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    KFOR mourns passing of former chief photographer, television news legend

    OKLAHOMA CITY – NewsChannel 4 is mourning the loss of a legend in television news. Darrell Barton, 73, passed away on Wednesday following a brief illness. Barton served as the chief photographer for KTVY-TV from 1969 to 1983. This vintage news promo shows Darell in 1977: After his time at NewsChannel 4, Barton became a freelance photographer to travel the world and tell stories in Haiti, Afghanistan and the Holy Lands. He also worked for ABC News, NBC News, CBS […]

  • Luna trial: Tears on both sides as witnesses describe moments after Australian athlete was shot

    DUNCAN, Okla. – The case against an Oklahoma teen accused of murdering an Australian athlete continued on Wednesday. Chancey Luna is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2013 shooting death of Christopher Lane. Lane was shot to death while jogging near his girlfriend’s home in Duncan. Shortly after the Australian athlete’s death, three teenagers were arrested for the crime. Michael Jones, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case. He was sentenced to life in prison last month. […]

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    New synthetic drug more potent, addictive than previous versions

    NEW YORK (NBC News) – Experts say a new designer drug is even more potent and more addictive than the synthetic versions before it. On the streets, it is known as “gravel” but officials say “flakka” is a stimulant that is part of a chemical class called cathinones. It has also been labeled “the insanity drug” for its amphetamine-like effects of ‘molly’ and ‘ecstasy.’ “This is bad stuff,” said James Hall, co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention […]

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    Couple shocks family, friends with ‘best kept secret’

    When you’re having a baby, it can be tough to keep names and even the sex of the baby a secret. However, Korey and Amy Rademacher had an even bigger secret they were keeping from their family and friends. They allowed everyone to guess if they were having a boy or a girl, saying they would keep the baby’s sex a secret until after the delivery. Their family and friends had no idea the couple was expecting twins. After the […]

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    TSA agents fired following alleged ‘groping scandal’

    DENVER, Colo. – Two TSA screeners are accused of setting up travelers to be fondled and groped as they passed through security. According to the Denver police report, a TSA worker told investigators that a male colleague told her that he ‘gropes’ male passengers coming through screening. “When a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine, he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a […]

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    Busy road in Norman shut down for possible gas leak

    NORMAN, Okla. – Drivers in Norman may need to find an alternate route after a busy road was shut down. Shortly before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, officials shut down Lindsey St. because of a possible gas leak. According to the Norman Transcript, a gas line ruptured near Lindsey and Murphy St. Officials say crews accidentally hit the line with a piece of equipment. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area while crews investigate. See a mistake? Report a typo here.

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    Vets: 1,100 dog flu cases diagnosed in Chicago, six dogs killed

    CHICAGO (NBC News) – Researchers say a strain of a dog flu virus that has never been seen before in the United States is wreaking havoc on pets in Illinois. So far, at least 1,100 dogs in Chicago have come down with the highly contagious strain of canine flu. Six of those dogs have died. The current outbreak, which is the largest and longest lasting in the region, is caused by a strain that is related to the Asian strains […]

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    “You do what you’ve got to do,” Grieving father arrested after trying to prevent future accidents

    ATLANTA, Ga. (WGCL) – A grieving father says he was arrested for trying to save lives. Shannon Hamilton’s 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, and a friend died in March. Their car went over a small bridge and the pair drowned in a nearby creek. The bridge didn’t have tall guard rails to prevent cars from going over the side, so Hamilton called for change. He says he appealed to the county to make the changes on the bridge. When nothing was done for over […]

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    Officials hoping jewelry is key to identifying body found near Oklahoma interstate

    HINTON, Okla. – Authorities are hoping that a few pieces of jewelry will lead them to the identity of a body found along an Oklahoma interstate. On April 7, a Department of Transportation worker was clearing brush along I-40 near Hinton when he discovered a body in a nearby ditch. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the body was badly decomposed, making it difficult for investigators to determine the victim’s race and gender. However, several pieces of jewelry were discovered […]

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    Mom receives angry letter from friends fed up with constant Facebook posts about her baby

    An Australian mother claims she received an angry letter from a group of friends who apparently asked her to stop with the constant updates and “baby spamming” on social media about her 6-month-old baby. Jade Ruthven sent the letter to Australian writer Em Rusciano, who shared it on Facebook on Tuesday. “I have got together with a few of the girls and we are all SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does.” The letter […]

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    Guilty: Former NFL player convicted of murdering friend

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (NBC News) – A former star tight end with the New England Patriots on trial for murdering a friend was found guilty of the crime. On Wednesday, a jury convicted Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder for the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in 2013. Prosecutors say they have never been able to figure out a motive for the killing, but say there was plenty of evidence that linked Hernandez to the crime scene. Lloyd was dating the […]