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OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Okmulgee High School student has been arrested after bringing a gun to school.

According to Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice, the 16-year-old was arrested Monday after bringing a handgun and a loaded magazine in his backpack.

School administrators called police around 10:20 a.m. after a student reported the gun to a teacher. Police say the student has been released to the Office of Juvenile Affairs.



An Oklahoma City man accused in the deadly stabbing of his politician father at a  Braum's  Ice Cream and fast-food restaurant is scheduled to appear before a judge.

Christian Costello is expected to appear before Special Judge Russell Hall for a bond hearing on Tuesday via a video link from the Oklahoma County Jail. Hall's bailiff Linda Wyaco says it's likely Hall will deny Costello bond because of the seriousness of the crime.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A company is considering alternate routes for a proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry wind-generated electricity from Oklahoma to Tennessee following concerns by property owners and state officials.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports that several landowners had objected to the use of eminent domain to secure access and easements for the project.



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The ex-wife of billionaire Oklahoma energy tycoon Harold Hamm is suing Hamm over the sale of a company the two co-owned.

Sue Ann Arnall's lawsuit alleges the $4.5 million sale of Jolette Oil LLC to Continental Resources in 2005 was below market value. It asks for damages in excess of $10,000.

Arnall and Hamm were divorced in November and Hamm paid nearly $1 billion as part of the divorce settlement. Arnall appealed — saying the amount is a fraction of the couple's $18 billion worth.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court dismissed her appeal.


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two small earthquakes have been recorded in north-central Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The U.S.G.S. reports a 3.5 magnitude quake was recorded at 11:21 a.m. Sunday six miles southwest of Stillwater in Payne County — about 45 miles north of Oklahoma City. A magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded at 8:53 a.m. 12 miles west of Perry in Noble County — 55 miles north of Oklahoma City.

Sheriff's offices in the two counties say there are no reports of damage or injury.

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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist was killed when he was struck by a car being driven westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 412 near Catoosa.

The OHP told reporters that 52-year-old mark Alderman of Broken Arrow died in the crash shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers say Alderman was eastbound when the car going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes crashed into the motorcycle head-on. Troopers say the car was then struck broadside by an oncoming eastbound vehicle.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police are investigating after two people were shot in Crawford Park in north Tulsa.

According to Cpt. Dave Roberts, an officer reported hearing shots in the area and found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday evening. EMSA spokeswoman Kelli Bruer said the victim was transported to the hospital in serious to critical condition.

Roberts said another woman had minor injuries from the shooting.

Police say they are still searching for suspects in the case.


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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has been stabbed to death at a fast-food restaurant and his adult son has been taken into custody.

Oklahoma City Police Department Captain Paco Balderrama said in a statement late Sunday night that officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a Braum's restaurant and found Costello, who had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck area. Costello was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.


WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) — A Cushing man who struck two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers while driving on Interstate 40 has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

The Oklahoman reports that 30-year-old Steven Wayne Clark pleaded guilty Thursday in Seminole County District Court. He faces up to four years in prison when sentenced on December 8th.

Investigators say Clark was distracted by his cellphone when he struck and killed Trooper Nicholas Dees and injured Trooper Keith Burch while they worked at the scene of an accident on I-40 on January 31st.

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Fort Worth, Texas police officer has drowned while scuba diving in Lake Murray.

The OHP told reporters that the body of 49-year-old Harlan Whitworth of Springtown, Texas was recovered in nearly 50 feet of water Friday afternoon.

Troopers said Whitworth was diving with friends when he somehow became separated from his underwater gear and failed to resurface.

The body was sent to the Oklahoma state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.