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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 2017: Hear Foo Fighters at Tulsa's BOK Center

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 2017: Hear Foo Fighters at Tulsa's BOK Center


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Oklahoma fourth-grader dies after losing consciousness in PE class

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Oklahoma fourth-grader dies after losing consciousness in PE class


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Kofi the African lion dies of renal disease at Tulsa Zoo

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Kofi the African lion dies of renal disease at Tulsa Zoo


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Oklahoma teen injured while attempting to prank a friend

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Oklahoma woman sentenced for incestuous marriage with birth mother

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Oklahoma woman sentenced for incestuous marriage with birth mother


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Oklahoma toddler severely burned in house fire makes miraculous recovery

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Oklahoma toddler severely burned in house fire makes miraculous recovery


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Study: Top 10 colleges and universities in Oklahoma

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Study: Top 10 colleges and universities in Oklahoma


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'There will never be another one like him:' Park Ridge native remembered for entertaining as Myron Noodleman
A Park Ridge native who entertained thousands at minor league baseball games with the lovable nerd character he dubbed Myron Noodleman is being remembered as a "comic genius." Rick Hader died Nov. 1 at age 59 of cancer in Tulsa, Okla., said his brother Matt Hader, a Deerfield resident. Rick Hader, who graduated from Maine South High School, created Myron Noodleman in the 1990s and found a home in minor league baseball stadiums with his "cool nerd" act, becoming the self-proclaimed "Clown Prince of Minor League Baseball   Read More ...
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Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former police officer in Oklahoma was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year including three that resulted in hung juries. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 slaying of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake   Read More ...
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The Latest: Dad of man killed by ex-officer addresses court
TULSA, Okla. – The Latest on the sentencing of a former police officer convicted of fatally shooting his daughter's boyfriend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local): A white former police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting his daughter's black boyfriend in Oklahoma heard directly from the victim's father, who told him he'll have to "pay the consequences." Carl Morse, the father of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, spoke Monday during Shannon Kepler's sentencing hearing   Read More ...
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The Latest: Dad of man killed by ex-officer addresses court
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former police officer convicted of fatally shooting his daughter's boyfriend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local): A white former police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting his daughter's black boyfriend in Oklahoma heard directly from the victim's father, who told him he'll have to "pay the consequences." Carl Morse, the father of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, spoke Monday during Shannon Kepler's sentencing hearing   Read More ...
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Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A white former police officer in Oklahoma was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year including three that resulted in hung juries. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 slaying of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake   Read More ...
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A billionaire wages war on poverty in Oklahoma
TULSA, OKLA.Inside a sun-splashed classroom, George Kaiser folds his lanky frame into a tiny plastic chair next to a blue mat. For the dozen-plus 3- and 4-year-olds sitting on the mat in various stages of squirming, it’s afternoon story time. Mr. Kaiser is the billionaire benefactor behind this and other preschools for the poorest children in Tulsa, Okla., and he’s the reason why this classroom looks the way it does – cozy nooks, fairy lights, play kitchens, books everywhere – and has two certified early education teachers   Read More ...
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'Bad moms' or women in need of help? Oklahoma rethinks view of female inmates.
Tulsa, Okla.It was late at night and Laura Richards was behind the wheel, drunk and unhappy, arguing with her husband over who should drive. She was in her late 20s and a mother of two, married to a man who she says abused her. Finally he got out of the car. “I don’t know what happened, but something snapped,” she says   Read More ...
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Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former police officer in Oklahoma was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year including three that resulted in hung juries. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 slaying of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake   Read More ...
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Former Tulsa officer convicted of manslaughter sentenced to 15 years
TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma police officer who was convicted of killing his daughter’s boyfriend has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison. Last month, a jury convicted Shannon Kepler of first-degree manslaughter in his fourth trial for the 2014 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake. Prosecutors said Kepler confronted Lake, who was walking with Kepler’s daughter, when they began to argue   Read More ...
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Tulsa ex-officer convicted of manslaughter to be sentenced
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sentencing is set for a former Oklahoma police officer who was convicted of manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. Juries had deadlocked three times in the case of Shannon Kepler, who was convicted last month at his fourth trial in the 2014 slaying of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. He's due to be sentenced Monday in Tulsa   Read More ...
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Police: Oklahoma man shot, killed while fighting back against robbery suspect
TULSA, Okla. – Authorities in Tulsa are asking for the public’s help after a man was killed outside a local restaurant. Police were called to a shooting near the Tacos Don Francisco restaurant in Tulsa around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they found Jose Luis Cordova suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died   Read More ...
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Oklahoma veteran recalls surviving a ship sinking
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Although happy to have escaped it, Glenn Huffman couldn't watch what was happening to his ship without feeling his heart sink. "I heard someone say 'there she goes' and we all looked," he told the Tulsa World . From where they were in the water, survivors of the USS Samuel B. Roberts had a good view as the destroyer escort disappeared beneath the Pacific, he said   Read More ...
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17-year-old arrested in deadly Tulsa shooting
TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa police say a teen was arrested after allegedly shooting and killing a man. This would be Tulsa’s 75th homicide of the year. reports 17-year-old Phazon Scott and the 40-year-old victim got into an argument at a Tulsa home. During the argument, officials say Scott pulled out a gun and shot and killed the man in the living room   Read More ...
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Oklahoma Marine killed in hit-and-run crash in California
TULSA, Okla. - The family of an Oklahoma Marine is in mourning after he was killed in a double hit-and-run crash last week. Elizabeth DeGeeter says her son always wanted to be a Marine. In fact, she says that Dylan Moran had posters for the Marine Corps. all over his room when he was a child. When he became old enough, Moran joined the Marines and served as a helicopter mechanic   Read More ...
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‘I’m getting my LeBron’s,’ Tulsa store employee talks armed robbers into giving back shoes
TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa convenience store employee is getting a lot of attention online after talking about getting his shoes back from armed suspects who had just robbed a gas station. Early Sunday, two armed suspects entered the Kum & Go near 51st and 145th East Ave. in Tulsa. , the armed suspects demanded access to the safe. But when they couldn’t get into the safe, the suspects took money from the register, cigars and cigarettes   Read More ...
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Ex-Oklahoma seismologist felt pressured in earthquake work
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's former lead seismologist says he felt pressured by a University of Oklahoma official to not link the state's surge in earthquakes to oil and gas production. Austin Holland's sworn testimony came last month as part of a lawsuit filed in 2015 by Prague resident Jennifer Cooper against two oil companies for damages sustained during an earthquake in 2011, the Tulsa World reported   Read More ...
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Ex-Oklahoma seismologist felt pressured in earthquake work
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's former lead seismologist says he felt pressured by a University of Oklahoma official to not link the state's surge in earthquakes to oil and gas production. Austin Holland's sworn testimony came last month as part of a lawsuit filed in 2015 by Prague resident Jennifer Cooper against two oil companies for damages sustained during an earthquake in 2011, the Tulsa World reported   Read More ...
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Tiny houses are trendy — unless they go up next door
In at least a dozen cases across the nation, neighbors organized to stop tiny house projects, including in Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; San Jose, Calif.; Tulsa, Okla.; Tallahassee, Fla.; and Bend, Ore. Sometimes the efforts moved ahead despite objections, but in many cases, the communities were blocked. The president of the American Tiny House Association said opposition arises even among people who feel an affinity for the homes   Read More ...
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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 2017: Hear Foo Fighters at Tulsa's BOK Center
Today's featured event: TULSA - Hear Grammy-winning rockers the Foo Fighters at 7:30 tonight at Tulsa's BOK Center, 200 S Denver. The Struts will open the show. The Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee - are touring in support of their new album "Concrete and Gold," which was released in September   Read More ...
