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Oklahoma News Report

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ONR

September 15, 2010 (28:34)

An immigration sting focusing on street gangs has netted 46 arrests in Oklahoma. Arrests were made in Oklahoma City, Lexington, McAlester and Comanche County. The number of teenagers having babies in Oklahoma continues to increase. The latest figures now rank the state second in the nation for births among girls aged 18 to 19. Oklahoma classrooms are over-capacity. Classrooms of elementary students are now well over 30 students in many school districts across the state. Tonight we focus on the difference between classroom sizes in public and private schools in Oklahoma in our ongoing series, “the 21st Century Classroom”. .

Originally broadcast on September 15, 2010


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ONR

September 14, 2010 (28:42)

Oklahoma’s economy appears to be on the rebound with the latest figures from state government showing spending on retail items and vehicles well above last years figures. In all state government brought in more than $350-million dollars in the month of August. The firing of the Skiatook High School Principal has angered school patrons who believe the dismissal was retribution by the district Superintendent. Child advocates tell a House committee that it is the children who are paying the price for the state’s tough-on-crime sentencing policies. 10 Oklahoma properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The new additions range from homesteads and ranches to churches and bridges.

Originally broadcast on September 14, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 13, 2010 (28:39)

Oklahoma is now ranked the fourth hungriest state in the nation. A year ago the state was ranked number eight. We talk with several experts on why an increasing number of Oklahomans can’t afford to buy food. The candidates for Governor and State Superintendent of Public Instruction all agree that early childhood education programs are critically important for children and the states future work force. The Department of Environmental Quality says tests have shown the coal ash dump at an AEP/PSO power plant is not polluting groundwater. Nearly 400 state employees have taken the state up on its offer for a buyout program. That has cost the state about $6-million. Most of those taking the early out offer came from DHS and the Corrections Department.

Originally broadcast on September 13, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 2, 2010 (28:40)

Attorney General Drew Edmondson is asking a federal judge to lift the stay of execution for convicted killer Jeffrey David Matthews. A change in the drugs used in executions prompted this most recent stay for Matthews. While the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has declined for the first time in 20 years, in Oklahoma the numbers are increasing. A new study found the states illegal immigrant population is now around 60,000 which is an increase of five thousand from two years ago. A controversial state audit of the Broken Arrow Public School system remains secret and tonight on the ONR state Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage will explain why. The sheriff in Rogers County says his budget is so tight that he will have to cutback on services to rural residents including regular patrols.

Originally broadcast on September 2, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 8, 2010 (28:34)

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage is warning Oklahomans that an on-line posting of documents connected to his audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools may not be what they appear. Burrage says the posting by the Broken Arrow Ledger contains unfinished and unsubstantiated information. The stay of execution for Jeffrey David Matthews will stay in place for now. A federal judge ruled against a state request to lift the stay, put in place after the state changed the lethal drug mixture to be used for his execution. The Transportation Commission is hiring a consulting company to develop the states rail plan. It will take more than a year to finish the plan which includes freight and passenger rail services. We talk with state Emergency Management officials about plans to get the state ready for the heavy rain that is expected from the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine.

Originally broadcast on September 8, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 7, 2010 (28:39)

Central and Western Oklahoma are preparing for a deluge from Tropical Storm Hermine. Oklahoma City officials are warning residents to be prepared for flooding in low lying areas where flash floods are always a concern. Eight community health clinics operated by the University of Oklahoma are closing. The clinics were under-used mainly because of irregular hours of operation. 19 other Health Clinics for low income people will remain open with expanded hours of operation. 140 public water supplies across the state are on notice that they are in violation of state and federal drinking water codes. All are under orders to fix the problem but many smaller communities simply do not have the funds to make the required improvements. Preserving History: Tonight a tour through El Reno’s Fogg-Lassen Mansion. A restoration project is bringing the house built in the late 1800’s back to life.

Originally broadcast on September 7, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 3, 2010 (28:40)

While the audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools remains secret, a school board member is the latest person to walk away from the district. School Board member Terry Stover says he resigned in protest because the audit remains secret. A judge has ruled the on-line Charger School, Epic One on One, will have to wait until the next school year to enroll students. The judge ruled the deadline for transferring students has already passed for this year. Oklahoma Muslims taking part in a media campaign to counter what they see as a growing trend of anti-Muslim sentiment. The campaign features Muslims who were among the emergency responders to the attacks on 9-11. An Oklahoma concert promoter is on a mission to help cover medical and other expenses stemming from a deadly car crash that occurred as a group of young girls were on the way to one of his shows. Oklahomans are hitting the roadways this the last holiday weekend of the summer. We get the latest on gasoline prices, driving tips and more from the Triple-A.

Originally broadcast on September 3, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

September 1, 2010 (28:39)

Our ongoing series, “the 21st Century Classroom” features a virtual high school operating now in Owasso. We examine how this “on-line school” works for students as the trend toward more on-line learning continues. The new judge in the trial of an Oklahoma City pharmacist on 1st degree murder charges has revoked an earlier ruling that had allowed cameras and microphones in the courtroom. Six small earthquakes have rumbled through central Oklahoma over the last 24 hours. The quakes ranged from 1.8 to 3.1 in magnitude. There was no damage and no injuries reported. Oklahoma will face another disaster it is just a matter of when. Emergency managers from around the state and nation are meeting in Norman this week to make sure they and we are prepared for it.

Originally broadcast on September 1, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

August 31, 2010 (28:39)

After closed door meetings, an announcement is expected today from Oklahoma County District Judge Tammy Bass-Lesure on whether she will remove herself from the trial of pharmacist Jerome Ersland. Prosecutors want her replaced. Environmental groups are calling for tougher action by state and federal environmental agencies to stop the acknowledged leaching of heavy metals from coal ash into the ground water near the AEP-PSO Oologah Coal fired power plant. More closed door meetings in the Broken Arrow School district as school officials get a first look at an audit. That audit, according to broadcast and print reports, details millions of mis-spent dollars due to bad spending practices as well as numerous other problems. A criminal investigation is being sought. Award winning foreign correspondent Mike Boettcher is on his way back to Afghanistan along with his photographer son Carlos. The Ponca City native has created a one of a kind educational program, reporting on the war for ABC News.com and having those reports produced by students at O.U. where he is a visiting assistant Professor.

Originally broadcast on August 31, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

August 30, 2010 (28:38)

AEP-PSO reacts to a new report from environmental groups that charge coal ash, stored at the companies Oologah Coal fired power plant is leaching heavy metals into the Verdigris River. Two new on-line polls put democratic candidates out in front of their republican opponents in the 5th district Congressional race and the campaign for Lt. Governor. Technology is breathing new life into a small Oklahoma school district. In Swink public schools I pads and other new electronic tools are saving the district money, improving the learning atmosphere and turning the school into a part-time community center. Strapped for cash and facing a shortage of treatment options, the state moves ahead with a program to do what it can against methamphetamine abuse under the Governors Crystal Darkness program.

Originally broadcast on August 30, 2010