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9:45 am
Thu November 12, 2009

School Bus Accident

Nowata, OK – LENAPAH, Okla. (AP) Authorities say no one was hurt when a school bus carrying 27 elementary school students collided with a pickup truck in Nowata County in northern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an Oklahoma Union school bus was turning from a private drive onto Oklahoma Highway 10 near Lenapah when the driver pulled in front of the oncoming truck about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The truck crashed into the driver's side of the bus.

The patrol says all the bus occupants, including students ranging in age from 7 to 10, were wearing seat belts.

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4:00 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

The Transition Begins

Kathy Taylor announced in June she would not seek re-election.
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor is anxious to get to work with Mayor-Elect Dewey Bartlett and his transition staff.

"It takes a lot of love for your city and strong will to file for election, and I want to thank each candidate for participating in the democratic process," Mayor Taylor said.

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12:49 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Dewey Defeats Tom

Bartlett speaks to reporters at a recent news conference
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Democratic state Sen. Tom Adelson has conceded the Tulsa mayor's race to Republican oilman Dewey Bartlett Jr.

With all 215 precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed Bartlett receiving 29,948 votes (44.95 percent) to 24,211 (36.34 percent) for Adelson.

Independents Mark Perkins and Lawrence Kirkpatrick lagged far behind, picking up 11,913 (17.88 percent) and 560 (0.84 percent) votes, respectively.

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10:10 am
Wed November 11, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Expert: Recreation on Illinois River has declined

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A professor estimates that about 30,000 fewer people floated in the Illinois River watershed in 2007 compared to two years earlier.

With Tuesday's testimony from Oklahoma State University professor Lowell Caneday, the state of Oklahoma hoped to suggest that decades of chicken manure pollution has made one of the state's top recreational areas less attractive to the public.

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9:58 am
Wed November 11, 2009

UPDATE: H1N1

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) State health officials say more people will be eligible for a swine flu vaccination as more of the vaccine arrives in Oklahoma. The priority groups for the vaccination has been expanded because about 80,000 doses of the vaccine is expected this week.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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9:52 am
Wed November 11, 2009

New Councilor: Crime Victim

26-year-old Jordan Christ was arrested after allegedly stealing Maria Barnes wallet.
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Tulsa, OK – Newly elected City Councilor Maria Barnes becomes a crime victim while celebrating her election victory. Barnes was holding a watch party at the Casa Laredo Restaurant in downtown Tulsa last night. Police say an intoxicated 26-year-old Jordan Christ rifled through Barnes purse and stole her wallet, running from the business. The Councilor-elect and some supporters gave chase. Christ was caught several blocks away and held for Tulsa Police.

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9:51 am
Wed November 11, 2009

Tulsa Honors its Vets

The Memorial High School J-ROTC marched in today's parade.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's annual Veterans Day Parade steps off in downtown Tulsa. The annual celebration honoring service men and women is one of the largest in the Southwest. Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Tulsa to watch the parade. It paid special tribute to World War II soldiers, sailors and Marines. The parade featured marching bands from area high schools as well as VFW groups, the Blue Star Mothers and a motorcycle tribute.

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9:51 am
Wed November 11, 2009

EMSA Praises New Siren

An EMSA crew works a traffic accident downtown.
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Tulsa, OK – After just one year, EMSA's feeling the impact of new siren technology - and motorists likely are feeling it, too. Last November, EMSA began installing Howler sirens on its ambulances. Since that time, the number of ambulance wrecks at intersections have been cut in half.

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Local & Regional
10:40 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

Mayor's Race Decided

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Democratic state Sen. Tom Adelson has conceded the Tulsa mayor's race to Republican oilman Dewey Bartlett.

With 178 of 215 precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed Bartlett leading 26,117 (44.77 percent) to 21,279 (36.48 percent) for Adelson.

Messages left for comment from both men weren't immediately returned Tuesday night.

Bartlett told a cheering crowd at his victory party that many challenges lie ahead for Tulsa, which has been grappling with budget problems because of the economic downturn.

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12:33 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

Killer OKC Fire: No Accident

Oklahoma City, OK – Police: Fire where bodies found intentionally set

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City police say a fire that swept through a home where four people were found dead was intentionally set. Investigators are now searching for a fifth person who they believe was at the house when the blaze began.

Firefighters discovered the bodies of three women and one man early Monday inside the burning home on the city's southwest side. The identities of the victims have not been released.

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