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10 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Weather extremes gave Oklahoma an unusually low tornado count, experts say

Remember the frigid weather Oklahomans trudged through during the last few months of 2013 and the first few months of this year? Remember driving in the snow and walking to work in sub-zero temperatures? Congratulations.

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17 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Thousands of Oklahomans 'underemployed' [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 31--EDMOND -- The Oklahoma City metro area has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, but 23-year-old Edmond resident Brandon Kobs has struggled to find permanent work after graduating with a degree in strategic communications from Oklahoma State University last year.

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Yesterday | NewsOK.com

Needs and Deeds: Oklahoma organization provides legal aid to low income seniors

On Tuesday, central Oklahomans will have an opportunity to support an organization from which they hopefully will never need services.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Estate Planning, Personal Finance

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Navajo Times

Cherokee Nation chief says Okla. tribe is thriving

Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented his State of the Nation address Saturday on the Cherokee National Courthouse lawn.

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Washington Times

Okla. cop charged with assaulting 8 black women; NAACP seeks hate crime charges

An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with raping or sexually abusing eight black women, and the NAACP is asking the U.S. Justice Department to file hate crime charges.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Late-night recruiting tidbit on a UNT target

DeMarcus Owens, a Guyer cornerback UNT offered a scholarship a while back, has left the program and moved to Oklahoma with his mother.

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BroadwayWorld.com

News Channel 4 - KFOR.com and K9 University Partner to Help Dog Owners

K9 University recently announced that News Channel 4 - KFOR.com and K9 University have entered into an agreement to become KFOR's "Ask The Expert" resource when dealing with dog related matters.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

The Wire: Russians in firm control; peacekeepers still captive;...

A Ukrainian soldier digs a trench Friday on the outskirts of the southern city of Mariupol in preparation for an expected attack by pro-Russian troops.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Israel, Middle East, Oklahoma

ESPN

Lawyer for Sooners' Shannon: OU 'failed' LB

" has been painted in a way that is in no way how he is," an attorney for the player said Friday.

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NOLA.com

Oklahoma penalized for dropping Common Core, newspaper reports

For dropping Common Core , Oklahoma has lost its control over $29 million it gets from the federal Education Department each year, according to a report in the Oklahoman .

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US Governors, Bobby Jindal, Washington DC

Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma transgender candidate misses making history by 22 votes

Paula Sophia, 48 -- Democrat, author, retired cop and Army veteran -- lost 990 to 968 in a primary runoff for an Oklahoma House seat.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US News, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian, Oklahoma City University

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Assault charge filed in Oklahoma beating death

Prosecutors have levied additional charges against a man who they say fatally struck a man in the head with a baseball bat at a sports complex.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a... As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Violent Crime

WMC-TV Memphis

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Feds: No Extension For Oklahoma's Waiver From No Child Left Behind Act

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it rejected Oklahoma's application for an extension to its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Education Etc.

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Photo: Oklahomans find Jesus in sky while saying goodbye to landmark

Residents in one Oklahoma town were able to say goodbye to a landmark earlier this month in grand fashion and were treated to a spectacular sight in the sky.

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NewsOK.com

Locking up parents may be worse than previously thought for children's health, report shows

The ripple effects of locking up parents might be even worse than previously thought, at least in regards to children's health, freelance journalist Ryan White reports on his "Children's Health Matters" blog .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Former bookkeeper for Okla. electrical contractor faces prison time

A former bookkeeper for an Oklahoma electrical firm is facing 30 months in prison for allegedly embezzling from her employer.

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NewsOK.com

Okla. Education Board creates standards committee

The Oklahoma Board of Education created a steering committee Wednesday to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma Joea s takes a Kansas City name

Before the end of the year, the nationally known barbecue restaurant will officially change its name to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Kansas City, KS, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Leawood, KS, Olathe, KS

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