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9:31 am
Thu July 16, 2009

UPDATE: Turnpike Crash Kills 9

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Tulsa, OK – Trucker's cruise control set below limit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Investigators say the truck driver involved in a collision that left 10 dead on the Will Rogers Turnpike had his cruise control set below the 75 mile-per-hour speed limit.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Scott Horton says investigators are seeking the medical and cell phone records of truck driver Donald Creed, 76, of Willard, Mo., to determine if he was distracted.

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9:25 am
Thu July 16, 2009

The Fallen

Henryetta, OK – Fallen Henryetta sailor laid to rest

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A fallen Oklahoma sailor killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Weleetka.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Michael Randolph was remembered Wednesday during a funeral service at the First Baptist Church in Henryetta, where the 22-year-old grew up and graduated from high school.

Randolph's high school football coach Kenny Speer eulogized the young sailor, his voice often cracking with emotion as he spoke.

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9:19 am
Thu July 16, 2009

UPDATE: Bicycle Fatal

Joel Lack was taken into custody and booked in the Tulsa Jail
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Tulsa, OK – Man arrested for impersonating Tulsa firefighter

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man wanted for impersonating a Tulsa firefighter at the scene of a deadly accident has been arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say 22-year-old Joel Lack flashed a badge and said he had paramedic experience when he arrived at the scene of the July 9 crash that killed two bicyclists near Sand Springs.

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6:16 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Filing Period Closes

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
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Tulsa, OK – DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY


City of Tulsa Primary

to be held September 8, 2009

City of Tulsa General

Revised 07/15/09 5:00 PM
to be held November 10, 2009

Filing Dates: July 13-15, 2009

MAYOR


David Lee O'Connor
307 S. 108th East Ave.
Republican

Tulsa, OK 74128
04/13/52


Robert Arizona Gwin Jr.
3113 S. 130th E. Pl.
Democrat

Tulsa, OK 74134
06/18/73

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6:02 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Turnpike Tolls Going Up

Signs on the Creek Turnpike telling motorists it is time to pay.
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has approved a 16 percent increase in tolls beginning Aug. 4.

The increase, approved Wednesday, will bring in about $21 million a year.

Tolls produce the only source of revenue for the Turnpike Authority. About half the toll revenue comes from out-of-state motorists.

The increases vary on each toll road and each destination.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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4:24 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

State Furloughs

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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state employee group is urging agencies to cut travel and other expenses before furloughing workers to deal with mounting state revenue problems.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is moving ahead with a plan to let workers off one day a month.

The first scheduled furlough day is Aug. 10 at the Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities and oil and natural gas companies.

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1:54 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Senator Coburn Questions Judge Sotomayor

Oklahoma Senator Coburn asks a question to Judge Sotomayor
U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor declined repeatedly at Senate confirmation hearings today to reveal her views on abortion rights.

She told Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma she can't answer when Coburn tried to draw her out with questions about hypothetical cases.

Coburn posed a hypothetical case in which a woman wanted to abort a 38-week fetus because it had spina bifida which can cause paralysis and is often associated with brain damage.

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12:27 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Tisdale Honored in Washington

Washington, D.C. – US House honors Tisdale

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 418-0 for a resolution honoring the life of the late Wayman Tisdale.

The resolution was co-sponsored by Oklahoma Representatives Tom Cole, John Sullivan, Frank Lucas, Mary Fallin and Dan Boren.

Tisdale was an All-American at Oklahoma and helped the U.S. win an Olympic gold medal before going on to an NBA career and becoming an accomplished jazz musician.

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11:13 am
Wed July 15, 2009

Small Fire at McFarlin Library

Fire trucks roll to the McFarlin Library on the University of Tulsa campus.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Fighters and the University of Tulsa Campus Security are reviewing a small fire at the McFarlin Library on campus at TU.

The fire was reported about 8:30 Wednesday morning.
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The small blaze apparently started in a men's restroom in the library. Officials are hoping to learn the cause of the fire. There were no injuries.

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10:03 am
Wed July 15, 2009

You are Entering the Cone Zone

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