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Bedlam in the Cold

Nov 28, 2015
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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A lot is at stake in Saturday's Bedlam matchup at Stillwater. Rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will play for the Big 12 title, and perhaps more. The fifth-ranked Sooners are Number 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings and a win would almost surely clinch a berth. The ninth-ranked Cowboys have an outside chance of getting into the playoff. This is just the third time that both teams have entered the game ranked in the AP Top 10.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zack Langelar, Craig Suits and Kolton Schindelar ignited a late rally to lead Tulsa past Tulane 45-34 Friday night.

The season-finale win makes the Golden Hurricane (6-6, 3-5 American Athletic Conference) bowl eligible, though they had to play catch-up most of the game.

That changed in a hurry as the Hurricane scored 21 points the final 6:45. Langelar started with a 1-yard TD run that capped a 75-yard drive in 55 seconds.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a Delaware County couple who kept foster children and adopted others was alerted by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services of pending visits for checks on the children's welfare.

The couple already faces dozens of charges of child abuse, endangerment, neglect and enabling child abuse for alleged beatings, keeping a child in a dog cage, and denying food and medical care to nine children. Both have both pleaded not guilty.


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning a fundraising stop early next month in Tulsa.

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Mark Hammons said Friday that Clinton will attend a fundraiser on Dec. 11 at the home of Tulsa philanthropists George and Cookie Kaiser.

Hammons says discussions are underway with the Clinton campaign to have the former secretary of state attend a public event in Tulsa, but nothing has been confirmed.

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McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports parts of two state highways in southeast Oklahoma are closed because of heavy flooding and slick and hazardous conditions in northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle.

O-DOT says Highway 31 is closed west of McAlester and Highway 63 is shut down between Haileyville and Kiowa.

Pittsburg County Emergency Management Director Kevin Enloe says several county roads also are flooded, mainly at low-water crossings, and said more flooding is expected in the days ahead.

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) —Oklahoma's largest electric utility is reporting about 3,300 customers without power as a storm system with sleet, ice and rain moves across the state.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported early Friday evening there were 1,180 customers with power in Yukon, and another 600 without electricity in Oklahoma City. Most of the other outages were reported in northwest Oklahoma, including about 500 in Enid and nearly 600 in the town of Seiling.

A Cold Rain Greets Tulsa Black Friday Shoppers

Nov 27, 2015
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The cold rain did not slow down Black Friday shoppers in the Tulsa metro. Shoppers were out in force with strategic plans to grab the best deals on holiday presents.

Many stores opened last night, so it was not as hectic as in the past, but it was still very business. Traffic was snarled around 71st and Woodland Hills and on the west side at Tulsa Hills. The 41st shopping corridor was also very busy. Traffic was also heavy around 21st and South Yale area.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says Interstate 44 has reopened in northwest Oklahoma City after it was shut down for several hours Thursday morning.

Authorities say the westbound interstate lanes closed west of May Avenue at the 39th Expressway junction because of an overturned tractor-trailer. The interstate reopened at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, three hours after it was shut down so crews could clean up debris.

Drivers had been encouraged to use an alternate route.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The hospital that treated more than three dozen people after the deadly car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming parade says it will not bill the patients for their treatment.

Stillwater Medical Center says patients won't be billed or held liable for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the emergency room or during their hospital stays if they were admitted for treatment following the Oct. 24 crash.

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WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with the killing of a man in Wagoner on Thanksgiving.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 23-year-old Eric Daniel Hummingbird was found suffering from a gunshot wound early Thursday outside a home in Wagoner. Authorities say Hummingbird was taken to a local hospital then transferred to a Tulsa hospital where he died.

OSBI says authorities arrested a 17-year-old boy on a first-degree murder complaint in connection with the shooting. Both the suspect and victim were from Wagoner.