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Updated: 3/4/2015 7:59:14 PM +00:00
FROM STAFF REPORTS12:30 p.m. Will Rogers World Airport officials reported several flight cancellations Wednesday.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Two men in bar brawl video are sought by Oklahoma City police
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterOklahoma City police are looking for two men involved in a bar brawl that led to a man being hit over the head with a beer mug. Cell phone video released Wednesday shows the fight Feb.Read more on NewsOK.com

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KOCO: Russell Westbrook featured in 'Pitch Perfect 2' picture
Whoever creates graphics and works on the"Pitch Perfect 2" official website is a fan of the Thunder's Russell Westbrook, KOCO reports. Following Westbrook's All-Star Game Most Valuable Player performance Feb.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Shania Twain: new tour coming to Chesapeake Arena
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Shania Twain has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY, including an August 12 performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania […]

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Russell Westbrook To Start, Wear Mask Against 76ers
After missing just one game with a broken bone in his cheek, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will return to the starting lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, March 4. Westbrook says he will wear a clear, protective mask on his face prevent any further damage to the bone for the time being. The 26-year-old broke the […]

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Q&A: Russell Westbrook talks about his scary injury, surprisingly quick return
Anthony Slater[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2015/03/Cheek.jpg]3591339[/img] Despite a face fracture four days ago and face surgery three days ago, Russell Westbrook will return to the Thunder lineup on Wednesday night. Wearing a clear mask, Westbrook will start at point guard for OKC against the Sixers.Read more on NewsOK.com

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OKC Thunder: Why Russell Westbrook won't be wearing a stylish mask
Erik Horne[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2015/03/Westbrook.jpg]3591338[/img] Russell Westbrook's mask will be clear, much to the disappointment of NBA fans.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Inventor of K-Cups regrets the idea
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The inventor of K-Cups regrets that he ever invented them. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” John Sylvan told The Atlantic in an interview. Why? Because the K-Cups are bad for the environment — they are disposable and not recyclable. Sylvan originally envisioned the cup-like pouches that brewed […]

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Norman Music Festival 8 expands lineup
Nathan Poppe[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/34/2015/03/8688563346_9fd8243134_o.jpg]3591332[/img] NewsOK broke the news for the main stage headliners last month, and Wednesday morning the festival announced that Natalie Prass, Nadastrom, Grooms, Son of Stan and a handful of local performers will also play the free, three-day festival which runs April 23-25. At the top of the list is Natalie Prass, a versatile soul singer with the pipes of a Disney princess.Read...

Kevin Durant Breaks Silence On Latest Surgery
Kevin Durant met with the media this morning, March 4, for the first time since having a second surgery to address a fracture in his right foot. The second surgery was to place a new screw in the reigning MVP’s foot after the first screw was causing soreness and irritation for him. The 26-year-old has missed the Thunder’s […]

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Man accused of assaulting Oklahoma City police officer
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Earlier this week, two police officers were driving in the 400 block of SE 18th when they say smelled marijuana coming from the backyard of a home. According to the police report, when the officers got out of their car, […]

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Q&A: Kevin Durant talks about his latest injury setback and potential return
Anthony Slater[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2014/11/Questions.jpg]3476303[/img] Despite a scary-looking face injury this past Saturday, the Thunder is getting Russell Westbrook back on Wednesday night. But Kevin Durant, OKC’s other transcendent star, is still a little ways away.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Bassinet Recall
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Presidential contender Ben Carson says prison inmates prove homosexuality is a choice
Ben Carson on CNN. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has an interesting theory about homosexuality, Business Insider reports. Carson argued in a Wednesday CNN interview that people who come out as gay while in prison prove many them weren't born that way. "Absolutely," Carson said when asked whether he thought homosexuality was a choice.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Ty Herndon proud to be first country artist to sing love song to another man
Country singer Ty Herndon came out in November 2014, and he believes it has helped his career, as he says the revelation will enable him to be more honest and vulnerable in his future music, FOX News reports. “I may be the first man in country music to sing a love song to another man.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Great State: Looking Desperately for a Single Sign of Spring and We Found It
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA — Most gardeners don’t spend much time in their plots with snow still on the ground. “No,” says Boyd Longnecker. “It’s a little nippy.” Longnecker wouldn’t be out in his garden and neither would Logan County Extension Agent Haley Rosson if we hadn’t suggested it. “You’ve got to give me something,” says a […]

