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11:42 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Auto Show Opens Today

A 2011 Ford Fiesta is on display at the International Auto Show
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10:43 am
Thu March 18, 2010

10-Commandements Moved

Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument

STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument has been moved from it location outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler.

Muskogee Marble and Granite transferred the monument Wednesday morning to property in front of the American Legion building about 75 to 85 feet away. Janice Williams of the Stigler Chamber of Commerce says the granite structure was moved without incident and with little fanfare.

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9:43 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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4:39 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Child Rape Bill Advances

Tulsa, OK – Senate panel OKs death penalty for child rapists

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature is pushing forward a bill to allow the death penalty for child rapists, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that such a penalty is unconstitutional.

A Senate committee on Wednesday passed a bill already approved in the House that authorizes the death penalty for anyone convicted of a second offense of raping a child age 6 or younger.

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4:02 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Meth Lab Remnants

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputies find the remnants of a meth lab in far west Tulsa.

The discovery of about 100 pieces of a shake and bake system was made by workers in the 49-hundred block of Charles Page Boulevard near the Arkansas River levee.

It appeared the lab had been discarded at the location.

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2:01 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Medallions Installed

Tulsa's new Oneok Field.
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Tulsa, OK – The 21, 4-by-4-foot medallions to be featured on the north and west faces of ONEOK Field will be installed beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. There are seven design themes that will be repeated to portray Tulsa's Art Deco influence, including the City of Tulsa emblem, a drilling rig, the ONEOK Field logo, the historic Greenwood district, the Tulsa Drillers logo, the establishment of Major League Baseball and Jackie Robinson.

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10:48 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Prison Population Decline

Tulsa, OK – The nation's prison population dropped for the first time in 40-years. But that is not the case in Oklahoma. A Pew Research Report says Oklahoma's prison population increased two-point-one percent last year.

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10:11 am
Wed March 17, 2010

The Fate of the Old Driller Park

County Commissioner Fred Perry
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Tulsa, OK – Commissioner John Smaligo, chairman of the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority (generally known as the Fair Board) today announced the formation of the Driller Stadium Property Marketing Committee. The committee will solicit specific business proposals for use of the land occupied by the stadium at the corner of 15th and Yale.

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10:10 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Another Possible Oologah Victim

Oologah, OK – 1-year-old being tested for meningitis in Tulsa

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A 1-year-old boy has been taken to a Tulsa hospital for testing for meningitis.

Oologah-Talala Emergency Medical Services spokesman John Wylie says an ambulance was sent to Claremore Regional Hospital about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to take the boy to St. Francis Hospital.

Wylie said he can't release additional information and hospital officials declined comment.

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9:23 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Momument Must Go

Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument scheduled

STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument that's outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler is scheduled to be moved.

City officials say the monument is to be moved Wednesday about 11 a.m. by Muskogee Marble and Granite.

The monument was placed at the courthouse in 2004 but a federal appeals court ruled it is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal of the appeals court ruling.

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