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9:24 am
Sun September 5, 2010

Another Central State Quake

Oklahoma City, OK – Small quake reported in Oklahoma County

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) An earthquake has rattled an area of eastern Oklahoma County that has been prone to temblors recently.

The U.S. Geological Survey says an 3.1-magnitude quake struck around 10:22 a.m. Saturday about 20 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Small earthquakes have been reported in the area for months, including several that struck earlier this past week.

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9:22 am
Sun September 5, 2010

Hunter's Death

Wilburton, OK – Okla. hunter's death ruled a homicide

WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) A Hartshorne man's deer-hunting death has been ruled a homicide, but his widow says charging the friend who shot him would be another tragedy.

Forty-four-year-old John Morgan was fatally shot last October in the Gowen Mountain area. Investigators say his friend, 70-year-old Jack Zearley, fired a high-powered rifle at a deer that was between him and Morgan.

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Local & Regional
10:42 am
Sat September 4, 2010

Smith Seeks Re-election

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma tribe chief announces re-election bid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith will be seeking another term.

Smith announced his re-election bid Thursday at a news conference in Tulsa and also introduced his running mate, Charlie Soap, the stepson of the late former Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. If elected, Soap would succeed Deputy Chief Joe Grayson, who isn't running for another term.

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10:39 am
Sat September 4, 2010

Icon Lost

The Admiral Twin in happier times.

Tulsa, OK – Fire destroys Okla drive-in seen in Coppola film

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A large fire has destroyed the screens at a Tulsa drive-in movie theater where scenes from the movie, "The Outsiders," were filmed.

Firefighters were notified just before 2 p.m. Friday of the blaze at the Admiral Twin Drive-in. The screens were destroyed in about 30 minutes.

Fire Capt. Michael Baker says no one was injured in the fire, which appeared to have started on the north side of the screen structure.

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Local & Regional
6:29 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

THE LATEST: Admiral Twin Fire

Tulsa, OK – Fire destroys Okla drive-in seen in Coppola film


TULSA, Okla. (AP) A large fire has destroyed the screens at a Tulsa drive-in movie theater where scenes from the movie, "The Outsiders," were filmed.

Firefighters were notified just before 2 p.m. Friday of the blaze at the Admiral Twin Drive-in. The screens were destroyed in about 30 minutes.

Fire Capt. Michael Baker says no one was injured in the fire, which appeared to have started on the north side of the screen structure.

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3:26 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Oklahoman Killed in Afghanistan

Duncan, OK – Okla. native dies during combat in Afghanistan

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) A family member and a friend say an Oklahoma native has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Duncan Banner reported that Army Staff Sgt. Vinson Adkinson III was killed Tuesday when an improvised explosive device blew up near his unit. Adkinson, who grew up in Empire City, was an Army Ranger with the Hamburg, Germany-based 173rd Airborne Division.

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8:27 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Storm Damage in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Storms unleash strong winds, rain on Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Severe weather brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of Oklahoma, causing some damage to homes and businesses and knocking down utility poles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries with the storms on Thursday.

The National Weather Service says the highest wind gusts occurred in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including a 75-mile-per-hour wind gust about 6 miles west of Edmond.

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8:23 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Friday's Top-Local-Stories:

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3:42 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Ex-Auditor Told No

Jeff McMahan
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Appeals court denies ex-Okla auditor's appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal appeals court has denied former State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan's appeal of his convictions and sentence on corruption-related charges.

McMahan was convicted of taking illegal campaign contributions, trips and jewelry and was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison.

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2:32 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Another Drug Store Robbery

The Walgreens at Pine and Sheridan
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for suspects in the robbery of the Pine and Sheridan Walgreens. It happened this morning as the store was being cleaned. The cleaning crew was tied up then robbed.

Officer Leland Ashley says the crooks then hit the pharmacy. Tulsa has had a rash of drug store robberies this summer.

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