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 An arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted in the shooting death of a man in Altus.

Authorities say 19-year-old Kevin James Nall Jr. of Altus is wanted for first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Freddie Lopez.

Police Chief Tim Murphy told reporters that Nall is believed to be in the Oklahoma City area and is considered armed and dangerous.

Lopez's body was found about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 1 on a city street in downtown Altus. Police say he had been shot several times.

 Murder and other charges have been filed against a Tulsa woman in a fatal hit-and-run crash.

Prosecutors have charged 26-year-old Brittany Payne, who is also known as Brittany Payne Wright, with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of a fatality crash, driving with a suspended license and child neglect.

Payne remains jailed without bond. Court records do not list an attorney for her.

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A Fort Sill soldier has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another soldier at an apartment in Lawton.

The Lawton-Constitution reports that 22-year-old Pfc. Stephon Threat pleaded guilty Friday at a general court martial at Fort Sill.

Threat also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to six years in prison, reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge.

Threat was charged in the December 2015 shooting death of Spc. Trevor Hargrave.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 47-year-old Glenpool man is charged with threatening an Internal Revenue Service agent who was auditing his tax filings after his attorney reported the alleged threat.

David Anderson is charged in federal court with attempting to interfere with administration of the internal revenue laws.

The Tulsa World reports that Anderson's attorney on the federal charge sought to have the charge dismissed on the grounds that it's vague and doesn't establish that the alleged crime occurred in the court's jurisdiction. The motion was denied.


Oklahoma State University is reporting a decline in total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester, despite a record number of undergraduate students.

OSU said Friday that total enrollment on the Stillwater campus is 24,387 and enrollment for the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses combined is 25,594.

The university said the number is down because of a drop in the number of graduate students.

OSU said the Stillwater campus has a record 20,277 undergraduate students, up by 70 from last fall. The OSU and Tulsa combined undergraduate enrollment is a record high 21,093.



The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says additional inspections of bridges following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee found no significant damage.

The agency said Friday that state highway system bridges within a 60-mile radius of the epicenter of last week's quake were inspected and all are open to traffic and safe for travel.

The department initially inspected 180 bridges within a 30-mile radius of the epicenter and said minor cosmetic damage was found on two. The expanded inspection included 175 additional bridges.


The lesser prairie chicken could go from threatened to not threatened to endangered all in a matter of months.

Conservation groups are petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give the birds endangered status, saying there’s scientific proof the likelihood its extinction is becoming more likely.

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Volunteers across the Tulsa area mark a quarter century of service.

Today was the 25th annual Day of Caring through Tulsa Area United Way. Several companies were represented at Domestic Violence Intervention Services' emergency shelter, where employees were landscaping, cleaning and holding a cookout for residents.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator is trying to relax the medical requirements for private pilots who fly small planes.

And that effort by Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma is drawing complaints from Democrats who say he's going back on a compromise that became law only two months ago.

Inhofe is an avid, 81-year-old pilot who's had a quadruple heart bypass. He's trying to eliminate a requirement that pilots have a statement from their doctor saying they don't have a medical condition that would interfere with their ability to safely operate a plane.

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 A man working on a 15-story building under construction in downtown Oklahoma City fell to his death when he apparently drove a piece of equipment off the 14th floor of the building.

Oklahoma City District Fire Chief Benny Fulkerson says the man fell shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday and was dead at the scene. The man's name was not immediately released and Fulkerson said there were no other injuries.

Fulkerson says the man was driving a scissor lift, which is used to raise or lower objects.