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9:57 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Hip-Hop Cops

Broken Arrow, OK – BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Ezell War and Greg Fall of the Broken Arrow Police Department are delivering an old message with a new beat when they visit schools to talk about staying off drugs and avoiding strangers. They get their message across with a hip-hop rhythm, and the kids eat it up.

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9:56 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Four Killed in Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead following Oklahoma City fire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An early morning blaze tore through a home in a middle classs southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, killing all four people inside.

Battalion Chief Brian Jackson says firefighters responded at 5:20 a.m. Monday and found the one-story brick home engulfed in flames. Jackson says firefighters managed to pull one victim from the home, but the rest "were too far gone."

All four were dead at the scene.

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9:41 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Fatal Plane Crash

Altus, OK – 2 die in biplane crash near Altus, Okla., airport

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) An official at the Altus airport says two people have died in the crash of a biplane near the airport.

Those killed in the crash late Sunday morning were identified as pilot Robert Munson, 38, of Blair, and passenger Zachary Cook, 17, from Altus.

Altus-Quartz Mountain Regional Airport supervisor Daniel Adams said the plane crashed about 11:20 a.m. about 1.5 miles west of the airport.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sun November 8, 2009

TU Loss

Tulsa, Ok – Houston beats Tulsa on last second FG

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Matt Hogan kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift No. 13 Houston to a 46-45 victory against Tulsa on Saturday night, finishing off another thrilling comeback led by quarterback Case Keenum.

After getting sacked on a potential tying 2-point conversion with 21 seconds left, Keenum got the Cougars into field goal range after an onside kick to add to his impressive Heisman resume.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sun November 8, 2009

Struglges

Tulsa, OK –
Survey reveals struggles for gays

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An informal online survey has revealed nearly 40 percent of gay, lesbian or bisexual young Tulsans have attempted suicide.

The survey was sponsored by Tulsa Reaches Out, an organization that promotes the social service needs of Tulsa's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported having suicidal thoughts or feelings, and 39 percent say they had attempted suicide.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Sun November 8, 2009

FOP Creates Officer Fund

Tulsa, OK – Union creates fund for furloughed officers

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police has established a fund to accept donations to pay the salaries of laid off Tulsa police officers.

The city laid off 21 officers last week due to budget cuts. Eighteen have been rehired using federal stimulus funds.

The FOP says it will make no more concessions about its benefits. But FOP President Phil Evans said Friday police are committed to helping the city seek out more stable funding sources to provide for essential city services.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Sat November 7, 2009

Chopper Crash Lawsuit

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Tahlequah, OK – Mother of crash victim files lawsuit

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The mother of a woman who died in a helicopter crash last month is suing the pilot, his parents and a California business.

Darci Scraper and Mark Mahaney died when the helicopter went down near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.

Scraper's mother, Juanita Scraper, filed a wrongful death lawsuit recently in Cherokee County District Court against Mahaney; his parents, James Mahaney and Rene Rozell; Mark Mahaney's estate, and Robinson Helicopter Co. in California.

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Local & Regional
8:35 am
Sat November 7, 2009

Jones Out at FTC

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The board of directors of Feed The Children have fired the charity's founder, Larry Jones.

In a statement released Friday, Feed The Children board members announced that Jones' termination as president was effective immediately.

Officials named Travis Arnold, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as interim president.

Jones founded the hunger relief organization in 1979, and for years was featured on television advertisements seeking donations to feed starving children around the world.

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Local & Regional
2:34 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

NEW INFORMATION: Oklahoman Killed at Fort Hood

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Oklahoma City, OK – Shooting claims former Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma family members of a 22-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Hood have been notified that he was one of the 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at the Texas base.

Gale Hunt of Frederick said Friday two uniformed soldiers came to her door at 11:30 p.m. Thursday to notify her of the death of her son, Spc. Jason Dean Hunt.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Fri November 6, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine

Tulsa, OK – Mass swine flu vaccinations planned in state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Health officials are planning mass immunization clinics across Oklahoma to provide swine flu vaccinations to those at high risk.

The clinics Saturday are for those considered most vulnerable for the H1N1 virus. Those include people 6 months to 18-years-old, pregnant women, adults younger than 65 with chronic medical conditions, health care workers who treat seriously ill patients and custodial parents of infants younger than 6 months.

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