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10:39 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Palin Coming to Oklahoma

Norman, OK – Palin's book signing tour to include Norman stop

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will stop in Norman as part of her national book tour.

Palin will sign copies of her book "Going Rogue: An American Life" starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Hastings Books. The 413-page memoir with 16 color photos published by Harper-Collins went on sale Tuesday.

Palin will sign books bought at Hastings and store manager Rob Wood says customers will be limited to two signed books each.

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10:36 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Health Center Threat

Owasso, OK – Man arrested for threatening health center

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) An Owasso man has been arrested for threatening to blow up a health center in Rogers County if workers didn't give him drugs.

Joel Deubler is being held on one count of making a telephone bomb threat.

Authorities say Deubler threatened the Grand Lake Mental Health Center with plastic explosives.

It was not clear whether Deubler had yet hired an attorney.

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Information from: KOTV-TV, http://www.newson6.com

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4:25 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Major Drug Bust in Stillwater

Agents raid a mobile home at Stillwater.
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Stillwater, OK – OBN, Stillwater police make drug-related arrests

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater police and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents have announced 64 arrest warrants for people illegally buying pseudoephedrine.

Pseudoephedrine is a key component in making methamphetamine and customers are limited by state law to buying 9-grams per month without a prescription. It's found in many over-the-counter cold medications.

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4:25 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Education Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Education board wants use of Rainy Day Fund now

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education is calling in a resolution for the immediate use of money from Oklahoma's Rainy Day Fund, citing dire funding circumstances for the state's schools.

Declining revenues have resulted in a 5 percent cut in allocations to all state agencies, and state Superintendent Sandy Garrett said Tuesday education has been even more hard hit because of a drop in revenue from a state fund set aside for education.

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4:16 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Special Session More Likely

File photo of Brad Henry.
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry says he'd consider January special session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he's open to the idea of a legislative special session in January because of what he calls continued uncertainty in the state's fiscal forecasts.

Henry said in a statement Tuesday that ultimate budget decisions will depend on revenue estimates from next month's meeting of the state Board of Equalization.

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2:30 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Out of City Cop Cars Illegal?

Tulsa, OK – Taking home police squad cars out of the city limits may not be legal. City Councilor Bill Martinson has asked for a charter review.


Council attorney Drew Rees says it is his opinion that the agreement violates the city charter. The agreement is part of the Fraternal Order of Police' contract with the city.

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2:29 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

H1N1 Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu vaccine now available to all Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say the swine flu vaccine is now available to all Oklahomans.

The H1N1 vaccine had initially been reserved for priority groups such as children and pregnant women.

The state Health Department on Tuesday announced that about 90,000 doses of the vaccine are expected in the state this week. The doses include both nasal spray and injectable vaccines.

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12:34 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

New Media

Tulsa, OK – Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR (STF | PR) and McAfee & Taft will present New Media University: Online or Out of Line? Social Media and Your Employees from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 at OSU-Tulsa.

Topics to be covered include an overview of the social media landscape, tools for implementing social media policy in the workplace and how engaging in social media helps or hurts a company's image and productivity.

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9:47 am
Tue November 17, 2009

Tax Fraud

Tulsa, OK – Okla. preacher, Ark. lawyer convicted in tax case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma preacher and an Arkansas lawyer accused of conspiring to conceal the preacher's income from tax authorities have been convicted in federal court.

Lindsey Springer of Kellyville, Okla., and Oscar Stilley of Fort Smith, Ark., were charged in a March 10 indictment in U.S. District Court in Tulsa with conspiring to defraud the United States. Their convictions were announced Monday by the U.S. attorney's office.

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1:15 pm
Mon November 16, 2009

State Gets 1st Taste of Winter

Texas and Cimirron Counties are the western most counties in Oklahoma.
KWGS Map

Guymon, OK –
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in the Panhandle report slick and snow packed roads in Texas and Cimarron Counties. ODOT crews are out clearing and sanding/salting bridges and roadways as needed. While there are currently no roads closed, conditions are poor and motorists are asked to drive cautiously.

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