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Drivers traveling Downtown warned they could run into delays
OKLAHOMA CITY – Commuters traveling to Downtown OKC may run into some traffic delays. Officials are warning metro drivers of ongoing construction that could cause some unexpected delays. This is a summary of downtown traffic conditions for September 20 – 26. The south sidewalk on Kerr will be closed between the garage drive at Leadership Square […]

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Lawsuit: Teen raped after school used her as ‘bait’ to catch rape suspect
Note: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual crimes. CNN – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher’s aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student. “It has essentially devastated her life,” attorney […]

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Hour-by-hour Predictor for Sept. 21
Even though Saturday was dry, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday with a passing cold front. The highest chance comes early in the day and no severe weather is expected.

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J.C. Penney looks to hire 35K workers for this holiday season
J.C. Penney says it’ll add 35,000 seasonal workers this year. That’s the same amount the retailer hired last year for the crucial holiday shopping season. Earlier this week, UPS, FedEx, Kohl’s and Walmart each announced they’d be hiring more seasonal workers this year than last year. View Walmart’s hiring announcement. View UPS’ hiring announcement.

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Kids invited to participate in upcoming adaptive sports camp
NORMAN, Okla. An adaptive sports camp is coming to Norman! SportForward announced its inaugural adaptive sports camp, taking place on Saturday, September 27 at the Norman Optimist Club. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids ages 4 to16 who have physical and cognitive impairments are invited to participate in fun, recreational adaptive sports. The camp […]

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Water main break affects businesses in OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews responded to a water main break in SW OKC Saturday afternoon. Authorities said they were called to the 2000 block of Exchange Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. Officials say the break is affecting several businesses in the area, including the Grace Rescue Mission. They say the Grace Rescue Mission is without water and […]

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Toothpaste manufacturer takes action after dental hygienist’s discovery
A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this! “We thought it was […]

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Anthony SlaterWith NBA training camp less than two weeks away, Kevin Durant has made his way back to Oklahoma City. But basketball season can wait a bit.Read more on NewsOK.com

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‘Nice Bucket’ donated to Ohio prank victim
INDIANA  – An Indiana autism center is showering a teen, who went viral after a nasty and fake Ice Bucket Challenge, with messages of support. The Ohio teen was drenched with a bucket of urine, feces, and spit. The story prompted the director of an autism center to take action by filling a nice bucket […]

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Photographer makes a splash with her unique work
You could say one photographer is making waves with her pictures. This North Carolina photographer specializes in turning girls into mermaids. Like many little girls, Ann Lynn dreams of becoming a mermaid. “I love mermaids, they’re so beautiful,” Ann said. Today’s her lucky day because her dream came true. The woman who captured this experience […]

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Another Man Arrested At The White House
A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended.

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Video: BRONCHO "Class Historian"
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Sheriff’s Office: Oklahoma pastor arrested on child pornography charges
MCALESTER, Okla.  – An Oklahoma pastor is accused of possessing child pornography. Larry Jones, 65, was arrested Friday in McAlester, Oklahoma. Police say he has already posted the $15,000 bail in order to be released. Jones is a pastor at Missionary Baptist Church. According to Missionary Baptist Church’s website, Jones has been a pastor since 1971. This […]

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Teacher accused of committing sex acts with three 15-year-old boys
NEW JERSEY – A New Jersey high school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting three male students. Parents say they’re shocked. Nicole Dufault, 34, was a trusted teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, for nearly a decade. But now she’s being accused of carrying on sexual relationships with three 15-year-old students. Essex […]

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Water Main Break Disrupts Business In SW OKC
Several businesses are without water due to a water main break in southwest Oklahoma City.

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Two Escape House Fire In NW OKC
Two people escaped a house fire early Saturday morning in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Eighth grader given detention after sharing his lunch with friend
CALIFORNIA – A boy in eighth grade was given detention allegedly for sharing his lunch with a fellow student. Kyle Bradford says his friend didn’t like the cafeteria food that day, so he offered him some of his chicken burrito. “It seemed like, he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give […]

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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach
The security breach late Friday at the White House is prompting a new round of criticism for the Secret Service, with lawmakers and outside voices saying the incident highlights glaring deficiencies in the agency's protection of the president and the first family.

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GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas
CNN – Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are […]

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20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms Saturday
If you have any grilling or pool plans today, don’t cancel them just because of our 20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Any storms that manage to form will be isolated with little chance of becoming strong or severe. Still, keep an eye out for some billowing white clouds if you’re going to be outside. Highs […]

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OHP: Man Jumps Out Of Vehicle On I-40, Driver Doesn't Stop
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a 23-year-old Houston, Texas man died Friday evening after being injured in an incident off I-40 between Meridian and MacArthur in Oklahoma County.

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Police think Friday homicide was the result of a home invasion
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man died Friday during a home invasion, Oklahoma City police said. Investigators believe brothers Demarco Sayles, 24, and Nakadda Sayles, 23, attempted to break into an apartment in the 4200 block of SE 52 about 4 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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EMSA Celebrates Mascot Dog's Homecoming In OKC
EMSA crews celebrated the return of their mascot dog, Major 10-7, Friday night.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSA Texas man died after he jumped out of a moving vehicle Friday evening in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Charles Ray Foust, of Houston, jumped from a vehicle that was headed west on Interstate 40 between Meridian Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard at 5:42 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Investigators Confirm Name Of Pilot Killed In Okmulgee County Crash
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed the identity of a pilot killed in an Okmulgee County plane crash Friday. The FAA will investigate the cause of the crash.

