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9:19 am
Wed July 22, 2009

Rash of Violence at Big Mac

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

McAlester, OK – Officials investigate 2nd inmate death

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Prison officials are investigating a second death of an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Officials say 45-year-old Kenneth Gore died Monday night after guards found him beaten and lying on the floor of his cell.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says Gore's cellmate, 24-year-old Aaron Prado, is considered the suspect.

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4:18 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Tulsa Fire Department Probe Resumes

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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will again take up an issue dealing with the Tulsa Fire Department.

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4:02 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Flag Trampled at Casino

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Catoosa, OK –

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa musician has been arrested after allegedly trampling an American flag during his act.

Records show the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service arrested Marion Gooding III, 30, lead guitarist with the band Smunty Voje, on Thursday at the Cherokee Casino.

The complaint was originally treating the U.S. flag with indignity, a felony under state law. It was later amended to outraging public decency, a misdemeanor.

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3:59 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Women's Pro Basketball in Tulsa's Future?

Tulsa, OK – An announcement is expected tomorrow (Wednesday) as Tulsa attempts to get a WNBA franchise. Oklahoma City businessmen Bill Cameron and David Box are the two lead investors.

Cameron is an owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, chairman and CEO of American Fidelity Assurance and chairman of First Fidelity Bank. Box is a concert promoter and owns the Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City.

There are 13-teams in the WNBA League with a national television contract with ESPN.

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Local & Regional
3:59 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Women's Pro Basketball in Tulsa's Future?

Tulsa, OK – An announcement is expected tomorrow (Wednesday) as Tulsa attempts to get a WNBA franchise. Oklahoma City businessmen Bill Cameron and David Box are the two lead investors.

Cameron is an owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, chairman and CEO of American Fidelity Assurance and chairman of First Fidelity Bank. Box is a concert promoter and owns the Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City.

There are 13-teams in the WNBA League with a national television contract with ESPN.

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Local & Regional
3:19 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

NEW INFORMATION: In ME Probe

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Oklahoma City, OK – Sealed indictments to be opened

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Sealed indictments returned by a multicounty grand jury are scheduled to be opened in district courtrooms this week.

The indictments were handed up Monday following an investigation by the grand jury into the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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Local & Regional
2:25 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Natural Gas Vehicle Goes Forward

File-photo: Congressman Sullivan at Washington Meeting
John Sullivan

Washington, D.C. – Natural gas vehicle research bill passes House


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A bill that would reauthorize a Department of Energy natural gas vehicle research, development, demonstration and deployment program for five years has overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House.

Rep. John Sullivan, an Oklahoma Republican, sponsored the legislation, which passed by a 393-35 margin on Tuesday. The aim of the bill is to bring more natural gas-powered cars to market.

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12:59 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

No Ballot Changes

Republican candidates Chris Trail and Bill Martinson.

Tulsa, OK – There will be no changes in the ballot.

The Tulsa County Election Board has ruled that Chris Trail will remain on the ballot as a District Five Tulsa City Council Candidate. Incumbent Bill Martinson challenged Trail as a viable candidate claiming Trial registered to vote in the district prior to living there. Trail claimed he took position of a home on March 26th and registered to vote on March 31st, ahead of the deadline.

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12:25 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Water Quality Report Releasesd

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa's annual water quality report, which covers results from tests done in 2008, was mailed to about 150,000 customers inside their June utility bills. People who do not receive utility bills may request copies of the report by calling the Mayor's Action Center at 596-2100.

Water systems are required to test drinking water as it leaves the treatment plant and enters the distribution system. The report shows that Tulsa's drinking water is safe and of high quality.

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12:07 pm
Tue July 21, 2009

Help for Farmers Sought

Oklahoma City, OK – (Oklahoma City) Citing extreme weather conditions in Oklahoma over the past 10 months, Gov. Brad Henry has asked the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to issue a federal disaster designation to assist Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.

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