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Updated: 10/21/2014 3:46:16 PM +00:00
FROM STAFF REPORTS9 a.m. The name of a man found shot to death in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday has been released.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Health officials: Syphilis outbreak in Comanche County
LAWTON, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Comanche County Health Department have confirmed an outbreak of syphilis in Lawton, Okla. and the surrounding areas. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease  and can significantly affect your health if it’s not diagnosed and not treated. The Comanche Health Department Director says syphilis can […]

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By BILL BRAUN - Tulsa WorldA man convicted of raping another man was sentenced Monday to life plus 10 years in prison. A Tulsa County jury last week found Jeffery Tallon guilty of first-degree rape by instrumentation and aggravated assault and battery. A 55-year-old man, described by police as homeless, was attacked on Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Police ID man found in SW Oklahoma City roadway
Police found a body on the road at Southwest 59th and Pennsylvania Avenue, officers said.

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OSU Homecoming: More than a tradition
By Chase Carter/Director of Communications, OSU Alumni AssociationFour words. That’s all it takes to describe OSU’s Homecoming festivities.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Father pulled over driving wife in labor to hospital gets ticketed
Calhoun County, IO (WHO) — There’s an update to a story that went viral last week out of Iowa. A father who was pulled over and held at gunpoint has been ticketed for speeding his laboring wife to the hospital. Last Tuesday, Ben Kohnen was taking orders from his wife, despite seeing the emergency lights […]

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OCPS officials are heading to Puerto Rico to search for bilingual teachers
Oklahoma City Public Schools officials are heading to Puerto Rico to recruit bilingual teachers.

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Helen Ford Wallace[brightcove]3843030039001[/brightcove] We talk about the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards Banquet on Parties Extra! Read more on NewsOK.com

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Deputies: Woman arrested after mistaking sheriff’s office for bar
PAW PAW, Mich. — A woman is arrested and facing drunk driving charges after deputies say she pulled into the sheriff’s office parking lot and thought it was a bar. Investigators say just after 2 a.m. on Sunday a 39-year-old woman pulled right up to the front door of the Van Buren County Jail, according to […]

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City council to meet to address Ebola action plan
Is Oklahoma City ready for a possible Ebola case?

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Ride in style to the OKC Thunder game tonight
OKLAHOMA CITY – Need a ride to the Oklahoma City Thunder game tonight? Fans can ride to the OKC Thunder game tonight in a Cadillac Escalade, get dropped off at the front door of the Chesapeake Energy Arena, and have a shot at Thunder tickets and a 2015 Cadillac Escalade for a week for free! […]

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The next steps in the Ebola crisis
(CNN) — Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by January, said Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO’s assistant director general for […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSTemperatures will be in the low 80s in central Oklahoma Tuesday with sunny skies, the National Weather Service reports. The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows: Tuesday: Patchy fog before 9 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Jury retrial to begin on whether Jodi Arias should get life or death sentence
(CNN) — Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder conviction. It’s been a long legal journey for Arias, 34, whom a jury found guilty last year of first-degree […]

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s killing
(CNN) — From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius’ fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully. Under South African law, he […]

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Above normal temps, rain chances start to move in
OKLAHOMA – Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue this week. Highs today will average 10 degrees above normal in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Our next storm system will move through late tomorrow through Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will start in western Oklahoma tomorrow afternoon and spread east across the state through Thursday. Rain totals will be […]

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Oklahoma State University: Allegations Of Misconduct In The Football Program 'Unfounded'
Oklahoma State University says allegations of misconduct in its football program were unfounded.

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Police: Body found on OKC Street
OKLAHOMA CITY – A homicide investigation is underway after a body was found on a southwest Oklahoma City street around 2 a.m. According to Lt. Clint Teel of the Oklahoma City Police Department, the body was found on the east side of Pennsylvania Ave. just off of SW 56th St. No identification has been made, but […]

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F-16s Collide Over Kansas; One Crashes, One Returns To Tulsa
Two F-16s based in Tulsa collided in mid-air over southeast Kansas Monday afternoon, with one of the pilots ejecting safely and the other landing his jet safely in Tulsa.

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A Look At What Americans Waste Money On
We've been going over a report fromDaveRamsey.com and found some things we apparently waste our cash on.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Penn Blocked In NW OKC After Gas Line Break
A car crash led to a gas line break in NW Oklahoma City Monday night.

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Partly Cloudy And Warm Tuesday In Oklahoma
It's mild this morning with most of the state reporting 50s and 60s temperatures.

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Airbag Recall Expanded To 11 Million Vehicles, Linked To Four Deaths
The government is expanding a recall of millions of airbags, saying they can potentially explode and send shrapnel flying through the vehicle.

