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9:29 am
Sun July 26, 2009

UPDATE: Two Oklahoma Lawmen Killed

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Seminole, OK – SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) A 22-year-old woman remains in serious condition after being hit by a stray bullet during a confrontation that left two Seminole County deputies dead.

Jennifer Bowen was standing in a yard across the street from where the deputies tried to serve an arrest warrant Sunday afternoon when gunfire broke out.

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Local & Regional
8:22 am
Sun July 26, 2009

OKC Plane Crash

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A local businessman has died and four others remain hospitalized after their single-engine plane crashed in Oklahoma City.

The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed late Saturday that 59-year-old Ron Meyer died. A University of Oklahoma Medical Center official said two victims were in fair condition, but she didn't have information about the other two.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Sat July 25, 2009

OG&E Rate Hike

Oklahoma City, OK – OG&E rates going up in August

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a settlement for a $48 million rate increase for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. The action will affect customer bills in August.

The rate increase averages $6.50 a month for OG&E customers, but officials say most residential customers will receive a slight decrease in their monthly bills because of changes in the fuel adjustment formula.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Sat July 25, 2009

Terror Test

Washington, D.C. – Government to conduct terror prevention exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) The government is conducting its first-ever nationwide exercise Monday aimed at preventing a terrorist attack.

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Local & Regional
2:53 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

WNBA to Tulsa?

WNBA announcement is made at the BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Investors who want to bring a WNBA franchise to Tulsa face a Sept. 1 deadline to land a team for the start of the June 2010 season.

WNBA president Donna Orender laid out the deadline on Wednesday. She told The Associated Press that Tulsa is "well down the road" when it comes to the preparation work.

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Local & Regional
1:11 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

Threats Against Tulsa M.E. Office

The Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office.
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Tulsa, OK – There are more problems at the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.

A suspended employee of the State Medical Examiner's Oklahoma City office has apparently made threats against the Tulsa Office. This following grand jury indictments against a former chief investigator.

The employee has been suspended and his key card access terminated. Tulsa Police have been on the scene and are closely watching the facility.

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Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

More Medical Examiner Indictments

Kevin Rowland's booking photo at Tulsa Jail
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Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-ME investigator accused of groping man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former chief investigator for the state medical examiner's office, already facing accusations of groping two female co-workers, is now facing an accusation of inappropriately touching a man.

One day after being charged in Tulsa on four counts of sexual battery, Kevin Rowland was charged in Oklahoma City Friday on a single count of the same crime.

Bail was set at $2,000 and he was being processed at the Oklahoma County Jail.

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Local & Regional
12:48 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

Cattle Rustling is Back!

Oklahoma City, OK – Cattle rustling on the rise in Oklahoma

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) Agriculture officials say cattle rustling is rising in Oklahoma and they blame the economy and the ease with which cattle can be stolen and sold.

Oklahoma Agriculture Department Special Agent Jerry Flowers told members of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Thursday that 1,076 head of cattle have been reported stolen this year.

He said fewer than 550 head were stolen in all of 2008.

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Local & Regional
10:55 am
Fri July 24, 2009

TPS Reaction to Probation Story

Tulsa, OK – For immediate release: The Oklahoma State Department of Education's announcement Thursday regarding school districts placed on accreditation probation is based upon data from the 2007-2008 school year. Tulsa Public Schools administrators were aware of the deficiencies at nine of 85 accredited sites that led to the probation.

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Local & Regional
10:52 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Star Wars to BOK

Tulsa's BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa, OK (July 23, 2009) - Star Wars : In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams' epic Star Wars scores, continues its worldwide arena tour on Oct. 20, 2009 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK.

This massive multi-media event features stunning visuals, a live orchestra, choir and narration, plus an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props and production artwork.

Tickets for the show go on sale Aug. 1, 2009 at 10 am at www.bokcenter.com, Arby's Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets or by calling 1-866-BOKCTR.

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