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7:52 am
Mon July 7, 2014

4 Inmates Hurt after Prison Bus Fight in Oklahoma

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NEWCASTLE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four inmates were injured after a fight broke out on a bus carrying federal prisoners.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown says the fight happened Monday morning on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike at Newcastle. Brown says the driver of the bus pulled over once the inmates began fighting.

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7:03 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Summer Is Here! 100+ Today in Tulsa

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Temperatures could soar into the triple digits in parts of Oklahoma on Monday.

Officials issued a heat alert in the Oklahoma City area on Sunday. There were at least half a dozen calls for emergency medical help related to the heat.

In one case, a toddler was locked in a hot car for several minutes but is OK.

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6:58 am
Mon July 7, 2014

4 Killed in Head-on Collision in South Oklahoma

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MEAD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a head-on collision in Bryan County.

The highway patrol says the wreck happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 70 near Mead. According to a preliminary report, a truck driven by 47-year-old Richard Ardrey of Colbert crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup driven by 40-year-old Leonard Wiley Fly II of Yukon.

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6:53 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Monday Morning's Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • The second City Hall in Your Neighborhood meeting is tonight at the TCC Southeast Campus.
  • If all goes as planned, the Lewis Bridge over I-44 could reopen later this month.
  • Questions are raised about a plan to build storm shelters in each Oklahoma School.
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9:42 am
Sun July 6, 2014

6 Ordained as Catholic Priests in Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. (AP)  The recent ordination of six men as Catholic priests in Oklahoma has Catholic leaders hoping that a decline in priest candidates may be ending.

The Diocese of Tulsa ordained one priest during spring while the Archdiocese in Oklahoma City ordained five on June 28.

The number is the largest since 1991 when six were ordained in Oklahoma City. As recently as 2012 there were none.

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9:36 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Oklahoma State Questions Could Drive Voter Turnout

File photo of voters waiting to cast an election ballot in Tulsa
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With efforts underway to place initiatives involving storm shelters and marijuana sales on this November's ballot, Oklahoma Democrats are wondering if the issues can benefit them this fall.

Supporters of the proposals are gathering signatures in an effort to put the issues before voters in the general election. A cockfighting initiative on the 2002 ballot drew large numbers of rural Democrats to the polls, and that was the year an underdog Democratic state senator from Shawnee named Brad Henry won the governor's race.

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9:32 am
Sun July 6, 2014

2 Killed When Car Crashes in Delaware County

JAY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two Missouri men were killed when the car they were riding in crashed on State Highway 20 near Jay in northeastern Oklahoma.

An OHP report says 29-year-old Estilmel Perez of Noel, Missouri, and 21-year-old Ludi Ordonez of Carthage, Missouri, died in the crash shortly after 9 p.m. Friday about 10 miles east of Jay in Delaware County.

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9:29 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Tulsans Protest Outside Hobby Lobby

One of the signs at Saturday's protest
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A crowd, estimated at 100, gathered outside of the Hobby Lobby store on South Harvard in Tulsa to protest last Monday's Supreme Court ruling on religious rights for for-profit companies.  While not everyone agreed with the protesters, some motorists did honk and wave in support of the demonstration, just south of the corner of 51st and Harvard.

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9:54 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Tulsans Enjoy the 4th

An estimated 80,000 people crowded along the banks of the Arkansas River to watch the annual fire works display. The display came off without a hitch to the delight to the crowd. The event was mostly peaceful.

One person did have to be rescued from the Arkansas River near the low water dam, south of the fireworks display. He was rescued from the water just before dusk.

Other displays were held in Jenks, Cedar Ridge Country Club and at Grand and Skiatook Lake.

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9:49 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Human Remains Found near NW Oklahoma Prison

The William Key Correctional Center is near Woodward
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WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found near a northwest Oklahoma prison belong to an inmate who escaped from the facility in 2012.

Woodward County Sheriff Gary Stanley says residents using metal detectors found the remains Wednesday in a pasture near the William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office will identify the remains and determine a cause of death.

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