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    Friday Night Heroes, Playoffs Week 4

    The fourth week of the high school football playoffs featured five classes playing a championship game, and four others playing semifinals. Here are the complete results of the games played on Friday night: Class 6A-I Championship Game Tulsa Union 57, Norman North 43 Tulsa Union wins their 9th state championship and first since 2011 as the Jenks-Union stranglehold on the state’s largest class continues, with the 21st straight state title between the two teams. Class 6A-II Championship Game Bixby 39, […]

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    Love Taco Bell but trying to eat healthier? Here is what you should order

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on finding the healthiest menu options at some of the most popular fast food restaurant chains.  When you take a trip to Taco Bell, it’s probably not because you are in the mood for a salad — probably not even a taco salad. Chances are, you’re craving comfort food or something indulgent, such as a smothered burrito or a hash brown-filled Crunchwrap. It may not surprise you to hear that these […]

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    Norman police seeking witnesses after man’s body discovered in park

    NORMAN, Okla. – Authorities are asking for help finding clues after a man’s body was discovered in a Norman park last month. Last month, police say a group of people playing disc golf at Northeast Lions Park discovered a man’s body in a nearby pond. The victim was later identified as 47-year-old Kevin Michael Riley from Washington, Oklahoma. Preliminary results from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Riley likely drowned. However, investigators say they are still looking into […]

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    Ecstasy could become prescription for PTSD after final FDA trial

    Ecstasy, also known as “molly,” is an illegal, unregulated party drug which often runs rampant in the nightlife crowd. A substance called MDMA found within the illegal drug has shown promise in previous trials in treating post traumatic stress disorder. Those trials showed MDMA-assisted psychotherapy had a dramatic improvement with veterans, emergency responders, law enforcement, and victims of violent crimes, all who had seen no change after years of traditional treatment. By the end of those studies, researchers say two-thirds […]

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    Mary Fallin’s Office: Being vice chair of Trump transition team will not interfere with gubernatorial duties

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin’s office insists that her appointment to vice chair of the Trump presidential transition team will not interfere with her gubernatorial duties. Many people have questioned Fallin’s priorities after accepting a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. “Mary Fallin should put Oklahoma first and the people of Oklahoma first,” said Sarah Baker, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “She needs to be here taking care of Oklahoma before she takes care of the issues […]

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    3-year-old dies after tragic window blind cord accident

    Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of Brigham Young University running backs coach Reno Mahe, died Tuesday, more than a week after accidentally tangling a window blind cord around her neck. The family shared the update on social media. A week earlier, Elsie was playing with a friend when the incident happened, according to a Facebook page created in support of the Mahe family by one of their neighbors. Her friend ran and told Elsie’s mom, Sunny, who immediately started CPR. […]

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    Dolly Parton starts fund for families affected by Tennessee fires

    Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week. She’s created a fund through her Dollywood Companies and hopes to give each family affected by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months to help them get “back on their feet.” “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said in a video message released […]

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    Mary Fallin appointment brings compliments, criticisms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Hours after her appointment to vice chair of the Trump presidential transition team, Governor Mary Fallin received compliments, but others questioned her priorities. “Mary Fallin should put Oklahoma first and the people of Oklahoma first,” said Sarah Baker, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “She needs to be here taking care of Oklahoma before she takes care of the issues of Donald Trump.” Trump’s team made the announcement a little more than a week after Fallin […]

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    Suspected tornado leaves 3 dead in Alabama

    A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said, as a powerful band of storms passed through the state. The storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie. “We can’t tell what kind of damage we’ve got (due to the dark),” Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips told CNN affiliate WAFF-TV […]

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    Low fuel costs mean lower bills for OG&E customers

    OKLAHOMA – Plunging natural gas prices mean utility customers get a price break on their bills. Oklahoma Gas and Electric has passed on “unprecedented” drops in fuel costs by knocking $13.14 off the average monthly bill since January 2015. The utility said it’s the result of off-the-mark cost estimates. Here is a breakdown of the average decrease per customer: January 2015  * -$0.16 * -0.5% September 2015 * -$5.98 * -18.2% January 2016 * -$4.39 * -16.3% July 2016  * -$2.60 […]

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    ‘We need to address that problem,’ Senator invokes KFOR sportscaster to tackle uninsured drivers

    OKLAHOMA – A state lawmaker is naming a bill after a beloved NewsChannel 4 sportscaster, as he works to lower the state’s rate of uninsured drivers. Sen. Ron Sharp (R-Shawnee) has filed The Bob Barry Jr. Oklahoma Responsible Driver Act to crack down on people who skirt an Oklahoma system he calls flawed. Barry died in 2015, after an uninsured and unlicensed driver made an illegal U-Turn in front of him. Though a law likely would not have prevented Barry’s […]