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    Oklahoma Decides: Runoff election results

    Oklahomans voted in the 2014 runoff elections. Refresh often. These are unofficial until certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Elections. GOVERNOR 0 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting JOE DORMAN 0% 0 MARY FALLIN 0% 0 KIMBERLY WILLIS 0% 0 RICHARD PRAWDZIENSKI 0% 0   US SENATOR 0 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting MATT SILVERSTEIN 0% 0 JIM INHOFE 0% 0 AARON DeLOZIER 0% 0 RAY WOODS 0% 0 JOAN FARR 0% 0   US SENATOR (UNEXP. TERM) 0 of 1,956 Precincts […]

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    Middle school students credited with saving teacher’s life

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Three students at San Fernando Middle School are being credited with helping to save the life of a substitute teacher. Francisco Flores was teaching a seventh-grade health class when he began sweating profusely, slurring his words and putting his hand over his chest. Despite Flores saying he was okay, it was obvious to Vanessa Rodriguez, Maria Chavez and Samantha Rodriguez that something was wrong. “We knew we had to act fast because we didn’t want to […]

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    New evidence announced in Moore movie theater death, private autopsy contradicts state results

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The family of Luis Rodriguez held a press conference Tuesday regarding new evidence discovered in the case. The Rodriguez family announced they had a private autopsy conducted for Luis. According to the report from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office, Luis Rodriguez died from “cardiac arrhythmia due to physical restraint.” The Rodriguez family says the private autopsy contradicts the state’s results. The private autopsy results show that he died of asphyxia caused by restricted breathing movement. The family also announced they believe […]

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    Student’s dream comes true of taking the ‘purr-fect’ yearbook picture

    Student Fulfills Dream of Taking Yearbook Photo With His Cat http://t.co/PlyJR0IDbC pic.twitter.com/3GsTwKC3fp — Mashable (@mashable) September 12, 2014 When students take their pictures for the school yearbook, you expect to see a lot of faces in pretty much the same pose. According to The Daily Gazette, one New York high school senior wanted to take the ‘purr-fect’ yearbook picture. Draven Rodriguez wanted to pose with his cat in front of a background of laser beams. He’s beam dreaming of this […]

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    Oklahoma couple accused of murdering 4-year-old child

    TURPIN, Okla. – A mother and her boyfriend are in jail for the death of her 4-year-old son, according to officials. Authorities say Noel Vargas-Diaz died from child abuse. The boy lived in Turpin, Oklahoma – right outside of Liberal. Details from authorities show this may be a case of long-term and severe abuse. The boy was brought to the emergency room at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. According to the doctor, the mother said her boyfriend told her the […]

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    Police: 13-year-old shot to death in home, could be case of mistaken identity

    CARROLLTON, Ga. – A 17-year-old faces charges in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy. Police say Nizzear Rodriguez was shot to death while he slept in his bedroom in his family’s apartment on Sunday morning. Officers believe the shooting was possibly a case of mistaken identity. “No enemies, you know, everybody liked the kid in the neighborhood, the school saying he’s a great kid, so that’s what makes this so, you know, terrible,” said Capt. Chris Dobbs, with […]

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    Woman claims she was held captive, tortured by neighbor

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A woman in Corpus Christi says she was held captive and tortured by a neighbor for hours. “She walked over and went bam, bam with her cigarette like three times in a row. Right here, on this part of my face,” said Christina Rohm. Rohm says she was burned on her face, hands and legs by her neighbor, 26-year-old Ashley Rodriguez. Police say it was Saturday when Rodriguez is accused of holding Rohm against her will. “If […]

  • Love letters delivered after 70 years

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Love letters sent by a navy man to a girl back home didn’t arrive for a very long time. Now, nearly 70 years after they were sent, the letters have finally reached the woman they were intended for. Dorothy Bartos Carlberg is an 85-year-old dementia patient  and has lived a full life. Martha Rodriguez lives at the home where Dorothy Bartos Carlberg lived as a teen. It was during that time Dorothy wrote back and forth to a World […]

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    American woman infected with Ebola heads back to U.S.

    ATLANTA (CNN) — While international health workers scramble to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, an American woman infected with the virus is on her way back to the United States. Missionary Nancy Writebol boarded a specially-equipped air ambulance Tuesday morning and headed from from Liberia to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. Once she lands in Georgia midday Tuesday, she’ll be rushed to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital — one of four hospitals in the country with extensive isolation […]

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    3 men arrested after police discover over 3,000 pounds of marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities arrested three men after they discovered 3,300 pounds of marijuana. Officials say federal agents arrested Manuel Barron-Hernandez, 40, Juan Carlos Salinas, 19, and Roberto Olivas-Chavez, 31, and charged them with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 3,300 pounds of marijuana. A fourth man, Jesus Rodriguez-Contreras, 40, was also charged in a related criminal complaint with being an illegal alien unlawfully in possession of firearms and ammunition. Hernandez, Chavez, and Contreras are all Mexican nationals. After obtaining […]

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    New: Family responds to D.A. decision not to charge Moore officers connected to Warren Theatre death

    UPDATE: 6/27/14- The family of the man who died while in police custody releases a statement after the District Attorney decides not to file any charges in the case. Here is the full statement. “The family and estate for Luis Rodriguez are deeply grieved by the decision of Greg Mashburn and the District Attorney’s Office of Cleveland County Oklahoma to not pursue criminal charges against the police officers involved in the incident that ultimately led to the untimely death of […]