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    Teacher caught stealing pills from student is able to keep her job

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – An elementary school teacher was able to keep her job even though sheĀ admitted to stealing medication from a student. On Oct. 4, surveillance cameras at an elementary school in Tennessee captured Jessica Holland taking Adderall pills from a locked closet in the nurse’s office. When she was arrested, WSMV reports that she admitted to stealing the pills because they “helped her focus and be a better teacher.” Holland was charged with theft and possession of a schedule […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President-elect Donald J. Trump and first lady-elect Melania Trump depart St. John's Church on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today.  (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)

    PHOTOS: Images captured from President Trump’s inauguration

      WASHINGTON – It was a big day in Washington, D.C. as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. President Trump, former President Barack Obama and their families are at the Capitol as the inauguration ceremony is underway. The traditions of the day began unfolding early Friday morning. Trump and his family attended a private worship service at St. John’s Church, known as the church of presidents. The Obamas greeted Trump and First […]

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    Programming alert: Jeopardy to air at 3 a.m.

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Due to coverage of the presidential inauguration, the airing of a popular game show has been delayed. Friday’s episode of Jeopardy will air at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning instead of 1st Look.  

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    President Trump signs nomination for Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to head EPA

    WASHINGTON – After being officially announced as President of the United States, Trump sat down at Capitol Hill to take his first official actions as the commander-in-chief. He signed a waiver allowing former Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense; a proclamation of a national day of patriotism; and nominations for his Cabinet. Huddled around him were his family and the top-ranking members of Congress — and Trump immediately began schmoozing, handing out the pens he used to sign […]

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    Plumber at Oklahoma jail arrested for allegedly bribing inmates to strip

    GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – A plumber, who was hired by a county jail, is now facing charges for inappropriate actions with female inmates. Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes tells KXII that Gregory Smyth was arrested for sneaking contraband into the jail. “It was reported and alleged that a sub-contractor working on the jail expansion put the cigarettes into the jail through a return duct,” Rhodes said. Court records indicate that Smyth, who was working as a plumber above the female […]

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    Oklahoma lawmaker proposes bill to ban abortions once fetal heartbeat is audible

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to restrict abortions after a heartbeat is detected. Sen. Paul Scott filed Senate Bill 710, which would prohibit abortions if the embryonic or fetal heartbeat is audible. Under the bill, it states that “no physician shall perform an abortion if the physician determines the embryonic or fetal heartbeat is audible.” “I am pro-life and believe in the sanctity of life. I don’t believe in abortions but since we can’t go against the federal […]

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    Tulsa animal shelters overwhelmed with puppies

    TULSA, Okla. – While many people adore puppies, animal shelters in Tulsa are worried they will be overwhelmed with pets this spring. In January, animal rescues across the Tulsa area say they have been flooded with pregnant dogs and puppies. “This is probably the worst I’ve seen,” Dave Kraus, with Route 66 Pet Rescue, said. Now, they are scrambling to try and get all of the animals fixed, vaccinated and adopted. Animal rescues and shelters in the area are worried […]

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    Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly kidnapping door-to-door saleswoman

    OWASSO, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman was arrested on an array of charges following a bizarre crime. According to KJRH, police arrested 44-year-old Karan Rebitzke after she allegedly kidnapped a door-to-door salesperson and held the woman against her will. Authorities allege that Rebitzke invited a saleswoman into her home on Thursday, and then started ranting about religion and God. The victim told police that she tried to leave several times, but Rebitzke blocked the door and would not let her […]

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    Oklahoma lawmaker proposes bill to crack down on distracted driving in memory of teacher

    OWASSO, Okla. – An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed a bill in memory of a teacher who was killed by a distracted driver in May. Gail Lambert says her daughter, Bobbi White, was killed by a distracted driver last May in a construction zone. “I don’t want to be angry, I don’t,” she told KJRH. “But my daughter is gone, so it’s rough.” For the past seven months, White has been pressuring lawmakers to crack down on distracted drivers. Now, one […]

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    Police searching for man accused of murdering teen in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An arrest warrant has been issued for an 18-year-old man accused of murdering a teenager earlier this year. Around 3 a.m. on Jan. 7, police were called to reports of a shooting in the 5700 block of N.W. 16th St. after the victim’s mother found her son dead inside their home. Authorities say 18-year-old Jesus Rico Herrada was shot to death inside the family’s home. On Friday, Oklahoma City police announced that an arrest warrant has been […]

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    Frosty Troy, beloved Oklahoma journalist, dies at 83

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A well-known Oklahoma journalist has died following a battle with an extended illness. The Oklahoma Observer reports founding editor Frosty Troy died early Thursday morning at the age of 83. For decades, Troy and his wife, Helen, owned and operated the monthly newspaper. Troy was known for his reporting at the capitol, where he covered 10 different Oklahoma governors over the years. In addition to being known as the voice of the common man, he was also […]