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    Former Oklahoma officer arrested for allegedly cultivating marijuana

    COMANCHE, Okla. – A former Oklahoma police officer ended up on the wrong side of the law after allegedly cultivating marijuana. Officers with the Stephens County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force were tipped off about the operation by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. Authorities learned Roy Collinsworth, a former a reserve officer for the Comanche Police Department, was growing and selling marijuana near his business. According to KSWO, Collinsworth let investigators search the business but initially would not allow them […]

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    FBI warning college students about a message sent to school email accounts

    STILLWATER, Okla. – School leaders at a local university are warning students about two potential scams. According to the FBI, college students across the country are being targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students will receive an email recruiting them for payroll or human resource positions. The position requires the student to provide a bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another account. The FBI warns that this is a scam […]

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    “We were the only lifeline,” Telemarketer saves woman being attacked 900 miles away

    LAS VEGAS – Many customers are annoyed when their phone rings and a telemarketer is on the end of the line. Amazingly, a woman in Oregon owes her life to a stranger at a call center. A call to sell a product from Americare Health and Nutrition in Las Vegas turned into a lifesaving call. From the start, telemarketers knew this call was different. “The young lady on the other end never said hello,” said Tina Garcia, the telemarketing supervisor. […]

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    Professor creates app to help parents track down students who ditch class

    When your kids go away to college, many parents wonder if they will actually be attending those pricey classes now that they are on their own. A company in Indianapolis created a new smart phone app that helps parents figure out if students are getting their education. Jeff Whorley, a university professor, decided to create Class120. His research found that typical college students ditch two classes a week, which adds up to more than 200 every year. In most cases, […]

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    “Have a blessed day,” Community protests after Walmart greeter told signature saying was not allowed

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – When you walk into a Walmart store, you may be met by a greeter. In Blue Ridge, Georgia, that greeter is James Phillips. Phillips was known for greeting shoppers with a simple “Have a blessed day” as they walked into the store. However, he was soon silenced when the company told him that his signature saying was not allowed. Soon, the community became his mouthpiece. “I wasn’t trying to start a movement, but I am very […]

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    TurboTax upgrade backfires after customers take to social media

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As many Oklahomans are getting ready to file their taxes, a popular tax service announced a major change. TurboTax users took to online forums to protest changes to the software that removed forms needed by many customers. According to USA Today, the only way to access those forms and file electronically was to upgrade to the Premier version of the software, which cost 50 percent more. I sold like 6 shares of Pandora in 2014, so now I […]

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    Officials: Prescribed burn underway at Lake Stanley Draper

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities Department is telling drivers and residents near Lake Stanley Draper to not be concerned about smoke coming from the area around the lake. Oklahoma Forestry Services is conducting a prescribed burn on about 350 acres between S.E. 109th St. and Water Plant Rd. The burn began around 12 p.m. on Thursday and will take about 10 hours to complete. Officials say the burn will promote restoration and serve to maintain the native […]

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    Study claims to find a link between Alzheimer’s, popular antihistamines

    For years, doctors and researchers have been working to find the causes behind dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study shows that a few common medications may be linked to an increased risk for the disease. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy decided to study the effects of anticholinergics . Researchers tracked nearly 3,500 men and women over the age of 65 who had no symptoms of dementia for seven years. They used pharmacy data to […]

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    Heartwarming: Internet raises $1 million after seeing this photo

    NEW YORK – It all started with a picture. On Facebook, one of the most popular pages is ‘Humans of New York.’ The creator, Brandon Stanton, decided that he wanted people to see who was really around them when they walked down the street. It’s a simple page; Stanton takes a picture of a stranger and asks about their life. Many times, people talk about the struggles they have faced, their fears or what they have overcome. Recently, Stanton met […]

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    Couple asking school to ban unvaccinated children to prevent spread of diseases

    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. – With the measles outbreak continuing to grow, a California couple wants to ban unvaccinated kids from attending school. The couple’s 6-year-old son is battling leukemia and exposing him to the measles virus could be deadly. “For public schools, why can’t it be a requirement unless it’s a medical exemption,” said Jodi Krawitt. Krawitt says her husband proposed that requirement at a school meeting earlier this year when parents were told not to bring nut products to […]

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    Comcast changes customer’s name to A-hole on bill

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – When you call to cancel a service, you may expect a bit of backlash from a customer service representative. However, one company is in hot water after one couple’s experience was posted on a consumer advocate blog by Christopher Elliott. Lisa Brown told Elliott that she was “never rude” to the Comcast representatives she spoke with over the phone. She told them she wanted to cancel the cable portion of her account because the family was […]