• When Zika virus made headlines because of its link with the neurological disorder microcephaly, it became the latest in a growing list of mosquito-borne viruses for Americans to worry about.

    First known cases of Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes in U.S. confirmed in Florida

    FLORIDA – Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States. “While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes […]

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    “No, it’s meth,” Cops mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut crumbs for drugs, man says

    ORLANDO – A Florida man’s love of doughnuts got him arrested, strip-searched and tossed in jail for 10 hours after officers mistook several crumbs of icing for crystal methamphetamine, he told WFTV. Dan Rushing said he’s now considering legal action after the fateful traffic stop, which happened in December, 2015. Rushing, 64, had just dropped […]

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    Colorado man forced to pay child support despite DNA test results

    DENVER – Chris Atkins leads a life that might be stranger than any episode of ‘The Maury Povich Show.’ The daytime talk show host has made a living out of revealing DNA test results to squabbling couples, but Atkins already knows DNA has proven he’s not the father of his ex-wife’s daughter, who was 2 years old […]

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    Ranked: The 50 U.S. cities with the lowest gas prices

    The Fourth of July is perhaps the country’s most beloved holiday, and this year, revelers had an additional reason to celebrate — the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $2.29, the lowest price in 13 years. The price had dropped seven cents by month’s end, most likely a result of lower […]

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    Officials: Power surge causes issues with 911 operating system for two hours

    ENID, Okla. – An outage caused a headache for 911 dispatchers across the state on Wednesday morning. Around 11 a.m. officials with the Enid Police Department say the state-wide 911 operating system was disabled. However, AT&T says it was not a state-wide issue, adding that it affected calls in Enid, Shawnee and some other areas. […]

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    Georgia lottery winner invests millions into crystal meth trafficking ring

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Most of you would buy a new car or a new house if you won millions in the lottery. Maybe you’d invest in a company or go on a globe-spanning trip. But a Georgia man apparently hoped to become the next Walter White, the methamphetamine mastermind from the TV show “Breaking Bad.” It […]

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    Six arrested, 75k plus in stolen property recovered in Canadian County bust

    EL RENO, Okla.– Six suspects were arrested on various charges following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday, July 19th. The Multi-agency Special Operations Team, which is used for situations deemed high risk, encountered four of the suspects outside the residence and took them in to custody. Once on the property a 19-year-old female locked […]

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    Guthrie to use economic development dollars to add teachers amid budget crisis

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – School starts in about four weeks in Guthrie and, like all Oklahoma school districts, Guthrie schools is planning to work with less funding this year. Following a revenue failure at the state level, school districts across the state saw their budgets slashed. While many districts are trying to make ends meet, the […]

  • In the grow room, marijuana glows under bright grow lights at the Marijuana Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi.

    Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer’s treatment, study says

    Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a therapeutic potential […]

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    Viewers guide to the Democratic convention

    PHILADELPHIA  — Democrats kick off their convention Monday under the cloud of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and Donald Trump’s 6 point bounce coming out of last week’s GOP convention. The big question as the convention gavels in at 4 p.m. ET: Will Wasserman Schultz address her fellow Democrats? And if so, will she […]

  • For five days, the news has revolved around the horrific details of the slayings, but on Tuesday afternoon the focus was on the men in blue who lost their lives keeping watch over what had been a peaceful protest.

    Dallas police see surge in applications after vicious attack on officers

    DALLAS, Texas – The Thin Blue Line in Dallas may be getting thicker. Applications to the force have jumped 344% since five police officers were massacred in Dallas on July 7, compared with the same period in June, the department brass said Friday. There were 136 applications from June 8 to June 20 and 467 […]