201303.28
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HIV and HEP C Exposure by Tulsa Dentist

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported that a local Tulsa dentist may have exposed more than 7,000 patients to HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Scott Harrington, an oral surgeon who has been practicing in Tulsa for more than 30 years, voluntarily stopped practicing March 20 after two site visits found multiple violations, including assistants being…

201303.27
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OSBI Investigating Ottawa County Jail

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating claims of “official misconduct” by jailers at the Ottawa County jail in far northeastern Oklahoma. The Tulsa World published a story late this evening that quotes OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown: Two Ottawa County jailers are the subject of a state investigation, according to an Oklahoma State…

201303.21
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Dog Attacks and Owner Liability

A pit bull attacked two Tulsa women this week causing serious injuries. Reports indicate that a pit bull attacked Irene Parker and Beverly Wright when its owner opened the front door. Authorities say the two were leaving religious literature at homes in the area when the dog attacked. A man working nearby who heard their…

201303.15
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Januvia and Pancreatic Cancer

The Federal Drug Administration is looking into a possible link between GLP1 drugs, including Januvia, and increased risk of pancreatic cancer: Diabetes drugs including Merck & Co. (MRK)’s Januvia, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY)’s Byetta and Novo Nordisk A/S (NOVOB)’s Victoza are being scrutinized by U.S. regulators for a potential link to pancreatic cancer. According to…

201303.12
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Can Police Arrest for DUI Outside the City Limits?

Does a police officer have the right to stop and arrest a driver suspected of DUI if the arrest occurs outside the city limits?  People often mistakenly believe that a police officer loses his right to arrest at the jurisdictional limits of a town, city or county. In Williams v. State, 1962 OK CR 80, 373…

201303.12
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Driver Provides Evidence in DUI Car Accident

A Tulsa motorist provided police with evidence to assist prosecutors in building a DUI case against her following a car accident on Monday evening.  Sarah Graham is accused of driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-244 when her Kia crashed into a car driven by another motorist. Following the accident, Tulsa police officers approached…

201303.06
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Man Suspected of DUI in Accident with Bicyclist

A Tulsa man who was suspected of DUI when he collided with a bicyclist last August is now facing felony charges related to the accident.  Police arrested Daniel Roberts Highers this past month on charges that he was DUI when he struck bicyclist Chalres Steven Martin.  According to a report, Prosecutors allege that Highers was…

201303.06
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Reports of HIV “Cure” May be Premature

Reports are circulating of a toddler born with HIV who no longer shows signs the disease.  Some are referring to the news with words like “cure,” but others are more cautious.  In an article published in the Tulsa World, HIV care providers expressed a mixed bag of hope and caution: “We are so ready for…

201303.04
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Did CCA Scam a Nursing Home Into Accepting Violent Prisoners?

Corrections Corporation of America (“CCA”), is a private prison operator that houses California inmates at its facility in Sayre, Oklahoma.  When CCA lost control of the facility during a riot in October 2011, it transferred four violent criminals who were injured to a residential nursing home in Midwest City, OK to live alongside elderly residents –…

201303.03
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Oklahoma DUI – DPS Hearing versus DUI Conviction

Oklahoma citizens charged with a DUI are required to surrender their driver’s license subject to an administrative hearing before the Department of Public Safety, the state agency that grants people a license to drive.  This procedure is separate from the underlying charge for the criminal act of DUI. The difference can often lead to confusing…