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Updated: 10/30/2014 12:50:39 PM +00:00
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDUNCAN — Authorities in southwest Oklahoma have arrested a teenager on suspicion of threatening a shooting at a high school. Duncan police say the threat was posted on the social media application Yik Yak.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSPIRO — A prosecutor in eastern Oklahoma has found an undersheriff was justified in the fatal shooting of an armed man who authorities say held a family hostage and threatened officers. LeFlore County District Attorney Jeff Smith said Wednesday that Undersheriff Kendall Morgan wont’ be charged in the Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Tickets on sale Friday to Miranda Lambert's March Oklahoma City show
Brandy McDonnell [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2014/10/miranda-lambert-2014-performance1.jpg]3470598[/img] Country music superstar Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, will bring her 2015 "Certified Platinum Tour" to her adopted home state for a March 6 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno. The tour is supporting her smash 2014 album "Platinum" and features special guests Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia. Tickets go on sale at...

Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai" coming to Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Brandy McDonnell[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2014/10/varekai.jpg]3470597[/img] "Varekai," Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, will swing into Tulsa and Oklahoma City for seven performances in each city. "Varekai," which means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies, will play Jan.Read more on NewsOK.com

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UC Berkeley student group votes to disinvite Bill Maher; college overturns it
(CNN) — The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two. If you remember, the outspoken comedian was selected as the school’s 2014 fall commencement speaker, until students incensed by his anti-religious comments — particularly his views on Islam — started […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSAn accident with injury has been reported in the eastbound lanes of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike at N May Avenue, the city of Oklahoma City website reports. Delays are expected in the area.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Duncan officials say high school will have extra security following threats
The principal of Duncan High School says extra security will be on hand Thursday after a threat of violence.

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Oklahoma high school student arrested for making school threats on phone app, police say
DUNCAN, Okla. – Students at Duncan High School in Duncan, Okla. will have stepped up police presence after a 15-year-old Duncan High School student was arrested for allegedly making threats toward his school. Wednesday night police were called in to investigate several threats posted to a phone app called YikYak. Investigators say the unidentified person […]

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Breezy and mild temps across Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA – Cooler air is here thanks to a dry cold front. Thursday Oklahoma will be mild and breezy with highs in the mid 70s. Tonight temps hover around 40 degrees. The Trick-or-Treat forecast looks spooktacular with temperatures in the 50s and 60s under clear skies! If you stay out past 9pm, temperatures will […]

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Free health services offered at downtown Oklahoma City transit center
Flu season is here, and health leaders in Oklahoma are teaming up to help keep us from getting sick.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSKINGFISHER — A Kingfisher man is dead in a single-vehicle crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. About 7:10 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Police: OKC man held at gunpoint and robbed
OKLAHOMA CITY – An investigation is underway after a metro man was held at gunpoint and robbed in his own front yard shortly after midnight. Police say the man had just pulled into his driveway in the 6000 block of N. Warren Ave. when two men walked up to him and ordered him out of his vehicle. […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSSkies will be sunny with temperatures in the 70s Thursday in central Oklahoma. Temperatures will be cooler Friday with a high temperature of 58 degrees.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Thunder Drop Opener in Portland
It was the tale of two halves for the Thunder in their season opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers 106-89. OKC managed a five point halftime lead thanks to impressive play by Russell Westbrook and upstart newbie Lance Thomas off the bench. Westbrook led all scored with 38 points, going 15 of 16 from […]

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See how one woman is changing the lives of hundreds
OKLAHOMA CITY – One woman is changing the lives of hundreds. “It’s just been such an amazing help to all the residents here,” said Bobbe Feher-Nist. Kim Pempin, founder of the Pet Food Pantry, helps those in need by providing them with hundreds of pounds of free pet food. “She’s seen where people do go without […]

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False Alarm: Message sent to families in one local school district had parents panicked
YUKON, Okla. – A message sent to families in one local school district had parents panicked on Wednesday afternoon. According to a few parents, they received an alert that there was an active shooter on one of the Yukon Public School’s campuses. However, school officials say the whole thing was a misunderstanding. When police called the […]

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By M. Scott Carter, Oklahoma WatchThe judge who ruled against a Norman doctor challenging a state law restricting abortions authored more than a dozen pieces of anti-abortion legislation when he was a state representative, legislative records show. In 2001, when he was a Republican state legislator in northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves wrote that abortion caused more carnage than Nazi Germany. Last week, Graves ruled against a challenge to a new state law...

