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    Thunder rolls: Oklahoma City prepares for Game 5 in Western Conference Finals

    OKLAHOMA CITY – After an electrifying win against Golden State in Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder is preparing to head back to California for Game 5. On Tuesday, the Thunder defeated the Warriors 118-94, taking the series lead 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder were paced by Russell Westbrook who finished with 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was a total team effort by the Thunder who out assisted the Warriors 23-15 and had six […]

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    Grandparents charged after 5-year-old girl accidentally shoots, kills herself

    WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Sadly, it’s a story that we hear all too often. A child is injured or killed when they stumble upon a loaded firearm that was left in a home. Earlier this month, 5-year-old Mariah Davis died after she shot herself with her grandparents’ gun. Family members say Davis was playing upstairs when she found the gun under her grandmother’s pillow. Davis accidentally shot herself in the neck and died from her injuries. Now, prosecutors in Michigan […]

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    Reports: OU wide receiver arrested for criminal trespassing

    NORMAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma football player bonded out of jail just hours after being arrested for criminal trespassing in his hometown, according to the Norman Transcript. The newspaper reports that OU wide receiver DeDe Westbrook was arrested for criminal trespassing in Cameron, Texas on Monday. Westbrook bonded out of the Milan County Jail and he was released. Last season, Westbrook was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year after catching 46 passes for 743 yards, which resulted in […]

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    Judge orders son of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner to undergo mental competency hearing

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man accused of fatally stabbing his father, Oklahoma’s former labor commissioner, went before an Oklahoma County judge on Wednesday Christian Costello, 27, had pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in the Aug. 23 death of his father, former Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. Prosecutors say Christian Costello attacked his father with a knife and repeatedly stabbed him at an Oklahoma City restaurant. In February, Costello waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case. […]

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    17-year-old Oklahoma boy killed in ATV accident

    ELK CITY, Okla. – Authorities say a 17-year-old boy is dead following an ATV accident in Custer County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say a 17-year-old boy was riding an ATV near Foss Lake State Park when he attempted to drive down an embankment. At some point, investigators say the teen fell from the ATV and rolled down the hill. The ATV also started to roll and came to a stop on top of the boy, pinning him underneath it for […]

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    By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For months, state agencies have been dreading the moment Oklahoma lawmakers announced a budget for fiscal year 2017. In February, state leaders announced that Oklahoma was facing a $1.3 billion shortfall, which amounts to nearly 20 percent of last year’s budget. Since that time, state agencies across the state have been bracing for massive cuts. State Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger ordered all agencies to take an additional four percent cut for the current fiscal year – […]

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    No additional cuts to education, Department of Corrections under proposed budget plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A tentative budget deal has been reached between leaders in the Oklahoma Senate, House and Governor Fallin’s office. The total appropriation for fiscal year 2017 is just over $6,778,186,009. That’s down about 5 percent from last year’s original budget and about 1 percent down from the adjusted 2016 budget that was rolled out in February. While many agencies will see cuts this fiscal year, the Department of Corrections and the State Department of Education will not be […]

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    Bill to protect young athletes from concussions approved by Oklahoma lawmakers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would protect young athletes in the Sooner State from the dangers of concussions has passed the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives. The bill focuses on more education for trainers and athletes about symptoms and risks associated with concussions. Experts hope those steps will prevent long-term injuries and deaths. “I just really don’t want another athlete or a family go through what I’ve gone through and what my parents continue to go through,” said […]

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    Children rode bus filled with feces, urine and vomit to private school

    ROCKAWAY, N.Y. – Parents and teachers are furious after they say their children had to endure disgusting conditions just to get to school. Vincent Lopez and his wife wanted their daughter, Veronica, to receive the best education she could. They chose to send her to Lawrence Woodmere Academy on Long Island, which comes at a hefty price of $32,000 a year. While they love the education she is receiving, they were horrified to learn about the conditions of the bus […]

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    High school teacher attacked in classroom by unknown suspect

    BOTHELL, Wash. – Investigators are searching for clues following a vicious attack on a high school teacher inside his classroom. KCPQ reports that Cal Pygott was working alone in his wood shop classroom at Bothell High School when he was bashed in the back of the head with an object. He lost consciousness and woke up with a plastic zip tie around his neck. He managed to stumble outside and flag down help before he passed out. Another staff member […]

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    Nonprofit referral agency helping Oklahoma parents find quality child care this summer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Parents who are looking for summer child care options are encouraged to take advantage of a free program. Rainbow Fleet, a nonprofit child care resource and referral agency, helps parents find quality child care in their area. “Finding the right child care environment is an important decision,” said Carrie Williams, Rainbow Fleet’s executive director, “We can help parents identify quality child care options in their area and provide information about other resources, like educational activities, available for […]