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    Blind mother blames school district for children missing class; suing over ‘walk zone’ policy

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Daffanie Todd’s three children have not been able to go to school for nine weeks. The family lives within Continental Colony Elementary School’s “walk zone,” meaning they live one-and-a-half miles from the school. According to WXIA, district leaders say students in that “walk zone” are not provided bus service unless they have a disability that keeps them from walking. Todd, who is a single mother, is blind and has asked the school to make an exception to […]

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    Oklahoma woman suing assisted living center after mother left on hot bus for 28 hours

    TULSA, Okla. – Linda Williams is furious with the way her mother died. In August, Williams’ mother, 84-year-old Mary Schlecht, was found dead on a bus after a field trip with her assisted living center. Health department officials say the bus driver did not do a headcount after the field trip when the group arrived back at the center in Tulsa. At that point, authorities allege that the driver parked the bus and locked the doors, not knowing that Schlecht […]

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    Grieving Oklahoma mother seeking railroad bypass when seconds count during emergencies

    CLAREMORE, Okla. – A grieving mother is asking for changes to be made to railroad crossings across Oklahoma after her son’s death. On Oct. 5, Tasha Blan says her 14-month-old son, Jules, sneaked out to the backyard and fell into the family’s pool. Blan grabbed Jules from the pool and immediately began performing CPR while her other son called 911. After paramedics loaded Jules into the ambulance, Blan jumped in her car and followed it to the hospital. However, she […]

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    Vigilant victim leads officers to two alleged burglary suspects

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – Two people were arrested on burglary complaints after a vigilant victim called police. On Oct. 11, Shawnee police were called to an area near Arapaho and Cheyenne after a victim called police to report that an alleged thief had targeted their vehicle. The victim was able to give officers a description of the alleged suspect and tell them which direction she was walking. An officer spotted someone crossing the street in his rear view mirror, and circled back […]

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    5-year-old Medford boy killed after being hit by pickup truck

    GRANT COUNTY, Okla. – A 5-year-old Medford boy was killed after being hit by a pickup on Tuesday evening. Around 4:15 p.m., emergency crews were called to a private drive just north of Pond Creek. Investigators say a pickup truck driven by an 85-year-old man was driving along a private drive when he accidentally hit the boy. Troopers say the 5-year-old boy was sitting on the downward slope of the drive. Sadly, the boy was pronounced dead at an area […]

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    Creating your own home fire escape plan

    New survey data from Nationwide Insurance finds only one in five parents regularly practice fire escape plans at home, and only 55 percent of parents say their children know what to do in case of a house fire. Families can visit this website to learn more on how to make a home fire escape plan.  

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    ‘Creepy clown’ caught hanging onto back of city bus in Detroit

    DETROIT, Mich. – It is video that is giving people across the country the creeps. A video of a clown hanging off the back of a Detroit Department of Transportation bus in Detroit has gone viral. The department released the following statement to WDIV: “The safety of our riders is DDOT’s number one priority and that is why we have significantly increased our Transit Police presence and have installed surveillance cameras inside and outside of all of our DDOT coaches. […]

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    911 operator charged after allegedly hanging up on callers “because she did not want to talk”

    HOUSTON, Texas- A former 911 operator is facing charges after she allegedly confessed to hanging up on callers. According to KPRC, 43-year-old Crenshanda Williams has been charged with interference with an emergency telephone call. Court documents allege that Williams was involved in thousands of “short calls,” or 911 calls that last 20 seconds or less. In fact, KPRC reports that Williams even hung up on a man who was reporting a deadly shooting at a convenience store. When questioned about […]

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    Oklahoma representative takes swipe at ‘Oilfield Prayer Day’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma representative is taking a swipe at a recent proclamation that asks Oklahomans to ‘pray for the oil and gas industry.’ Last month, Gov. Mary Fallin issued an official proclamation to declare Oct. 13 as “Oilfield Prayer Day.” The proclamation asks Oklahomans to pray for the “blessings created by the oil and natural gas industry.” In response, Oklahoma Rep. Richard Morrissette has his own idea for a proclamation. “I think we should all pray on the 14th […]

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    Court documents: Former Oklahoma firefighter suing for $3 million after ‘wrongful termination’

    TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma firefighter is suing his former department after he says he was wrongfully terminated. Greg Chapman was a firefighter with the Tulsa Fire Department for nearly 20 years when a Facebook comment brought his career to a halt. According to FOX 23, Chapman commented on a viral video of a police officer threatening to take a man’s child away after mistaking him for a fugitive. Chapman later took down the derogatory comment, but was asked […]

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    ONG agrees to pay more than $1 million related to house explosion in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Over 10 months after a home explosion sent three people to the hospital, an Oklahoma company agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines. On Jan. 2, emergency crews rushed to a home on Whispering Hollow Dr. after it suddenly exploded in the early morning hours. In all, three people were injured and dozens of homes were damaged in the neighborhood. Initially, fire investigators said it was obvious that natural gas found its way to an […]