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  • Michael Cohen reaches plea deal in New York financial fraud case

    UPDATE: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has surrendered to the FBI ahead of a 4 p.m. ET court proceeding where the government is expected to disclose a plea deal, a law enforcement source tells CNN. Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say he has reached a plea agreement. Cohen is due to appear in federal court in New York at 4 p.m. Tuesday. He was earlier seen […]

  • ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom to remain jailed pending trial

    FORT WORTH, Texas – A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck. Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for Nov. 12. State District Judge Wane Salvant’s order came at a Monday bond reduction hearing in Fort Worth. Salvant had revoked Couch’s bond for a second time and ordered […]

  • Toddlers survive alone for days after wreck kills mother

    CAMDEN, Ark. – Authorities say two toddlers survived alone for about two days after they were passengers in a single-car wreck that killed their mother in south Arkansas. The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office says a 3-year-old boy was found Monday morning wandering along a road in Camden, about 85 miles southwest of Little Rock. Authorities posted the boy’s photo online and learned his mother hadn’t been seen for days. Police returned to the area where the boy was found and […]

  • Pilot suspended after allegedly threatening Oklahoma transgender student

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot accused of threatening on Facebook to harm a 12-year-old transgender girl for using the girls bathroom at her Oklahoma school. Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement Monday that the pilot was suspended Aug. 13 pending an investigation into the alleged threats against the student in Achille. He says the Denver-based airline doesn’t condone discrimination, but he declined to release further details, including the pilot’s name. Last week,¬†schools […]

  • Ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar moved to prison facility in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities said disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. On Sunday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons website showed the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor was at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona. Last month, Nassar’s attorneys said he was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the Arizona federal prison. Ralph Miller, a retired […]

  • Police investigating fatal shooting in northeastern Oklahoma

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Police in Bartlesville are investigating the early-morning fatal shooting of a man whose body was discovered in the street in front of his home. Officers said the shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday. They said the victim, a 54-year-old man, confronted some people who had been getting into unlocked cars in his neighborhood and was fatally shot. The man’s name has not been released. Investigators said they are searching for three suspects in the shooting, a driver […]

  • Officials: Boy accused in stabbing at Luther school not a known troublemaker

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities said a 14-year-old boy who used a knife to attack a female classmate during a school assembly in central Oklahoma didn’t have a reputation as a troublemaker. Luther Police Chief David Randall said Friday that investigators are interviewing staff and students following the Thursday attack at Luther High School. He said a trend has emerged from the interviews that could point to a motive, but he declined to elaborate. However, Randall and Superintended Barry Gunn said […]

  • Oklahoma agency urges judge to not block new marijuana law

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Health Department is warning a judge that the public will be harmed if the state can’t implement key rules on medical marijuana. The agency on Tuesday listed eight potential dangers to the public if the new rules aren’t enforced. Dangers include selling contaminated food and drug products. The warning comes in response to a legal petition asking for an emergency injunction on more than 20 medical marijuana rules. The Board of Health adopted new guidelines Aug. […]

  • Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday said another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies statewide. Many districts already rely heavily on emergency certified and part-time teachers. More than half of superintendents surveyed said teacher hiring is worse this year than last. School Boards Association Executive Director Shawn Hime said a […]

  • Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Many of the teachers who converged this past spring on their state capitols in protest are hoping to return soon – this time as lawmakers. Hundreds of teachers are running for office in November elections. They said they want to be at the table when legislatures make decisions about public education spending and teacher wages, issues that were at the root of walkouts in states including Oklahoma,¬†Arizona and Kentucky. Union counts put the number of educators nationwide […]

  • AP source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    NEW YORK -Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. However, TMZ reports that Franklin’s health was failing because she has been battling cancer. The Queen of Soul canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered […]