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Coronavirus stories in the Pacific NW. Map shows global coronavirus cases. Currently in Beaverton, OR. He was Take a look at some of the featured stories from the FOX 12 Oregon digital team.

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FOX 12's Joe V gives you an inside look at events and activities happening all over town. All the latest news on your favorite teams including the Blazers, Beavers, Ducks and Timbers. Toggle navigation Menu. Don't have an account? Sign Up Today. Deputies: Two men arrested in drive-by shooting turned chase in Vancouver. Updated 2 hrs ago. Updated 3 hrs ago. Weather Alert. Oregon high schools light stadiums to recognize class of Updated 4 hrs ago.

Police: Two-year-old shot with pellet gun while on walk with father in N. Updated 5 hrs ago. Sublimity sets goal to make 10, face masks. Updated 17 hrs ago. Police respond to shooting in SE Portland; one man injured, roads closed. Posted on Apr 11, Updated 1 hr ago. US coronavirus cases surpasswith more than 20, deaths. The Easter Bunny is an essential worker, says Maine governor.

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Michael Avenatti released from jail temporarily over coronavirus concerns. More News Headlines. Multnomah Co. Updated 18 hrs ago.People with all the symptoms may still not qualify for a coronavirus test if they don't have an underlying health condition. With many blood drives being cancelled across the nation, one local blood drive still has a lifeline. A local coffee shop in Sturgis is looking to help small businesses in a unique way.

Coronavirus cases in South Dakota are up substantially this week, with the last hour report period The threat of strong tornadoes and other damaging weather on Easter posed a double-edged safety dilemma for Deep South Worldwide, confirmed infections rose to 1. The CDC estimates that so far there have been at least 24, deaths from flu, 39 million flu illnesses andCongress is racing to craft the new rescue package as health care providers work around the clock to care for coronavirus Avenatti reportedly had pneumonia last year, making him at risk for contracting the virus.

The year-old Johnson was diagnosed with COVID more than two weeks ago, becoming the first world leader confirmed to have the illness. It began with a request for one case of wine to thank front line COVID medical workers at a local Staff at the Sturgis post office continues to take precautions to protect themselves and their customers.

Much of the decrease has taken place because of tougher security policies and gang truces. But the imposition of The postal service says it will run out of money by September if Congress doesn't step in to help.

The FDA issued the emergency authorization to use blood purification devices to treat coronavirus patients on Friday. Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC atTTYor fccinfo fcc.

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Significant accumulations expected in and around the hills, and southern plains. Officer involved shooting occurs in Whitewood. Shooting occurs at the Sonset station in Whitewood. Blood donations still critical during COVID With many blood drives being cancelled across the nation, one local blood drive still has a lifeline.

Rev It Up Espresso is brewing up something sweet to help local businesses A local coffee shop in Sturgis is looking to help small businesses in a unique way. Staff at Sturgis post office have seen an increase in packages People still need to get items from one place to another during the pandemic.

Stevens tennis deals with cancelled season We check in with Raiders head coach Jason Olson. COVID 'hot spot' prompts public health emergency in Minnehaha County Coronavirus cases in South Dakota are up substantially this week, with the last hour report period Local church hosts drive-in service for Easter Churches get creative for services.On cablethe station is available on Cox Communications channel 6 in both standard and high definition.

Cameron Inc. Cameron Jr. After two years of research, Alvarez suggested to the Griffins that they file a television license application as quickly as possible. The Griffin siblings ultimately decided that such a venture would be too risky at that point and planned to wait a year before going to the FCC to apply, only to have those plans stalled by an agency-imposed freeze on television station license applications instituted by the FCC in September The Griffins and James C.

Alvarez subsequently resigned from Tulsa Broadcasting and began casting about for investors who would be willing to get a station on the air right away. The FCC granted the construction permit for channel 6 to the Cameron-Alvarez-Hill group on June 2,as no other applications had been submitted for agency review. Alvarez had spent a year convincing National Bank of Tulsa officers that the tower would be safe and, in time, become a local landmark.

While the tower was being installed, a workman's wrench fell from atop the building, fatally striking the head of a woman who was passing below the construction site. Detractors of the station — who took to calling the accident, "Cameron's Folly" — jumped on the story, proclaiming it as a sign that KOTV was "jinxed" from the start. A local radio executive who spoke at a Tulsa Chamber of Commerce luncheon said that anyone investing in KOTV or buying a television set was "foolish"; Cameron Television continued on, however, with Alvarez who served as president of Cameron Television and general manager of KOTV handling all aspects of the station's development, while Cameron himself primarily focused on supervising his many oil properties in California.

Louis Post-Dispatch shortly before the station signed on, she made the bold statement that KOTV would be operating in the "black" within six months of its sign-on, a comment dismissed by many of its detractors. Alvarez also visited 42 of the 89 existing television stations already in operation throughout the United States to study the intricacies of running a television station. KOTV first began test transmissions on October 15, ; the pattern signal was seen by a handful of viewers among the 3, northeastern Oklahoma residents that owned television receivers, carrying as far away as Enid and Eufaula, OklahomaMonett, Missouri and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The station started regular broadcasts on October More than one month later, on November 23, KOTV broadcast its first locally produced program: a live meeting by the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce at the Tulsa Club on East 5th Street and South Cincinnati Avenuewhich was attended by many of the station's original critics. Over 3, television sets were placed throughout the city for public viewing, some of them set on sidewalks outside of appliance stores.

