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Oklahoma County Jail undergoes renovations to improve safety

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Oklahoma County Jail undergoes renovations to improve safety


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“It’s a crime problem,” AG Sessions talks criminal justice reform in Midwest City 

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“It’s a crime problem,” AG Sessions talks criminal justice reform in Midwest City 


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Mom accused of selling drugs to students at daughter’s Catholic high school

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Mom accused of selling drugs to students at daughter’s Catholic high school


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Arkansas teens honored for car seat monitoring device

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Iowa special education student scores memorable touchdown in football game

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Iowa special education student scores memorable touchdown in football game


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Tommy Hilfiger is making clothes easier to wear for people with disabilities

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Tommy Hilfiger is making clothes easier to wear for people with disabilities


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Semi-truck driver killed after fiery crash on I-35

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This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
This might be hard to believe, but I have never starred in a choreographed cheer-and-dance routine for a college homecoming event. So I don’t know what type of wardrobe choices I would make in that scenario. No judgies. It probably wouldn’t include fanny packs, but to each his own, guys. Anyway, here are members of Sigma Tau Gamma, a fraternity at the University of Central Oklahoma, showing their true and deep commitment to jean shorts (a   Read More ...
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Oklahoma County Jail undergoes renovations to improve safety
OKLAHOMA CITY - Opened in 1991, the Oklahoma County Jail has housed a million inmates. And, they have taken a major toll on the building. “In between the walls was supposed to be concrete," said Jail Spokesman Mark Opgrande. "They didn't do that. So, you can get through to the other side.” Inmates have chipped away at the walls, disassembled furniture and torn down hundreds of lights   Read More ...
“It’s a crime problem,” AG Sessions talks criminal justice reform in Midwest City 
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at Rose State in Midwest City on Thursday. Sessions was the keynote speaker at an Oklahoma Sheriff's Association meeting. Several groups protesting a variety of Trump and Sessions' views gathered outside of the meeting, which was held in the student center. Inside, local leaders took the stage addressing criminal justice reform before Sessions' arrival   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Justice |  Laws |  Criminal law |  Criminal Justice | 
Employees at ResCare claim lack of training for prescription errors, says more is needed
ENID, Okla. - Employees, past and present, of a ResCare center in Enid are speaking out against the company's training protocols. ResCare is a Louisville-based company with several locations in Oklahoma. They serve the elderly, children, job seekers, and people with disabilities. Cynthia Stevens, a former employee, said she served as a program coordinator before leaving the company in September. According to Stevens, she left because she felt "the company didn't care" and added there were mistakes made with medications for their clients due to a lack of training   Read More ...
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Tags: Careers |  Career Skills |  Training | 
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Mom accused of selling drugs to students at daughter’s Catholic high school
SAN DIEGO – The mother of a student at Cathedral Catholic High School faces multiple charges related to selling drugs to students at several San Diego campuses, according to police and school authorities. Parents of CCHS students were notified by an email obtained by KSWB from the school Principal Kevin Calkins that the parent of a student had been arrested on drug charges: "Recently, the parent of a CCHS student was arrested and charged with the sale and possession of illegal drugs and other controlled substances   Read More ...
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Tags: Schools |  High Schools |  Students | 
Winter 2017-2018: NOAA says the weather outside might not be so frightful
La Niña is expected to be back and it may wreck your winter. But that depends on where you live and if you do or don’t like the cold. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its winter outlook. This forecast is not a guide for deciding your detailed ski vacation or New Year’s Eve plans, but it may give you an idea of which winter coat you should buy for the season and if you need to stock up on whiskey and coffee   Read More ...
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A Philando Castile campaign is wiping off a year’s worth of lunch debts at St. Paul schools
During his time with St. Paul Public Schools, Philando Castile was known as someone who fed countless kids with money from his own pocket. The gesture became his legacy. And it’s a legacy that a college professor wants to keep alive. So, she and her students at Inver Hills Community College south of St. Paul launched a YouCaring campaign, “Philando Feeds The Children   Read More ...
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Arkansas teens honored for car seat monitoring device
