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What to do in Oklahoma on July 28, 2014: Hear Camille Harp and Handsome Devils at The Deli
Brandy McDonnell [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2014/07/camille-harp-2013-nathan-poppe-photo.jpg]3013099[/img] Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Hear local singer-songwriter Camille Harp play a free and smoke-free show from 7 to 9 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. Norman band The Handsome Devils will take the stage at 10 p.m. For more information, go to thedeli.us/2014. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM Read more on NewsOK.com
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDUNCAN — A southern Oklahoma city is disposing carcasses of euthanized dogs and cats by selling them to science. Duncan officials approved guidelines on recycling the animal carcasses last week with two companies that buy them.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFAIRVIEW — Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating a neglected oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead in an uncovered tank. A local newspaper reports that one of the two rescue owls has died.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTS8 a.m. A wreck in the eastbound lanes of Reno Avenue at N MacArthur Boulevard involves a tractor-trailer and a car, according to fire radio reports. Check NewsOK.com for traffic updates. Read more on NewsOK.com

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By RANDY KREHBIEL - Tulsa WorldFrom San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to McAllen, Texas, is 1,000 miles as the crow flies. By foot, by van, by the long-haul freight train called “The Beast,” it is even farther. And by other measures it is farther still. San Pedro Sula is the epicenter of the recent surge in juvenile migration to the United States.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTS4:40 a.m. A line of storms was producing heavy rainfall in western Oklahoma Monday, the National Weather Service reports.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTULSA — Tulsa police say an elderly man has drowned in his backyard pool while doing renovation work. A police spokesman says the man was working on the vacant home Sunday night in hopes of selling it.Read more on NewsOK.com

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High-Dollar Dives Of Oklahoma: Yukon Luxurious Swimming Pool
We are jumping in pools any chance we get with this heat. So, we went in search, and found some of the best in the state. Here's what we're calling the high-dollar dives of Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma Owl Death Prompts Oil Field Investigation
Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating a neglected oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead in an uncovered tank.

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Euthanized Animals In Duncan To Be Sold For Science
Duncan officials approved guidelines on recycling the animal carcasses last week with two companies that buy them. The money earned from the sales goes into the city's general fund.

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Cooler Days Ahead In Oklahoma This Week
The rest of the state might see a sprinkle but that will be decreasing by mid-morning. Statewide temps Monday morning are in the 70s with a light northeast wind 10-15mph.

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Tulsa Police: Elderly Man Found Dead At Bottom Of Backyard Pool
Tulsa Police say an elderly man was found at the bottom of a backyard pool at a vacant home Sunday evening.

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Bomb Squad Clears Suspicious Item At SW OKC Home
The bomb squad responded to a southwest Oklahoma City home Sunday night after a woman came across something that looked suspicious in her garage.

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Tulsa Police Say Victim, Witnesses Uncooperative In Reported Hostage Situation
Tulsa Police say they didn't get a lot of cooperation from the possible victims of a hostage situation at the Magnolia Manor Apartments - or the crowd who came out to watch the standoff.

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Oklahoma Watch: Federal disaster loans is one avenue tornado victims took on path to recovery
By Clifton Adcock and Nate Robson, Oklahoma WatchEditor’s note: “Auditing the Storm: Disaster 4117” is a joint investigative series by Oklahoma Watch and KGOU Radio on how federal and state disaster aid is being spent in the wake of the violent tornadoes and storms of spring 2013. The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest...

FROM STAFF REPORTSA body was found inside an Oklahoma City apartment Sunday afternoon with significant trauma, police said. An adult man, whose name and age has not been released, was found dead about 12:15 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Good Samaritans Save Man From Drowning At Lake Thunderbird
A group of Good Samaritans jump into action to save a young man from drowning at Lake Thunderbird, Sunday evening.

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Small Earthquake Rumbles In Payne County
A small earthquake rumbled near the town of Yale, Okla., Sunday evening.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSCEMENT — An Oklahoma man died after the pickup he was driving went off the road and struck a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. About 7:30 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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EMSA Monitors Heat At OKC Playground
Day 6 of this unbearable heat means the "heat alert" issued by EMSA remains in effect. On Sunday, paramedics showed us just how hot it's getting at local playgrounds.

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Michael Behenna: Once-imprisoned soldier looks ahead to his future
BY ADAM KEMP{if $specialArticle}{/if}{if $specialArticle}FREE ON THE PLAINSFour months after his release from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Michael Behenna is beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medfordstory by Adam Kemp | photos by Sarah Phipps{/if}{if $specialArticle}{include file="article/social.sharing.tpl" }{/if} {if $specialArticle}{else}

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FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo men died Saturday from injuries suffered in seperate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Benjamin Heath Parr, 18, Chickasha About 5:30 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City reached the 100-degree mark for the first time in 2014 Saturday afternoon. A National Weather Service observation site at Will Rogers World Airport reported a temperature of 100 degrees shortly before 4 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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20-40-60 Etiquette: I'll bring the fruit!
BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The OklahomanEditor’s note: Today we invited two guests to add to the 20-40-60 team’s answers. Questions about co-hosting parties have come up before, and we think it is important that all hosts participate together in party planning, especially since they are coming together to honor a mutual friend.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Oklahoma City's Reduxion Theatre Company hits the accelerator with 'Scandalous Season'
By Brandy McDonnell, Features WriterAfter shifting into a larger new space in Automobile Alley earlier this year, Reduxion Theatre Company is punching the accelerator with its upcoming seventh season. The nonprofit company is boosting its number of productions from four to six while expanding its Classics for Kids program, making its mission of “revisiting the classics” a year-round quest. “We wanted to showcase our venue to the fullest extent that we could, pushing our boundaries...

