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Oklahoman Modified: July 24, 2014 at 8:14 pm •  Published: July 24, 2014


School funds to increase

Oklahoma school district funding will increase by $38 per student in the coming year, according to the state Education Department in its initial state aid allocations for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1. The amount totals $3,077 per student. Overall, school districts received an allocation of $1,809,293,678, the department reported.


Horse show is free at park

The Go Hunter Jumper Show continues through Sunday at State Fair Park. Hunter jumper competitions feature horses ridden through jumps varying in height and difficulty while being timed. Admission to the show is free.



Inmate dies

of overdose

A Cleveland County jail inmate found dead in her cell in February died of a drug overdose, a state Medical Examiner’s report shows. Rebekah Reed, 36, of Oklahoma City, died accidentally from an overdose of a prescription drug and alcohol. The autopsy cites amitriptyline, a drug that treats depression, as causing the overdose. Reed had been picked up by Moore police on Feb. 22 on a failure to appear warrant. She was booked into the county jail that night and found unresponsive in her cell the next day.

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Texan’s trial set in woman’s death

A Texas man will go to trial in connection with the death of his former wife who had been missing more than 12 years. Garland Paul Allen, 50, of Hillsboro, Texas, formerly of Altus, appeared in Jackson County court this week for a preliminary hearing. He is charged with second-degree murder in the May 2001 death of Tracy Lynn Allen. Upon his December 2013 arrest, Allen showed investigators where Tracy Allen’s body was buried. Police think he fatally struck her in the head with a rifle or pushed her out of a mobile home and she hit her head. Her body, wrapped in a piece of carpet and buried in a wooded area, was found near the Tom Steed reservoir, according to the district attorney’s office.




Osage Ballet is set to perform

The Osage Ballet will do three performances of “Wahzhazhe” this weekend at the historic Coleman Theatre in Miami. The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The ballet tells the story of the Osage people from their first encounters with European visitors to the present day. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for children and seniors and $12 for adults.




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