Lawn Mower Exchange
6:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

$100 Voucher For Old Gas Powered Lawn Mowers This Saturday

Example of electric lawn mower
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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is planning a lawn mower exchange for residents in the Oklahoma City area.

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Rail Service Between Tulsa and Oklahoma City
5:59 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Do Oklahomans Want Rail Service Between Oklahoma City And Tulsa?

Private Rail Car Interior
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Supporters of passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa say they want the service and want it soon — even if it's not high speed.

They spoke at a meeting in Tulsa hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as part of an environmental study to determine the viability of passenger rail service connecting the state's two largest cities — be it high-speed rail or slower, traditional train service.

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OneSix8
3:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Making The Most Of The Summer

Matt Stansberry and the Romance
Credit Matt Stansberry

It’s the time of the year when kids begin returning to school, and various activities inevitably fill their afternoons. This week’s OneSix8 provides you with a few things to do before school is in full swing. 

Lower Bricktown Live presents its last concert of the season this Friday evening. Matt Stansberry and the Romance take the stage at 8:00 p.m. This 10-piece band is Stansberry's newest music project. 

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Health
1:17 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Oklahoma Ranks 48th In Nursing Home Care

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A group of legislators and advocates for improving Oklahoma nursing homes are criticizing House Speaker T.W. Shannon's decision to reject an interim legislative study to explore the issue. 

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Politics and Government
12:15 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Oklahoma AG Files Legal Brief In Abortion Law Case

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a legal brief in the U.S. Supreme Court's review of an Oklahoma abortion law.  

The nation's highest court in June granted Pruitt's request to review a decision by the state Supreme Court declaring the law unconstitutional. Pruitt filed his brief Tuesday.

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The Two-Way
10:41 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Bradley Manning: 'I Am Sorry ... I Hurt The United States'

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:46 pm

Update at 5:33 p.m. ET. 'I'm Sorry':

Delivering an unsworn statement before a military judge in Fort Meade, Md., Pfc. Bradley Manning apologized for perpetrating the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

"I'm sorry I hurt people," he said according to Reuters. "I'm sorry that I hurt the United States. I'm apologizing for the unexpected results of my actions. The last three years have been a learning experience for me."

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Native American
8:05 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Hearing Set For Tuesday In Veronica Adoption Dispute

Credit Cherokee Nation

 A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple's adoption of a Cherokee child.

Attorneys for the girl's biological father requested the Wednesday hearing in the dispute over Matt and Melanie Capobianco's adoption of 3-year-old girl Veronica.

Last month, a judge finalized the couple's adoption. The girl has been living with her biological father in Oklahoma for more than a year. South Carolina authorities charged him with custodial interference after he failed to show up with the child at a scheduled meeting.

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays
7:38 am
Wed August 14, 2013

A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road

Civil rights activist William Moore made several one-man marches for racial equality. In April 1963, he was killed during a march from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss.
Baltimore Sun

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 6:43 am

In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.

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Crime
6:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Victim's Daughter Doesn't Want Mob Boss Bulger Brought To Tulsa

Boston Jail
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Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says hasn't decided whether to bring convicted Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger to Oklahoma to stand trial on a Tulsa murder charge.

The daughter of the victim says she hopes Bulger is not brought back.

Bulger was convicted Monday in federal court in Boston of taking part in 11 murders — including the 1981 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler. First-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges were filed against Bulger in the case in 2001.

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Movies
3:57 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

"August: Osage County" To Premiere At Toronto Film Fest

Film Crew At Work On "August: Osage County" In Pawhuska
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A feature film about the lives of Oklahoma woman will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

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