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Updated: 9/30/2014 1:38:27 PM +00:00
Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone
The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Subcommittee to discuss Oklahoma education funding
An Oklahoma legislative subcommittee is scheduled to meet for a study into education funding in the state.

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Officials: Aging Guthrie schools need makeover
The time has come. Officials want to give Guthrie's aging schools a makeover.

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Body of missing real estate agent found in shallow grave
SCOTT, Arkansas (CNN) — The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday. Her body was found in a shallow grave near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock. Arron Lewis, of Jacksonville, will be charged with […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSBETHANY — Fires set late Monday are similar to other arson fires under investigation in the area that were set last week, authorities said. Three outbuildings were set on fire late Monday near NW 39 and N Council Road, according to police and fire radio reports.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Storm chances roll through Oklahoma this week
OKLAHOMA – Tuesday presents another chance for thunderstorms over western Oklahoma, mainly near/over both panhandles. A few storms could be severe tomorrow afternoon and evening with large hail and damaging winds. The rest of the state will have another very warm and partly cloudy day with highs in the upper 80s. A stronger storm […]

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Billy Crystal breaks down in tears during Robin Williams memorial
Stevie Wonder performed, and Williams’ artist wife, Susan, and children, Cody, Zelda and Zak, also attended. Read more on NewsOK.com

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Forecast: Warmer weather with some storms
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FROM STAFF REPORTSTuesday will be warm and windy in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. The high temperature will be near 87 degrees with 20 mph wind gusts from the south. The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows: Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 87.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Authorities Investigate Multiple Shed Fires In Bethany
A neighborhood in Bethany is on high-alert after someone set several sheds on fire late Monday night.

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Missing Duncan Children Found Safe
Two children reported missing in Duncan, Oklahoma, have been found safe late Monday night, according to Duncan police.

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4.2 magnitude quake strikes near Perry, Enid
Residents in north central Oklahoma experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake on Monday night.

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Family asks for help finding hit-and-run driver
It's the photo the Barron family wishes didn't exist. It shows 14-year-old Dakota in an intensive care unit, taken after an Oklahoma City accident with too many questions.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSBETHANY — Bethany fire crews are battling two fires on Riverside Drive, a Bethany dispatcher said Monday night. The fires started shortly before 11 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Former Midwest City Star Named Astros Manager
A.J. Hinch, a former star at Midwest City High School, was named the new manager of the Houston Astros on Monday, Sept. 29th. Hinch was the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 and 2010, and since that time had been the vice president of pro scouting for the San Diego Padres. Hinch believes his experiences in various different roles […]

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Patient in Dallas hospital showing signs of Ebola
DALLAS, Texas – Officials say a patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of Ebola. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola. The patient is now in isolation. The virus has killed more than 3,000 people across West […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSPERRY — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake Monday night shook parts of northern Oklahoma, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake occurred shortly after 10 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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NCTC softball players continue to heal after fatal bus crash
MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. – Texas softball players continue to heal after the fatal accident that killed four girls. One of the softball players, Rachel Hitt, remains hospitalized at Norman Regional Hospital in fair condition. Today, Hitt’s parents released the following statement about the tragic accident: To the families of those who lost their loved ones, the […]

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Dallas patient in strict isolation with Ebola Virus symptoms
Dallas health officials are waiting for test results on a possible Ebola patient.

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By Matt Dinger, Staff WriterThe court clerks for Oklahoma and Cleveland counties said they have not made any special arrangements in the event that gay marriage becomes legal in the state. “I think there’s still a stay in effect by the 10th Circuit, ...Read more on NewsOK.com

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Employee questions payroll issues at adult care center
Employees at Hillcrest Living Center in Moore are quiet when it comes to the payroll process. But one employee is speaking out.

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Walmart says Tracy Morgan should have worn a seat belt
(CNN) — Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.  Walmart filed a 28-page response to a complaint by lawyers acting for Morgan […]

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Former Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old
WEWOKA, Okla. – A former Wewoka police officer is facing four felony charges after allegedly having sex with an underage girl while on duty. After an investigation, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office uncovered the former police officer performed sexual acts with a minor. Officials say Trever Blackwell,30, is facing one felony count of second degree […]

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Boeing could move 900 jobs to Oklahoma City
By Brianna Bailey, Business WriterBoeing could relocate about 900 defense and support-related jobs to Oklahoma City as part of a plan to shift defense-related jobs away from Washington state. The aerospace company already employs 2,000 in Oklahoma City, and the latest expansion could represent nearly a 50 percent increase in its presence in the city, said Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “Boeing sees a significant savings by operating here and also has...

Oklahoma City man loses wife in Vaughan Foods rampage, home in Moore tornado
The family of an Oklahoma City woman beheaded at work spent Monday planning her funeral, according to neighbors.

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Who is Alton Nolen?
After allegedly stabbing two women, beheading one of them, during a rampage at the Vaughan Foods warehouse in Moore, Alton Nolen was shot several times, according to police.

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Officials: White House fence jumper made it farther than originally thought
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday. Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran who had a knife in his pocket, overcame one Secret Service officer and ran into the East Room of […]

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Teen charged in connection to murdered Oklahoma teen arrested while on bail
CRESCENT, Okla.- When Crescent police officer Joey Barta approached a vehicle for a routine stop, he had no idea he was about to make the highest profile arrest of his career. He said he told both of the individuals, that now would the time to be honest because it was obvious there was marijuana in […]

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Cowboys, Gundy look ahead to Iowa State
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking to see continued improvement out of their relatively inexperienced players in Saturday's game against Iowa State.

