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Updated: 10/25/2014 5:50:19 PM +00:00
Ebola vaccines in the works
As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year. There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The virus has killed nearly 5,000 people — […]

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Temperatures on the rise: Highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s Saturday
Temperatures will soar through the weekend to the 80s and possibly 90s, averaging 15-20 degrees above normal! OKC will likely see a record high temperature today with a forecast of 90 degrees (versus the record of 87 degrees set back in 1939). Sunday will be both very warm and breezy with highs near 90 degrees and […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo people were killed Friday in crashes on Oklahoma roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Name unknown, 5, Pawnee James Goblet, 23, of Stillwater, was driving west in the eastbound lane of State Highway 51 just east of Stillwater at about 11:45 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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OHP: Woman, 5-Year-Old Daughter Killed In DUI Wreck Outside Stillwater
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Stillwater man for driving under the influence in a wreck that killed a Pawnee mother and child.

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Claremore Police Investigating After Body Found Along Highway 88
Police Chief Stan Brown said a body was discovered along Highway 88. It does not appear that the person was hit by a vehicle, he said.

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Midtown Tulsa Home Destroyed In Overnight Fire, Pets Perish
A mistaken address delayed Tulsa firefighters in the response to a house fire that displaced three people early Saturday. The people are OK, but they lost their cats and birds, TFD says.

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Record Highs Under Sunny Skies Saturday Afternoon
It's going to be hot by October standards out there today.

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USGS Reports 3.0 Magnitude Earthquake In Logan County
The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake near Langston, Saturday morning.

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Crews Respond To Apartment Fire Overnight In NW OKC
Fire crews responded to an apartment fire overnight in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Friday Night Heroes Week 8
We are close to wrapping up the high school football regular season as some teams push for district titles, others battle for their playoff lives. Edmond North and Southmoore’s contest proved every second mattered as the two try to stay in the 6A playoff race. Serious district battles took place between John Marshall-Douglass and Washington-Lindsay last night […]

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Family of man accused of damaging Ten Commandments monument talks
The Secret Service has arrested an individual for allegedly driving into the Ten Commandments monument near the state Capitol building.

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NJ official: Female health care worker who’d been in Africa isolated with fever
NEW YORK (CNN) — One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn’t been identified by […]

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OSU students attacked with racial slurs on app police say is not so anonymous
STILLWATER,Okla.- OSU students were attacked with racial slurs on a new phone app, “Unseen” that claims to keep you anonymous. Now, Stillwater police say the people hiding behind their social media could face felony charges. Most people who use anonymous apps on their phone don’t realize the tracking capabilities investigators have within reach. It means, […]

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Body of missing Piedmont man apparently identified in Oregon
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe body of a Piedmont man who disappeared in Oregon last year apparently has been identified, according to the Harney County sheriff’s office in Oregon. Dustin Rollin Self, who was 19 at the time, left his Piedmont home in March 2013 to take a long camping trip on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon after being inspired by the movie “Into the Wild.” The mountain was undergoing heavy snow and freezing temperatures, authorities said. He was reported missing by his...

Oklahoma City attorney behind bars, charged with child sex crimes
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City attorney is indicted for allegedly traveling to Peru to have sex with children. Michael Billings is charged with three different counts, including conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and conspiracy to engage in illicit sexual conduct in […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSDAVIS — A tractor-trailer driver died in a collision with a train early Friday, authorities said. Shortly after midnight, a northbound Union Pacific train collided with a tractor-trailer at a crossing near Benton Avenue and N First Street in Davis, Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff said. The incident is under investigation by Union Pacific and local authorities, DeGraff said. The victim of the wreck had not been identified by authorities Friday afternoon. The...
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Shooting rampage leaves 2 California deputies dead, two wounded
(CNN) — Two veteran California sheriff’s deputies were killed in a shooting rampage in two counties that began Friday morning when one deputy was shot in the forehead while confronting a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. The first officer was Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, who with his partner engaged the male and female suspects […]