After several days of this sampling, the public began to buy their own television sets and KOTV began to cement a small, but growing, viewing audience in the Four State Area. Even though KOTV's relations with all of the commercial broadcast networks were smooth, the station showed a preference for CBS's program offerings over the others. At first, network programming was aired about one week after their initial live broadcast on the East Coast ; it would not be untilbefore the installation of a microwave link with New York City made reception of live network programming possible.

Wrather Jr. Wrather also made her a full partner in a new joint venture entity that became known as Wrather-Alvarez Inc. The sale received FCC approval on July Because of the aforementioned freeze on license application grants, KOTV was the only television station in the Tulsa market until However, as manufacturers were not required to include UHF tuners on television sets at the time, NBC struck a backdoor agreement with KOTV that allowed channel 6 to continue "cherry-picking" stronger shows from that network.

In AprilKOTV installed color transmission equipment, in a byproduct of an agreement with NBC to carry network programs produced in the format; the station would air its first network color broadcast, the children's program Ding Dong Schoolone month later on May Wade Petersmeyer.PSO asked the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to allow them to reduce the monthly fuel cost on customers' bills. This week we are talking about some of the things to watch out for in relation to the COVID pandemic.

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Tune in to watch her and her mom, Bibi, do Kiss paintings! They say they need personal protective equipment just as much as the hospitals do. It's a way to keep Oklahoma Together as well as customers across the country. Jump to. Sections of this page.

Accessibility help. Email or phone Password Forgotten account? Log In. Forgotten account? Not Now. Visitor Posts. My girls wanted me to send this to you. They love News On 6. Marilyn Chase Sprague. Please h I live in Independence, Kansas not far from the Oklahoma Border.

It is an injustice that you do not provide news from the State of Kansas. We get Oklahoma news.

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Very little to almost nothing about news regarding Kansas. Cause they have it wrong. So either step it up. See more. They should also consider fining parents who take their children out unprotected.

I've seen children of all ages just out and about. I've seen newborns out! I promise you that you can make a mask out of something in your home. And there are people out there willing to help you get what you need. That "only one time" that you go out or take your kid out is all it takes to get sick!

At hospitals in the Integris system, caregivers who aren't working with COVID patients will be temporarily furloughed.Clay specializes in unscripted live coverage of breaking news. As Talent Development Director, he trains and provides editorial leadership for a team of reporters.

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With some 25 years in television news, Clay has provided political coverage from Washington D. Murrow award for news writing, an Associated Press award for top Individual Achievement, and several Emmy nominations.

Clay beams when he talks about the love of his life, his wife Grettel, and their four children, Ross, Erika, Bryant and Gracie. Clay enjoys playing the piano, hiking and photography. Shae's first day on the job at FOX23 was an unusual one. She was in the office for no more than four hours before she accepted the assignment of traveling to Boston, and reporting on the response to the explosions that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Shae is ready to jump on breaking news without skipping a beat. During her nearly 12 years in the Triangle area she worked as the Weekend Evening Anchor and focused on investigative reporting during the week.

Some of the biggest stories Shae covered include the political corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards and the Duke Lacrosse case. Shae has also covered devastating hurricanes along the North Carolina coast and deadly tornadoes in the Raleigh area with her stories airing on CNN and The Weather Channel.

One of the most difficult stories for Shae was the massacre at Virginia Tech, her alma mater. Shae spent days covering the investigation and telling personal stories of students from North Carolina affected by the tragedy. Shae has been the lead or main contributing reporter on Emmy award-winning newscasts and news specials. She has also been nominated individually for an Emmy for her work. Shae's reporting for the FOX23 News team. Shae and her family will be setting out to explore Green Country with their two pugs.

Send her your thoughts about what makes this a great place to live and raise a family. Ron moved into the anchor chair from the sports department after serving as Sports Director for nearly 2 years, covering major events such as the Orange Bowl and the NCAA Tournament. He covered sporting events including the US Open, Final Four, Rose Bowl and Dallas Cowboys football, but the highlight of his career was following the Oklahoma Sooners as they captured the national title at the Orange Bowl.

Ron's career began in southeast Oklahoma as a sports reporter at KTEN before becoming weekend sports anchor. Ron's extensive broadcast experience includes coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing and the Oklahoma City tornadoes.

He also co-hosted various radio programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, Ron enjoys golf, basketball, skiing, going to concerts, and watching sporting events, including his beloved Detroit Tigers, who break his heart year after year.

He also occasionally appears on stage in local theatre productions. As the busy mom of four young children two girls and two boyslittle sleep and crazy hours are not exceptional. Michelle loves the diverse and intimate nature of morning news. Michelle loves reading, writing, researching and delivering news. She also loves volunteering in the community.