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Oklahoma teaching assistant buying shoes for entire elementary school
TULSA, Okla. – Like many teachers across the state, Bethany Martin has a big heart for her students. Martin is a first-year teaching assistant at Sequoyah Elementary School and noticed several of her students struggling with one thing. “At the beginning of the school year, there was a little girl and her shoes- they were her only pair,” Martin told KJRH   Read More ...
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Democrats flip 1 more seat in Oklahoma's GOP-led Legislature
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats have flipped another statehouse seat in deeply conservative Oklahoma amid growing frustration over years of state budget shortfalls and recent scandals that led to the resignation of Republican incumbents. Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman defeated Republican Brian O'Hara in Tuesday's special election for a state Senate seat representing parts of Tulsa. Complete but unofficial election results show that Ikley-Freeman, who is a therapist at a nonprofit mental health agency, won by 31 votes   Read More ...
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Democrats flip 1 more seat in Oklahoma's GOP-led Legislature
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats have flipped another statehouse seat in deeply conservative Oklahoma amid growing frustration over years of state budget shortfalls and recent scandals that led to the resignation of Republican incumbents. Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman defeated Republican Brian O'Hara in Tuesday's special election for a state Senate seat representing parts of Tulsa. Complete but unofficial election results show that Ikley-Freeman, who is a therapist at a nonprofit mental health agency, won by 31 votes   Read More ...
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Oklahoma fourth-grader dies after losing consciousness in PE class
VINITA, Okla. – A fourth-grade student in Oklahoma has died after she reportedly lost consciousness during a physical education class Monday. Superintendent Kelley Grimmet told the Tulsa World that a fourth-grade student at Will Rogers Elementary School was resting after playing a five-minute round of basketball when another student went to tell the teacher something was wrong. The teacher told officials that the girl had her eyes open and was breathing, but she was not talking   Read More ...
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Fourth-grader in Oklahoma dies after losing consciousness in P.E. class
VINITA, Okla. – A fourth-grade student in Oklahoma has died after she reportedly lost consciousness during a physical education class. Superintendent Kelley Grimmet told the Tulsa World that a fourth-grade student at Will Rogers Elementary School was resting after playing a five-minute round of basketball when another student went to tell the teacher something was wrong. The teacher told officials that the girl had her eyes open and was breathing, but she was not talking   Read More ...
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Oklahoma parents sentenced to 130 years in child abuse case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma parents will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of child neglect for allowing their four children to live in filthy conditions. The Tulsa World reports that 24-year-old Aislyn Miller and 25-year-old Kevin Fowler were sentenced Monday to consecutive terms amounting to 130 years in prison. A Department of Human Services investigator testified that Miller and Fowler's residence was found with cat feces smeared across walls and maggots in their daughters' playpen   Read More ...
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Oklahoma architect has $300,000 in valuables stolen by thieves
TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma architect says he is in shock after burglars stole more than $300,000 worth of valuables from his office. Leon Ragsdale says it had been several days since he checked on his office, so he decided to stop by on Monday. When the 81-year-old reached the door, he knew something was wrong. “Look what they did,” he told KJRH   Read More ...
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Kofi the African lion dies of renal disease at Tulsa Zoo
TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Zoo says a male African lion that has been on exhibit at the zoo since 2004 has died. The zoo announced Monday that Kofi died during the weekend while surrounded by his caregivers. Kofi would have turned 19 years old later this month. The zoo’s animal care and veterinary staff had been monitoring Kofi since he was diagnosed with chronic end-stage renal disease   Read More ...
Tulsa Zoo mourning loss of male African lion
TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Zoo says a male African lion that has been on exhibit at the zoo since 2004 has died. The zoo announced Monday that Kofi died during the weekend while surrounded by his caregivers. Kofi would have turned 19 years old later this month. The zoo’s animal care and veterinary staff had been monitoring Kofi since he was diagnosed with chronic end-stage renal disease   Read More ...
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Oklahoma teen injured while attempting to prank a friend
TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma teenager was rushed to a hospital after he attempted to pull a prank on a friend. Officials tell FOX 23 that it all started when an 18-year-old hid under his friend’s car at a Braum’s in Tulsa. The friend, who is an employee at the fast-food restaurant, got into his vehicle not knowing that the teenager was underneath the car   Read More ...
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Woman sentenced for incestuous marriage with birth mother
