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12:57 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Allergy Sufferers Get Break

Oklahoma City, OK – Brief respite from high pollen in OKC, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Allergy sufferers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa have gotten a brief break from high pollen levels but the levels are expected to rise again soon.

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12:47 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

New OSU Health Clinic

Tulsa, OK – OSU opens new health clinic in east Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Sciences has opened a clinic in what OSU officials say is an underserved area of east Tulsa.

Howard Barnett, the president of OSU's Tulsa campus and the Center for Health Sciences, spoke Thursday during a ceremony marking the facility's opening. He says the clinic was placed in east Tulsa after OSU officials identified the area as needing additional health care resources.

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12:45 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Man Killed While Mowing

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Indianhoma, OK – Man mowing lawn hit, killed by car in SW Oklahoma

INDIAHOMA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 61-year-old southwest Oklahoma man was killed while mowing his lawn on a riding mower when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver.

The OHP accident report says Kenneth Kowena died in the crash about 7:25 p.m. Thursday.

It says Kowena was on a riding lawnmower in his yard when the car driven by 26-year-old old Rickey Hoover Jr. went off the roadway and crashed into the mower.

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10:12 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Tulsa's Tea Party

The stage banner at the Expo Square event.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
Several thousand people come to Tulsa's Expo Square for a Tax Day Tea Party Rally. Tulsa Coordinator Chris Kurtz wants to see the effort grow with Tea Partiers getting involved in local as well as national politics. Kuntz says their discontent is with both political parties.


Many politicians were at the rally, as well, working the crowd ahead of this year's elections.

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9:21 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Friday morning's Top Local Stories:

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4:31 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Tank Battery Explodes

Weleetka, OK – 1 person critically injured in tank explosion

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The Okfuskee County sheriff's office says two people were injured, one critically, when two tank batteries exploded.

Undersheriff Darrell Summers said Thursday that the injured were taken to the hospital with burns, and one remained hospitalized in critical condition. Their names weren't released.

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4:31 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

SEC/Pre Paid Legal

Oklahoma City, OK – SEC subpoenas Pre-Paid Legal Services documents

ADA, Okla. (AP) Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. says the Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents tied to customer complaints and the resignation of its CEO, among other issues.

The Ada-based legal services company said Thursday the SEC also wants documents on membership information, efforts to achieve compliance with payment card industry requirements and the resignation of Tom Smith as a director.

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4:27 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Settlement in Dryer Death

Tulsa, OK – Settlement reached in Cintas case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The widow of a Cintas Corp. worker who died after falling into an industrial dryer in Tulsa has settled her wrongful death lawsuit against the nation's largest uniform supplier.

Thursday's settlement with the Cincinnati-based company came four days before a federal trial was to begin in Tulsa.

Details of the settlement were confidential and attorneys for Amalia Diaz Torres could not comment on the case.

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1:37 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Mowing Volunteers

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett sent letters this week to neighborhood leaders and Tulsa churches soliciting volunteers to help with mowing, graffiti removal and other work on public properties.

Mowing in rights-of-way and city properties, removing graffiti from both public and private properties, trash clean-up along streets or in parks and sprucing up City cemeteries are among the jobs that can be done by volunteers.

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9:43 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Facebook Threat

Lawton, OK – Okla man accused of using Facebook to make threats

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) A Lawton man has been charged with using his Facebook page to make threats against nursing homes and day care centers.

Comanche County prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Joshua Chafton with a misdemeanor count of threatening to perform an act of violence.

Chafton was arrested Wednesday. Court records did not indicate that he has an attorney.

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