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two Arkansas teenagers have received an Arkansas Children’s Foundation honor for inventing a device that aims to prevent hot car deaths. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 13-year-old Tyler Duke and 14-year-old Mason Covington were inspired by their robotics teacher at Beebe Junior High School to invent a product that can attach to any car seat. They analyzed national statistics and found about 40 children die each year from vehicular heatstroke   Read More ...
A bullied Whopper Jr.? Burger King uses social experiment in eye-opening campaign
MIAMI – Scrawny. Short. Ugly. Fat. Weird. Those are some of the words heard by almost one third of children each year – that's the number of school children worldwide who experience bullying, according to NoBully.org. Burger King is speaking up against bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month with an eye-opening campaign called “Bullying Junior.” The spot shows an experiment that took place in a Los Angeles-area Burger King restaurant   Read More ...
Oklahoma governor names DPS head Thompson adjutant general
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has named Oklahoma's commissioner of public safety as the state's new adjutant general. Fallin said Thursday she has appointed Michael C. Thompson as secretary of the military and adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard. Thompson currently serves as secretary of safety and security and as commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Thompson will take over command of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard Nov   Read More ...
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Expert: Water from a polluted Puerto Rico site ‘safe to drink’
Water from three wells at a hazardous-waste site in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted for CNN by a university lab. The Santa Rosa well on the Superfund site, from which water has been distributed by the Puerto Rican water utility, contained only trace amounts of PCE, an industrial chemical, according to the tests run by the Virginia Tech Water Quality Lab   Read More ...
Thunder costing fans more time, money this season
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder is hosting its regular season home opener Thursday night. And, the team is bringing back a tradition - all fans attending the game will get a free T-shirt. Plenty of fans were already in the Thunder Shop, buying gear for Thursday. But, they'll have to pay more for tickets this season. A new law is tacking $1 on tickets under $50   Read More ...
ACLU: Oklahoma school district’s new policy unconstitutional
STUART, Okla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma says a school district’s policy regarding the national anthem is “unconstitutional and unenforceable.” The policy says students, athletes and spectators are “expected” to stand during the national anthem with no “gestures of demonstration or protest.” The Stuart Public Schools Board of Education approved the policy Oct. 5. The policy says it isn’t intended to force anyone to violate religious, political or social beliefs   Read More ...
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Woman turns herself in after robbing man suffering seizure inside Utah 7-Eleven
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah - Police have arrested a woman who was caught on camera taking a credit card from a man as he was suffering a seizure inside a 7-Eleven. 28-year-old Alexandra Dewsnup was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of felony theft and unlawful possession of a credit card, according to a police press release. Police received numerous tips identifying Dewsnup, including from her relatives, according to a statement of probable cause   Read More ...
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Tags: Men | 
Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop's 4th murder trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he's just relieved there was a conviction after former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's three previous murder trials ended with hung juries   Read More ...
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Oklahoma School District To Require Students To Stand During National Anthem: Is It Constitutional?
An Oklahoma school district will require all students to stand during the national anthem, although the district’s policy is vague on what punishments, if any, will be meted out to those who don’t obey. As KATV-TV (Little Rock) reports, Stuart, Oklahoma (population: just under 200), considers itself an intensely patriotic town. When you drive into the little town, about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, the first thing you see is the town’s war memorial   Read More ...
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Iowa special education student scores memorable touchdown in football game
ANKENY, Iowa - Medical issues prevent Jack Downing, the team manager and junior special education student at Ankeny High School, from playing a sport he loves. "I have toe braces, and I've had a couple surgeries and a shunt," he told WHO. But, heading into Ankeny's final home football game of the season, Jack knew his number might get called. "If you are in a crummy mood, Jack will get you feeling good," said Ankeny High School football coach Rick Nelson   Read More ...
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Tags: Students | 
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Tommy Hilfiger is making clothes easier to wear for people with disabilities
Tommy Hilfiger has a new line of clothes for an often overlooked set of customers – people with disabilities. The collection, which goes on sale Wednesday, uses magnets and Velcro to make it easier for people to get dressed. The line has 37 styles for men and 34 for women – shirts, pants, jackets, sweaters and dresses. The button-down shirts have buttons and cuffs that fasten with magnets to help people with disabilities take them off over their heads or get dressed with one hand   Read More ...
