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9:43 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Facebook Threat

Lawton, OK – Okla man accused of using Facebook to make threats

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) A Lawton man has been charged with using his Facebook page to make threats against nursing homes and day care centers.

Comanche County prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Joshua Chafton with a misdemeanor count of threatening to perform an act of violence.

Chafton was arrested Wednesday. Court records did not indicate that he has an attorney.

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9:40 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Budget Cuts Ahead

Oklahoma City, OK – Human services agencies brace for budget cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Directors of several of Oklahoma's human services agencies say pending budget cuts will lead to more elderly people in nursing homes, fewer meals for hungry people and deep cuts to Medicaid providers.

Agency heads testified Wednesday before a Senate budget panel that oversees health and human services agencies. Directors were told to brief the subcommittee on how cuts ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent would affect their agencies.

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9:38 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Tea Party Express

Oklahoma City, OK – More than 1,000 rally at OKC tea party event

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 1,000 people took to the lawn outside the state Capitol for a tea party rally as speakers lashed out at a federal government they say is trampling on the individual liberties of citizens.

Waving flags that read "Don't Tread on Me" and holding signs criticizing federal spending, the group packed the north lawn Wednesday night.

Between speakers, organizers offered prayers and played patriotic music.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Thursday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
4:15 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Higher Ed Legislation

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry today approved legislation to boost a state program that helps attract the best and brightest professors and researchers to Oklahoma colleges and universities.

By restructuring an ongoing bond issue for the endowed chairs program, House Bill 3031 by House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee will generate approximately $100 million in new funds for the higher education initiative.

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12:57 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Chopper Crash Investigation

Oklahoma City, OK – NTSB: Pilot in fatal crash was under investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Transportation Safety says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed near Tahlequah and killed both people on board was under investigation.

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12:53 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

American Strike?

An American MD-80
American Airlines

Dallas, TX – Feds tell American Airlines, unions keep talking

DALLAS (AP) Federal officials have dealt labor unions at American Airlines a setback by refusing to start a 30-day countdown toward possible strikes.

The National Mediation Board told the company and two unions they should continue to bargain over new contracts while the board considers the unions' requests to declare a stalemate in negotiations.

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9:23 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Muskogee Mall Update

Muskogee, OK – Police arrest 2 more people in fatal mall shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee police have arrested two people on complaints of harboring a fugitive in connection with the shootings at a mall that left a teenager dead and five others inured.

Police said Tuesday Tenesha Nunley and Augusta Parker were in control of the residence where 16-year-old Michael Mayberry, 17-year-old Anton Nelson and Dondray Fowler were arrested on Monday.

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9:21 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Brogdon and the Militia

Oklahoma City, OK – Brogdon backs militia idea, changes course on focus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor who endorsed the idea of creating a state citizen militia is defending the plan but retreating from his earlier position that the force would be used to oppose the federal government.

Political leaders from both parties on Tuesday condemned the idea, which also has the support of some tea party leaders.

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9:19 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Henry Veto

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry vetoes bill on workers' comp fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed two bills, including one calling for additional penalties for those who commit workers' compensation fraud.

Henry signed 16 other bills into law late Tuesday.

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