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Local university speaks out after tragic accident kills 4 softball players
BETHANY, Okla. – A bus carrying a Texas softball team traveling back to Gainesville was involved in a deadly accident with a semi-truck in Murray County late Friday. Authorities say four young women died and another dozen suffered injuries. The students had just played a softball game at Southern Nazarene University and were on their way […]

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Community Shows Support For Moore Attack Victims
Family and friends of the two victims attacked inside the Vaughan Foods in Moore are paying tribute.

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Man arrested in Oklahoma City shooting death
FROM STAFF REPORTSPolice say a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the weekend shooting death of an Oklahoma City man. Cameron Jones was arrested Sunday on a murder complaint after police developed leads connecting him to the shooting death of Jamaris Miles. Miles’ body was found inside a vehicle in the 2900 block of NW 28 Street early Saturday after police officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area. Jones was charged in October 2007 with nine counts of various...

Residents Voice Bridge Safety Concerns Near Lexington
Months after the bridge connecting the towns of Purcell and Lexington reopened from repairs, there are new issues of big trucks not obeying the posted weight limit.

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Cowboys See Garman Improving
Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman continues to improve as the Cowboy signal-caller with J.W. Walsh out with an injured foot. Garman passed for 370 yards and four touchdowns in OSU’s win over Texas Tech last Thursday, and did most of his damage with deep passes. His teammates can see his improvement, and feel he’s getting better just […]

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Oklahoma HS Football Field Brawl Suspends 40 Players
It was a showdown on the football field between two Oklahoma high schools, but it was not about the game.

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4.2 Magnitude Quake Reported In Garfield County
The United State Geological Survey reported an earthquake in Garfield County late Monday evening.

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Oklahoma City police officer accused of sex crimes facing 10 additional charges
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City Police officer accused of preying on women while on patrol is now facing 10 additional charges after two more women have come forward. According to court documents, prosecutors say the Oklahoma City Police has obtained copies of Facebook communications from Daniel Holtzclaw to one of the victims that verify […]

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FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo children were reported missing by the Duncan Police Department Monday afternoon. Dasiah Clenny, a 9-month-old, and Suquoyia Solomon, 6, brother and sister, were last seen in the care of their mother’s roommate Brandi Nichole Voyles, 30. Voyles, a white female, is also missing.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Abigail's players to watch this weekend
See Abigail's players to watch this weekend for both the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State games.

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The beard? Nope. Oklahoma City Thunder center reveals new facial hair to fear
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder kick off training camp on Tuesday, but first the team met with the media to discuss a variety of topics as they aim to improve on their Western Conference Finals season last year. The talk of the event was Steven Adams’ newly grown mustache. All Hail the @RealStevenAdams […]

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Rep. Bennett Releases Statement On Moore Workplace Violence Investigation
Alton Nolen, the suspect in the deadly attack on a co-worker at a Moore food plant, recently converted to Islam.

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UPDATE: Putnam City 7th grader taken to hospital after being hit by bus
A Putnam City 7th grader was taken to the hospital with injuries after a bus ran over him Monday afternoon.

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Media day: Oklahoma City Thunder talks season, playoffs
OKLAHOMA CITY – In the heart of football season, basketball fans are already looking toward the start of the NBA season. On Monday, the Oklahoma City Thunder spoke with the media about the upcoming season and their hopes for the team’s future in the NBA Playoffs. While the talk of the event was Steven Adams’ […]

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Amanda Bynes in trouble with the law again
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – Actress Amanda Bynes is in trouble with the law again. A California Highway Patrol Trooper arrested her early Sunday morning. Troopers say Bynes was driving in a Mercedes-Benz around 3:45 Sunday morning when she stopped at a red light in the middle of the intersection. Troopers say when they pulled over […]

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Family of survivor in Davis bus crash releases statement
The parents of a survivor of the bus crash that killed four North Central Texas College students near Davis on Friday have released a statement on behalf of their family.

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Duncan mayor receives high honor
DUNCAN, Okla. – The mayor of Duncan, Oklahoma was named the 2014 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year for the state’s larger communities. Gene Brown is a long time resident of his community. According to the Oklahoma Municipal League, Brown has served in the capacity of City Councilman and Vice Mayor for 25 years and is […]

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William CrumAn electrical contractor said the city council should look into circumstances surrounding the construction contract for the MAPS 3 Expo Center at State Fair Park. The council awarded a $37 million contract earlier this month to Atlas General Contractors. The city received eight bids on the project; six were clustered in a narrow range from $40 million to $40.6 million. Alan Hadley of Metro Tech Electrical Contractors told the council that Atlas, after winning the project, came...

9-month-old, 6-year-old declared missing by Duncan police
Duncan police say a 9-month-old boy is missing along with a 6-year-old girl.

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Found: Oklahoma police find missing 9-month-old & 6-year-old
UPDATE 9/30/14  2:30 A.M. : DUNCAN, Okla. – Deputies have found two missing kids from Duncan, a 9-month-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. Authorities also found the woman who allegedly took them, Nicci Voyles, 30, who is also known as Brandi Hoglan Voyles. The discovery was made at a home outside Duncan city limits in Stephens county  at 11:49 pm […]

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CDC investigating whether respiratory virus is causing paralysis in children
DENVER, Colo. – Health officials in Denver are looking for the cause of a neurological illness that has affected nine children in Colorado. The children were hospitalized with muscle weakness in their limbs between Aug. 9 and Sept. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials say MRI tests spotted abnormalities in […]

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