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    JROTC instructor at Oklahoma City high school arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting female student

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A JROTC instructor at an Oklahoma City high school was arrested Monday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student. On Sept. 23, a 16-year-old student at John Marshall High School told police that she stayed after school a few days earlier to practice for JROTC Honor Guard. After practice, she said she asked the instructor, 52-year-old Paul Bianchi, to take her home. The teen girl said that Bianchi agreed and asked her to wait inside his classroom. […]

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    Could another person’s feces help you lose weight?

    The diversity of the bacteria living in your feces is linked to how much fat you have in your body, according to a new study. The insight could pave the way for fecal transplants of bacteria to help people manage their weight, reduce their risk of certain metabolic diseases or, more simply, encourage them to broaden the bacteria found in their gut — and therefore their poop — by eating a healthier, more varied diet. “We wanted to characterize how […]

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    Graphic: Charlotte police release body cam footage from shooting of Keith Scott

    Warning: Video is not suitable for all audiences. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte police released body cam video of the fatal shooting of a man last week. The release comes one day after a video recorded by Keith Scott’s widow was released publicly. Putney said the cell phone recording didn’t factor into his decision to release dashcam and body-camera video of the fatal shooting. “Our practice and our protocol is to release as soon as we can, to inform,” Putney said, […]

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    Elementary school students hospitalized after girl brings pot-laced brownies from home

    SALT LAKE CITY — Several children at a Salt Lake City elementary school were sent to a hospital Thursday after they ate marijuana-laced brownies that another student brought to the playground. According to a letter from the Salt Lake City School District, a student at Lincoln Elementary school brought the brownies to the playground before school and sold or shared several of them with sixth-grade students, according to KSTU. Lincoln Elementary has kindergarten through sixth grade. Det. Wilking of the […]

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    Mom’s ‘excuse note’ for her tardy daughter goes viral

    CLARKSBURG, Calif. — A California teen running late for school must have been thrilled when her mother agreed to write an excuse note — until she read it. The note has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, likely by applauding parents everywhere who know just how hard it is to get their children to school every morning. Nicole Poppic wrote in the caption of the post, “This is what happens when you are tardy as a result […]

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    Oklahoma woman dies following brutal attack in home; boyfriend arrested for murder

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma woman has died following an alleged attack by her boyfriend. On Sept. 3, neighbors say they heard a scream and were met by 40-year-old Tony Wilson. “He ran out and said, ‘Help me! Help me! Call 911,” Cledith Davis said. According to a police report, Wilson said he came home to find his girlfriend, 54-year-old Carla Martin, “laying on the bathroom floor bleeding from an unknown spot on her head.” Officers say he later claimed […]

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    Elementary student in California diagnosed with leprosy

    JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. –  A child from a Southern California elementary school has been found to have leprosy. Riverside County health officials on Thursday announced the confirmation of the condition medically known as Hansen’s disease. Two children from Indian Hills Elementary School in Jurupa Valley had been diagnosed by a local doctor with the disease. But when the results were sent to a laboratory in Louisiana that specializes in leprosy tests, only one of them tested positive. Dr. Cameron Kaiser, […]

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    Oklahoma medical examiner releases Terence Crutcher’s preliminary autopsy results

    TULSA, Okla. – One day after a Tulsa police officer was charged in Crutcher’s death, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office released its preliminary autopsy results. One week ago, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby after his car was stopped in the middle of a roadway. Officers at the scene say Crutcher was acting erratically and was not following commands. According to the affidavit, Shelby asked Crutcher if the vehicle was his and if […]

  • Tulsa officer who shot Terance Crutcher turns self in, bonds out in 23 minutes

    TULSA, Okla – The Tulsa Police officer charged with first degree manslaughter for firing the fatal shot into Terance Crutcher’s chest turned herself in at 1 a.m., and spent 23 minutes at the Tulsa County Jail before posting bond. DEVELOPING: Tulsa PD Ofr Betty Shelby turned herself in & bonded out overnight. She's charged with 1stDegree Manslaughter Heat of Passion. — Ali Meyer (@amanchor) September 23, 2016 (There has been concern regarding the address publicly posted on the booking […]

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    Officials announce $3.4 million heading back to Oklahoma schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY – There is some financial relief heading to Oklahoma schools. After state officials announced a $1.3 billion budget shortfall, school districts across Oklahoma began taking drastic steps to reduce how much money they spent. As a result, nearly 1,500 teaching positions were eliminated, popular programs were disbanded and class sizes grew. Also, districts reported eliminating 1,300 support positions since last year. Now, several districts will be getting some money back to pay for school activities, including SoonerStart and Advanced […]

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    Oklahoma State Board of Education reallocates activity funds

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Board of Education is reallocating activity funds, school officials announced Thursday. Today, the Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) approved the reallocation of $3.4 million in previously mandated cuts to the Support of Public School Activities. The funds were part of the $40.2 million returned to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) earlier this month as the result of an over-cut in Fiscal Year 2016. The total appropriation to the Support of Public […]