Misty Velvet Dawn Spann was 25 years old when she married her mother Patricia Spann, 42, in Sept. 2016, according to Oklahoma District Court records. Misty now faces a 10-year deferred sentence after pleading guilty to that incestual marriage, according to CBS affiliate KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The marriage was annulled six weeks later in the city of Duncan. Records show that the mother lost custody of her children -- who were adopted -- when they were little   Read More ...
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Oklahoma woman sentenced for incestuous marriage with birth mother
Misty Velvet Dawn Spann was 25 years old when she married her mother Patricia Spann, 42, in Sept. 2016, according to Oklahoma District Court records. Misty now faces a 10-year deferred sentence after pleading guilty to that incestual marriage, according to CBS affiliate KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The marriage was annulled six weeks later in the city of Duncan. Records show that the mother lost custody of her children -- who were adopted -- when they were little   Read More ...
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Oklahoma mother-once married to her son-now charged with incest after marrying daughter
DUNCAN, Okla. - A 44-year-old Oklahoma mother who was once married to her son is now being charged with incest after marrying her 26-year-old daughter, according to a Tulsa World report.   Read More ...
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About a dozen rifles stolen from south Tulsa gun store
TULSA, Okla. – Police in Tulsa say about a dozen assault-style rifles were stolen from a gun store by men who used a sport utility vehicle to smash into the building. Cpl. Chris Butterfield says the SUV was driven into the wall of a south Tulsa shopping center about 4 a.m. Friday, through two offices, then through the wall of Action Arms   Read More ...
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About a dozen rifles stolen from south Tulsa gun store
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say about a dozen assault-style rifles were stolen from a gun store by men who used a sport utility vehicle to smash into the building. Cpl. Chris Butterfield says the SUV was driven into the wall of a south Tulsa shopping center about 4 a.m. Friday, through two offices, then through the wall of Action Arms   Read More ...
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Pipeline builder seeks clarification of court order halting Atlantic Sunrise construction
The Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline owner has asked for clarification of a court order that has stopped work on the nearly $3 billion project. Williams Partners of Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday sought clarification of the administrative stay issued Monday by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. It says it needs to know whether the stay applies just to construction activity and whether it affects work outside Pennsylvania   Read More ...
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Oklahoma toddler severely burned in house fire makes miraculous recovery
TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma toddler who was severely burned in a house fire last year has made a miraculous recovery. Almost one year ago, 3-year-old Alex Stephenson was burned in a raging house fire that started in the garage. Alex’s mother, Amanda Stephenson, told KJRH the memory of that night haunts her. “I used to have it pretty much flash through my brain every time I shut my eyes,” Amanda said   Read More ...
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Man, woman found dead after fire at a home in north Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. – A man and a woman have been found dead following a house fire in north Tulsa. District Fire Chief Bryan Hickerson told reporters that firefighters were called to the home about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the couple inside the home after bringing the fire under control. He said the couple had two children who were not at home at the time   Read More ...
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Man, woman found dead after fire at a home in north Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man and a woman have been found dead following a house fire in north Tulsa. District Fire Chief Bryan Hickerson told reporters that firefighters were called to the home about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the couple inside the home after bringing the fire under control. He said the couple had two children who were not at home at the time   Read More ...
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Oklahoma City, Tulsa schools allowed to intervene in lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City and Tulsa school districts are being allowed to intervene in a lawsuit by charter schools over funding. An Oklahoma County district court judge ruled Friday that the two can join the lawsuit by the Oklahoma Public Charter Schools Association against the state Board of Education. District officials say each stands to lose $1 million to $1   Read More ...
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Riley Ferguson, No. 22 Memphis roll over Tulsa 41-14
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Memphis turned up its defense and put away Tulsa for another runaway win. The Tigers are rolling. Riley Ferguson passed for 298 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 22 Memphis shut down Tulsa's rushing attack on its way to a 41-14 on Friday night. "Very proud of our football team," Tigers coach Mike Norvell. "We knew that was one of the keys to the game, stopping the run, and our guys did a great job in doing that   Read More ...
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