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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man wanted in Tulsa for the shooting death of a man in July has surrendered after growing weary of being sought by officers.

Police Sgt. Dave Walker says 33-year-old Galon Terrelle Brown surrendered at the Tulsa Jail early Saturday morning.

Brown was wanted for first-degree murder in the July 12th shooting death of Julian Harris during a fight outside a southeast Tulsa apartment complex. Jail records show that Brown is being held without bail and court records do not list an attorney for him.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says a man impersonating a police officer stopped a female driver and groped the woman.

Deputy Justin Green says the woman reported she was stopped on the western edge of Tulsa about noon Friday by a man driving a black and white Crown Victoria with red and blue lights. The woman said the man asked for her license and insurance — and as she reached into her purse he reached into her car and groped her.

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LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A Cyril man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of an Elgin man who was injected with methamphetamine while he was unconscious.

Court records show 52-year-old Michael Ball pleaded guilty Friday in Comanche County District Court to both the manslaughter charge and to possession of a controlled dangerous drug. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former Tulsa County undersheriff who ordered a report that revealed concerns about the training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man has arrived to testify before a grand jury investigating Sheriff Stanley Glanz. Former Undersheriff Brian Edwards declined comment when he arrived Friday at the Tulsa courthouse.

The grand jury is investigating whether Glanz neglected his duties and whether reserve deputies who gave gifts to the agency were given special treatment.

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MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma near the Kansas border.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the preliminary 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at about 4:25 p.m. Friday about 3 miles west-northwest of Medford in Grant County. Medford is about 120 miles north of Oklahoma City.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely from earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

Remembering Will and Wiley

Aug 15, 2015
Library of Congress

Saturday marks 80 years since Oklahoma humorist Will Rogers died in a plane crash.

Aviator Wiley Post was also killed when their Lockheed Orion-Explorer plunged into a lagoon at Point Barrow, Alaska on August 15, 1935.

Will Rogers Museum Curator Tad Jones says the humorist's Birthplace Ranch in Oologah is marking the anniversary Saturday morning.

“We’ll have a special moment of commemoration for all those that have died in small airplane crashes,” Jones said. “It will start at 9:55 and the official commencement will begin at 10 o’clock.”

TPS Teachers to All Be Certified

Aug 15, 2015
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Matt Trotter / KWGS

The dust has settled in Tulsa International Airport’s Concourse A.

A brass band played in the renovated concourse. It’s the most comprehensive renovation of the airport since it was built, involving 44 contractors, costing $21.7 million and taking 18 months.

The overhaul brings efficient restrooms and lighting, new shopping and dining options, a business center, and hundreds of outlets — including USB ports and wireless Powermats — for device charging.

US Congressman James Lankford

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator for Oklahoma says some immigrants who finish their education in the country should be allowed to stay and work.

U.S. Sen. James Lankford says he doesn't expect to see any progress on immigration policy in the next 18 months. But he says he's hopeful the next president, whether Republican or Democrat, will work with Congress in moving the issue forward.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former Tulsa County undersheriff who ordered a report that revealed concerns about the training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man has arrived to testify before a grand jury investigating Sheriff Stanley Glanz.

Former Undersheriff Brian Edwards declined comment when he arrived Friday at the Tulsa courthouse.

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