Utah man takes to the streets to find kidney donor for wife
FARR WEST, Utah - A 74-year-old Utah man is walking for miles a day on a mission to add time to his wife's life. He's spreading his message by wearing a sandwich board, and it's gaining the attention of drivers and thousands of others online. Wayne Winters started the journey just three days ago, walking busy streets near his home in Farr West, Utah to help his wife find a kidney   Read More ...
Oklahoma man sentenced to life without parole in shooting death of Bethel Acres man
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – A Pottawatomie County man was sentenced to life without parole for first-degree murder in connection to the death of a Bethel Acres man. In September of 2015, officers were called to a home near Hwy 102 and Hardesty Rd. after learning about a man attacking a woman. “Oh my gosh, it hurts pretty bad. From the neck up, I couldn’t believe when I saw myself,”   Read More ...
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Semi-truck driver killed after fiery crash on I-35
LOVE COUNTY, Okla. – A semi-truck driver was killed after a fiery crash on I-35 Wednesday. Around 5:25 p.m., officials say 45-year-old Johnathan Compton, of Pawnee City, Nebraska, was driving his 2015 peterbilt semi in the southbound lanes of I-35 in Love County near mile marker 17 when he departed the roadway. Officials say it is unclear what caused Compton to leave the roadway   Read More ...
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Oklahoma mother talks about backseat delivery
COALGATE, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother is telling the incredible story about her son’s backseat delivery. Lacy Hamer, of Tushka, Okla., told KTEN she has given birth to three other children, but her most recent experience with her fourth child was definitely not routine. When Hamer went into labor Monday morning, her husband loaded her up in the car and started driving to a hospital in Ada   Read More ...
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Tags: Children | 
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Ohio police officer fired; video showed officer beating driver after traffic stop
A police officer in a Cleveland suburb seen on video repeatedly punching a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired. City of Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail announced Officer Michael Amiott’s termination, citing police department rules violations and “additional complaints.” “After a review, I found Amiott to have violated additional departmental rules, including Conduct Unbecoming and Courtesy, calling into serious question his suitability as a Euclid police officer,” Gail said in a statement   Read More ...
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Take a knee protests go from the sidelines to City Council chambers
Four of the 11 Ann Arbor, Michigan City Council members were inspired by NFL players and took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance in a council meeting to protest inequality. Sumi Kailasapathy, a third-term council member, came to the idea after following the NFL protests, in which players have taken a knee during the National Anthem to protest social injustice throughout the nation   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Protests | 
Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop's 4th murder trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor says he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he's just relieved there was a conviction after former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's three previous murder trials ended with hung juries   Read More ...
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California woman warning others about ticks after painful pumpkin patch experience
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A California woman is warning others about ticks after having a painful pumpkin patch experience. Jennifer Velasquez, 27, had just come home from a fun trip to a pumpkin patch when she started getting red bumps across her body. Velasquez eventually sought medical treatment and was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease spread by ticks   Read More ...
California restaurant ‘proudly’ serves Popeyes chicken as its own
LONG BEACH, Calif. — One California restaurant took the slogan “Love that chicken from Popeyes” quite literally after a Yelp reviewer accused the establishment of using the popular Louisiana kitchen’s chicken in several of its dishes. Tyler H. called out Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a “southern inspired” restaurant in California, in a scathing Yelp review on Oct. 9. “Before my friends and I got seated we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen   Read More ...
Oklahoma granted REAL ID extension until Oct. 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY – State officials announced Thursday that Oklahoma has been granted a REAL ID extension until October 2018. The REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state issued ID’s, making it harder for terrorists to obtain fake identification. However, Oklahoma passed a law in 2007 that said our state wouldn’t comply with the REAL ID Act, citing concerns about how residents’ information was stored   Read More ...
15-year-old girl fighting for her life after brother accidentally shoots her in face
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A teenage girl is in the hospital after her brother accidentally fired a gun, shooting her in the mouth, according to WREG. Police say around 1 a.m. Wednesday, a teen was playing with a gun outside of a home in Parkway Village when it went off. A bullet went through the house's front door, hitting the teen's 15-year-old sister in the mouth   Read More ...
