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4:39 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Lawmakers Investigated

Oklahoma Capitol
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. prosecutor investigating several legislators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A published report says an Oklahoma County prosecutor is investigating whether a deal was made to create a state job at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a senator in exchange for her agreeing not to seek re-election.

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4:34 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Grandmother and Grandson Killed

Grove, OK – A double fatality incident was reported on 06-06-2010 at approximately 0858
hours on county road 252 approximately 8/10ths of a mile North Grove of in
Delaware County.

Vehicle one: 1999 Polaris 500 ATV driven by Tonya Joe Cochran 49 yoa white
female address Grove. Pronounced dead at the scene by Grove EMS and
transported to Worley Funeral Home.

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Local & Regional
4:31 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Death Being Probed in Okmulgee County

Okmulgee, OK – MEDIA RELEASE

OKMULGEE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE

315 W. 8TH ST, STE 102

OKMULGEE, OK 74447

918/756-4311 MAIN

918/758-1208 FAX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


June 6, 2010

RE: Henryetta businessman murdered in his home.

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Local & Regional
9:25 am
Sat June 5, 2010

Grand Jury Picked

Tulsa, OK – A grand jury is seated to look into the Skiatook School District's spending habits. The jury was seated yesterday by Presiding District Court Judge Thomas Thornburgh. The jury consists of four men and eight women.

The jury's hearings will be behind closed doors. They will look into a state auditor's report that shows the district wasted $750,000 on over prices supplies and alarm systems. The school board has accepted the resignation of then superintendent Gary Johnson.

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Local & Regional
9:09 am
Sat June 5, 2010

169 Shut Down in Rogers County

Talala, OK – A semi overturned early Saturday on a stretch of Highway 169, one mile north of Talala in Rogers County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the truck was carrying hazardous chemcials and the area around the accident has been sealed off until the spill is contained and the wreckage removed. The OHP says that is expected to take most of Saturday morning.

Northbound travelers are being urged to take Highway 20 to U.S. 75, then north of 75 to Bartesville. Take Highway 60 east back to 169.

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Local & Regional
9:03 am
Sat June 5, 2010

Rib Crib Shooting Update

Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the 16th and Harvard Rib Crib at daybreak on Friday.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge has appointed the public defender's office to represent three young men charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a barbecue restaurant employee. Special Judge David Youll yesterday set a July 14 preliminary hearing for 19-year-olds Isaiah Peevy and Deonte Marshall and 18-year-old D'Andre Finnie. The three are accused in the death of Howard Stoddard, a cook who was fatally shot May 20 at the Rib Crib in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
4:16 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Friday Afternoon's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
3:28 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Fatal Crash at Catoosa

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Catoosa, OK – OHP: Catoosa officer's car hits, kills pedestrian

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a woman has died after she was struck by a Catoosa police officer's car while walking in the middle of the road.

The accident happened about 5:15 a.m. Friday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the officer was traveling eastbound on a city street when his car crested a hill and he saw a couple walking in the roadway.

Authorities say the officer swerved to miss the couple but hit the woman, who died at the scene.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Tax Credit Update

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Oklahoma City, OK – Tax credits provide mixed bag for industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lawmakers working to close a $1.2 billion hole in next year's budget placed a two-year suspension on about two dozen tax credits offered by the state as incentives to businesses and industries.

But on the final day of the legislative session, a few industries managed to wriggle free from the bill and instead received a deferment for up to two years.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Chemical Spill in North Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – 15 affected after chemical release in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An accidental hazardous chemical release at a Tulsa trucking company has affected 15 people, sending at least nine of them to an area hospital.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Bill French says a 55-gallon drum of chloromethyl naphthalene (NAF-thuh-len), a corrosive liquid, started leaking on a truck about 10 a.m. Friday at the Old Dominion Freight Line facility.

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