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Headlines: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increasing, John Bennett Attacks & Local Dog Wins National Title

Local headlines for Monday, August 2, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocket at a record pace not seen since the fall. (Tulsa World)

Medical professionals see rising number of young and unvaccinated. (Tulsa World)

Parents worry about “mask bullies” as new school year nears. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count from COVID-19 now stands at 8,731. (KOSU)

State Corrections officials report few new COVID-19 cases. (Oklahoma Watch)

Oklahoma Republicans talk about removal of the state party chairman. (Norman Transcript)

A special session to stop businesses from requiring vaccines appears unlikely. (NewsOK)

The City of Tulsa is hoping to mitigate a flood of evictions in the coming months. (Tulsa World)

Local nonprofit turns focus on youth. (NewsOK)

Tulsa Public Schools plans to resume mobile meal service. (Tulsa World)

Cooler temperatures ahead following heat wave. (Tulsa World)

OKC to consider four economic development projects. (Journal Record)

New hope for Crossroads Mall area. (NewsOK)

Energy professionals in limbo amid industry transition. (Journal Record)

Remains exhumed in search for unmarked graves have been reburied. (Tulsa World)

Civil War reenactor to play ancestor who was a former slave. (Tulsa World)

Former NFL player visits Tulsa to promote flag football program. (Tulsa World)

OU’s Board of Regents votes unanimously to join the SEC. (KOSU)

OKC pit bull wins Search and Rescue Dog of the Year. (NewsOK)

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