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9:56 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Anti-war Group Visits Lawton

Lawton, OK – Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War are speaking out in Oklahoma as part of a national tour.

Several members of the anti-war group spoke at a news conference at the state Capitol yesterday, including Justin Cliburn of Lawton, an Oklahoma Army National Guard member who went to Iraq in 2005.

The protesters criticized politicians for saying they support the troops, while voting against legislation to take care of veterans' medical needs when they return home.

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9:50 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Another Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Texas Bus Crash

Houston, TX – The estate of one of 17 people killed on a trip to a religious festival has filed a lawsuit against the driver, owner and manufacturer of the bus that blew a tire and skidded off the highway.

The lawsuit filed late yesterday in Harris County seeks unspecified damages, and is at least the second lawsuit stemming from the Aug. 8 crash in Sherman that injured the 38 other people on board.

The suit was filed on behalf of Cham Nguyen, a parishioner who was killed when the bus operated by Angel Tours crashed on its way to Missouri.

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9:47 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Overnight Rains Leave Some Roads Near Wichita Falls Impassable

Wichita Falls, TX – Heavy rains overnight have flooded some major roads in the Wichita Falls area.

A flash flood warning was in effect a region from Decatur to Wichita Falls early Tuesday. Standing water left some stretches of roads and highways impassable. Among those were parts of Interstate 44 between Wichita Falls and Burkburnett.

In Clay County, a sheriff's dispatcher reported parts of State Highway 79 were underwater but ``still drivable.''

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6:10 am
Tue August 19, 2008

OK Gov. Henry Thinks Obama Visit Still Likely

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says there is ``still a good chance'' that Barack Obama will visit Oklahoma before the Nov. 4 general election, despite the fact that the state will likely vote Republican in the presidential race.

Henry says he and University of Oklahoma President David Boren are continuing to work to persuade Obama to keep a pledge to visit the state.

The Democratic governor acknowledged the likelihood that Republican John McCain will win Oklahoma's seven electoral votes.

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6:06 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Heavy Rain in Austin Leaves Burned Governor's Mansion Soggy

Austin, TX – Heavy overnight rain in the Austin area is blamed for leaving parts of the burned Texas governor's mansion -- a bit soggy.

Work continues to restore the historic building that was torched on June 8th.

So far no arrests in the case investigators say is arson.

A temporary roof is expected on the mansion by October.

Edward Johnson with the Texas Facilities Commission says there's plastic on the damaged roof, but some leaks are still happening.

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