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12:37 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

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July 26, 2010 – Listen to the News of the Day

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11:35 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Hit-and-Runs Up

Oklahoma CIty – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City police say there have been four fatal hit-and-run cases so far this year, already more than last year's total for the city.

Authorities say about 300 hit-and-run crashes involving property damage happen every month in Oklahoma City.

But on Friday, a driver in a black Chevrolet truck ran after he struck and killed motorcyclist Brian Keith Turner.

Investigators say the cases are hard to solve if there is not a witness, and they are also hard on the family of the victim.

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11:24 am
Mon July 26, 2010

New Award Created

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new award for the top freshman in college basketball is being named for the late Oklahoma great Wayman Tisdale.

Organizers of the Wayman Tisdale Award say it will be presented each year to the freshman selected by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

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5:30 pm
Sun July 25, 2010

Free Flu Shots End

Oklahoma City, OK – Freebie flu shots to end in Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state of Oklahoma is ending the practice of offering free flu shots at health department sites statewide.

The state will now charge $25 for the seasonal flu shot. The fee is projected to raise about $750,000.

Vaccine manager Dorothy Cox with the state Health Department says the state spent $1.5 million last year for 195,000 seasonal flu shots.

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10:01 am
Sun July 25, 2010

First Leg: Campaign Near Finish

The Oklahoma State Capitol
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Ok – Candidates in Okla. gov. race near finish

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's six candidates for the open governor's seat are reaching out to voters across the state and putting the finishing touches on their campaigns before Tuesday's primary election.

Democratic voters will decide between Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Attorney General Drew Edmondson, while Republican voters will choose from state Sen. Randy Brogdon, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, and Oklahoma City businessmen Robert Hubbard and Roger Jackson.

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9:57 am
Sun July 25, 2010

Fatal Crash at Coweta

Coweta, OK – Okla woman killed in accident near Coweta

COWETA, Okla. (AP) A Sapulpa woman has been killed in a single-vehicle accident near Coweta.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Jennifer Day was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident about 2:25 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers say she was driving her pickup truck north on a Wagoner County road when she lost control of the vehicle. The truck ran off the road, returned to the pavement and then rolled, ejecting her.

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9:29 am
Sat July 24, 2010

Officers to Stay in Jail

Tulsa, OK – 2 Okla police officers remain in custody

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa police officers indicted in a corruption scandal will remain behind bars.

U.S. Magistrate Paul Cleary on Friday ordered Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton be held in custody without bond.

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9:23 am
Sat July 24, 2010

GOP Predicting Victories

Tulsa, OK – GOP looks to extend majorities in House, Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Republican Party officials say they're taking nothing for granted in this year's elections for state House and Senate seats, but it's hard for them to hide their optimism.

The Oklahoma Legislature was essentially controlled by the Democratic Party since statehood, but Republicans captured the Oklahoma House in 2004 and, for the first time in state history, the Senate in 2008.

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2:53 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Cities and County Work Together

L-R: Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen, County Commissioner Fred Perry, Bixby Mayor Ray Bowen at 111th and South Sheridan intersection.
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Tulsa, OK – The intersection of 111th Street South and Sheridan Road has been a source of traffic congestion for years. Recently, Tulsa County teamed with the cities of Tulsa and Bixby to expand and refit the intersection. This project is one of several in the recent past where Tulsa County partners with a municipality to build infrastructure.

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2:08 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Police Announce New Policy

Acting Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, Okla. – Police officers proven to have been untruthful during any official investigation will now face only one form of punishment: termination.

Interim Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced the new policy this morning in a statement with Mayor Bartlett and Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police President Phil Evans. The new policy extends the Tulsa Police Department's Rule 6 "Duty to be Truthful and Obedient."

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