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April 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Dozens of Oklahoma dental patients have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and at least one case of HIV, state health officials said Thursday, four weeks after finding a multitude of health code violations, including rusty tools, at a dental practice in Tulsa. Authorities said they were still determining whether the infections were connected with unsanitary practices at W. Scott Harrington's two offices in Tulsa and a Tulsa suburb, which prompted officials to notify 7,000 of the dentist's patients.
April 7, 2013 | Hector Tobar
A Map of Tulsa A Novel Benjamin Lytal Penguin: 272 pp., $15 paper -- Jim Praley is a young man entering that stage of adulthood when life-defining romances unfold. It's the summer after his first year of college back east, and his romantic yearnings have brought him to a most unlikely place -- the center of Tulsa. The biggest city in Oklahoma is both a hometown and the center of the known universe to Jim, the protagonist of Benjamin Lytal's tender and engaging debut novel, "A Map of Tulsa.
March 30, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Hundreds of dental patients in Tulsa were screened for hepatitis and HIV on Saturday at a special testing clinic for those who might have been exposed to disease by what authorities called the unsafe practices of a local dentist. More than 7,000 current and former patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington began receiving letters this week urging them to be tested at no cost. The first free clinic was held Saturday and 420 patients were screened, according to the Tulsa Health Department.
November 22, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
TULSA, Okla. - Jim Thavisay is secretly stalking one of his classmates. And one of them is spying on him. "I have an idea who it is, but I'm not 100% sure yet," said Thavisay, a 25-year-old former casino blackjack dealer. Stalking is part of the curriculum in the Cyber Corps, an unusual two-year program at the University of Tulsa that teaches students how to spy in cyberspace, the latest frontier in espionage. Students learn not only how to rifle through trash, sneak a tracking device on cars and plant false information on Facebook.
November 13, 2012 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Police in Tulsa, Okla., said they found a toddler covered in feces and locked in a small metal dog cage after a neighbor spotted a 4-year-old girl naked, crying and locked outside her parents' house. It was in the low 40s  Sunday. The father, William Todd Lewallen, 47, was found drunk or high in bed, and another naked 3-year-old was with him, police told the Los Angeles Times. He was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.  The neighbor called police after the child cried in the backyard for 20 minutes and no one answered the door, police said.
October 6, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa following similar efforts by lawmakers in half a dozen other states. Oklahoma State Department of Health officials have notified Planned Parenthood of the Heartland that at the end of December they would be terminating their contracts, federally funded through the Women, Infants and Children program. This year, the clinics had received about $454,000 from the program. “It was a business decision,” said Leslea Bennett-Webb, a spokeswoman for the state's health department told the Los Angeles Times.
September 8, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
The scariest moment of the early season occurred at Tulsa on Saturday when Tulane safety Devon Walker collided with a teammate near the end of the first half. Walker lost consciousness and reportedly had to be revived. He was originally reported to be in stable condition. The latest update is that Walker is in serious condition at a local Tulsa hospital. [ Update, 5:06 p.m.: Walker fractured his spine, Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference. Walker is in stable condition and will need spinal surgery in the "the next day or two. " “He was stable when we transported him,” Savoie said.
June 19, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TWC 101. Records: Sparks 8-3, Shock 1-9. Record vs. Shock: 1-0. Update: The Sparks ended a two-game losing streak with a 101-70 win over Washington on Monday. With that victory, the Sparks improved to 5-0 at home. The Shock ended a nine-game losing streak with a 87-75 win over Phoenix on Sunday, its first victory of the season. When the teams played on May 29, the Sparks won, 76-75.
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