Terminally ill Brittany Maynard says now ‘doesn’t seem like the right time’
(CNN) — Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right […]

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Full list of movies arriving, leaving Netflix in November
A new batch of films will be introduced to Netflix’s streaming service in November, giving subscribers plenty of choices as we head into the winter. The list shows movies being added on Nov. 1 (and other dates), and also the list of movies being removed from the service. The majority of the films/TV shows being […]

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Murder suspect seen in median before arrest
Stillwater police say they've taken one person into custody after responding to a homicide in Payne County.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSSTILLWATER — One man was found dead and another was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the man’s death, Stillwater police said. About 2:45 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Police find drugs, cups of ‘red liquid’ in home where Utah family found dead
PROVO, Utah – More information has been released in the death of five members of a Utah family who were found dead in their home last month. According to KSTU, police say they found cups of “red liquid” next to the bodies. “Investigators at the scene determined the cause of death to be an accidental […]

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Suspect in deadly OKC Target shooting found guilty of murder
A suspect in the deadly Target shooting in 2012 was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.

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Rule change would allow insurance companies to keep unclaimed money
Oklahoma lawmakers plan to take a look at the rules when it comes to life insurance companies notifying those who don't know they're a beneficiary.

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Oklahoma County jury convicts man of murder in road-rage incident
BY MATT DINGER, Staff WriterAn Oklahoma City man wore no expression when a jury decided he will spend life in prison for shooting and killing a man following a 2012 road-rage incident. It took the Oklahoma County jury about an hour to convict David Edward Bloebaum, 59, of first-degree murder Wednesday evening.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Man is accused of trying to steal 21 purses worth more than $6,000, Oklahoma City police say
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterAn Oklahoma City man was arrested Saturday after he was seen on security footage trying to steal 21 purses worth thousands of dollars, police said. About 11 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Local university bringing Oklahoma City’s first high school back to life
OKLAHOMA CITY – A local university is bringing Oklahoma City’s first high school back to life. Oklahoma City University plans to use the building for their law school. “It was perfect! There was no question in my mind that this was the perfect location for our law school,” Dean of the Oklahoma City University Law School, Valerie […]

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State Law Requires Some Couples Seeking Divorce To Take Educational Class
Couples with kids will soon have to jump through an extra hoop to get divorced. A new state law requires them to take an educational class on how divorce affects their children.

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Oklahoma’s only women’s professional wrestling team hosting Halloween event
OKLAHOMA CITY – It is time for the Monster’s Brawl, with the only professional women’s wrestling group in Oklahoma. They have an event Thursday night which promises to be a Halloween treat. Four of the competitors stopped by the studio today to talk about their upcoming event. Click here for tickets and more information.

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Man’s Gibson guitar worth triple what he paid for it
OKLAHOMA CITY – NewsChannel 4 viewers stopped by Trash or Treasure today to find out how much their items are really worth. Check if you have any treasures around your house, they could be worth money! Bring your antiques to local antique expert Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP, and he will determine if they are Trash […]

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Oklahoma man
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man was arrested early Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Blanchard man on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Thunder begins season Wednesday night, home-opener Saturday
The Oklahoma City Thunder opens the season on the road Wednesday night at 9:30 against the Portland Trailblazers.

