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J.J. Abrams reveals an X-Wing on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
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Oklahoma native James Garner dies at age 86
From Staff ReportsJames Garner, the Oscar-nominated actor from Norman who delighted movie and television fans for more than five decades with characters loaded with sly wit and captivating charm, died Saturday night at the age of 86. There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa WorldGov. Mary Fallin's re-election campaign has launched an online petition calling for the closure of federal facilities, including one at Fort Sill, holding unaccompanied juveniles who have entered the U.S. illegally. "President Obama has chosen — instead of enforcing our laws or protecting our borders — to bus 1,100 illegal alien minors to Fort Sill, just outside of Lawton," says an email sent by Fallin's campaign on Monday. "Governor Mary Fallin is standing up...

Chris CasteelWASHINGTON _ Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation said Monday they don’t want Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post near Lawton, used to house unaccompanied alien children past the October deadline. The delegation’s comments came after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved a request from the Health and Human Services Department to house up to 5,000 more minors on military bases.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Photos: Blake Shelton performs to a sold-out crowd of more than 40,000 at Chicago's Wrigley Field on his "Ten Times Crazier Tour"
Brandy McDonnell [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2014/07/blake-shelton-at-wrigley-field.jpg]2871019[/img] [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2014/07/blake-shelton-wrigley-field-2.jpg]2871017[/img] Oklahoma country superstar Blake Shelton celebrated a sold-out stadium show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field this weekend, topping out capacity with more than 40,000 fans in attendance. Joining the short list of artists who have performed at...

Oklahoma football: Kliff Kingsbury addresses quarterback Baker Mayfield's transfer
Jason Kersey [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/12/2014/07/Kingsbury.jpg]2870892[/img] DALLAS — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed his decision to block quarterback Baker Mayfield’s transfer to Oklahoma on Monday at his Big 12 Media Days news conference. As a true freshman and walk-on, Mayfield started seven games for the Red Raiders last season.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Oklahoma football: Linebacker Frank Shannon included in Sooners' official media guide
Jason Kersey [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/12/2014/07/Frank-Shannon.jpg]2870909[/img] DALLAS — Oklahoma released its official football media guide Monday during Big 12 Media Days and — as expected — linebacker Frank Shannon is included. The junior has started 15 career games and led the Sooners with 92 tackles in 2013. Included in Shannon’s media guide biography is this: “Led the Sooners with 92 tackles and could be poised for an even bigger campaign in...
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FROM STAFF REPORTSPolice have released the name of a man who died Friday in a traffic accident in south Oklahoma City at 13900 S Sooner Road. Logan Rosado-Santoni, 18, died at the scene of the accident after the driver of the vehicle he was in drifted into oncoming traffic, striking multiple vehicles, the Oklahoma City Police Department reported. Rosado-Santoni was the only person to die in the crash.Read more on NewsOK.com

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OSU football: Mike Gundy addresses media on Devon Thomas, Florida State and 10 years as Cowboys coach
john helsleyDALLAS – Oklahoma State’s rebuilding football team will enter as a significant underdog in the opener against defending national champion Florida State. What does that mean for the Cowboys?Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSPolice are investigating a northwest Oklahoma City hospital bomb threat made by telephone Sunday night. The caller claimed bombs were at Deaconess Hospital at 5501 N Portland Avenue, according to a police report. According to a police report, a caller told a hospital operator a bomb had been left in the parking garage and another one in the hospital.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Edmond Farmers Market is favorite weekend pick
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The Edmond Farmers Market is a popular downtown Edmond activity featuring produce and home-produced merchandise. The market is open from 8 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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William CrumUber, Lyft and other “ridesharing” services are up for discussion at Monday’s meeting of Oklahoma City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission. The commission meets at 1:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday. Perry, who has not said whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, spent the weekend talking to voters in Iowa, where he questioned President Barack Obama’s commitment to...

Big 12 Media Days: Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says 'change is coming' in NCAA, college athletics
ryan aberDALLAS — In his state of the conference address Monday morning, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby didn’t speak glowingly about the future of the NCAA and college sports in general. Speaking at the beginning of Big 12 Media Days, Bowlsby said the landscape of college athletics in general was about the change in a major way. “If you like what you see in college athletics right now, you’re gonna be disappointed,” Bowlsby said.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY NEWS9.COMShawnee police are involved in a standoff after a suspect broke into a home and refused to come outside Monday morning. Read more on NewsOK.com

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Massive Search In Rogers County Connected To Cold Case
Law enforcement agencies and search crews are looking for remains of a missing person in Rogers County Monday. Dione Fox has been missing since 1996.

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Tulsa Police Identify Remains Found In Storm Drain
Tulsa Police say they've identified the man whose remains were found in a storm drain two weeks ago.

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Obama Signs Act To Protect LGBT Federal Contractors
President Obama signed an executive order Monday protecting gay and transgender federal contractors from discrimination, the latest in his effort to act on Democratic-supported issues he says are being ignored by the Republican-led House.

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TSA To Increase Security Fee On Plane Tickets On Monday
The September 11 Security Fee will be increased more than 100 percent starting Monday. The fee partially helps fund the TSA.

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Two Americans Among Israeli Soldiers Killed In Gaza
Authorities and family members say two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defense Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

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'All-Clear' Given Following OKC Hospital Bomb Threat
An "all-clear" has been given at an Oklahoma City hospital after a man called News 9 to say his cousin placed two bombs in the building to protest gay marriage in Oklahoma.

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Warm, Humid Monday In Oklahoma
Most of the state is reporting 70s Monday morning with a light southerly breeze. Later on Monday, it will be mostly sunny with southerly winds 10-20mph and a UV index spiked at a 10.

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OSBI Investigates Grove Assault
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a case in which a man reportedly assaulted his brother, a news release says.

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Wewoka Woman Says Animal Shelter Gave Her Dog Ticks
A Wewoka woman says the local animal shelter that impounded her missing dog has left it with hundreds of ticks. She says the city is to blame, but she's the one being charged with animal cruelty.

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Toddler Dies After 'Cardiac Event' At Edmond Park
Emergency crews tell News 9 a 2-year-old girl collapsed at Mitch Park on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics say by the time they got there, the child was not breathing and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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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… &#128563;&#128513;— 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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