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4:25 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Road Improvements

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will spend 11-and a half-million dollars to smooth out the I-44 and Broken Arrow expressway interchange. The plans approved by the O-Dot commissioners yesterday will widen the I-44 in the area. Work will get underway in the winter and it will take almost a year to wrap-up.

The commissioners also approved spending another two-point-three million to repair four Tulsa area expressway bridges.

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4:23 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Judge Issues Restraining Order

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.

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1:02 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Smokey Wreck on 169

Smoke fills the air after an SUV slams into a trailer on Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says no one was injured in a spectacular crash on Highway 169 this morning. The wreck happened about eight-O'clock between I-244 and 11th Street.

Four vehicles were involved. An SUV slammed under a flat bed trailer and bust into flames. The driver got out of the car okay and the other drivers in the rear-ending crash were not hurt.

Traffic was snarled for over an hour because of the wreck. The SUV driver was cited for inattentive driving.

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8:08 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Children's Home to Close

Ponca City, OK – Home for children in Ponca City set to close

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) Supporters of the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City are looking for a way to keep the home to 44 children open.

The Oklahoma American Legion's executive board voted last month to close the home on Dec. 31. Board President Art Besa issued a statement to The Oklahoman saying there are unspecified "financial constraints" and that board didn't feel the home is fulfilling its mission to house the children of military personnel.

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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.
File photo

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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