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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says Interstate 44 has reopened in northwest Oklahoma City after it was shut down for several hours Thursday morning.

Authorities say the westbound interstate lanes closed west of May Avenue at the 39th Expressway junction because of an overturned tractor-trailer. The interstate reopened at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, three hours after it was shut down so crews could clean up debris.

Drivers had been encouraged to use an alternate route.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The hospital that treated more than three dozen people after the deadly car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming parade says it will not bill the patients for their treatment.

Stillwater Medical Center says patients won't be billed or held liable for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the emergency room or during their hospital stays if they were admitted for treatment following the Oct. 24 crash.

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WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with the killing of a man in Wagoner on Thanksgiving.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 23-year-old Eric Daniel Hummingbird was found suffering from a gunshot wound early Thursday outside a home in Wagoner. Authorities say Hummingbird was taken to a local hospital then transferred to a Tulsa hospital where he died.

OSBI says authorities arrested a 17-year-old boy on a first-degree murder complaint in connection with the shooting. Both the suspect and victim were from Wagoner.

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NEWALLA, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County authorities have arrested a man for arson in connection with a mobile home fire near Newalla where a woman's body was found.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said Wednesday that 31-year-old Cody Wayne Fish was arrested shortly after the Monday night fire about a mile from the mobile home and is being held on an arson complaint. McCormick said investigators have been told Fish lived in the mobile home.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu cases resulting in hospitalizations in Oklahoma this flu season remains low.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 22 people hospitalized and no deaths due to influenza for the 2015-2016 flu season that started with the beginning of October. Last flu season there were a record of more than 2,000 people hospitalized and more than 100 died as a result of the flu.

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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Two brothers are being ordered to trial for second-degree murder in the death of an 18-year-old Claremore woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking near Verdigris.

A Rogers County judge on Tuesday ruled that there is enough evidence to send 19-year-old Gage Shriver and 21-year-old Dakota Shriver to trial for the death of Noelle New and injuries to 19-year-old Maranda Talley. The Shrivers mother — 39-year-old Annette Butanda — was also ordered to trial on a charge of being an accessory.

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  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Oklahoma now stands at $1.85 heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Triple A Oklahoma reported Tuesday that the prices are down by 51 cents per gallon since October 9th and are the lowest for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008.

Prices in selected cities around the state range from $1.73 per gallon in Bartlesville, Muskogee and Shawnee to $1.95 per gallon in Idabel.



MULDROW, Okla. (AP) — The first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq was remembered as a man who smiled and was passionate about his wife, children, church and making others happy.

The Tulsa World reports a memorial service was held Tuesday for U.S. Army Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler in Muldrow, where Wheeler graduated high school in 1994 before joining the Army in 1995.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A Payne County judge has lifted part of a gag order involving charges filed after the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash.

Associate District Judge Luis Duel said Tuesday that he was rescinding a part of the gag order prohibiting families and parties to the case from discussing it. However, he said documents regarding the physical or mental health of defendant Adacia Chambers will remain sealed.

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RYAN, Okla. (AP) — Many residents in the town of Ryan are upset after their power was cut off amid an embezzlement scandal involving the town's former treasurer.

KWSO reports that a state audit showed the former treasurer took as much as $94,000 out of customers' utility bill payments when she was in office from April 2013 until she resigned July 2015.

Officials told residents to bring documentation of their utility payments to City Hall by Nov. 10, so their accounts could be made current. Those who did not make the deadline would have their power cut.