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  • Car hits house in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A driver trying to avoid a dog swerved into a house in north Oklahoma City. No injuries were reported but the dog was killed.

  • Oklahoma mom tells police the housekeeper raped her 13-year-old son


    CYRIL — Cyril police have arrested a 31-year-old housekeeper who they say had sex with a 13-year-old boy. They arrested the woman on Monday after the boy’s mother called. The woman faces charges of first degree rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police say the boy’s mother suspected something was wrong Monday and questioned her son. She told the boy there was a hidden camera in the house, but there wasn’t. The mother says the boy admitted to having sex with the woman in his grandmother’s bedroom. She is being held at the Caddo County Jail.

  • Russian investigators deny billionaire's release


    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency. The confusion about Vladimir Yevtushenkov's fate reflected a high-stakes battle for some of the country's most prized oil assets that reportedly involves the upper echelons of Russian officialdom. Russia's Investigative Committee said Friday that the 65-year old Yevtushenkov has remained under house arrest, dismissing the claim of his release issued by his Sistema holding company.

  • UPDATE: Fog moving into central Oklahoma Friday, rain chances for the weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Friday will be warm and sunny in central Oklahoma. There is a chance for rain Saturday and Sunday.

  • Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip


    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say. Guinea's government said in a statement Friday that six people have been arrested in connection with the attack earlier this week on the health and government officials who were doing disinfection and education on prevention methods. The horrific violence in the village of Womey underscores the mistrust and fear that remains in the area nearly nine months after the first person here died from what was later discovered to

  • Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren


    BELL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 Thursday afternoon from his home in the town of Bell to say that he might hurt himself or others. By the time a deputy arrived, Spirit had committed suicide, according to Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz. The bodies of his daughter and her six children were found "all over the property," Schultz said. Official records showed that both Spirit and his daughter had arrest records.

  • Oklahoma prosecutor says ex-chief violating bond

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    SPAVINAW — The Mayes County district attorney wants the bond of a former police chief accused of molesting two girls revoked because he says the man has been watching them at school from his car. A Mayes County judge on Thursday set a bond revocation hearing for October for 75-year-old Clarence Gregory Sr. The judge says he’s not supposed to have any contact with the underage girls. The former Spavinaw police chief was arrested on charges of lewd molestation in July and released on $100,000 bond. Detectives with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say Gregory inappropriately touched the girls over a period of years. Authorities haven’t released their ages or how they known Gregory.

  • Tulsa officer shoots pit bulls attacking man

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    TULSA — A Tulsa police officer has fatally shot one of two pit bulls who mauled a man.

  • Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing


    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort. "Schaefer confessed to killing von Wiese-Mack during police interrogation," police chief Col. Djoko Heru Utomo told The Associated Press. "He was hurt and offended by the victim's words in an argument with him. That is the motive for the murder.

  • 90 percent of kids who died last flu season didn't get vaccine, CDC says

    Jessica Ivins, KSL | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The flu took the lives of more than 100 children in the U.S. last flu season, and most of those kids didn’t get a flu shot. Additionally, less than a third of adults have been immunized so far this year.

  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, AP | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain’s economic and political establishment, including Prime Minister David Cameron, who faced calls for his resignation if Scotland had broken away. The vote on Thursday — 55 percent against independence to 45 percent in favor — saw an unprecedented turnout of just under 85 percent. “We have chosen unity over division,” Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, said early Friday in Glasgow. “Today is a momentous

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions


    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East. Police said they thwarted such a plot by detaining suspects and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The Islamic State militant group has beheaded three Westerners in the Middle East in recent weeks and recorded the brutal slayings to make propaganda videos widely condemned. Two of the 15 people whom police had detained Thursday have been charged.

  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England. Results early Friday brought cheer to the anti-independence "Better Together" camp. With 17 of 32 regional electoral centers reporting, the No side had 56.2 percent of the vote to 43.8 percent for the Yes side. The No side also scored a big win by strongly taking Aberdeen, the home city of independence leader Alex Salmond, by 59 percent to 41 percent. But results from the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow we

  • Prayer services and protesters expected in opposition of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Several events will happen in downtown Oklahoma City in response to Sunday’s “black mass” being planned by a satanist in the Civic Center.

  • Magnitude-4.0 earthquake shakes north Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The earthquake happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday was about 16 miles south, southeast of Medford, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • Judge worries Oklahoma execution protocol changes will not be timely

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot said he was unsure whether Oklahoma can amend its execution protocol in time for two November executions.

  • Jury convicts third person in 2012 Oklahoma City home invasion, death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Cleveland County jury that began deliberating Wednesday night returned verdicts early Thursday against Sebastian Forest Shepherd, 19, convicting him of first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping in the 2012 death of Arthur Strozewski.

  • Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies' heist of 90 million records disclosed in 2007. Target's breach compromised 40 million credit and debit cards. Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer, said that the malware used in the data breach that took place between April and September has been eliminated. It said there was no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised or that the breach affected stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online a

  • Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority. The court's unanimous decision means Roberts could be left with one major opponent, independent Greg Orman. Democrats believe Orman has a better shot at defeating the 78-year-old than their own former candidate, Chad Taylor. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take the Senate majority from Democrats, and Kansas is one of about a dozen races nationally that could determine the outcome.

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. In an appearance at the White House soon after the vote, Obama said he was pleased that a majority of both Republicans and Democrats had supported the legislation. "I believe we're strongest as a nation when the president a