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2:56 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Search Called Off

The search had been taking place in McIntosh and Latimer Counties.
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Red Oak, OK – Ground search called off for missing family

RED OAK, Okla. (AP) After nearly two weeks of searching through the heavily wooded Sans Bois Mountain area, the Latimer County Sheriff's Office has called off its ground search for a missing Eufaula family.

Latimer County Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said Friday investigators still are chasing leads in the disappearance of 44-year-old Bobby Dale Jamison, his wife, 40-year-old Sherrilyn, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Madyson.

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2:34 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Injury Tulsa Fire

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Fighters are search for the cause of an early afternoon fire near 4600 South Maplewood.

A 90-year-old man was in the home and was treated at the scene by fire paramedics. After several minutes, paramedics were able to restore the man's pulse. He was rushed to St Francis hospital by EMSA in critical condition.

The man has been identified as Lee Coleman. His daughter was also on the scene according to Tulsa fire officials.

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2:33 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

School Funding Cuts

Tulsa, OK – School face prospect of more funding cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) State education officials say schools are facing more budget cuts and that a revolving fund that provides more than 25 percent of funding for schools is nearly empty.

Assistant State Superintendent James White said Thursday that if school cuts occur some districts may be consolidated or closed. White said at a state Board of Education meeting that many districts will have trouble finishing this year.

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9:32 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Tulsa's Horse Patrol

The Tulsa Police Mounted Patrol.
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – A donation by the Hillcrest Foundation to the Tulsa Community Foundation, will allow the sale of eight City of Tulsa Police horses to use in non-profit programs such as the Tulsa Boys home and other equestrian programs in the city.

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8:44 am
Fri October 30, 2009

H1N1 Update

People line up at the TCC North East Campus to get free H1N1 flu shots.
Brad Gibson

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say at least 18 people have now died of complications from swine flu.This has an estimated 1,000 people lined up at the Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus for free H1N1 vaccinations.

According to the Oklahoma State Health Department's weekly update on H1N1 activity released Thursday, six influenza-associated deaths were reported between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.

Seventeen deaths have been attributed to swine flu since Sept. 1, and one death was reported in June.

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8:23 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Shotgun Blast Fired at Webster High School

Tulsa Police cars block the street in front of Webster High School.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Public Schools Police and Tulsa Police are investigating a drive-by shooting at Tulsa's Webster High School. It happened just before school was released when a car sped by and an occupant fired----what appeared to be a shotgun--- at the school.

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3:38 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Soggy Tulsa

Numerous roads, like this one in Bixby, were closed by swift rising water.
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Tulsa, OK – Heavy rain fell on Tulsa on Thursday. The National Weather Service says the Tulsa Metro received three to four inches of rain. That prompted the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Tulsa and several of the adjacent counties.

The rain caused flooding at the usual locations, like this Bixby neighborhood, pictured here. While there were some blocked roads, no major problems were reported.

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11:13 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Your Health Care

OU's Doctor David Kendrick discusses proposal at Tulsa's City Hall.
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Tulsa, OK –
An unprecedented consortium of local health care providers and organizations known as the Greater Tulsa Health Access Network (Greater T.H.A.N.), announced today a plan to implement Health Information Exchange (HIE) across the Tulsa region for the betterment of healthcare quality and access and the convenience and safety of patients throughout the region. These efforts have been further encouraged by the need to respond to a federal mandate for HIE in the Tulsa region.

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2:53 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Text of AA Employee Letter

A jet inside the new American Airlines hangar in Tulsa.

Tulsa, OK – Carmine J. Romano
Senior Vice President
Maintenance & Engineering
October 28, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Today we are announcing a difficult but important step in resizing and reshaping our M&E operation. As American, like the rest of the industry, continues to reduce capacity, we must be strategic in structuring a maintenance system that serves the needs of the fleet we fly today as well as the plans in place for our
airline in the future.

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1:40 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

American Closes KC Base

Kansas City, MO – American Airlines will close KC base

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines says it will close a Kansas City, Mo., maintenance base next September because reduced flying means less need for such facilities.

The company told employees about the move in a letter Wednesday.

Maintenance senior vice president Carmine J. Romano says the closure is "a difficult but important step" to reduce the airline's maintenance program as it cuts back on flights.

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