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10:36 am
Sat January 9, 2010

Oklahoma Lottery Winner

Oklahoma City, OK – Hot Lotto winner in Norman comes forward


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Lottery officials say the winning Hot Lotto ticket from Nov. 7 has been claimed.

Officials says the JJ Trust came forward as the beneficiary of the ticket, worth $6.7 million, which was sold at a Homeland store in west Norman.

The lottery says the trust requested the lump-sum payment option and received about $3 million after taxes.

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10:32 am
Sat January 9, 2010

Weather Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Cold temperatures to moderate this weekend

Bitterly cold air hovering over Oklahoma will begin to moderate on Saturday.

The National Weather Service said a wind chill advisory will remain in effect for 37 counties in northern Oklahoma. Temperatures in southwest Oklahoma should reach the freezing mark, while the rest of the state will see daytime highs in the teens and 20s. Most of the state will be warmer on Sunday.

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10:29 am
Sat January 9, 2010

Guilty Plea

Oklahoma City, oK – Teen pleads guilty in fatal pharmacy shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A teenager has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in an attempted robbery that left another teen dead.

Fifteen-year-old Jevontai Ingram also pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit a robbery and will testify against two men as part of a deal with Oklahoma County prosecutors in the May 19 death of Antwun Parker.

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4:25 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Proposed Police Budget Savings

Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – INTEROFFICE CORRESPONDENCE
TO: Mayor Dewey Bartlett
FROM: Chief Ron Palmer, CHF
CC: Terry Simonson, Chief of Staff
Jim Twombly, Director of Administration
Deputy Chief Mark McCrory
Deputy Chief Dennis Larsen
Deputy Chief Daryl Webster

DATE: January 7, 2010

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4:11 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Cracking Down on the Unisured

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill would impound uninsured vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker has filed a bill to impound vehicles driven by uninsured motorists.

Rep. Steve Martin of Bartlesville says his bill takes advantage of a new instant-verification system. The system allows law enforcement officers to determine within seconds if vehicles are covered by liability insurance.

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3:59 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Owasso House Fire

The burned-out shell of a vacant home on North Memorial, west of Owasso.
KWGS News Photo

Owasso, OK – A space heater, being used to heat a vacant rural Owasso house, is to blame for a morning house fire. The blaze near 106th Street North and Memorial Drive was spotted early this morning by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper.

Fire units from Owasso and Collinsville battled the blaze. A nearly fire hydrant was frozen and could not be used. Water had to be brought in by a tanker truck. No one was injured, despite water used on the fire freezing on the ground and everything not on fire.

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12:12 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Water Line Replacement will Cause Traffic Woes

Tulsa, OK – On Monday, Jan. 11, a street rehabilitation and waterline replacement project will begin on Harvard Avenue between East 11th Street and Admiral Place. The contractor will start the project by replacing a 16-inch waterline between Sixth Street and 11th Street. Traffic will be limited to one northbound lane and one southbound lane for four months.

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12:04 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Swine Flu Deaths Up in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – 40 deaths now blamed on swine flu in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say the number of deaths related to swine flu in Oklahoma is now 40.

The latest confirmed swine flu-related death is that of a Sequoyah County man in September. The man's name and hometown were not released.

Health officials say nine of the deaths were children and 30 had underlying health problems.

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10:08 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Catoosa Officials Arrested

Tulsa, OK – Grand jury indicts assistant police chief, clerk

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted the assistant police chief and the city court clerk of Catoosa on drug charges.

Federal prosecutors say assistant Chief Paul Whitmire and Phyllis June Matthews made initial court appearances after their arrests Thursday morning.

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10:01 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Expert disputes Okla. watershed pollution study

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An expert scientist says a report developed by the state of Oklahoma showing phosphorous pollution in a sensitive watershed was incomplete, riddled with errors and unreliable.

Scientist Victor Bierman testified Thursday as an expert witness for the Arkansas poultry industry in Tulsa federal court in Oklahoma's lawsuit against the companies.

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