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    State Board of Education postpones a portion of teacher evaluations to strengthen process

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to postpone one element of the quantitative portion of the state’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) system that has recently been discredited by research. As a result of the board vote, Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Student Outcome Objectives (SOOs) will not […]

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    Zoo animals poisoned in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (KRNV) — New tests confirm animals at Reno, Nevada’s Animal Ark ingested two different kinds of heavy sedatives. This comes after the death of two animals at the wildlife sanctuary. The lab tests reveal the sedatives, Pentobarbital and Phenytoin, that are used for euthanasia were found in the urine of Jamar, the cheetah […]

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    Yoga guru accused of sex assault, rape

    (CNN) — To his legions of fans, Bikram Choudhury has an almost other-world quality. The yoga guru inspires as he promises to heal body and mind. But to his critics, Choudhury is something else. They say he manipulates and preys on the young and vulnerable. Now he faces six separate civil lawsuits from women accusing […]

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    Update: Rollover accident that caused chain-reaction crash cleared

    UPDATE: The accident was completely cleared by 4 p.m., allowing traffic to use all lanes of I-44. However, an accident in the westbound lanes of I-44 near N.W. 36th is slowing down traffic on that side of the highway.   OKLAHOMA CITY –  An accident involving up to eight cars along a busy interstate is […]

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    Texting while driving is one step closer to being illegal

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill aimed at curbing the dangerous trend of texting while driving easily passed a vote on the House floor Tuesday. House bill 1965, by State Rep. Terry O’Donnell, aims to prevent texting while driving. If passed, the bill will call for a $250 fine for the first offense; subsequent offenses would […]

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    Update: Bill that would ban texting while driving may be named in honor of troopers

    UPDATE: Rep. Mike Christian has filed an amendment to House Bill 1965 that would name the law in honor of two state troopers hit by a vehicle in January. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nicholas Dees was killed and trooper Keith Burch was injured in the accident. The bill would prohibit texting, emailing or using instant […]

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    Holly Bobo’s case takes another turn; suspect commits suicide

    (CNN) — A man who Tennessee authorities tried to have indicted in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a nursing student has committed suicide, his attorney told CNN on Tuesday. The investigation into the killing of Holly Bobo has not been smooth. The suicide of Shayne Austin is the latest twist. Bobo, a 20-year-old […]

  • New trend: More adults drinking breast milk

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants drink exclusively breast milk for the first six months of life, and then as much milk as mommy makes, as long as baby is interested. There is no medical recommendation for adults drinking breast milk. But, It’s happening! Milk is rich in calcium, protein and vitamin […]

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    Video explains why parents get nothing done

    (CNN) — Ever feel like that laundry pile never gets smaller or the kitchen never stays clean, especially when children are around? Florida mother Esther Anderson knows the feeling well thanks to 15-month-old Ellia. Whenever she turns her back on a neatly folded stack of clothing or a dust pile it’s only a matter of […]

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    OKC Thunder releases update on Kevin Durant’s injury

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder has released an update on Kevin Durant’s injury. Kevin Durant has been experiencing soreness in his right foot lately, playing just 10 minutes in the NBA All-Star Game, and noticeably limping late in OKC’s win over Dallas on Thursday night.  He also sat out Saturday night against Charlotte. The […]

  • Noa Mintz has been heading up her own nanny agency, Nannies by Noa, since August, 2012. She has recently hired a CEO to head her company while she dedicates more time to high school work.
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    15-year-old steps down from startup because … high school

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — On the outside, Noa Mintz is a typical teen — braces and all. But while her peers are chatting about boys and clothes, Mintz is texting the CEO she hired to run her growing business. Mintz, 15, has been heading up her own nanny agency since August 2012. She hired Allison […]