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Del City, OK – 10 Occupy OKC protesters arrested in Del City

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) A group of Occupy OKC activists were arrested and jailed following a protest at a Del City Wal-Mart.

Occupy OKC participant Mark Faulk says 10 members of the group were arrested early Friday after conducting a group chant inside the store in the Oklahoma City suburb. Faulk says the protesters were jailed for disorderly conduct, and five of them would be released on bond by Friday afternoon.

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. troopers step up enforcement during holiday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is taking part in the nationwide Combined Accident Reduction Effort during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Known as Operation C.A.R.E. the program involves troopers and state police nationwide concentrating on alcohol-related offenses, speeders and safety belt and child restraint violations.

The OHP said in a news release that the program began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will continue through Sunday.

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Tulsa, OK – Insurance official to ride along with Okla. patrol

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The state's insurance commissioner was slated to ride along with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in Tulsa this Thanksgiving.

John Doak was scheduled to meet with troopers Thursday evening to get a first-hand look at the importance of aggressive insurance enforcement.

Lt. Rick Gunkel says it's essential to make sure people adhere to motor vehicle insurance laws so they feel safe during their holiday travels.

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Sapulpa, OK – Police: Woman shot, killed in northeast Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a woman was shot to death after an apparent domestic dispute in northeast Oklahoma.

Sapulpa Police Detective Bret Bowling says authorities responded to a call for a domestic dispute about 2 a.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot to death. She has not been identified.

Authorities say a dispute started at one home between a man and a woman, who fled to a neighbor's home.

Prague, OK – Small earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake in central Oklahoma.

Officials said a 3.7 magnitude quake was reported about 3:11 p.m. Thursday. The epicenter of the quake was 17 miles northeast of Shawnee and 44 miles east of Oklahoma City.

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa-based Samson Investments is being sold for seven-point-two billion dollars. Samson is an oil and gas business funded by late Tulsan Charles Schusterman.

It is being purchased by the K-K-R investment firm. One of the "K's" stands for Henry Kravis, a native Tulsan.

In a news release K-K-R says it plans to keep Samson based in Tulsa.

Tulsa, OK – Flooding in SE Okla. lead to rescues, no injuries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A strong storm system brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of southeastern Oklahoma where drought conditions have persisted for months.

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin requests earthquake disaster assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is requesting a federal disaster declaration in the wake of a series of earthquakes that have rumbled through the state in recent weeks.

Fallin made the formal request on Tuesday to help individuals, families and businesses in Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties, where the earthquakes and aftershocks have been centered. Early damage estimates show that nearly 200 homes and businesses in those two counties were damaged.

Norman, OK – Norman officials warn of increased rabies risk

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Officials in Norman are urging pet owners to keep up with their animals' vaccinations because of an increased risk of rabies.

Norman police said Tuesday that recent drought conditions have more wild animals than usual in neighborhoods to look for food.

Capt. Tom Easley says members of the public have reported increased sightings of skunks, which can carry the rabies virus.