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Late-winter storm brings precipitation, tornado warnings

Posted: 03/09/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A powerful, late-winter storm system has brought a mixed bag of precipitation to Oklahoma, dumping light snow on the Panhandle, rain and a tornado warning for southeast Oklahoma.

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`Seabiscuit' horse moves to Tulsa Boys' Home

Posted: 03/09/2011 - TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Arkansas-bred horse that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred is now living at the Tulsa Boys' Home.

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Okla bill prohibits coverage for abortions

Posted: 03/09/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Health insurance exchanges established under the new federal health care law would be restricted from covering elective abortions under a bill approved in the Oklahoma Senate.

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Okla lawmaker wants penalty for missing deadline

Posted: 03/09/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to impose monetary penalties when the Legislature fails to meet its self-imposed deadline for funding public education.

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Okla House kills sex change birth certificate bill

Posted: 03/09/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has killed legislation authorizing the Board of Health to develop rules for altering the gender on the birth certificates of people who have sex change operations.

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Community in shock over apparent murder-suicide

Posted: 03/08/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Residents of a tiny Oklahoma town are still in shock over the deaths of three people in a possible murder-suicide over the weekend.

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Winter snows bring spring flood risk in heartland

Posted: 03/08/2011 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Some communities in America's heartland are gearing up for a flood-soaked spring after getting hammered with unusually heavy snow this winter.

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Chairman of OU Board of Regents dies at 72

Posted: 03/07/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An official of the University of Oklahoma says the chairman of the school's Board of Regents, Larry Wade of Elk City, has died at the age of 72.

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Big gap between top, bottom of Okla. supt pay list

Posted: 03/07/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There's a big difference between the salary paid to the best-compensated local school superintendent in Oklahoma and the superintendent who is paid the least in the state.

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House panel votes to tighten meth ingredient rules

Posted: 03/03/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A common cold medication that contains the key ingredient for making methamphetamine would be available only by prescription under legislation approved by an Oklahoma House committee.

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Askins takes job with OU Health Sciences Center

Posted: 03/03/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins has been named to an administrative position at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Okla. Senate panel approves tough immigration bill

Posted: 03/03/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The author of a sweeping anti-illegal immigration bill says he jokingly suggested Oklahoma erect a wall around the state to keep out illegal immigrants because he's frustrated the federal government won't take action on the issue.

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Both Okla. senators oppose federal judge nominee

Posted: 02/28/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Both U.S. senators from Oklahoma say they're opposed to President Barack Obama's nomination to the federal bench of a former federal prosecutor from Norman.

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Just 7 drugs account for 577 Okla. deaths in 2009

Posted: 02/28/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Numbers compiled by state drug-abuse fighters say 577 Oklahomans were killed in 2009 by just seven different drugs - five of them legal and obtainable by prescription.

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3 more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

Posted: 02/25/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Influenza-related illnesses are still making a mark in Oklahoma, as health authorities report three more deaths, bringing the total number this season to 15.

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Fla. woman pleads sentenced on Okla. sex charge

Posted: 02/25/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Florida woman who pleaded guilty to traveling to Oklahoma to have sex with a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison.

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Lawmaker says bargaining repeal not union busting

Posted: 02/25/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The author of legislation that would repeal collective bargaining rights for municipal workers in Oklahoma's 13 largest cities says it is designed to give cities more control over their workforce and budgets, not to bust unions.

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AARP opposes less oversight of nursing homes

Posted: 02/25/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Funding essential services for Oklahoma's elderly population and fighting attempts to rollback regulatory oversight of long-term care facilities are all part of AARP Oklahoma's legislative agenda this year.

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