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Residents upset attorney accused of child sex trafficking works in their neighborhood
OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents in northwest Oklahoma City can’t believe an attorney accused of traveling to South America to have sex with minors is being allowed to work in their neighborhood. After recently posting a $10,000 bond, 59-year-old Michael Dean Billings was put under house arrest by a federal judge. He must wear an ankle monitor, […]

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William CrumOklahoma City is giving away an estimated 235 storm shelters to low- and moderate-income homeowners whose homes were damaged in the May 19-20 or May 31, 2013, storms. To qualify for the federally funded shelters, applicants must own and live in their home. Income limits begin at $34,400 for a single resident.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Yousif Family Responds On 'Guilty' Verdict In Road Rage Murder Trial
There was a very emotional reaction outside the courtroom Wednesday evening after 59-year-old David Bloebaum was found guilty of the first-degree murder of 29-year-old Jason Yousif outside of a Target department store.

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Oklahoma treasurer: Billions of dollars are unclaimed across U.S. from life insurance policies
OKLAHOMA CITY – State leaders are debating just how far insurance companies should have to go to track down beneficiaries of life insurance policies. Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller says that 99 percent of life insurance policies across the country are claimed by beneficiaries. But what happens when a beneficiary doesn’t know that a life […]

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Submit your cute and scary Halloween pics!
We want to see your Halloween costume pictures! Funny, scary or just plain cute! Show off your creativity and spirit! Your photo may even be featured on the air.

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Oklahoma health officials establish Ebola protocol
Oklahoma health officials say persons at high risk of exposure to the Ebola virus will be subject to a 21-day, in-home quarantine, but that no quarantine will be required for others at lower risk.

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National Weather Festival this weekend
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder details the National Weather Festival this weekend, a free family event.

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Police: Authorities investigating murder in Stillwater, one in custody
STILLWATER, Okla. – A Stillwater neighborhood is in shock after one person was killed and another arrested after being spotted with a machete. People living in the neighborhood say it’s typically quiet with kids running around, now it’s the backdrop of a murder scene. “It was kind of odd seeing all the cop cars here […]

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National Cat Day 2014: The Celebration
Take a look at some of the cutest cats around as we celebrate our furry friends.

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Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder says with Daylight Saving Time this weekend, now is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and weather radios.

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David Bloebaum Found 'Guilty' In Road Rage Murder Trial
The defendant in the road rage murder trial David Bloebaum has been found guilty of the first-degree murder and the jury has recommended he serve life in prison.

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OSU Football: 'Aggie' Helmet A Hit
John Helsley [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/10/helmet.jpg]3469545[/img] Oklahoma State teased the fan base with its “Throwback Thursday” theme for the Texas Tech game. Except the Cowboys didn’t go old school, but rather new school with their uniform, featuring a holographic helmet with a chrome facemask that became an instant hit with players and fans. Last Saturday against West Virginia, OSU did give a nod to days gone by, with a helmet featuring a...

62-year-old arrested for reportedly groping boy
A 62-year-old man from Calumet was arrested Tuesday by Canadian County investigators for reportedly groping a 15-year-old boy.

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Lincoln County Bakers Raise Awareness For Foster Care
Mix the wonderful aroma in Linet Navarro's house with the natural goodness of the ladies inside, and you get a strong hunger to help.

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Heartbreaking: Grieving father helps deceased 13-year-old daughter fulfill her dream
TILLBUR, Netherlands – A father, who is grieving the death of his young daughter, is asking people from all over the world for help. Niek van Keulen recently lost his 13-year-old daughter and is now trying to fulfill her final wish, to be famous. Anna van Keulen, 13, passed away from injuries she sustained in a […]

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Monsters Brawl Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling October 30, 2014 Underground Arena – 227 SW 25th in Oklahoma City Tickets on sale now Click here for tickets and more info.

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Officials: Foreign fighters flocking to Syria, ISIS executes dozens of captives
HIT, Iraq – Dozens of men who had joined an anti-ISIS group in Iraq have been executed by the extremist group. On Wednesday, ISIS posted gruesome images of dozens of men who had been executed on several Twitter accounts. Relatives confirmed to CNN that their loved ones had been executed by ISIS. Family members say […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSWednesday moring got off to a cool start throughout areas of Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network. In the Panhandle, the temperature dipped to 31.3 degrees at 7:10 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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