A predicts more travelers on roadways and in airplanes than during any Thanksgiving in the past seven years. Chuck Mai with Triple-A Oklahoma says the main reason, low gas prices. He says it’s likely there will be more than half a million Oklahomans driving, and another 50-thousand flying.

Predictions are more than 46-million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the holiday.

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9:18 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Pruitt wants Oklahoma Challenge in Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider Oklahoma's challenge to the federal health care law.

Pruitt announced Thursday that he has filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review Oklahoma's lawsuit that challenges the tax subsidies offered under the law.

The Supreme Court earlier this month agreed to hear a similar case out of Virginia, but Pruitt notes that in that case neither of the parties is a state.

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