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9:21 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Private Prisons in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Private contract with US could bump Okla. inmates


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A private prison company that houses more than 2,000 Oklahoma inmates says that, if it gets a contract it is seeking with federal prison officials, the state could have to find new homes for its prisoners.

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9:17 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Quake Study

Miami, OK – MIAMI, Okla. (AP) The similarity of Ottawa County's soil to that of earthquake-prone areas has led to a quake simulation project in the region. The northeastern Oklahoma county is not prone to earthquakes, but researchers want to improve bridge building in places like San Francisco. So next month, pipes that represent bridge pilings will be shaken during the simulation project.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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8:02 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local Stories this Monday Morning

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10:55 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Overnight Tulsa Fire

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Tulsa, OK – Authorities are trying to figure out what a caused a parked car to burst into flames overnight. The car was parked in front of its owner's home in the 3700 Block of South Jamestown when it caught fire early Sunday morning. Fire fighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the blaze. The car had been parked for several hours when it caught fire.

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10:54 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Some Debates Set

Tulsa, OK – Okla. gubernatorial candidates agree to 2 debates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Campaign officials with gubernatorial candidates Jari Askins and Mary Fallin say the two have agreed to two debates this fall.

U.S. Rep. Fallin is the Republican nominee while Lt. Gov. Askins won the Democratic nomination.

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10:34 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Boil Order Lifted

Weleetka, OK – Okla environmental officials lift boil advisory

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says a boil advisory for the town of Weleetka has been lifted.

DEQ officials said Friday follow-up water samples submitted by the Okfuskee County town indicate the water is free of bacteria and there is adequate chlorine residual for disinfection throughout the system.

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10:22 am
Sun August 22, 2010

Major Drug Bust

Weatherford, OK – Okla. narcotics agents arrest more than 50 people

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) Agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have arrested dozens of people allegedly involved in bringing in drugs from Mexico.

OBN spokesman Mark Woodward says 40 arrest warrants were served in Weatherford and 13 in Lawton. Those arrested face a variety of drug charges.

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9:41 am
Sat August 21, 2010

State Park Drowning

Tulsa, OK – Okla man drowns at state park

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) The body of an Ardmore man who disappeared in the water at Lake Murray State Park has been recovered.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Carter County divers found 46-year-old Terry Lemley about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday in 8 feet of water about 25 feet from the shoreline.

Authorities say Lemley disappeared about 12:40 a.m. after he walked from the boat ramp into chest-deep water. Witnesses said Lemley swam around some cattails and out of sight.

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9:38 am
Sat August 21, 2010

Charges in Inmate's Death

McAlester, OK – Okla inmate charged in death of prisoner

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Pittsburg County prosecutors have charged an Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate with first-degree murder in last year's death of another prisoner.

The charge was filed Thursday against 24-year-old Jeremy Lyons in the July 20, 2009, death of Blake A. Ford, Lyon's cellmate. Warden's Assistant Terry Crenshaw says Lyons was found standing over Ford with his foot on Ford's head.

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9:32 am
Sat August 21, 2010

Storms Wack Northwest Oklahoma

Enid, OK – Severe storms knock out power in northern Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. (AP) Severe thunderstorms knocked down tree limbs and electric power lines in northern Oklahoma, but there were no reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms with winds estimated at 60 mph brought down large tree limbs and electric lines in Kremlin and Enid in Garfield County late Friday. A 60-mph wind gust also was reported in Blaine County near Southard.

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