Signs of heat exhaustion
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder reminds us to be on the lookout for heat exhaustion as the summer swelter builds in.

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Suspects identified in Saturday's deputy-involved shooting in Norman
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office identified a man who died after an deputy-involved shooting on Saturday.

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Police find parents of toddler found in parking lot near I-40 and Meridian
The parents of a 2-year-old girl who was found wandering in a Waffle House parking lot have been identified.

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OKC police investigate fatal stabbing
An investigation is underway after a fatal stabbing in northwest Oklahoma City.

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KOCO meteorologist Danielle Dozier takes a look at the numbers.

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Deputy shoots suspect accused of stealing cruiser
Cleveland County authorities were investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning near 24th Avenue SW and West Boyd Street in Norman.

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Finding the North Star is easy
KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder shows the simple way to find Polaris, the North Star.

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U.S. Senior Open pairings announced
Parings for the U.S. Senior Open were announced on Saturday.

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Authorities looking for two women in bank robbery
Police are searching for two women in connection with a Saturday morning bank robbery.

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Hour-by-hour feel like temperatures for July 6
With plenty of sunshine on tap for Sunday, high temperatures will soar into the mid 90s. Combined with the humidity, the heat index will hit 100 degrees in several locations. There is a very low chance of an isolated shower in the area.

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Live Wire: Follow Tropical Storm Arthur
Tropical Storm Arthur has become the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season. Follow updates from along the East Coast as the storm heads north.

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Woman claims men set her duplex on fire
An Oklahoma City woman says a fire at her duplex was no accident.

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World Record Holder Running Marathons Again
Oklahoma City marathon runner Emerald Groom enjoys running races for the competition, the challenges and overcoming obstacles. While she was training for the Chicago Marathon, Groom broke her right foot and leg. Groom was on crutches for 17 weeks, ruling out running the Chicago Marathon. While on crutches, Groom read about a North Carolina man that set […]

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1 shot in Oklahoma City
One person was shot Friday night on the northwest side of Oklahoma City, police said.

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OKC celebrates Independence Day at second annual Bricktown 4th Fest
OKLAHOMA CITY – Many residents in Oklahoma City showed up at Bricktown Ballpark for their second annual Bricktown 4th Fest. The festival included live music, fireworks, and many other activities.

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Fireworks display in Jenks catches fire
JENKS, Okla. – Residents in Jenks say a fireworks display caught on fire Friday night. No word on any injuries. Jenks firework display just exploded on the bridge. Now there's huge fire burning. #yikes #merica— Jason Hines (@JasonLHines) July 05, 2014 Well…something went way wrong with the Jenks firework show tonight… 😳😁— Chelsi Jacobs (@ChelsiTJacobs) […]

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Authorities investigating car collision that sent 1 to hosptial
NORMAN, Okla. – Emergency crews in Norman responded to a car accident Friday night. According to officials, the driver says he was driving westbound on highway 9 when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled down the embankment. A female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and suffered significant injuries. Officials say she was transported […]

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Lake patrols out in force this holiday weekend
OKLAHOMA CITY – If you plan to head out to the lake this weekend, know that lake patrols are out in force, keeping an eye out for anyone breaking the law. They want to remind boaters to drink responsibly. Anyone caught boating with a blood alcohol level about the legal limit could be cited or […]

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Officials: Remains found may belong to escaped inmate
WOODWARD, Okla. – Officials believe skeletal remains found near a Woodward prison may be those of an escaped inmate. The inmate broke free from the William S. Key Correctional Center during the winter of 2012. He was never seen or heard from again. According to the Woodward News, personnel from the Department of Corrections and […]

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Police respond to NW OKC shooting
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police were called to a shooting near northwest 86th and Raven Friday night. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot. According to scanner traffic, the man told police the suspect was a female. EMSA officials say they transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated. […]

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Joan Rivers jokes Obama is gay, first lady is transgender
(CNN) — Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around? The comedian known for her lack of self-censoring recently officiated a same-sex wedding and was asked by a photographer if she believed the United States would ever see the first gay or female president. Her response was typical Rivers. “We already […]

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Woman claims dead grandma took a selfie from beyond the grave
ROMANIA(Fox8) — A Romanian woman claims that her grandmother took a selfie on her cell phone from beyond the grave. According to Daily Mail, Gina Mihai, 34, said that when she turned on her phone she saw her dead grandmother with a snake around her neck. Mihai said a fortune teller told her it was a message that her […]

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Great State: Retired Oklahoma mayor turns 100
CANEY, Okla. – She helped keep a small Oklahoma town on the map for years and now she is celebrating her 100th birthday. Back in 1998 Bessie Withrow was an energetic mayor in a very small Oklahoma town. “I’d rather live here than any other place I know,” she says while driving her pickup truck […]

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Who is the worst president since WWII?
(CNN) — President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll. And the survey, released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 […]

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Boy with rare Genetic Disorder builds Lego replica of hospital as tribute
LOS ANGELES – In Los Angeles the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the request of a young boy with a rare genetic disorder. Two things keep 8-year-old Dylan Prunty going, according to his mother. The doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. And Legos. Dylan combined his life savers when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him a wish. He […]

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