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    American woman infected with Ebola heads back to U.S.

    ATLANTA (CNN) — While international health workers scramble to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, an American woman infected with the virus is on her way back to the United States. Missionary Nancy Writebol boarded a specially-equipped air ambulance Tuesday morning and headed from from Liberia to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. Once she lands in Georgia midday Tuesday, she’ll be rushed to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital — one of four hospitals in the country with extensive isolation […]

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    3 men arrested after police discover over 3,000 pounds of marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities arrested three men after they discovered 3,300 pounds of marijuana. Officials say federal agents arrested Manuel Barron-Hernandez, 40, Juan Carlos Salinas, 19, and Roberto Olivas-Chavez, 31, and charged them with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 3,300 pounds of marijuana. A fourth man, Jesus Rodriguez-Contreras, 40, was also charged in a related criminal complaint with being an illegal alien unlawfully in possession of firearms and ammunition. Hernandez, Chavez, and Contreras are all Mexican nationals. After obtaining […]

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    New: Family responds to D.A. decision not to charge Moore officers connected to Warren Theatre death

    UPDATE: 6/27/14- The family of the man who died while in police custody releases a statement after the District Attorney decides not to file any charges in the case. Here is the full statement. “The family and estate for Luis Rodriguez are deeply grieved by the decision of Greg Mashburn and the District Attorney’s Office of Cleveland County Oklahoma to not pursue criminal charges against the police officers involved in the incident that ultimately led to the untimely death of […]

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    Oklahoma Decides: 2014 primary election results

    Oklahomans voted in the 2014 primary elections. Refresh often. These are unofficial until certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Elections. GOVERNOR (R) 1,956 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting MARY FALLIN ✓ 75.52% 199,907 CHAD MOODY 15.41% 40,804 DAX EWBANK 9.07% 23,999   US SENATOR UNEXP. TERM (D) 1,956 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting CONNIE JOHNSON 43.84% 71,402 JIM ROGERS 35.34% 57,557 PATRICK MICHAEL HAYES 20.82% 33,908   US SENATOR UNEXP. TERM (R) 1,956 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting JAMES LANKFORD ✓ 57.25% […]

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    Election: Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s primary

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Tuesday, voters across the state will head to the polls for the statewide primary on several important positions. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24. To find your polling location, visit the election board’s website. Voters will decide the following: United States Senator: Democrat- Matt Silverstein Republican- Jim Inhofe Republican – D. Jean McBride-Samuels Republican- Erick Paul Wyatt Republican – Evelyn Rogers Republican – Rob Moye Independent – Ray […]

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    UPDATE: D.A. makes decision about charges against Moore officers connected to Warren Theatre death

    UPDATE 6/20/14: The Cleveland County District Attorney’s office announced that it has decided to not file charges against any of the officers involved in the death of Luis Rodriguez. Rodriguez died while being detained by officers outside of the Warren Theater. The Moore Police Department will have a news conference at 3 p.m. in reference to the case. It is expected the department will release security camera footage at that time. This is a developing story. Refresh this page for […]

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    Georgia man first to be put to death since Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection

    (CNN) — A Georgia man became the first inmate in the United States to be put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April. Marcus A. Wellons, 59, was declared dead at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper was one of the media witnesses to the execution. Wellons’ execution was one of three scheduled in less than 24 hours. John Winfield was put […]

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    Strapped for cash: Crooked Oak school district struggles to make payments

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Crooked Oak school district is struggling to come up with cash to make payments. “It is an embarrassment,” said Theresa Rice, a parent. For Superintendent Bradley Richards, it’s become a very serious situation. “Unless it was explicitly written in a contract before and approved by the board, we can’t pay our bills. We don’t have the legal authority to pay people we owe money to.,” said Richards. And with new construction on the high school underway, if […]

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    Update: Rodriguez family looking for answers, asks attorney to resign

    MOORE, Okla. – The family of Luis Rodriguez, the man who died after a scuffle with police outside of the Warren Theater, says they have asked their attorney to resign from the case. Nair Rodriguez spoke out about her decision Tuesday. She says while justice is her main priority she is doubtful it will come from authorities currently involved in the case. Nair said, “He was my partner of life.” While it has been almost four months since she lost […]

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    Officials: Man faces 20 years in prison for smuggling nearly 60 dead hummingbirds

    DALLAS, Tx. – Federal prosecutors in East Texas say a Dallas man has been indicted for smuggling dead hummingbirds into the U.S. from Mexico. A federal grand jury this week indicted 53-year-old Carlos Delgado Rodriguez on charges alleging he smuggled about 60 of the birds into Texas over the course of a year. Authorities say Rodriguez intended to sell the dead birds but it wasn’t immediately clear who would be interested in purchasing them. Prosecutors say Rodriguez violated state and federal […]

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    ‘You’re going to need a bigger sack,’ woman finds 12-foot python in bathroom

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – When you hear things go “bump” in the night, it’s usually your imagination playing tricks on you. This time it was real for one Texas woman. She found a 12-foot python in her bathroom. College Station woman surprised to find python in bathroom. — The Eagle (@theeagle) May 13, 2014 WXIN reported Veronica Rodriguez said she’d given her daughter’s three guinea pigs a bath an evening two weeks ago. She said she took them […]