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8:07 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Monday Morning

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10:09 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Poultry Case to Be Reviewed By New Administration

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin, Pruitt to review Okla poultry lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin plans to review a pending environmental lawsuit filed against several Arkansas poultry companies.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Fallin was willing to chat with poultry farmers and review the litigation with incoming Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Fallin's spokesman Alex Weintz (WENTS) said Saturday the case is one of many legal matters Fallin will look at when she takes office.

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10:08 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Another TU Win

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Damaris Johnson amassed 322 yards and scored three times as Tulsa smashed Rice 64-27 on Saturday.

Johnson had eight catches for 163 yards, two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 94 yards for another score. He also moved into first place in the Conference USA record books for career kickoff return yards.

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10:00 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Wild Fires

Kelleyville, OK – Teen hurt, trailers damaged in Okla grass fires

KELLYVILLE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a teenager sustained minor injuries and three mobile homes were damaged in grass fires in northeast Oklahoma, while a blaze near Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City affected traffic.

Crews were called beginning about 2 p.m Saturday to fires in Creek County.

Homeowner Terrell Copeland says he was outside when he noticed his mobile home was on fire, and ran inside to help his grandson's friend get out.

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9:54 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Askins for Supreme Court?

Jari Askins

Oklahoma City, OK – Askins considering open Okla Supreme Court seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins says she doesn't know if she'll apply for an open seat on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Askins, an attorney and former judge, told The Oklahoman on Friday she's still reviewing whether she meets residency requirements for the opening, which was created when Justice Marian Opala died last month.

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10:05 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Boren Wants a More Conservative Democrat to Lead

Congressman Dan Boren at Community forum.
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Muskogee, OK – Boren says he won't support Pelosi

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, says he won't support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for House Democratic leader.

Boren made the comments Friday when Pelosi, a California liberal, announced she will try to remain leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.

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10:02 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Baby Found Dead at Bartlesville

26-year-old Lyndsey Fiddler
Washington County

Bartlesville, OK – Okla. infant found dead inside washing machine

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland says a death investigation is ongoing after authorities found the body of a 10-day-old baby in a washing machine.

Holland said Friday it appears the infant had been through a wash cycle in the machine. He says no arrests have been made but several search warrants have been issued.

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9:54 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Death Penalty Case Update

Oklahoma City, oK – Oklahoma court rejects death row appeal


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected death row inmate Michael Dewayne Smith's request to set aside his death sentence for the murders of two people.

The court turned down Smith's appeal in a ruling handed down on Friday.

The 28-year-old Smith was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Feb. 22, 2002, murders of 40-year-old Janet Moore and 24-year-old Sarath "Babu" Pulluru.

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9:50 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Election Stands

Oklahoma City, OK – No election challenges filed


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) No challenges have been filed over the outcome of Oklahoma's general election contests, clearing the way for the results to be officially certified next week.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Friday to challenge the outcome of their race. Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said no challenges were filed in the three-day period since Tuesday's general election.

Ziriax says the results will be officially certified on Tuesday.

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9:46 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Drug Conviction

Muskogee, OK – Vian man gets 2 years in prison on drug conviction


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A federal prosecutor says a Vian man convicted of distributing steroids to high school football players has received a two-year prison sentence.

U.S. District Judge James Payne also sentenced 38-year-old Bobby Brown to 48 months of supervised release after the prison term.

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