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The Disturbing Facebook Trend of Stolen Kids Photos
Lindsey Paris was excited when she saw a new “like” pop up on the Facebook page that she’d set up for her blog Red Head Baby Mama.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Seattle balks at elephants' move to OKC
Phillip O'ConnorA plan to transfer two endangered elephants from a Seattle zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo is drawing protests from animal rights activists, the Seattle city council and that city's leading newspaper. The Woodland Park Zoo announced last month that it would send its two endangered Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City Zoo on a long-term loan so they can be part of a larger, multi-generational herd. The Associated Press today quoted Seattle Mayor Ed Murray...

China eases 'one child' policy to boost births
China's "one child" policy is still technically in force, yet Zhang Xue and her husband are expecting in March— and might even get a government bonus for the second child, USA TODAY reports.  That's because the world's most populous nation, with 1.35 billion people, is moving to encourage more offspring, a significant revision to the communist government's strict system of birth control to counter a rapidly aging society and shrinking labor force. Instead of facing a massive fine or a...

U.S. running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?
By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy WriterNEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past eight weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1.1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Shania Twain coming to Oklahoma City Aug. 12 on first North American tour in 11 years
Brandy McDonnell [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2015/03/shania-twain-2014-ap.jpg]3591264[/img] One of the world's best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years, titled “Rock This Country.” The tour includes an Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Russell Westbrook “doing good,” says he will play against Philadelphia
OKLAHOMA CITY – After missing a single game against the Lakers, Russell Westbrook says he will play tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers. Russell Westbrook is coming over to talk to the media. Said he's "doing good." — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) March 4, 2015 Westbrook will play tonight. — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) March 4, 2015 Westbrook […]

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should run jointly. Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-44 for the measure, but it takes at least 51 members to approve legislation in the 101-member House.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Dramatic assault at local bowling alley caught on camera
OKLAHOMA CITY – A dramatic assault at a local bowling alley was all caught on camera.  Now, police are looking for the individuals involved. On February 7, police were called to Dust Bowl Lanes in reference to a man who was hit with a beer mug. When officers arrived they spoke to the victim who they […]

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Blood badly needed: Oklahoma donation centers stay open despite winter storm
(Oklahoma City, Okla.) The snow and cold has put a dangerous freeze on the state’s blood supply. Blood donation numbers have dropped drastically the past 10 days, with the Oklahoma Blood Institute seeing 1,321 fewer donors than it takes to keep the blood supply strong for patients who need it . 17 blood drives have been […]

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Amazing: Sisters create mashup of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ and it’s wonderful
This is wonderful! Abby and Audrey, known as MAJAM Sisters, took on Taylor Swift’s hits from her album “1989” and totally nailed it. Their mashup of the singer’s catchy songs includes “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Bad Blood,” “Wonderland,” and “I Know Places.”   Report a typo

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Great State: He’s Running 3,500 Miles In Hopes Strangers Will Ask Why
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Every journey has its start. For Jack Fussel each day his its first step. He might run 40 miles in a single day, but his strides have a special purpose. Fussel recalls, “In 2011 I decided to set a goal and to run across America,” Since he began his quest on […]

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Great State: El Reno Storefront Holds Treasury of Guitars
EL RENO, OKLAHOMA –A musician who once found his way to this store called it ‘heaven for old guitars’. Their savior is an Arkansas kid who’s mom loved Elvis. Bobby Boyles loved the Beatles, especially the instruments they played. “I don’t know if I wanted to be John Lennon or Paul McCartney,” he says. […]

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Ohio fugitive responds to his photo on sheriff’s Facebook page
HAMILTON, Ohio- An Ohio man is in custody after commenting on his own wanted photos that were posted to the sheriff department’s Facebook page. Earlier this week, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of Andrew Dale Marcum on Facebook, asking the public for help locating the man wanted on charges ranging from burglary to […]

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Toddler with rare condition who faced wrath of the internet now on the right side of the web
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A toddler and mother facing the wrath of the internet may now be on the right side of the web. Things are getting better for Kyra Pringle and her daughter Mariah, a 2-year-old with a rare genetic condition. Last month, Kyra posted a photo of Mariah to Facebook to celebrate her […]

