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Oklahoma Loses 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Following Common Core Repeal
Oklahoma has lost its “No Child Left Behind” waiver after the legislature repealed Common Core earlier this year, according to multiple sources.

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Accident Involving City Bus Shuts Down Intersection At SW 5th, Robinson
An auto accident involving a city bus has shut down the intersection of SW 5th St. and S. Robinson Ave., Thursday morning.

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OKC Police K-9 Killed In Line Of Duty Laid To Rest
An Oklahoma City police K-9 officer that was killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday morning.

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Upset Parent In Hilldale Pick-Up Line Rams Teacher With Vehicle, Report Says
A parent attempting to pick up her child from school reportedly became upset in the pick-up line and drove toward a teacher and struck her, according to the Muskogee Police Department.

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Driver Not Injured When Piece Of Metal Hits Car's Windshield On I-244
The driver of a Chevy Cruze wasn't hurt when a piece of metal fell off a truck and crashed through her car's windshield Thursday morning.

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2 More Cases Of West Nile Found In Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says two more cases of West Nile have been reported in Oklahoma, bringing the total to four so far this summer.

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Barresi: Fifth, Eighth Grade Writing Scores Will Not Factor Into A-F Scores This Year
After concerns were voiced and further analyzing tests sent back to the testing vendor, Barresi said she would rather there be no question of the validity of the A-F report cards.

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Accident Shuts Down Hefner At Kelley In OKC
All lanes of Hefner Road are shut down at Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City, due to an accident involving a piece of construction equipment Thursday morning.

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OKC Spraygrounds Remain Open Through September 28
With late summer temperatures still soaring into the triple digits, Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation officials have decided to expand the city’s sprayground season for another month.

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Oklahoma Landowners Sue Over Wind Farm Plan
Seven central Oklahoma landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against several companies planning wind farms.

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FROM STAFF REPORTSMcALESTER — A 12-year-old boy died Saturday after being shot in the head with a pellet gun the day before. Justin Ingle, 12, was taken Friday to a McAlester hospital after being shot, and was flown to a Tulsa hospital where he died. “Two boys were playing with a high-powered pellet gun, and one boy pulled the trigger and hit the other in the head,” Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns said. Ingle’s mother was at home when the shooting happened but was in another room,...

Kevin Durant talks Team USA departure, rule changes and his scoring prowess at NBA 2K event
Anthony Slater[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2014/07/Kevin-Durant.jpg]2857012[/img] Team USA president Jerry Colangelo surprised some late last week when he told gathered media in Chicago that Kevin Durant left the national team because of a “contractual situation.” It contradicted Durant’s original reason for departure, which cited mental and physical fatigue in a statement released days before Colangelo’s comments. But Colangelo eventually cleared up...

FROM STAFF REPORTS2 p.m. Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Air Depot Road have been reopened. Lanes were closed for more than an hour because of an accident. 1 p.m. Interstate 40 westbound lanes near Air Depot Road in Midwest City are closed because of an injury collision. The crash happened about 12:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Why can't OU and OSU play Arkansas?
Berry Tramel [img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2014/08/brandon-holmes.jpg]3363289[/img] I drove over to Arkansas this week.Read more on NewsOK.com

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University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond welcomes freshmen
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma hosted its first-ever Freshman Convocation in Hamilton Field House. The Sunday event served as the official welcome for the class of 2018 to the university’s academic community. Convocation began with a ceremonial walk through Central Gateway, the arch in front of Old North, to signify the start of the students’ journey at Central.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who is wanted for a domestic abuse crime. Investigators accuse Taylor Elledge, 29, of attacking a woman on Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com

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OSU Hoops: Cowboys To Host Maryland
John Helsley[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/08/Travis-Ford.jpg]3363159[/img] Travis Ford will face a familiar coaching foe in Maryland’s Mark Turgeon.Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTS - Tulsa WorldAfter Gov. Mary Fallin issued a challenge Tuesday, OSU head football coach Mike Gundy and OSU president Burns Hargis took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday. As they braced for the cold, Hargis reminded Gundy that the coach has done this before -- in the Fiesta Bowl, among other big wins during Gundy's tenure. This one -- dumped by quarterback J.W. Walsh, cornerback Kevin Peterson and two volunteers from the crowd -- was just in front of the...

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLAWTON — Some officials say a southern Oklahoma city saw economic benefits from a facility that processed children who entered the country unaccompanied. More than 1,800 unaccompanied immigrant children came through Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma before the facility closed earlier this month, according to federal officials.Read more on NewsOK.com

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSHAWNEE — A central Oklahoma city will no longer use its city hall and a fire station as public storm shelters. Donald Lynch, Shawnee's emergency management director, recommended the city commission vote on eliminating use of the buildings as shelters, citing potential dangers, an increase in private shelters, and trash left behind by residents after a storm. The Shawnee city commission approved a measure 5-2 on Monday night to stop using the city hall and a...

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNew Jersey Gov. and Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie is scheduled to visit Oklahoma City to attend events with Oklahoma Gov. Read more on NewsOK.com

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FROM STAFF REPORTSENID — An Amber Alert has been canceled, and a 5-year-old boy was located with his father following a knife attack on the boy’s mother, police said. The father, Anastacio Reyes Sr.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Facebook adds 'satire' label to Onion stories in most obvious move ever
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Dads are more likely to get flex time to care for kids, study says
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FROM STAFF REPORTSNICHOLS HILLS — State Treasurer Ken Miller launched the second annual 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes during an assembly Tuesday at Nichols Hills Elementary School. One Oklahoma child will be awarded a $10,529 Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan account, and the winner’s school will get a $10,529 cash prize, Miller said. The statewide sweepstakes gives Oklahoma parents and grandparents an added incentive to talk with their loved ones about the importance of higher...

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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