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6:42 am
Mon November 26, 2012

4 Killed in Collision in Rural Northeastern Oklahoma

WYANDOTTE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead after a head-on collision in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 60 near Wyandotte in Ottawa County. Authorities say a Ford Mustang driven by 39-year-old George Willis of Webb City, Mo., crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup truck traveling west.

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6:47 am
Sun November 25, 2012

Lottery Hits New Record Jackpot

Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

Sales were strong over the holiday week for Saturday's drawing, which was estimated at $325 million before the numbers were picked. That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game's history.

The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings.

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6:16 am
Sun November 25, 2012

Judge's Move Complicates Oklahoma Youth Expo Suit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The recusal of an Oklahoma County judge from a lawsuit filed by two state lawmakers challenging a $2 million state appropriation to a private, nonprofit livestock show has thrown a new wrinkle into the complicated case.

Republican Representatives Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City and Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow claim the state appropriation to the Oklahoma Youth Expo livestock show is an inappropriate use of taxpayer money and is unconstitutional.

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6:13 am
Sun November 25, 2012

Ranchers Seek Alternatives to Expensive Winter Hay

Cowboy herds his cattle in winter
Credit File photo

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cattle ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma are looking for alternative ways to feed their animals this winter after one of the worst droughts in the nation's history cut hay production. Hay supplies are tight and prices are high.

At Debbie and Duane Blythes ranch in the parched Flint Hills of Kansas cattle are grazing on the leafy tops of turnips the couple planted for them after cutting their winter wheat.

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6:09 am
Sun November 25, 2012

Tulsa Police: 146 Violent Gang Members Off Streets

Police Chief Chuck Jordan from earlier this year
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say more than 140 violent gang members were taken off the streets during a recent operation.

Officials say they also recovered 29 guns, $20,000 in cash and more than $22,000 in cocaine and other drugs during the operation, which ran from August to October.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan tells the Tulsa World that the department's efforts with the U.S. Marshals Service produced remarkable results in the area of gang violence.

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Local & Regional
6:05 am
Sun November 25, 2012

From the Locker Room: A Local Sports Round-Up

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Landry Jones threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns, and Brennan Clay scored on an 18-yard run in overtime to lift Number 14 Oklahoma to a 51-48 win against Number 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry yesterday. The Sooners never led during regulation in Norman, overcoming double-digit deficits in both halves. Backup quarterback Blake Bell tied it with 4 seconds left on a 4-yard keeper on fourth-and-1.

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8:40 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Lawton Cab Driver Shot by 2 Passengers

Credit File Photo

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Police in Lawton are investigating after a cab driver was shot by two of his passengers.

Lawton police Captain Craig Akard says the cab driver was shot in the neck late Wednesday after picking up two juvenile passengers.

Akard says the cab driver was shot as he was gathering change for the two passengers. He says the two males jumped from the taxi and ran away after shooting the driver.

Police say the driver's injuries aren't life-threatening and he was able to drive himself to a hospital.

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8:38 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Man Dies When Car Swerves to Avoid Deer

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Stillwater man was killed when the car he was riding in crashed after the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road.

The OHP report says 77-year-old Weldon Drew died in the Thanksgiving Day crash on a Payne County road about seven miles west of Stillwater.

Troopers say Drew was a passenger in the car that was eastbound on Oklahoma 51 when the driver swerved to avoid the deer and lost control of the vehicle. The report says the car went off the roadway and into a ditch where it rolled twice.

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Local & Regional
8:36 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Tulsa Shooting Arraignment Likely to be Postponed

Suspects Alvin Watts and Jacob England
Credit Tulsa County Booking

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say that next week's arraignment for two men charged in a Tulsa shooting spree that left three people dead and two wounded will likely be postponed.

Jacob England and Alvin Watts are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill in the April 6th shootings.

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8:33 am
Sat November 24, 2012

4 Arrested in Pittsburg County Drug Sting

SAVANNA, Okla. (AP) — Talk about a wrong number.

Savanna Police Chief David Spears started getting odd text messages shortly after he bought a new cell phone for the police department. An affidavit says the police chief contacted a drug task force after he received a text message Nov. 15 asking if he knew anyone "who wanted some tabs."

Authorities believe the phone number had previously been assigned to someone illegally selling prescription drugs.

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