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Terrorist attacks, police shootings, riots in the streets. Times today are the most turbulent since the 1960’s, and the nature of 24/7 news and seemingly ubiquitous social media magnifies everything. Michael Brose, Mental Health Association Oklahoma Director, says one of the best things you can do is continue with your routines and not let events dictate how you live your life.

Brose says take reasonable precautions, but remember the world is still a relatively safe place for most people.

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Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he's reconsidered his previous position and now will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons. Citty told reporters Monday that he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Last week, Citty rejected the city's Fraternal Order of Police request to allow officers to carry personal rifles following the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers.

Tulsa Bank Robbed Across From Police Station

Jul 19, 2016
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It takes a lot of guts to rob a bank. It takes even more when that bank is just across the street from a police station.

The Bank of America branch bank on 11th Street, near Highway 169, was robbed on Monday afternoon. The branch is across the street from the Mingo Valley Division of the Tulsa Police Department.

No one was injured in the robbery. Police are looking for the lone bandit.

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A California man has been sentenced to prison for a mortgage loan modification scheme that defrauded homeowners in Oklahoma and other states.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daily says 33-year-old Aria Maleki, of Santa Ana, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport to nine years in prison. Maleki pleaded guilty March 22 to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has urged delegates at the Republican National Convention to adopt the GOP platform developed by the party's 112-member platform committee that she co-chairs.

Fallin spoke to delegates Monday during a televised address from the convention hall in Cleveland. Fallin says diverse members of the party came together to develop a platform that represents a wide range of views and policies. She says it's a conservative platform that's a reflection of who Republicans are and what they stand for.

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Tulsa police say officers fatally shot a man who confronted them with an ax and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell tells reporters the officers were responding Monday evening to a home where a woman reported her husband was threatening her.

Tuell says the officers encountered the man in the street. He says the man began making suicidal statements and approached the officers with the ax. Both fired their guns.

Police say there was a dashcam in a police cruiser but they aren't sure if it captured the incident.  

In the local news:

  • The GOP National Convention is underway amid tight security. We hear from a Tulsa delegate.
  • For the second time in as many days, Tulsa Police shoot and kill a suspect.
  • A woman is getting help after her threats lock down the Tulsa Air National Guard Station.
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Hydraulic fracturing — commonly shortened to "fracking' — was first used in Oklahoma nearly 70 years ago.

Now, a new study from Johns Hopkins researchers has linked the practice to an increased risk of asthma attacks.

Study leader Sara Rasmussen says Pennsylvanians living near bigger or larger numbers of fracked natural gas wells are up to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those living farther away.

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A woman is getting psychiatric treatment after holding law enforcement at bay at the Tulsa Air National Guard Station.  She was driving an SUV and circling the flagpole at the air base on the northeast side of the Tulsa International Airport.

She told authorities that she had a bomb and would explode it.  After several hours of give-and-take with police negotiators she came out of her SUV and surrendered to authorities.

 

A woman driving a sport utility vehicle and claiming to have an undisclosed "device" is in a standoff with Tulsa police just outside the Tulsa Air National Guard Base.

Television images from the scene show a sport utility vehicle at the entrance to the base with several police cars blocking it from behind. Streets in the area have been closed.

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