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Parties Extra! Video---What's Cooking, Sheli Adler?
Helen Ford Wallace[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/30/2014/10/IMG_0113.jpg]3464677[/img]   [brightcove]3857626106001[/brightcove]   Helen visits Sheli Adler and the What’s Cooking team at their new facility and finds out what’s on the menu for the holiday season! Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSOne person was confirmed dead after firefighters battled a mobile home fire Thursday night in far southeast Oklahoma City, fire officials reported. Oklahoma City police on Friday said Jerry Dortch, 70, died Thursday evening when the mobile home where he lived caught fire. The fire was reported shortly before 10 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Washington state school shooter: From homecoming prince to school killer
(CNN) — One week ago, Jaylen Fryberg stood tall as part of his high school’s homecoming court, spurring his fellow students to cheer. On Friday, he brought them to tears. There’s a jarring disparity between the celebratory scene on the sidelines of Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s football field and the horrific, later one inside the Washington […]

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Hour-by-hour temperatures Oct. 25
With highs near 90 degrees Saturday, the record high temperature of 87 degrees for Oklahoma City will be broken. Sunday is still warm with highs in the upper 80s.

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Police confirm tire slashings in Bethany neighborhood
A neighborhood in Bethany has seen a lot of trouble in the last few weeks. Bethany police confirm at least four reports of tires slashed late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning near NW 36th Street and Council Road.

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Foliage report: Fall colors starting across Oklahoma
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder says the fall colors are starting across Oklahoma and shows where the colors are the brightest across Oklahoma.

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Father charged with neglect after son went missing
A child was reported missing Thursday night and was later found not far from home near SW 68th Street and May Avenue. Now his father is charged with child neglect.

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Reports of missing child lead to father’s arrest
OKLAHOMA CITY – A father is in custody after his five-year-old son was found living in deplorable conditions. Police were called to 28-year-old Jessie Parker’s home after his five-year-old was reported missing by his neighbor. According to the police report, the neighbor told police they hadn’t seen the child in the past 45 minutes.  The neighbor […]

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Study shows economy may be improving, here’s why
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is experiencing an all time low in foreclosure rates. A good indicator the economy is improving. “Every recession we’ve had since World War II, the leading indicator of coming out of a recession is how strong is the housing market?” The housing market has seen lots of highs and lows in the past […]

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Mystery unearthed at an Oklahoma clothing store
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A mystery was unearthed at an Oklahoma clothing store this week. Officials discovered a pair of tiny, rusted handcuffs. The owner of Boulevard, a men’s clothing store in Tahlequah, says the tiny cuffs were found beneath the store when phone lines were being installed. Initially the owner and the employees though they found […]

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Students And Faculty From OCU Show Support For The Muslim Community
Hundreds of local Muslims were in for a surprise when they left their congregational prayer service Friday afternoon at their mosque in Oklahoma City.

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OU football player’s trial has been delayed
NORMAN, Okla. – The trial for a star University of Oklahoma football recruit, Joe Mixon, has been delayed. Officials made the announcement during a pre-trial conference on Friday. Attorney’s for both sides told the judge they are not ready for trial on Monday and the case is now set for January 12. The stand-out running […]

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OHP Identifies Man Accused Of Running Over Ten Commandments Monument
A man accused of running over the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol with his car is now in custody.

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A spooky venue you may have never visited
OKLAHOMA – Discover Oklahoma is here with a spooky venue you may have never visited. Enid’s Gaslight Theatre is charming, but it is also known to send shivers up some spines. There is a rumor that Theatre even has a ghost. Discover Oklahoma will have more of this spooky attraction this Saturday on KFOR. […]

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4 Your Garden: See how to turn seasonal pumpkins into fabulous floral displays
Gardening guru Linda Vater is here today to show you how to turn those seasonal pumpkins into fabulous floral displays. Check out Linda’s gardening pictures, ideas, and recipes on her blog.

