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An exclusive exhibition featuring the works of Henri Matisse and other influential artists will be on display in Oklahoma through the middle of next month.

The exhibit, "Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris," closes its run Sept. 18 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

The museum is the only venue in North America to host the display and the only one outside Europe.


A retired university professor who trailed his opponent by just 40 votes in a Democratic runoff election for an Oklahoma congressional seat is seeking a recount in the race.

Democrat Tom Guild filed a petition for recount in his race against former state Sen. Al McAffrey, who led by 40 votes out of more than 16,000 cast.

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The crash of a tractor-trailer truck in southern Oklahoma has resulted in the death of its driver and the release of hazardous sulfuric acid.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Randy Lewis Perkins of Sapulpa died in Wednesday's crash along U.S. Highway 69 at Caddo in Bryan County.

Troopers say the crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. when a 2016 Peterbilt truck veered off the roadway and struck a bridge. Perkins was ejected about 15 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office that was investigated after a former reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed man has reached a settlement in his wrongful termination claim.

The Tulsa World reports that former Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark was fired last year.

The details of the settlement are confidential.

Clark says he was wrongly blamed for leaking a 2009 internal report that questioned the field training of ex-reserve deputy Robert Bates, who fatally shot Eric Harris in April 2015.

A new partnership will bolster efforts to battle childhood cancer in Oklahoma.

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is part of a $2.2 million upfront investment to support three new researchers, expanded clinical trials and a research fund for pediatric cancer at OU’s Stephenson Cancer Center.

OU Pediatric Oncology Chair Dr. William Meyer said TSET is also allocating up to $1 million a year from an existing grant to the hospital to increase treatment access for kids.

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Private school renovations — even multimillion dollar ones — don’t usually make news, but one in Owasso is.

Rejoice Schools' new campus includes storm shelters to accommodate almost 1,700 people. That's all 965 students in preschool through 12th grade, plus about 700 more people.The elementary and middle school gyms are built to withstand EF5 tornadoes.

Flood Damaged Cars Could Be Oklahoma Bound

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In the wake of flooding in Louisiana, AAA is warning motorists looking to purchase a used car to beware of flood-damaged vehicles for sale.

“We’ve seen this happen before,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “Water-damaged vehicles are moved quickly out of the flood zone, cleaned up and put into the used car market stream through private dealers, on resale sites like Craigslist and via auction houses.”

AAA has some advice for would-be used car buyers:

·         Deal with reputable dealers.



  Duke University has filed a $9.9 million claim against the estate of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon for pledges the Duke alumnus made that the university says were unpaid at the time of his death in a fiery highway crash.

The claim is among several totaling hundreds of millions of dollars that seek part of the estate. McClendon was one of the founders of the Oklahoma City-based petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company and part owner of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

Tulsa Records 7th Murder in 5 Days

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Tulsa has its 7th homicide of the week. Tulsa Police Officers were called to the Bradford Apartments near 36th Street North and Garrison this morning.

Officer Leland Ashley says the initial call came from a man saying his 19-year-old girlfriend was missing. He says the man called back later, saying he had found her body in a dumpster.

They boyfriend is being questioned,  but police are not calling him a suspect.

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A suspect in a Texas murder has been arrested while passing through Tulsa on a passenger bus.

Authorities say 18-year-old Eric Cavazos was taken into custody Thursday at a downtown bus station by members of the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force.

Cavazos is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in Bexar County, Texas. Officials say he is allegedly connected to a homicide in San Antonio as well as to multiple shootings.