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Parents Of Missing Caddo Co. Teen Track Her Across The Country
A missing Caddo County teen traveled more than 3,000 miles before being found in New Mexico.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSFour people died Sunday and Monday in two accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. Harold Fred Dorsey Jr., 45, of Tulsa; Jacqueline Browning, 63, and Jimmy Dale Browning, 64, both of Boynton Dorsey, and the Brownings were dead at the scene of the crash. The crash happened about 9:25 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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“I think it’s crazy,” parents threaten to keep kids out of school, after those aboard cruise ship return
NOBLE, Okla. – Ebola prevention, or paranoia? Students and staff were held out of schools across the state Monday for being on the wrong cruise ship, at the wrong time. Now several students are frustrated, because they were told they had no chance of catching the disease in the first place. “The decision was made to keep our employees […]

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Family’s treasured statue stolen from front yard
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Leo the lion stands about three feet tall and is made of metal. He used to sit on the porch of Zhila Haggard’s Shawnee home, but he’s missing now. Haggard woke up Friday morning to find Leo gone. She says he was heavy; she couldn’t even move him. “You’d have to be […]

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Local parents concerned about letter they received from principal
MUSTANG, Okla. – Parents in Mustang are concerned about a letter they received from the principal of a local school. Parents say the principal from Canyon Ridge Elementary in Mustang  sent a letter home that alerted them a student has viral meningitis. Viral meningitis is the less severe for of the virus. In the letter, the principal lets […]

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Meteor showers predicted for early Tuesday morning
(CNN) — If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars. The predawn sky may be full of meteors as the Earth passes through a debris stream from Halley’s Comet. This happens every October, NASA says. “We expect to see about 20 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on […]

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Car crash causes gas line break
A taxi cab struck a pole, causing a gas line to break Monday night near 145th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, officials said.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSMUSTANG — A sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate has a confirmed case of viral meningitis, the officials at Mustang Public Schools reported. The child was taken to the hospital Thursday and was not at school last week.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Parents go teal this Halloween for kids with food allergies
This Halloween, some parents are changing things up with the Teal Pumpkin Project. A teal pumpkin outside your house signals kids with food allergies to stop by.

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Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, friends of the family & industry colleagues say. http://t.co/mkHzpJJeYV pic.twitter.com/gwELKSark7 — CNN (@CNN) October 21, 2014 (CNN) — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The cause of his death, announced […]

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Judge scolds lawyer for bringing infant to court
Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) — When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing […]

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Police investigating a reported rape in a popular park
CHICKASHA, Okla. – Oklahoma police are investigating a reported rape a a popular Chickasha park. A girl says she was raped in Shannon Springs Park early Sunday morning. According to the Express-Star, the girl met with a black male subject and spoke for two hours before he allegedly forced her to the ground and raped her. […]

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Pride of Oklahoma want band director gone
The Pride of Oklahoma marching band has made their message clear, they want their band director gone.

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Sixth-grade Mustang student diagnosed with meningitis
Mustang Public Schools confirmed that a sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

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OU president meets with band members, listens to their concerns
NORMAN, Okla. – They were told to keep quiet or be punished. The Pride of Oklahoma marching band went straight to the top Monday, voicing concern over what they believe is the program’s downfall. Previously, fear of punishment kept The Pride of Oklahoma marching band quiet. In the band handbook it states, if you do speak […]

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OSU football players arrested after falling asleep in Whataburger drive-thru
Two Oklahoma State football players were arrested on complaints of public intoxication after falling asleep in the drive-thru at a Whataburger early Sunday morning, according to an ESPN report.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSA syphilis outbreak has been identified in Lawton and the surrounding areas, health officials announced Monday. Brandie O’Connor, Comanche County Health Department regional director, said the area has gone from three cases in a year to nine confirmed cases, although there could be more that have not been reported. Health officials say they’re alarmed because syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can have significant health outcomes if undiagnosed and...

Oklahomans on cruise ship with Ebola scare asked to stay home
Students and staff who took a Carnival cruise during fall break were told they could not come back to class Monday.

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Mustang mayor wants better roads to accommodate growth, prevent flooding
As Mustang’s population grows rapidly, the city’s mayor has become fed up with traffic woes.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSSEMINOLE — Agents for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are looking into a shooting involving a Seminole police officer. The officer shot a man in the leg when he moved toward officers with a knife and refused commands to drop the weapon, the OSBI reported Monday. Dwan Rich, 43, of Seminole, was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment. The name of the officer has not been released. Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance about 8:30 p.m.Read...

Safety regulators issue urgent alert for millions of drivers
Safety regulators issued an urgent alert for millions of drivers on Monday. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors are among automakers recalling vehicles with Takata airbags. There are reports of the airbags exploding and spraying shrapnel and metal. CLICK HERE to see if your vehicle is affected.

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Oklahoma woman behind bars for fake Ebola threat
LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman is behind bars after allegedly showing up to the hospital and claiming she had Ebola. According to KSWO, Beryl Rhines told staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital she had a fever and may have contracted Ebola from an African foreign exchange student. She told health care officials the foreign […]

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Cowboys Hope They Learned Lessons From Last Year
Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team was expected to contend for the Big 12 title and maybe make a run at the Final Four before last season. The Cowboys never got close to either goal, as a key injury, a suspension to star Marcus Smart, and the lack of a strong post presence led to a […]

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OKC School District Seeks More Teachers Abroad
A couple months into the school year and Oklahoma City Public Schools officials said they are still in need of teachers, especially, in math and science.

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Viral Meningitis Case Confirmed In Mustang Public School
Mustang Public Schools officials sent a letter to parents on Monday to inform them of a student being diagnosed with viral meningitis.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health announces syphilis outbreak
Oklahoma State Department of Health officials say there has been a syphilis outbreak in Lawton and the surrounding areas.

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