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Arrest made in rape of elderly Guthrie woman on Christmas 1997
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations has arrested a man they say is responsible for the rape of an elderly woman on Christmas Day in 1997.

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OU's Joe Mixon Misdemeanor Trial Delayed
Court officials said University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon will not go to trial on time.

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Chickasha Police searching for man and woman who vandalized retirement home
CHICKASHA, Okla. – A retirement and assisted living facility in Chickasha was broken into and vandalized. The crime was all caught on surveillance video. Authorities are now searching for a man and a woman they believe to be responsible. “It’s unknown if this is a situation where someone was trying to entertain themselves with malicious […]

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Remains Believed To Be Of Missing Oklahoma Teen In Oregon Wilderness
Remains found by a hunter this month in sparsely populated southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into The Wild."

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#VoteVader: Would you vote for Darth Vader if given the chance?
Richard Hall[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/36/2014/10/001.jpg]3464463[/img] Because you totally could if you lived in Ukraine, where he’s running for parliament. Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, [Darth Alekseyevich] Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to turn Ukraine into a “galactic empire.” So serious is he about his mission that he even legally changed his name to Darth Vader ahead of the elections (He...

Anthony Morrow To Miss Start of Regular Season for Thunder
Newly acquired three-point specialist Anthony Morrow will miss the start of the regular season for the Oklahoma City Thunder after suffering a knee injury in practice on Thursday. Morrow suffered a sprained left knee ligament and will be out for a few weeks. The Thunder open the season Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Portland. Morrow’s injury […]

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Trial for man accused of murder following road rage nears end
OKLAHOMA CITY – The trial of an Oklahoma City man accused of murder following a case of road rage nears an end. The 59-year-old suspect, David Bloebaum, is accused of shooting the victim outside the Super Target near Penn and Memorial. The weeks worth of testimony has taken an emotional toll on the victim’s mother. […]

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Weekend Roundup: October 24-26
Nathan Poppe[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/34/2014/10/10644118_10152744471283186_8874547384319769705_o.jpg]3464022[/img] In the questionable words of R. Kelly, “It’s the freakin’ weekend baby.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Oklahoma church offering cold beers this weekend
TULSA, Okla. – A church in Tulsa is causing a stir with an event this weekend. East Side Christian Church is bringing cold beers into the sanctuary. According to KOKI, the church is offering Beer and Hymns Sunday night as part of a weekend-long discussion about the future of the Christian church around the world. […]

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Convicted murderer granted stay of execution
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma officials issued a stay of execution for a convicted murderer. Charles Warner’s execution was originally scheduled to take place on April 29, the same day as Clayton Lockett’s execution. Warner’s execution was eventually stayed and scheduled for November 13, after problems arose during Lockett’s execution. Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Attorney […]

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ESPN ranks Kevin Durant as the NBA's eighth best player
Darnell MayberryKevin Durant has been ranked the eighth best player by ESPN and ESPN.com’s panel of writers and analysts in its fourth annual “NBA Rank.” ESPN asked its forecast panel, a group of 224 employees who regularly contribute to NBA coverage in a variety of roles, to rank every NBA player on a 0-to-10 scale in terms of “the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming season.” That’s an important distinction.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Washington state school shooting: ‘Run, get out of here’
(CNN) — Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it — a loud bang. Then there was another. And another. And another. And another. What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, “came up from behind […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSAn Oklahoma City man was arrested after a shooting was reported Thursday afternoon in northeast Oklahoma City. Tahmar Lawrence, 19, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, police said. About 3 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Steve Lackmeyer: Development seems likely for lumberyard south of Bricktown
BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.comThe Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Oklahoma court resets execution dates for 2015
An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates until 2015 after the state said they needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.

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Kevin Sweat sentenced to life without parole
An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting two young girls, then killing his fiancee three years later, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Halloween ComicFest set for Saturday
Matthew Price[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/29/2014/10/HCF2014.jpg]3464098[/img] Diamond Comic Distributors has set “Halloween ComicFest” for Saturday, Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com

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