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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — An association of the state's newspapers wants a judge to lift a gag order in the murder case against a woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade last month.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports the Oklahoma Press Association is asking the judge in the case against Adacia Chambers for permission to intervene and request the gag be lifted.

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COLBERT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a Colbert police officer's fatal shooting of a man this weekend.

The OSBI said Sunday that the police department requested the investigation.

Police say an officer stopped to talk to a Bryan County man who was walking in town Saturday night. The officer found that the man had several traffic warrants for his arrest, and as the officer attempted to take the man into custody, police say the man ran from the officer.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Church's Chicken franchisee who was reported missing after 15 of his Tulsa- and Oklahoma City-area restaurants closed in early November has been located.

Police say 54-year-old Lyndon Johnson was found Sunday morning in Farmers Branch, Texas, about 15 miles north of his hometown of Dallas.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Higher education officials across Oklahoma are looking for ways to cut costs as they brace for a massive budget shortfall next year.

Projections show the state's 2016 to 2017 budget deficit will be between $800 million and $1 billion.

The Oklahoman reports that some of Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities are sharing faculty and exploring joint-degree programs where one institution provides the general education and the other the technical courses.

Other schools are buying off the same contract to save money.



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police are investigating after two bullet holes were found in window panes of the City Hall complex.

Police say security officers discovered the holes in the downtown building around 3 a.m. Sunday. Police responded and found two shell casings at a restaurant across the street from City Hall.

There were no witnesses at the scene when officers arrived. Police say there were no reports of injuries.

Police say officers working a separate incident early Sunday heard what they said sounded like shots being fired downtown.


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Navy Floats By Tulsa:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for 81 yards and a touchdown while directing a Navy offense that rolled up 512 yards on the ground and the Midshipmen beat Tulsa 44-21 Saturday night. Tulsa has a final chance to become bowl eligible Friday at Tulane.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The grandmother of a 3-year-old Muskogee boy who died has been charged with second-degree murder after investigators accused her of putting morphine in the toddler's drinking cup.

The Tulsa World reports that 54-year-old Kimberly Morning of Muskogee was charged in connection with the toddler's death on August 21st.

Court records allege Morning crushed a morphine tablet into the boy's cup, knowing that he would ingest the opiate. Investigators don't think the act was done with premeditated design to cause the child's death.

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COPAN, Okla. (AP) — A single-vehicle crash in northern Oklahoma has taken the lives of three people, including two children.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday on US 75 about two miles north of Copan in Washington County. Troopers say a sport utility vehicle was traveling southbound on US 75 when it veered into the center median, struck the guardrail and then rolled over.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A document filed in court shows the woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens of others after driving through Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade last month had a blood-alcohol content lower the legal intoxication threshold.

The Tulsa World reports that 25-year-old Adacia Chambers was ordered to submit to a blood alcohol test at Stillwater Medical Center following the October 24th crash.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state audit of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission indicates the agency has not been tracking some mandatory assessments.

The Journal Record reports that a sample test of claims paid from two funds showed roughly half had no supporting documentation to determine the calculation used to make the assessments. The commission also could not tell Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones' office who actually made payments into the fund.