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USAF's 'Dimensions In Blue' To Perform At OKC National Memorial And Museum
The U.S. Air Force “Dimensions in Blue” jazz ensemble will play a special performance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum at 2 p.m. on September 21.

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ODOT Says It's 'Revolutionizing' Bridge Building In Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said it's revolutionizing bridge building. They said they've found the secret to speeding up the process, but it is slow, only an inch or so at a time.

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Week 3: High school football scores
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Pilot dies in Okmulgee plane crash
The pilot of plane that crashed Friday has died.

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Edmond police: 2 people dead after industrial accident
Edmond police say two people died after an industrial accident Friday afternoon.

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Friday Night Heroes, Week 3
Week 3 of the Friday Night Heroes was the last week of non-district play in Oklahoma high school football. With district games starting next week, all the games from now on will count towards determining who makes the playoffs. There were still a few rivalry games on the docket as well, with Putnam City facing […]

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EMSA locates missing mascot dog
The Emergency Medical Services Authority officials said its mascot, Major 10-7, hobbled into its operations facility around 10 p.m. Friday.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating an airplane crash in Okmulgee County that killed the only person on board. The pilot, Gene Thompson, of Tulsa, was found dead. The plane crashed near 225 Road and Will Sampson Road outside the town of Preston in Okmulgee County, the patrol reported. The Cessna 172, single-engine aircraft was reported missing Friday afternoon when it failed to arrive at Tulsa’s Riverside Airpark after departing from Fort Worth, Texas. The...

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Crowds line up in Oklahoma for newest iPhone
By Adam Wilmoth, Energy EditorHundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones. Brayden Farrell said he hid in the bushes outside the mall to guarantee his spot at the front of the line. “It’s really for the experience,” he said.Read more on NewsOK.com

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September likely to end with above-average temperatures
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder says even though astronomical fall begins on Monday, September will end with above-average temperatures.

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By Brianna Bailey, Business WriterOklahoma’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in August, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Unemployment in 24 states and the District of Columbia showed rate increases over July, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no change. The national jobless rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point at 6.1 percent for the month, and was 1.1 percentage points lower than in August...
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White House partially evacuated after disturbance near front door
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Part of the White House was evacuated Thursday night after a disturbance on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building. Witnesses reported seeing a man running across the property. The man made it “just feet away” from the front door of the White […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — A man who is believed to have drowned early Friday morning was found dead in a hot tub that was connected to a pool in the backyard of his home. Barton McSpadden, 46, was a longtime lobbyist at the state Capitol.Read more on NewsOK.com

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El Reno woman says she shot would-be home intruder in backside
An El Reno woman believes she shot a possible burglar in the backside.

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Forklift accident in Edmond leaves two dead, one injured
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — Two brothers died Friday after a forklift overturned in Edmond. The accident occurred about 2 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Viral Video: Guy shows everyone why proposing on a boat is an awful idea
So, is that a no? A new viral video is showing everyone why you should not pop the question on a boat.

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Oklahoma City police make arrests Friday in 2013 homicide case
FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo people were arrested Friday in connection with the 2013 death of a 7-year-old boy in a house fire. On April 28, 2013, Adrian Avalos, 7, died after his home was burglarized and set on fire while he was sleeping.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo people have died as a result of separate crashes on state roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Alexis White, 17, Castle A Castle woman died Friday afternoon after driving her vehicle into a ditch, troopers reported. Alexis White, 17, was dead at the scene of the crash about 3:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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How safe if your child in the car? Free safety check-ups this weekend
BETHANY, Okla. – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 12 years old, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From 2006 to 2010, 4,028 children aged 12 and younger were killed in crashes involving passenger vehicles. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma, is urging parents […]

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Update: Search for missing Oklahoma plane ends tragically
Update: 9:45 p.m. – The search for the missing Oklahoma plane has ended tragically. Officials are on scene of a fatal aircraft collision in Okmulgee County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms the pilot was the only occupant and was killed in the collision. Officials say it appears the plane clipped some trees and then crashed. Authorities located […]

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Oklahoma Muslims Rally against ISIS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- Oklahoma Muslims insist their beliefs do not coincide with those of radical extremists in the Middle East. Today, they take a stand and say enough of being grouped with terrorists. A rally was held at Penn Square Mall to protest ISIS and promote peace. The rally was planned last week by people […]

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The Clean Cut: Rascal Flatts prays with cancer patient during hospital visit
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Two more arrested in connection to the death of 7-year-old boy
OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities arrested two more people in connection to the death of a seven-year-old boy. 7-year-old Adrian Avalos died in April of 2013 after he had been left home alone.  Police say someone broke in and then set fire to the home. Nearly a year and a half after he died, two more people have […]

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Hour-by-hour Predictor for Sept. 20
Will it be a wash out this weekend?  Not at all, but widely scattered showers and thunderstorms still can not be completely ruled out.

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