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The slot machine count for Oklahoma trails only Nevada and California, according to the 2007 North American Gaming Almanac.
Lance Briggs, father of Kelsey Smith-Briggs, plans to appeal Pottawatomie County District Judge Douglas Combs’ decision to dismiss the case against Kelsey’s pediatricians, Dr. Kelli Koons and Dr. Andrea Barrett, as well as the Shawnee Medical Center Clinic.
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission ruled that gifts and meals to legislators and elected officials, paid by company employees or shareholders on their own, will not be counted against state spending limits imposed on companies or lobbyists.
Former state Sen. Gene Stipe has been found incompetent by a prison psychologist, a federal judge said during a hearing on a defense motion to delay Stipe’s mental competency hearing. Stipe’s mental competency hearing was rescheduled to Nov. 5.
A woman was mauled to death by a pack of dogs in rural Pontotoc County as she walked down her driveway to the mailbox. The dogs were owned by her son-in-law.
A rumbling line of thunderstorms brought Oklahoma an inch closer to one of the wettest years in state history. The state is still 10 inches away from breaking the record, set in 1957. The rainfall brought Oklahoma City’s total to a new record amount.
The grand parade celebrating 100 years of Oklahoma statehood rolled through downtown Oklahoma City with floats, bands and giant balloons.
In Santa Clarita, Calif. three people died in a fiery 29-car pileup in a freeway tunnel.
William D. Pennington, president of Murray State College, was killed in a head-on car crash.
Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran, an alleged plot by suicide bombers to assassinate Putin during his trip was uncovered.
Vernon Bellecourt, an American Indian activist who fought against the use of Indian nicknames for sports teams, died of pneumonia at 75.
An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 Mexican free-tailed bats remained in a false ceiling of an auditorium and cafeteria at Cherokee High School a month after officials began planning their eviction. The bats are a 50-year-old problem at the school, and some of them have been evicted, but a pest specialist who was paid $8,100 was returning to set traps.
More than 90,000 Americans each year catch potentially deadly staph infections from a drug-resistant “superbug,” according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oklahoma City is raising its greens fees and cart rental fees at municipal golf courses in an effort to pay increased costs for personnel, supplies and equipment.
State Rep. Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, was re-elected as speaker of the House and could serve in that role for four years if Republicans continue to keep their majority after the 2008 election.
The University of Nebraska hired former football head coach Tom Osborne as interim athletic director after firing Steve Pederson in the wake of a 45-14 loss at home to Oklahoma State University.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called for an aggressive response to counter the unfolding mortgage crises, including help for homeowners trying to refinance and an overhaul of laws and regulations governing mortgage lending.
As about 2,600 Oklahoma National Guardsmen on their way to Iraq said goodbye to their loved ones, about 800 more Guard soldiers, members of the 45th FIRES Brigade based in Enid were put on alert that they will likely be deployed to the area in 2009.
Thousands of Kurds joined rallies across northern Iraq and marched to U.N. offices Thursday, protesting a vote by Turkey’s lawmakers that backed possible cross-border attacks against Kurdish rebel camps.
The House on Thursday failed to override President Bush’s veto of a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, but Democratic Party leaders vowed to send the president another bill with the same basic principles.
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