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    Medical examiner determines cause of death for OSU student

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A medical examiner has determined what caused an OSU student’s sudden death in November. Authorities say 20-year-old Brandon Cavazos was found dead inside his room at the Sigma Chi fraternity house in mid-November. The OSU junior did not have any obvious signs of trauma to his body and there were no signs of foul play related to his death. Cavazos’ body was sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an exact cause of death. […]

  • A researcher holding a petri dish with a culture at the microbiology lab of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, a hospital in Antwerp on August 13, 2010. Media reported yesterday that a man of Pakistani origin died in Belgium in June following an infection of a new super bacteria, NDM-1, that is resistent against almost every antibiotic. (Photo credit : JORGE DIRKX/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

    One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, transmission of these bacteria person-to-person may be occurring without symptoms, say the researchers, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. “We often talk about the rising tide of antibiotic resistance in apocalyptic terms,” said William Hanage, senior author […]

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    Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show 2017 Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

    Don't miss the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show 2017 coming January 20-22, 2017 to the State Fair Park of Oklahoma, inside the Cox Pavilion.

  • Nutella defends its use of palm oil, deemed a 'potential health concern'

    Nutella defends its use of palm oil, deemed a “potential health concern”

    Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it makes food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is consumed worldwide in baked goods, convenience foods (including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and candy, usually as a vegetable oil, shortening or margarine additive. It’s been getting some attention from the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella. The maker of the Italian confection is drawing focus to how it uses the product, which it said […]

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    IFR cowgirl had to pivot fast to rope a new partner for this weekend’s rodeo

    COLCORD, OKLAHOMA — She’s always been good at catching on. Lindsey Hughes learned early to throw a rope around anything. “Practice,” she says. “We eat, sleep, and breathe it.” As a Breakaway roper last year she won a world championship with the International Pro Rodeo Association Her partner for the past 11 years is Topper, a muscular Paint horse, a trusted friend, but a bit of a goof ball. “He’s got the most unique personality of any horse I’ve ever […]

  • SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 01: A fan of the San Diego Chargers holds a sign en route to the Charger's 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    San Diego Chargers officially moving to Los Angeles

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – After it was reported that the San Diego Chargers would be moving to Los Angeles, a few fans gathered at Chargers Park in Murphy Canyon, where one person threw eggs at the front doors of the team headquarters. The person left before police arrived on the scene and a police report was filed. Security ordered people to leave the premises. Police officers told FOX 5 they will be at the headquarters through the night and plan to […]

  • US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, scientists say

    US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, scientists say

    If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though the worm was commonly believed to infect only fish in Asia, a study published Wednesday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly journal Emerging Infectious Diseases said wild salmon caught in Alaska had also been infected by the parasite. Based on […]

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    Oklahoma wins $2 million statewide grant for early college, career initiatives

    OKLAHOMA CITY – State officials announced Wednesday that Oklahoma won a $2-million grant to help students with college credit and career certification. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said Oklahoma’s win of a $2 million, three-year statewide grant by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will help implement individualized academic plans for kids, redefine the senior year, increase concurrent and dual enrollment with earned college credit and career certification, and better connect […]

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    Oklahoma public high school juniors can take ACT, SAT for free under state program

    OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma State Superintendent announced Tuesday that Oklahoma public school districts will have the opportunity this year to choose whether their 11th-grade students can take the ACT or the SAT college-entrance exam free of charge. This initiative is an extension of a 2015-2016 pilot program widely embraced across the state last spring, when all but two of Oklahoma’s 459 public high schools provided the ACT for juniors. As a result, 79 percent of 11th graders – or 35,477 […]

  • President Obama makes his final presidential speech to the nation on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Full video, transcript of President Obama’s Farewell Address

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) All right, everybody sit down. (Applause.) We’re on live TV here. I’ve got to move. (Applause.) You can tell that I’m a lame duck because nobody is following instructions. (Laughter.) Everybody have a seat. (Applause.) My fellow Americans — (applause) — Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well wishes that we’ve received […]

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    American blade runner comes to Oklahoma for new legs

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The summer Olympics are three and a half years away. Preparations are already underway in Tokyo and in Oklahoma. Elite runner Blake Leeper believes he will be the first American amputee to compete in the able-bodied Olympics without his own legs. Leeper made headlines in 2016 at the 100 m qualifier for Rio when he finished second after losing one of prosthetic legs at the finish line. Leeper ditched those loose legs and has traveled to Oklahoma […]