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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 […]

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    Twinkies, Palmer Candy join recall over salmonella concerns

    Although Twinkies normally have a long shelf life, don’t hoard any boxes of limited-edition Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies for your post-holiday snacking or apocalypse preparation needs. Hostess has recalled the multipack boxes, with nine cakes in each, in response to a recall by Blommer Chocolate Co., which produced the confectionery coating used on the holiday Twinkies. The coating contains milk powder ingredients produced by Valley Milk Products LLC, which may be contaminated with salmonella. Certain holiday Twinkies and some […]

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    KFOR-TV PBR Text to Win Contest Rules

    Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Eligibility: Entrants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old or above, as determined by KFOR-TV and reside in the Oklahoma City Designated Market Area as determined by Nielsen Company. Employees of KFOR-TV, Tribune Broadcasting, PBR (collectively, the “Sponsor”), their parent companies, the Sweepstakes’ participating sponsors, promotional agencies […]

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    Historians cheer new online search tool for vital records

    OKLAHOMA – Historians are calling it a win for transparency in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health ensuring Oklahomans have easy access to a treasure trove of old vital records, including birth and death certificates, often used to track your family history. Genealogist Mike Birdsong was filling in some holes in his family tree a few years ago, searching for a birth certificate for his grandmother, Annie Birdsong. Mike paid for an OSDH search for the document, but the […]

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    City of Edmond urges residents to tell them about traffic nightmares

    EDMOND, Okla. – Most drivers encounter nightmare rush hour traffic at least once in a while, if not every day. With the number of people commuting in Edmond exceeding the population, you can expect there are some frustrations in the city. That’s why the city of Edmond released a questionnaire, asking residents to share their traffic troubles. City officials said they use the information released from the questionnaire as part of their overall strategy to see what projects they should pursue […]