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8-year-old boy dies after getting head stuck in neighborhood gate
LAS VEGAS — An 8-year-old boy died on Tuesday after getting his head stuck in his neighborhood’s automatic gate. The boy apparently became stuck as he was trying to crawl through an open space where the gate’s automatic arm, according to Las Vegas Police. “Another child on a bike rode over the sensor that activated the […]

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Oklahoma couple arrested for sex crimes against children
ALTUS, Okla. – An Oklahoma couple is accused of numerous sex crimes against children. Valentin and Crystal Benavidez were arrested Tuesday after the mother of two teenage girls called police. According to KSWO, Valentin allegedly had a sexual relationship with one of the girls.  Officials say Crystal would often participate in this sexual relationship. Investigators […]

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Adam Levine helps young fan’s dreams come true
Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine helped a 10-year-old boy’s dream come true earlier this week. Christopher Warner, who has Down syndrome, absolutely loves Maroon 5. He hardly ever stops talking about the band’s music, Warner’s teacher told Today.com. “He has just been fascinated with Maroon 5 and especially Adam Levine,” said Avery Stanert, a special […]

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Freezing rain, sleet, snow expected Wednesday
*** A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6PM *** The forecast is tricky for tonight and tomorrow. A small change in temperature will change our precip type from rain to freezing rain to sleet to snow. For this reason, it is imperative that you stay tuned for forecast updates or download one of […]

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“I just wanna be able to play baseball,” Family cries foul after senior is deemed ineligible
OKLAHOMA CITY — A high school senior may be stuck playing on a field of dreams this baseball season. Paul Kropf was ruled ineligible, after he moved from one school to another within the Oklahoma City Public School System (OKCPS). His senior year has been full of firsts. It’s his first year at Southeast High School, […]

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Government Error Means Those Enrolled In ACA Need To Be Alert When Filing Taxes
The federal government says it put the wrong amounts on forms that went to about 800,000 taxpayers.

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Metro Hotel Guests Forced To Leave After Standoff
There's fallout at a metro hotel that was the scene of a dramatic standoff Friday night.

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Teens Audition For Chance To Shine In Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Camp
It was a chance to learn from a Broadway superstar. Big dreams led teens from across the state and the country as they lined up on Saturday in Broken Arrow.

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Man's Body Found Near Grass Fire In Cleveland County
Authorities in Cleveland County said they are investigating a man's death after his body was found near a grass fire Saturday afternoon.

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National Tornado Summit Attendees To Tour Operations Center
Dozens of people attending this year's National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City will tour the state's Emergency Operations Center for a simulated disaster response.

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Teen Rape Suspect Terminated From Westmoore HS, Court Documents State
Cleveland County court documents showed 18-year-old Johnathan Henderson, one of four teens accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, has been permanently terminated from Westmoore High School.

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70th Anniversary Of Battle Of Iwo Jima Remembered In Tulsa
The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima was recognized at a remembrance ceremony Saturday in Tulsa.

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New Details In Child Sex Abuse Allegations Against OKC Couple
New details were revealed surrounding child sex abuse allegations against an Oklahoma City couple.

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Protect Yourself When Making A Car Deal
Here's a practice News 9 wants to tell you about -- when a dealership allows you to drive your new or used car off the lot only to discover your financing isn't approved.

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Red Dirt Diaries: Moon Rocks Delivered To Mustang School
For the next two weeks, an elementary school in Mustang is guaranteed to have kids "over the moon" about class.

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Jurors rule in favor of family in nursing home abuse lawsuit
On Friday jurors ruled in favor of the family of an elderly woman who was seen being abused on an undercover camera in 2012.

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Woman hopes sharing survival story will help others come forward
The victim of a suspected serial rapist is sharing her horror story

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Hour-by-hour temperatures Feb. 14
Enjoy highs in the 70s Saturday, before ice and snow move in for Sunday.

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Metro woman accused of stealing from elderly has checkered past
Police have arrested a woman who they said walked into an Edmond Independent Living Center and stole jewelry along with other valuables from residents.

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First round of precipitation comes Sunday afternoon
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder says enjoy a dry and warm Saturday as Sunday will bring a mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow.

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