Michelle is a St. Louis native and a graduate of William Woods University. She grew up in Tulsa, where her parents still reside, and graduated from Jenks High School. During that period, she worked as a reporter, weekend anchor, morning show and noon news anchor. That May, one of the deadliest tornadoes in history hit Joplin.Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 61F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Updated: April 11, pm.

An earlier version of the story appears below. A pandemic isn't the only time Tulsa World provides a valuable public service to our readers.

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Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing. Houston Hunt, vice president of marketing for Griffin Communications, said he anticipates it could be "a day or so" before the station reopens, but employees' safety will be the primary factor in the decision to resume broadcasts from Tulsa.

Cambry Shields, Chromebook support for Owasso High School, sits in the parking lot of the west campus on the first day of statewide distance learning. Shields was helping students change passwords and providing other technical support, and needed to be on the school's network. Owasso seventh grader Tiger Boschee left and senior Zoe Boschee work on assignments at their kitchen table on the first day of statewide distance learning.

Medical personnel acknowledge supporters as they leave work during Headlights for Hope at Ascension St. John Owasso on Thursday, April 2, Cars crowded into the parking lot and turned headlights and hazards on, honked horns and cheered to thank medical personnel for their work in the COVID outbreak. Savannah Nelson, 10, cheers and holds a sign to thank medical personnel during Headlights for Hope at Ascension St.

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Registered nurse Summer Jones wipes a tear away as she sees supporters cheer during an event called Headlights for Hope at Ascension St.

A traveler wheels his luggage across the a crosswalk while at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa on Wednesday, April 1, And I think now people should be aware you can kill someone. Motorists were parked outside with their headlights and hazards lights on and honked their horns to thank medical personnel for their work. Cars parked in the parking lot and turned headlights and hazards on, and honked horns to thank medical personnel for their work in the COVID outbreak. Holloway works at the hospital as OR nurse manager, but is on leave.

Noelle Shaw, who organized the event called Headlights for Hope at Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, cries as she walks away from the hospital after thanking medical personnel through the window on Wednesday, April 1, Related: year-old Tulsa girl with Down syndrome receives surprise birthday 'parade'.

Vivianna Smith celebrates her 10th birthday as Marquette Catholic School third grade classmates ride by her house wishing her happy birthday on WednesdayApril 1, Vivianna Smith celebrates her 10th birthday with her sister, Milania, with Marquette Catholic School third grade classmates riding by her house wishing her happy birthday in Tulsa on April 1, Vivianna Smith celebrates her 10th birthday with Marquette Catholic School classmates.

Eden Bowman wishes Vivianna Smith a happy 10th birthday along with other Marquette Catholic School third grade classmates. Jason Hoyt, a fifth-grade teacher at Springfield Elementary School, collects workbooks during a supply distribution effort in Tulsa, Okla.

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The school provided learning supplies for students who are at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Isis Cuevas centera fourth-grade teacher at Springfield Elementary, helps distribute learning supplies in Tulsa, Okla. The school gave out learning supplies for students who are at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Rob Kaiser, an assistant principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy, coordinates a supply distribution effort Wednesday.

Tulsa Public Schools has been distributing computers for students who are at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The posters are to help inform citizens about the city's shelter in place order that was enacted earlier this week.Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms.

Low 61F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Updated: April 11, pm. Lisa Jones, the KOTV news anchorwoman who was often promoted as one of the station's "hometown" personalities, was dismissed by channel 6 last week. Station officials told Jones, who has been with KOTV since Novemberthat her anchor position had been eliminated. Jones said she was fired. Jones, who co-anchored the noon news with Kim Graham and the 6 p.

The Collinsville native said she was told of the decision to eliminate her position Wednesday. Ironically, Jones had spent most of that morning filming station promotions and opening credit sequences for the news broadcasts. When I got back in the office, I went in and he proceeded to tell me that I was being laid off and he started going on about why.

I was just shocked. That is the only way to describe how I was feeling. Reading from a prepared statement, News Director Carolyn Williams said, "KOTV news anchor Lisa Jones was told last week her position is being eliminated due to a staffing cutback at the station. We hope to announce a new anchor lineup for our noon and 6 p.

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KOTV wishes Lisa the very best. Williams said she could not comment further except to say that "it was a very difficult decision" and that the station cannot refill the position because it has been cut. Jones said that the week prior to her firing, she had been taping other station promotions, had already shot her pieces for the November sweeps ratings period and also had completed a piece for the KOTV 50th anniversary special, which airs Friday.

I had won an Emmy for an hour-long broadcast. A few months back, we won an Edward R. The ratings on the noon and 6 p. Jones said the station chose not to honor her contract scheduled to run through August,used the week severance clause and paid her a lump sum. She was also told that the common "no compete" clause used in on-air contracts was also not in effect, she said. They didn't honor the agreement. I have nothing but good things to say about Belo Corp.

Jones said that on the day she was dismissed she was asked if she wanted to do the day's noon and 6 p.

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Jones hasn't returned Williams' call. None have been presented to me. Jones' dismissal is the second major change in KOTV's on-air personalities in the last month. On Oct.


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