• School Classroom / Education

    Oklahoma loses ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver after scrapping Common Core standards

    UPDATED:  Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of schools, announced that the state of Oklahoma will not be losing any federal dollars. Instead, the state will have adjust the way the funds are spent. Barresi confirmed that the total amount coming to Oklahoma from USDE is $372,841,126. Total funds coming to Oklahoma from USDE- $372,841,126 http://t.co/yZ3QasfiPT— Ok […]

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    Study links obesity risks to family structure

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The family structure in which a child is raised could put him or her at greater risk for obesity, according to a study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in […]

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    NFL toughens domestic violence policy

    (CNN) — In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. RAVENS’ FOOTBALL PLAYER: ‘MY ACTIONS WERE INEXCUSABLE’ A second incident would be punished by […]

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    Autopsy: Oklahoma inmate dies from lethal injection drugs, not heart attack after ‘botched’ execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced that it has received one of the final pieces of evidence necessary to complete its investigation into the death of an Oklahoma inmate following a botched execution. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection. After being injected with a lethal […]

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    Doctors say school start times are unhealthy for students

    (CNN) — If you think school starts too early, you aren’t the only one. A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. They […]

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    Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week in U.S.

    (CNN) — A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa. After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers were given the green light to begin what’s called […]

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    Police commander accused of sticking gun into suspect’s mouth

    Chicago police commander accused of putting barrel of his gun in a man's mouth nbcchi.com/BvutcsV | #CPD http://t.co/LdX6PdXdFl— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) August 28, 2014 CHICAGO, Illinois — A Chicago police commander has been charged with sticking a gun into a suspect’s mouth. Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, by the Cook […]

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    Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

    (CNN) — A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed “because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions.” CNN first […]

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    Oklahoma Decides: Runoff election results

    Oklahomans voted in the 2014 runoff elections. Refresh often. These are unofficial until certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Elections. US SENATE-UNEXP. TERM (D) RUNOFF 1,956 of 1,956 Precincts Reporting CONNIE JOHNSON ✓ 57.99% 54,728 JIM ROGERS 42.01% 39,649   US REP. DIST. 5 (D) RUNOFF 273 of 273 Precincts Reporting AL McAFFREY ✓ […]

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    Shocking video captures bus driver smoking drugs, sleeping before crashing into house

    AUSTRALIA – On drugs and in control of a 35-ton vehicle. Here Shaun Murphy is caught smoking synthetic cannabis behind the wheel. “Mr. Murphy is extremely remorseful for his conduct. He is very thankful no one was injured as a result of the collision.” For a moment, he steers with his elbow. Then, the 57 year […]

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    Update: Oklahoma trooper arrested on suspicion of DUI resigns

    UPDATE: The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that Trooper Joshua Davies submitted a letter of resignation on Aug. 26. “Trooper Davies’ actions on July 3, 2014 was an egregious breach of the standard of conduct demanded by our profession. It is never pleasant when an officer is forced to arrest one of his own, but it […]