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The Latest: Prosecutor grateful for ex-cop's conviction
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on the conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): An Oklahoma prosecutor says he is not surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend   Read More ...
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The Latest: Prosecutor grateful for ex-cop's conviction
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): An Oklahoma prosecutor says he is not surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend   Read More ...
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Run the Milwaukee Marathon the last two years? Actually, no, you didn’t
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Marathon officials have confirmed the city's marathon was short of "USATF Certification" markings due to the course being "set incorrectly." This marks the second year in a row of issues at the race, according to WITI. Last year, it was too long. This year? Too short, by nearly a mile. Participants ran 25.4 miles, according to race officials   Read More ...
Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial
TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma police officer has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in his fourth trial for the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend. Jurors reached a verdict for the lesser charge late Wednesday in ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler‘s first-degree murder trial. The jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 20   Read More ...
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Teacher resigns over 'Make America Great Again' T-shirts
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Lyn Orletsky sent her resignation to the Cherokee County school board, which will review it Thursday. She was put on administrative leave in September after asking two students wearing the shirts to turn them inside out   Read More ...
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McCain: Administration not being up front about Niger attack
Sen. John McCain argued Wednesday that the Trump administration is not being forthcoming about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded. Asked if he thinks Congress should launch an investigation into the attack, the chairman of the Senate armed services committee told reporters that first he would like to get the information that his panel “deserves and needs   Read More ...
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10 hours on the run: How the suspect in the Maryland shooting got caught
A massive manhunt that started with a man allegedly killing three people in Maryland ended with the suspect’s arrest hours later as he smoked a cigar near a high school in Delaware. Police arrested Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, Wednesday evening, hours after he allegedly opened fire at his workplace in Edgewood, Maryland. In addition to the three people killed in the shooting rampage in Maryland, an additional two others were wounded, authorities said   Read More ...
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Clerk accused of shooting man to death over $1 bag of gas station candy
ST. LOUIS – A 39-year-old St. Louis gas station clerk is charged with shooting and killing a person he thought had taken a bag of candy from his store. The shooting happened September 26 at a gas station in the 2800 block of N. Florissant Avenue, according to court documents. The victim, Christopher Simmons, was a customer at the gas station when he got into an argument with the store clerk, identified as Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher   Read More ...
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Oklahoma State takes star turn on the TODAY Show
The Oklahoma State Cowboys appeared on Wednesday’s edition of NBC’s the TODAY Show. Well, that’s not the whole story. They weren’t featured for their 5-1 record, or their No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll. No, the Cowboys were on national TV because of the way they sleep. Oklahoma State’s partnership with Rise Science has drawn plenty of attention. The Cowboys are utilizing sleep to maximize athletic performance   Read More ...
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Oklahoma police officer who shot, killed daughter's boyfriend found guilty of manslaughter
TULSA, Okla. After more than five hours of deliberation, the jury found Shannon Kepler guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 killing of Jeremy Lake, his daughter's boyfriend, and recommended 15 years in prison. Kepler Trial Update VERDICT IN: The jury has returned a guilty of manslaughter verdict in the 4th trial of former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler. http://bit.ly/2kYON6z. Posted by on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Though he was charged with first-degree murder, the jury also considered the lesser charge of manslaughter in the heat of passion   Read More ...
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The Latest: Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma cop of manslaughter
TULSA, Okla. – The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): A white former Oklahoma police officer has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in his fourth trial for the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. Jurors reached a verdict for a lesser charge late Wednesday in ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's first-degree murder trial   Read More ...
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