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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma city says it will release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.

In a reversal Tuesday, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening says investigators would provide the information to the media next Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she was only trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion.

However, Fallin's office said Tuesday the trailer runs afoul of an obscure state regulation. It says Christina Fallin must move it.

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VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin said Tuesday the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita agreed to cease operations. Martin says the state agency and local police are investigating.

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KEYS, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee County authorities say a longtime rancher has been found shot to death at his home in Keys.

County Undersheriff J.C. Chennault told the Muskogee Phoenix that the body of Charley Kirk was found Monday morning by a ranch employee. Chennault said it appears the shooting is the result of a burglary, but that it wasn't clear what — if any — property is missing.

Chennault said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to assist in the investigation.

He said Kirk was in his 80s and owned CK Ranch.

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PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Three more earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The largest of the latest earthquakes was a magnitude 3.4 temblor recorded at 3:11 a.m. Tuesday 13 miles west of Perry. A 3.1 magnitude quake was recorded at 7:30 a.m. near Crescent and a 2.7 magnitude quake was recorded northeast of Mooreland at 2:32 a.m.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Tuesday's quakes come after several larger earthquakes were recorded Monday — including two of magnitude 4.5 near Crescent.

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The ATF has joined the investigation into the murder for a Broken Arrow Family. Two family members are accused of the carnage. The ATF joins the case amid reports the two teenaged suspects were planning a much larger attack.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says all five members of a Broken Arrow family killed last week died from multiple sharp-force injuries, and police have said two knives and a small hatchet were found at the scene.


CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both were about 3 miles northeast of Crescent, or about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office and officials at Crescent City Hall say there are no reports of damage or injury.


CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Members of the Rogers County Commission want Oklahoma's attorney general to take steps to remove an indicted colleague from office.

The district attorney's office had recommended that commissioners ask Mike Helm to resign or take a leave of absence.

Spokeswoman Michelle Lowry of the DA's office says the remaining commissioners voted Monday to ask the attorney general to remove Helm for disrupting county business.



ADAIR, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a church van carrying children to Branson, Missouri, crashed on the Will Rogers Turnpike in northeastern Oklahoma and 10 children were injured.

Trooper Dwight Durant says the bus crashed just before 1 p.m. Monday after a rear tire blew out and the van rolled over just west of Adair.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds must be removed.

The state's highest court on Monday denied a rehearing that had been requested by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Chief Justice John Reif wrote in the court's concurring opinion that justices carefully considered Pruitt's arguments on behalf of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission and found nothing to merit a rehearing in the case.