Local & Regional
7:04 am
Sat November 8, 2014

3.0-Magnitude Earthquake hits Southern Oklahoma

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WILSON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 struck Friday morning in southern Oklahoma.

The quake was recorded at 10 a.m. with an epicenter about 9 miles south-southwest of Wilson, near the state's border with Texas. The USGS says the epicenter was about 21 miles west-southwest of Ardmore and about 35 miles northwest of Gainesville, Texas.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Also Friday, the USGS recorded a 2.8-magnitude earthquake near Cherokee and a 2.5-magnitude quake near Medford, both in northern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Democrats Want Election Do-Over

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party says a special election is needed in the 2nd Congressional District following the death of the party's candidate just days before the general election.

Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin received 70 percent of the vote in Tuesday's general election. But Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins said Friday he believes state law requires that a special election be called due to the November 2nd death of the Democratic candidate, Earl Everett.

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StudioTulsa
2:48 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI"

Aired on Friday, November 7th.

Our guest is Betty Medsger, an author and former journalist whose latest book, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI," is just out in paperback. As a critic for The Wall Street Journal has noted, this is "an important work, the definitive treatment of an unprecedented and largely forgotten 'act of resistance' that revealed shocking official criminality in postwar America. One need not endorse break-ins as a form of protest to welcome this deeply researched account of the burglary at Media, Penn. Ms.

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Local & Regional
11:55 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Trial Underway for Ex-Official at Choctaw Nation

Federal Courthouse at Muskogee
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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal trial is underway in Muskogee for a former Choctaw Nation official accused in an embezzlement scheme involving construction at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant.

Jason Merida was charged earlier this year with conspiracy, theft, tax fraud and money laundering. Merida is the former executive director for construction administration at the Choctaw Nation. Prosecutors accused him of using money collected from false construction bills to pay for hunting and golf trips, at least 52 firearms, a sport utility vehicle and cosmetic surgery for his wife.

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Local & Regional
11:55 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Broken Arrow Police Start Carrying Overdose Kits

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Broken Arrow Police Department becomes the latest area law enforcement agency to give officers kits to counteract drug overdoses.

Cpl. Leon Calhoun said officers trained this week on administering Naloxone.

"There are PowerPoints, a video, and then we actually have to do some administration — that we actually can apply the kit correctly prior to use," Calhoun said. "So it's not a real lengthy training, but it's in-depth enough that we can ... be confident in our abilities to use it out in the field."

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Police: No Injuries in Owasso Train Derailment

The railroad crossing at 76th Street North in Owasso.
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OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma say no one was injured when a train derailed.

Owasso police say a few of the train's cargo cars derailed on Thursday evening. None of the cars tipped over and no damage was reported.

Traffic was shut down for several hours while the affected cars were removed.

It's unclear what caused the derailment.

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Local & Regional
11:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Board Won't Investigate Oklahoma School's Museum

Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A national board says it won't investigate the accreditation status of the University of Oklahoma's art museum where a Nazi-looted painting hangs.

The 1886 piece, called "Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep," is currently on display at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

A French woman claims she is the rightful heir to the painting she says was stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. She is suing the college to have the painting returned.

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Local & Regional
7:23 am
Fri November 7, 2014

AG Warns of Scams by Insurance, Body Shops

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans to be aware of the practice of "steering" — where insurers strongly push consumers to auto body repair shops that may provide substandard service to consumers.

Pruitt's office said Thursday that it's looking into reports that certain insurers are coercing Oklahomans into using repair shops that may use salvaged parts or other substandard materials to make repairs, while claiming to use new parts or materials made by the automobile manufacturer.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Michael Thompson to Give Veterans Day Keynote

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief of staff of the Oklahoma Army National Guard is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during next week's annual Veterans Day ceremony.

Col. Michael Thompson will speak Tuesday during an event at the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City.

Thompson has more than 30 years of service with the National Guard. He deployed with the 45th Infantry Brigade to Kuwait and Iraq in 2003-2004 and deployed for a second time to Iraq in 2007-2008.

In civilian life, Thompson is the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

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