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10:26 am
Sun April 11, 2010

AG Investigates Charity

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. atty. gen. opens probe of Feed the Children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma assistant attorney general says the attorney general's office is investigating allegations of misuse of funds at the Feed the Children charity.

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7:53 pm
Sat April 10, 2010

More Federal Aid for Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – SBA approves declaration request

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Gov. Brad Henry's request for an economic injury declaration for five southwest Oklahoma counties where businesses were affected by the January ice storm.

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7:52 pm
Sat April 10, 2010

Mankiller Remembered

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee's Mankiller remembered as humble patriot

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is being remembered as a patriot who was remarkable for both her strength and humility.

Hundreds of members of the Cherokee Nation and 170 tribal, state and federal officials gathered Saturday at a memorial service for Mankiller in Tahlequah (TAL'-ih-kwah), about 70 miles east of Tulsa. Mankiller led the Cherokee Nation from December 1985 until 1995.

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10:21 am
Sat April 10, 2010

Shooting Spree at Muskogee Mall

Muskogee, OK – 1 dead in shooting at Muskogee, Okla.

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A Muskogee, Okla., police spokesman says one person is dead and five or six have been injured in a shooting inside the downtown Arrowhead Mall, crowded with visitors attending the annual Azalea Festival.

Shoppers who were inside the mall were told by a public-address announcement to leave as quickly as possible, and gathered outside the mall. Several said they heard four or five shots just before the announcement about 4:15 p.m.

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9:07 am
Sat April 10, 2010

Edmondson Won't Sue

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – AG will not challenge health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he will not challenge new federal health care legislation that requires private citizens to purchase health care coverage.

Edmondson said Friday a lawsuit that would challenge the constitutionality of the law would have little chance of success. He says a legal challenge would be a misuse of his office's funds and an exercise in futility.

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4:17 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Indictiment in Fake Drug Case

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3:55 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Birthdays Sealed

Oklahoma City, OK – Judge prevents release of state worker birth dates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A judge has granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits the state's personnel office from releasing the birth dates of state employees.

Oklahoma County District Judge Bryan Dixon approved the order on Friday.

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3:54 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Tulsa Deputies Kill Suspect

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – One person is dead as Tulsa County Deputies attempt to serve a warrant. The incident happened Friday morning in the 1800 North Kingston Place. Deputies say they were serving a high risk warrant when the suspect grabbed a gun and pointed at the officers. The officers fired, striking the man. He was dead at the scene.
While searching the building, officers found what appeared to be a pipe bomb. The Tulsa Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene and determined the device was not explosive.


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2:35 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

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

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1:13 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Health Care Reform

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority says the new federal health care law would mean 250,000 more Oklahomans would have insurance in 2014.

Mike Fogerty said Thursday that the average cost of the program would be about $63 million a year until 2020. Fogerty says the increase in the number of Oklahomans with health insurance would cut the $1 billion cost of nonpaying patients in half.

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