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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.

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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.

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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.

In the local news:

  • Calls for more earthquake response planning  in Oklahoma.
  • 10-children are hurt in a church bus crash in NE Oklahoma.
  • The State Supreme Court will not reconsider its 10-Commandment ruling.
State of Oklahoma

The City of Tulsa may push for changes to the state’s eminent domain laws.

When those cases go to court, three commissioners put a value on the land. If there’s a jury trial, then a 12-member jury decides what it’s worth.

"If the jury verdict is less than we paid under the report of the commissioners, obviously the landowner has to repay us some money," said Senior Assistant City Attorney Mark Swiney, who handles Tulsa’s eminent domain cases. "If the jury verdict is more than the report of commissioners, then, of course, we have to pay more."

City of Tulsa

Tulsa city councilors may soon formalize a minimum portion to give the county out of a six-tenths of a cent Vision renewal.

Councilor G.T. Bynum thinks five-one hundredths, an amount county commissioners think is inadequate, is an appropriate floor to set and will actually give the county more money than the original tax.

"Now, not billions of dollars more, but more on an annual basis — in the millions — than they were in the original program," Bynum said.

Call it a Vision pitch in reverse.

Neil Mavis doesn’t want money from a sales tax renewal, but he does want support for a Tulsa Olympics bid.

"Bidding for the Olympics, it acts as a catalyst to get civic projects done," Mavis said. "For example, we've been talking for generations to get water in the Arkansas River, and the perfect spot for kayaking for the Olympics would be right in front of the Gathering Place park."

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Tulsa Tough grows bigger, with organizers adding a fall race, the Cyntergy Hurtland.

Picture Tulsa Tough’s short, fast criterium courses made to fit on an off-road location.

"And put barricades and obstacles where the cyclists have to dismount and run with their bicycle over a barricade and maybe cross a ditch or go through a sand pit before they even complete each loop — that's cyclocross," said Director Malcolm McCollam.

Cyntergy Hurtland’s course is designed by top-ranked American rider Jeremy Powers. The race is Nov. 21 at Owen Park.

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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.

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