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9:40 am
Sun August 1, 2010

Broiled Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Excessive heat warning in parts of Okla., Ark.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas and a heat advisory for northeastern Arkansas.

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9:35 am
Sat July 31, 2010

County Cash Crisis

Tulsa, OK – Sequoyah County transfers money into empty fund

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) Sequoyah County commissioners have approved the transfer of $250,000 from one of its transportation funds into the county's empty general fund.

Commission Chairman Bruce Tabor says the general fund is depleted, which means the county is out of money. He says there won't be any more money in the general fund until tax money is collected.

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9:32 am
Sat July 31, 2010

Farm Regulations Dust Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Federal agency considers farm dust crackdown

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma farmers are stating their opposition to a proposed federal regulation that would tighten rules on farm dust.

Oklahoma's two senators are among 21 members of the Senate that asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to drop the proposal.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Mike Spradling says it would be nearly impossible for state farmers to comply with the proposed regulations.

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9:30 am
Sat July 31, 2010

Police Chief Search

Tulsa, OK – The deadline was Friday at five.

By that time two of Tulsa's three Deputy Police Chiefs filed for the Tulsa Police Chief's job. Daryl Webster and Mark McCrory both put in applications for the position. The job became open when Police Chief Ron Palmer's resignation was accepted by Mayor Bartlett.

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9:12 am
Sat July 31, 2010

Child Shot in Tulsa

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Tulsa, OK – Child shot during Tulsa apartment dispute

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa say a 7-year-old boy was seriously wounded when he was hit by a bullet that penetrated the door to his apartment after he looked outside during a dispute.

Officials said the child was in serious condition at a Tulsa hospital Friday afternoon.

Tulsa Police Capt. Randy Hughes told the Tulsa World that the shooting occurred at about noon.

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9:08 am
Fri July 30, 2010

OSU Introduces Social Media

Stillwater, Okla. – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University has launched a new social media network for incoming students which school officials say is designed to help with the transition into college.

About 1,800 incoming students from 48 states and eight countries have registered for OKStateU 1.0 since it debuted in May. Only incoming OSU students are allowed to register for the site, which provides information on more than 200 events scheduled during the school's "Welcome Week" for students.

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9:05 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Wind Farm Planned

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved construction of another wind farm for Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

OG&E says the "Crossroads" wind farm will be built near Canton in Dewey County and will include at least 86 wind turbines to generate electricity.

The company says customers will initially see a 59 to 65 cent increase in monthly bills due to the wind farm but the cost is expected to begin falling in 2013 or 2014.

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8:44 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Ex-Deputy Sentenced

Muskogee, OK – Ex-deputy sheriff sentenced for assaulting 3 men


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A former Choctaw County deputy sheriff has been sentenced to prison for assaulting three men while he was a deputy.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling says Ben Milner was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Muskogee to 18 months in prison. Milner was convicted last September of violating the civil rights of the three men and of falsifying official reports in an effort to cover up his actions.

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8:38 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Charges Filed

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Okmulgee, OK – Manslaughter charges filed in death of Okla. girl

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors have charged the foster parent of a 3-year-old girl with manslaughter after the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Prosecutors filed the charges against 61-year-old Sharon Whitecloud nearly nine months after the death of Kyra Zubah. The child was admitted to a Tulsa hospital and declared brain dead on Nov. 10. Kyra was in the foster care of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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8:34 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Governor Makes Endorsement

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry endorses Askins for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he'll support his fellow Democrat, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, for governor in this fall's general election.

Henry made the endorsement on Thursday. He says he plans a more formal announcement for Askins in a few weeks.

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