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  • Ex-Oklahoma inmate sues county over nearly 4-day erection

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma inmate is suing authorities he says refused treatment for a painful erection that lasted nearly four days. The lawsuit filed for 32-year-old Dustin Lance says the erection began Dec. 16 after he swallowed an unidentified pill he got from another inmate. He wasn’t taken to a hospital until Dec. 19. Lance seeks $5 million from Pittsburg County, the county sheriff and others, claiming Lance’s constitutional and civil rights were violated and that his injury […]

  • 3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

    RENFROW, Okla. – The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The largest of the quakes recorded late Friday and early Saturday has a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 and struck at 11:03 a.m. Saturday near the town of Renfrow, 103 miles north of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported. The survey also recorded a magnitude 2.7 quake near the town of Byron at 7:54 a.m. Saturday and a magnitude 2.6 temblor at […]

  • Why KFC only follows 11 users on Twitter

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC’s account. The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters and music legend Herb Alert. It adds up to 11 herbs and spices, part of the famous secret recipe KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders touted for his fried chicken. The […]

  • Sitter who fed Xanax to toddler who later died gets prison

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  An Ohio baby sitter who gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to a toddler before leaving to go shop and meet a friend at the movies has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the child’s death. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized Thursday in a Lorain County courtroom and admitted giving 17-month-old Nadia Gibbons the drug while baby-sitting in December 2015. Shalodi pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter instead of murder in a plea deal. A prosecutor said Shalodi […]

  • Four Arizona juveniles rescued in nationwide sex trafficking sting

    PHOENIX, AZ (KTVK) — According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Arizona, four juveniles were rescued and seven people were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI. The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), announced yesterday that 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12th through October 15th, 2017. “Operation Cross […]

  • 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. Tyler and Mason were awarded the […]

  • 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. It asks that all stand out of […]

  • 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. Keper was off-duty when he shot 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. He told investigators he fired because he thought […]

  • Ex-Oklahoma cop on trial for the fourth time says he had to shoot

    TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter’s boyfriend told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was the last witness called in the case. Kepler said he saw 19-year-old Jeremey Lake reaching into his waistband for what he believed to be a gun, so Kepler fired. No weapon was found on or near Lake’s body. Prosecutors rested […]

  • Gymnast McKayla Maroney pens open letter about being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor

    Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. The 21-year-old posted a lengthy statement on Twitter on Wednesday that detailed the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse began at one of her first team training camps and also occurred before events at the 2012 Olympics. She and her teammates won gold for the U.S. in London and […]

  • Small Oklahoma school adopts policy expecting all to stand for anthem

    STUART, Okla. – A small Oklahoma school district has adopted a policy saying students, athletes and spectators are “expected” to stand during the national anthem with no “gestures of demonstration or protest.” The policy adopted by the school board says it isn’t intended to force anyone to violate their religious, political or social beliefs. It asks that all stand out of respect to those who have died for the country. The policy says students who violate the policy would be […]