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  • WATCH: Time-lapse video + Jabee's 'Boombox' = State Fair 2014

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Check out this quick video from the NewsOK video team. Videographers Kyle Roberts and Greg Singleton use a GoPro action camera along with multiple time lapses capturing how much fun it can be at the Oklahoma State Fair. Local hip hop artist Jabee provides the track “Boombox.” [brightcove]3793917521001[/brightcove]

  • Ludivine promises to give birth next H&8th

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The chefs who brought you Ludivine would like you to know their next concept will be born the evening of the next H&8th Night Market, which is Sept. 26. The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, 320 NW 10 St., is named for chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger, who have spent the better part of […]

  • Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange .

  • Parties Extra! Video---Nicole Thomas, Epic Events and parties in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Nicole Thomas of Epic Events talks parties on Parties Extra!

  • VarsityStats app scores a touchdown for prep sports fans

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The best source for high school scores and stats just got better. NewsOK VarsityStats is at newsok.com/varsitystats — and it has: updated scores for the Thursday and Friday night football games game statistics for many of the games in Oklahoma full schedules and stats for every team in Oklahoma individual player pages with individual stats for […]

  • 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

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

    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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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 | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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

  • French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq.

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    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.

  • China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case.