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10:53 am
Mon August 2, 2010

More Digits to Dial

Tulsa, OK – Officials dial up new rules for NE Okla residents

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Northeastern Oklahoma residents' fingers will have to walk a little farther to call someone in the future.

Those living in the region covered by the 918 area code will be required to dial 918 plus the local number to complete calls starting March 5.

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10:52 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Fatal Smash-Up

Ponca City, OK – Traffic death of Okla man being investigated

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a fatal single-vehicle accident near Ponca City.

Troopers say 62-year-old Sanford Mauldin was pronounced dead of internal injuries at the scene of the accident about 11:40 a.m. Sunday. There were no passengers.

The patrol says Mauldin's car was headed east on U.S. 60 when it left the road, traveled about 483 feet and struck a small tree.

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10:47 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Route 66 Dedication

Sapulpa, OK – Part of Route 66 dedicated to Okla. cop, father

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) A portion of State Highway 66 in Sapulpa has been dedicated in honor of a police officer who died with his father while responding to a call.

The ceremony marking a section of the road as the Officer Larry W. Cantrell and Mr. Charles L. Cantrell Memorial Highway was held Sunday. The 34-year-old officer was responding to a backup call from another officer on July 30, 2005, when he died in an accident. His 59-year-old was riding with him.

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Sun August 1, 2010

Rader Future

Sand Springs, OK – request to operate lockup for Okla. juveniles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Office of Juvenile Affairs is considering five proposals from private groups to provide a maximum-security lockup for juvenile offenders.

OJA plans to close the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs within two years. The center is the only maximum-security juvenile center.

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9:45 am
Sun August 1, 2010

Oklahoma Politics: What's Ahead

Oklahoma City, OK – GOP poised to extend political power in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) In a state dominated by Democrats for nearly a century, Oklahoma Republicans hope to ride a conservative wave and extend their grip of state government into the governor's mansion.

The GOP already controls both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats, four of the five U.S. House seats and the Oklahoma Legislature.

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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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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