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8:08 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Chair of Tulsa Regional Chamber to be Inaugurated Today

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa Regional Chamber is preparing to inaugurate its new chairman and announce its goals for 2015.

The event is Wednesday at the Cox Business Center Ballroom. More than 1,400 area business leaders, elected officials and citizens are expected at the annual meeting.

Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of Williams, will take over as leader from Wade Edmundson and will deliver his inaugural address outlining his objectives for the year

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7:06 am
Wed January 14, 2015

TU Tops National Champs UConn

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — James Woodard scored 21 points as Tulsa held off a rally by UConn for a 66-58 victory in the first-ever meeting as American Conference foes.

Shaquille Harrison scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half to give Tulsa (11-5, 4-0) its sixth straight win. Rashad Smith added 12.

Harrison's rare 3-pointer pushed Tulsa's lead to 62-49 with 2:58 to play.

Trailing 55-39, UConn rallied behind the shooting of Daniel Hamilton. He made a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch, the last of which pulled the Huskies within 62-55 with 2:08 left.

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6:59 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Robbery Attempt Becomes Fatal for 2 Suspects

Ryan's is at 21st and 101st East Avenue, just west of Highway 169
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a second man has died after being shot by a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery.

Police say one man was dead at the scene late Tuesday night at Ryan's Convenience and the second man died later at a Tulsa hospital.

Police told reporters that the clerk told officers that three masked men entered the store armed with handguns and that the clerk responded by opening fire with his handgun, striking two of the men while the third man escaped.

The names of the clerk and the dead men were not immediately released.

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6:54 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • Oil prices continue to tumble.
  • A Tulsa clerk kills a would-be robber.
  • New air service is announced for Tulsa.
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3:40 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Regents Want More Money, No Guns for State Schools

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson presents the group's legislative agenda for 2015 Tuesday in Tulsa.
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The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have their agenda ready for lawmakers.

State schools will ask lawmakers for more money in fiscal year 2016.

"If you look at all the new money requested in the budget — we believe it's a conservative budget — it requests $98 million in new money, about a 9 percent increase, and every dollar is tied to our top initiative in college degree completion," said Chancellor Glen Johnson.

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12:02 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

More Non-Stop Jet Service Coming to Tulsa

Mayor Bartlett listens as the airline's Laura Billiter makes the announcement at an airport news conference.
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Allegiant Airlines adds three non-stop destinations from Tulsa. The airline which already offers non-stop jet service to Orlando from Tulsa will be adding Tampa, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas as non-stop destinations. Laura Billiter is with Allegiant. She says the response to the Orlando service is a big reason why Allegiant is expanding non-stop flights from Tulsa.

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11:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded near Medford

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MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 3.6 magnitude earthquake near Medford in north-central Oklahoma.

The USGS reports the earthquake was recorded at 3:59 a.m. Tuesday one mile east of Medford, about 90 miles north of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

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9:49 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Health Partnerships Improve Oklahoma's Breastfeeding Rates

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New information from the Oklahoma Department of Health shows dramatic increases in breastfeeding initiation rates in the state.

Information from the agency's Women, Infants and Children Program shows breastfeeding rates in the state have surpassed state and national averages and achieved the Healthy People 2020 goals six years early. Healthy People is a science-based, 10-year national initiative that sets objectives for improving the health of all Americans nationwide.

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9:41 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Creek Nation Citizens Elect New Second Chief

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OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Unofficial election results show that Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens have elected a new second chief in a special election.

The tribal election board says the results of Saturday's runoff indicate Louis Hicks defeated former principal chief A.D. Ellis.

Hicks received 65 percent of the vote with 2,010 votes, while Ellis garnered 1,070 votes. The results will not be official until after the election is certified by the board on Friday.

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6:52 am
Tue January 13, 2015

TPD: Man Stabbed to Death

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Tulsa Police are investigating the city's second homicide of the New Year.

Rodney Dorsey was found dead last night in his north Tulsa home. Homicide detectives say he had been stabbed to death . The home is in the 2200 block of North Atlanta Court. That is near Apache and North Lewis.

Police say Dorsey's pick-up truck was missing and presumed stolen. No arrests have been made.

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