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DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Plans have been announced for construction of a steel mill in southern Oklahoma.

Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Company, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and officials in Durant announced Monday that CMC will build a micro mill in Durant. The mill will produce steel products and is expected to open during the fall of 2017 and create about 300 jobs.

CMC chairman, president and CEO Joe Alvarado said the location in Durant allows the company to serve its market in North Texas and expand into Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Missouri.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a missing McAlester woman has been found dead inside her car in south Tulsa.

Police say the body of 62-year-old Ginger Miller was found Sunday afternoon in the car that was in a parking lot not far from where she was last seen on Friday. A Silver Alert for Miller was issued Saturday after she was reported missing by her family when she failed to return home from a shopping trip to Tulsa.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man is hospitalized after being shot in the leg by a police officer on the city's southwest side.

Police say 26-year-old Jesse Wayne Archer was wounded early Monday by Officer Gregory Franklin after walking out of a home and making a threatening move toward police who had responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Capt. Paco Balderrama says officers were told that Archer was intoxicated and damaging the house and that when officers arrived they hear a gunshot inside the home.

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BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger's case is returning to court — minus the notorious Boston gangster himself.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will hear oral arguments Monday from Bulger's lawyers, who are trying to overturn his racketeering convictions.

Bulger's attorneys contend his right to a fair trial was violated when a judge barred him from telling the jury about his claim that a federal prosecutor promised him immunity. The judge found that Bulger offered no hard evidence of an immunity deal.

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Number of registered younger voters in Oklahoma is declining

 

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma election board records show a 40 percent decline in the number of 18-to-24-year-olds who are registered to vote and some in the age group say the reason is the registration process and that candidates fail to connect with them.

The Tulsa World reports that the number of 18-24-year-old registered voters in the state fell from about 224,000 in 2005 to about 138,000 in 2015 — while overall voter registration rose 3 percent.

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COLBERT, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a Fort Worth man has died after a single-engine plane traveling from Missouri to Fort Worth Spinks Airport crashed in Oklahoma.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the crash happened Sunday afternoon. Lunsford said the plane was carrying a husband and wife as it was traveling from Springfield, Missouri, to Fort Worth, when it crashed in a wooded area five miles southeast of Colbert, Oklahoma.

The woman's condition was not immediately clear.

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COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A 21-year-old Collinsville man has been arrested for manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with a triple-fatality collision.

Authorities allege the man was driving a car that was southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 75 near Sperry on Saturday when it collided with a northbound motorcycle. Both the driver and a passenger on the motorcycle and a passenger in the car were killed.

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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Bartlesville say a 44-year-old man has been found shot to death in a street on the city's north side.

Capt. Jay Hastings says officers responding to reports of a disturbance about 1:15 a.m. Sunday were en route when they received calls of shots being fired at the same location. Hastings says officers found the man dead in the middle of the street when they arrived.

The dead man's name has not been released and no arrests have been announced.

REDBIRD, Okla. (AP) — Wagoner County authorities say a woman who was picking up cans has been attacked and killed by a pack of dogs.

 A witness who saw the woman get attacked in the community of Redbird Friday and managed to chase the dogs away and call for help. But the Sheriff's Office says the woman died from her injuries before emergency personnel could arrive.

Deputies say the dogs mauled the woman's face and ripped her clothes apart. Authorities are attempting to identify the victim and additional details were not immediately available.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma History Center has opened a Depression-era exhibit of 20 black and white photographs from the Farm Security Administration taken between 1935 and 1945.

The exhibit, "Photographing the Plains: Farm Security Administration, 1935-45," is being displayed in the Chesapeake Events Center Monday through Saturday.

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