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US Jobless Claims Remain High At 712,000 As Virus Escalates
US Jobless Claims Remain High At 712,000 As Virus Escalates

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S. economy and job market remain under stress from the intensified viral outbreak.

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Oklahoma State Department Of Health To Hold News Conference Over COVID-19 Vaccine
Oklahoma State Department Of Health To Hold News Conference Over COVID-19 Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Oklahoma as early as next week. This comes as the state health department reports 1,700 people in the state are in the hospital with the virus. The first doses of Pfizer's vaccine are expected to arrive in Oklahoma between December 10 and December 14and the Moderna vaccine is expected to arrive around the 22nd of December.

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Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Soccer Player Is Now A Doctor Treating Coronavirus Patients
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Soccer Player Is Now A Doctor Treating Coronavirus Patients

The fight against the coronavirus is like none we've ever seen before, but one frontline doctor knows something about tough battles. During her professional soccer career, Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke competed in the World Cup and earned two Olympic gold medals. Now, instead of dribbling the ball, she juggles patients at a San Diego-area hospital.

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Tulsa Organization To Plant 'Tree Of Triumph' In Greenwood
Tulsa Organization To Plant 'Tree Of Triumph' In Greenwood

The Up With Trees organization is planting the first of many commemorative trees in Greenwood on Thursday morning. They are calling this first tree the “Tree of Triumph” in honor of the resilience the Greenwood community has shown over the years.

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Tulsa Police Say 5 People In Custody Following Overnight Chase
Tulsa Police Say 5 People In Custody Following Overnight Chase

Tulsa police say five people have been taken into custody after a police chase that ended near East 61st Street and South Mingo Road early on Thursday morning. According to officers, five people, including the driver, were inside the vehicle when the chase began and four of the passengers were juveniles.

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COVID-19 Safety Changes Coming To Tulsa Christmas Parade
COVID-19 Safety Changes Coming To Tulsa Christmas Parade

Organizers of the Tulsa Christmas Parade are putting the final touches on this year's event and attendees can expect to see some big changes. This year, organizers decided that the parade floats would not be driving down the road like usual and instead they will stay in one place, allowing parade viewers to drive by the floats.

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Rockets, Wizards Make Westbrook-John Wall Deal
Rockets, Wizards Make Westbrook-John Wall Deal

Russell Westbrook is headed to the Washington Wizards and John Wall is moving to the Houston Rockets in a significant swap of point guards — one an MVP, the other a No. 1 overall draft pick — just weeks before the season starts.

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2020 Tulsa Christmas Parade Puts Attendees In Driver’s Seat
2020 Tulsa Christmas Parade Puts Attendees In Driver’s Seat

The finishing touches are in the works ahead of the Tulsa Christmas parade. This year, like so many things, the parade will look much different than in years past.

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Transformation Church Buys $20M In Property Surrounding Building
Transformation Church Buys $20M In Property Surrounding Building

A Bixby church has bought the property around it in a more than $20 million deal. Transformation Church's leaders hope to use the profits for philanthropy.

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Oklahoma Funeral Homes Adjust Protocols Due To COVID-19
Oklahoma Funeral Homes Adjust Protocols Due To COVID-19

For the past nine months, funeral homes in Green Country have adjusted their protocols. They said it’s important to help families safely say their goodbyes.

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Deputies: Surveillance Shows Man Stealing From Porter Water Department
Deputies: Surveillance Shows Man Stealing From Porter Water Department

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who broke into a pickup owned by the City of Porter.

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Broken Arrow Police Standoff Ends With House Fire, Suspect In Custody
Broken Arrow Police Standoff Ends With House Fire, Suspect In Custody

Broken Arrow police arrested a 35-year-old man involved in a nearly 11 hour-long standoff that ended in a house fire early on Thursday morning. The standoff began after police were called to the scene of a home invasion on Wednesday after a man found an armed stranger inside of his home. According to police, when they arrived at the home near East Kenosha Street and South 257th East Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. the suspect had barricaded himself inside.

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Tulsa City Council Approves More Than $4.7 Million In COVID Relief Funding For Economic Recovery
Tulsa City Council Approves More Than $4.7 Million In COVID Relief Funding For Economic Recovery

Tulsa City Council approved millions in COVID-19 relief funding Wednesday to aid in the Tulsa’s economic recovery amid the pandemic.

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