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Wife of Okla. pastor shot by trooper challenges police account

Tulsa - The wife of Nehemiah Fischer, an assistant pastor who was fatally shot by one of two highway patrol officers responding to a stranded vehicle call, is questioning the initial police account of the incident.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Storms rip through American midwest Special

Digital Journalist Micki Hogan bunkers down as a massive storm system brings tornadoes, flooding, and wreaks havoc. Nebraska. Kansas, and Oklahoma have confirmed tornado sightings totalling more than 20 tornadoes in a single night.

Killing of Eric Harris: Okla deputy says he mistook gun for Taser

Tulsa - A shocking video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's department shows an unarmed black man, Eric Harris, on the ground with an officer kneeling on his head. That, however isn't the most shocking part of the video.

Oklahoma votes to use new unproven method of executiion

Oklahoma lawmakers, scrambling for a backup method of execution that would replace lethal injection, have come up with a new way of killing someone. A bill now awaits the governor's signature that would allow nitrogen gas hypoxia to be used.

Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

Beverly Hills - To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

US university expels fraternity over race chant video

Washington - The University of Oklahoma banned a major fraternity from its campus Monday over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Oklahoma lawmakers vote to ban advanced placement U.S. history

Oklahoma City - The education committee of the Oklahoma legislature has overwhelmingly voted to ban the teaching of advanced placement United States history in the state's public schools, arguing that such courses emphasize "what is bad about America."

Woman calls police, complains her meth is 'laced'

Enid - An Oklahoma woman has been jailed on felony drug charges after calling police to complain that her methamphetamine was "laced" with something.

Oklahoma GOP candidate: Let cities decide whether to execute gays

Oklahoma City - A Tea Party Republican candidate for Oklahoma's House of Representatives believes that gays should be stoned to death, but wants to leave the issue up to local communities to decide because he's "largely libertarian."

Interview: Love and Theft Special

Stephen Barker Liles from the hit country duo chats to Digital Journal about the pair's upcoming headline show, the 'Buckin' Wild Music Fest'.

Bullets and booze: Oklahoma gun range gets liquor license

Oklahoma City - While the owner promises those drinking won't be allowed to shoot, the controversial news is out: a start-up gun range, currently under construction, has been authorized to sell alcohol by the Oklahoma City Council.

TV show Cosmos upsets Okies

Irate citizens of Saddlebridge Township, Okla., most of them in dire need of finishing high school, protested the airing of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's series Cosmos, citing blasphemy.

Veterinarian loses wedding ring and retrieves it in city dump

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma veterinarian Gary McNeill was performing life-saving surgery on a dog this week when he lost something very important: his wedding ring.

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.

Oklahoma executes second inmate with controversial drug

Mcalester - The US state of Oklahoma executed a second inmate by administering a new drug that has sparked controversy over suffering the condemned may go through while dying.Kenneth Hogan, 52, was put to death in the southwestern state.

Judge rules Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Washington - A US federal judge struck down Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it was unconstitutional, a month after a similar move in Utah.

Review: Adam Lambert puts on awesome performance at Win Star World Casino

Thackerville - Grammy-nominated singer Adam Lambert performed at Oklahoma's Win Star World Casino on December 31, for a sold-out crowd, to celebrate the New Year.

'Oklahoma!' actress Barbara Lawrence dies at age 83

Los Angeles - Actress Barbara Lawrence has died at age 84 of kidney failure. She was best known for her role as Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie Oklahoma!

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant raps on new track 'Whole Life'

Oklahoma City - Recently, Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant stepped off the basketball court and into the recording booth to record a verse for the song "Whole Life."

Oklahoma man makes marriage proposal during arrest

Elk City - Last week, Elk City, Oklahoma native Justin Harrel proposed to his girlfriend while a police officer was arresting him for two outstanding warrants. She said "yes."

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma rattling nerves

Arcadia - Oklahoma, that US state where, according to the song, "The wind comes sweeping down the plain," had more to worry about Saturday than breezy weather as it experienced a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.

Op-Ed: How a gay Oklahoma couple legally married in the 'reddest' state

Concho - A gay couple living in what is known as the most conservative state in the US has become the first to legally marry there despite a constitutional amendment banning such unions. How did they do it?

Bored Oklahoma teens kill baseball player

Three Oklahoma teens are charged with the murder of an Australian baseball player. the teens claimed they were, "bored" and "wanted to see someone die."

Review: Country singer Justin Adams soars on self-titled EP Special

Country singer and songwriter Justin Adams released his self-titled debut EP independently on July 23. He co-wrote all five songs on the album.

Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert

Shawnee - Country singer Ronnie Dunn performed on July 6 at the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Out-of-state looters descend on tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma

The people of Moore, Oklahoma have not only had to deal with trying to recover from the ravages of the recent tornado, but now they must be on the the lookout for looters,

Video: Mustang hit by Oklahoma tornado still runs

A 2003 Mustang still runs after being tossed into a tree by the deadly Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Owner, Jack Haden, takes the stripped down 'Stang out for a test drive.
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A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Dogs competing in Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows. Quick Trip Center. Tulsa, Okla. May 26 - 30, 2011.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend has left a firefighter dead, and prompted numerous evacuations and rescues.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Graph by the Southern Poverty Law Center charting the rapid rise in white supremacist groups nationally.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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The Survivor Tree. After surviving the bombing, The Survivor Tree elm became an emblem of the Memorial.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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The Montandon family circa 1935
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Hollywood legend Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie 'Oklahoma!' has died at the age of 83
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A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
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Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert
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Tornadoes claim 6 lives in Oklahoma
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The Buckin' Wild Music Fest logo.
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