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AAA Predicts Increase In Oklahoma Labor Day Travel
AAA Oklahoma predicts that 386,000 Oklahomans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. That's a 4 percent increase from the 371,000 Oklahomans who traveled last year. A spokesman for AAA Oklahoma says consumer confidence appears to be driving the increase this year -- especially because gas prices have gone up lately. Nationwide, 33 million people are expected to travel over Labor Day -- up 2.9 percent from 2011. The AAA says it's the third holiday this year in which more people are traveling: Memorial Day travel was up 1.2 percent and July 4 travel increased 4.9 percent. The AAA says that nationally, 85 percent of travelers will travel by car over Labor Day.
Posted: Tuesday, August 21 2012, 10:39 AM CDT
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Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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