• 2 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision

    2 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision
    PONCA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that killed two men Sunday morning near Ponca City.
    OHP reports that a vehicle driven by Jerry Johns, 73, was heading westbound on SH-11 near Union Street. Johns' vehicle then crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, striking another vehicle. Both drivers were pinned for nearly three and a half hours before being extricated by Ponca City Fire, Newkirk Fire and Kildare Fire.
    Johns and the other driver, John Ho
  • Watch live: FBI discusses 'election security issues'

    Watch live: FBI discusses 'election security issues'
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a surprise news briefing on Wednesday regarding "election security issues."Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said they are alerting the public that Iran and Russia took "specific actions" to manipulate public opinion regarding the election, particularly on the internet.Ratcliffe says Iran has sent “spoof emails” to damage President Trump. Additionally, Iran is distributing other content t
  • Russia and Iran made 'desperate attempts' to manipulate public opinion over the election, FBI says

    Russia and Iran made 'desperate attempts' to manipulate public opinion over the election, FBI says
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a surprise news briefing on Wednesday regarding "election security issues."Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said they are alerting the public that Iran and Russia took "specific actions" to manipulate public opinion regarding the election, particularly on the internet.Ratcliffe says Iran has sent “spoof emails” to damage President Trump. Additionally, Iran is distributing other content t
  • FBI to discuss 'election security issues'

    FBI to discuss 'election security issues'
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a surprise news briefing on Wednesday regarding "election security issues."The briefing was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
    Details on what would be discussed weren't released.
    This is a developing story.
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  • He remembered the cars he wanted in his youth, then bought them all to put in his own museum of memories

    He remembered the cars he wanted in his youth, then bought them all to put in his own museum of memories
    WEATHERFORD, Okla. (KFOR) – Most memories sit quietly somewhere in our heads, waiting for the light of recollection.The good ones shine on, untouched, but also untouchable."I try to get in here once a week or so," says Arden Dorney of his private museum.His memories are much more accessible, stored inside a big garage near Weatherford, most of them on wheels."It's chock full of old cars and memories," he smiles.As a Northwest Classen High schooler there was always someone driving a nicer c
  • House Education Committee receives breakdown of EPIC Charter Schools audit from State Auditor

    House Education Committee receives breakdown of EPIC Charter Schools audit from State Auditor
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - On Wednesday, State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd presented the findings of the 120-page audit of EPIC Charter Schools to the House Education Committee. The committee asked Byrd questions about previous audits of EPIC, and why nothing was found. 
    She says it's because they weren't full investigative audits.   State auditor releases findings on Epic Charter Schools audit“They think if you’ve had an audit you’ve had a turnover every r
  • Owner seeks apology after dog shot, killed by game wardens

    Owner seeks apology after dog shot, killed by game wardens
    ERICK, Okla. (KFOR) -- A dog owner is wanting an apology from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation after a game warden shot and killed his dog over the weekend. “It’s pretty hard to accept,” Curtis Hagen told News 4. On Saturday, Hagen's dog, Grim was shot and killed by game wardens in Beckham county while he was hunting. “I’m having a hard time with it to be honest with you,” Hagen told News 4. Hagen said he was on a family fri
  • Ada’s mask mandate doesn’t apply at the polls, officials say

    Ada’s mask mandate doesn’t apply at the polls, officials say
    ADA, Okla. (KFOR) - Ada residents have been living with a mask mandate for months, but when they visit the polls this fall they might be in for a surprise: no masks are required.The Ada city council originally passed the mask mandate back in July. They have now extended it indefinitely. It has some citizens very concerned.“I'm not working this election because of the COVID-19 virus,” said Ada resident, Billie Jean Floyd.
    The 91-year-old former State Senator says she would normally b
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  • Oklahoma Hospital Association working to implement new surge plan

    Oklahoma Hospital Association working to implement new surge plan
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) –  State leaders, including Gov. Kevin Stitt, unveiled a new COVID-19 hospital surge plan on Tuesday.The Oklahoma Hospital Association told KFOR they had a phone call on Wednesday afternoon with hospitals across the state, explaining how the plan is going to work.“The community spread is something that we can’t take for granted. We absolutely need citizens to take this seriously,” said Patti Davis with the Oklahoma Hospital Association. Officials
  • Mental health experts turn to technology to provide support for Oklahomans

    Mental health experts turn to technology to provide support for Oklahomans
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - State and local mental health agencies say more and more Oklahomans are in need of services as their stress continues through the pandemic. Those agencies are utilizing technology in many different ways to provide that much needed help.“People are very stressed out about the pandemic," said Verna Foust, CEO at Red Rock Behavioral Health.“You have families that are juggling more things than they’ve ever had to juggle before," said Carrie Slatton-Hodges, Co
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old arrested after leaving pregnant victim at ER, sheriff's office says

    Man accused of raping 11-year-old arrested after leaving pregnant victim at ER, sheriff's office says
    ASCENSION PARISH, La. (NEXSTAR) – Louisiana deputies arrested a man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old child after he dropped her off at the hospital Sunday.Wendell Sanchez, 34, of Gonzales, faces a slew of charges including first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 after taking the girl, who had abdominal pains, to a local emergency room.
    Deputies responded to the hospital around 7 p.m. for a possible molestation of a juvenile, according to the Ascension Parish Sheri
  • Fort Bragg deletes Twitter account, says hack led to lewd messages

    Fort Bragg deletes Twitter account, says hack led to lewd messages
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) - Fort Bragg's Twitter account was deleted Wednesday evening after it said a hack led to lewd messages being shared from its official account.At 4:25 p.m. and then 4:59 p.m. Wednesday, the military base's official Twitter account responded to an adult content account. Then, at 5:23 p.m., Fort Bragg said its account had been hacked."We apologize to our followers. We have secured our account and (are) looking into the matter," the now-deleted tweet said.The entire account,
  • Ohio police suspend officer caught on video dragging teen

    Ohio police suspend officer caught on video dragging teen
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (WJW) –An Ohio police officer who was captured on video dragging a teenager has been suspended from his department.The incident was recorded by a witness on October 12 in Mansfield, Ohio, about 80 miles southwest of Cleveland.
    According to the police investigation of the incident, Officer Jordan Moore dragged a minor for several feet while the teen was handcuffed.In a press release, Chief of Police Keith Porch says the teen was not given a warning to comply and was not resi
  • CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

    CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said close contact meant spending a solid 15 minutes within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for coronavirus. On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to a total of 15 minutes or more — so shorter but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes over a 24-hour perio
  • Door security camera captures mountain lion roaming California neighborhood

    Door security camera captures mountain lion roaming California neighborhood
    TUOLUMNE COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – A mountain lion was caught on a door security camera roaming a neighborhood in Tuolumne County, California.Shanna Relei said she received a Ring security camera notification on her phone early Friday morning. At first, she ignored it because neighborhood cats often trigger the camera.“I then proceeded to go outside minutes later, walk the dog, normal day,” Relei recalled.But this was no ordinary cat. You won’t get a second stimulus check b
  • 'Hap-hap-happiest Christmas': Sam's Club offers virtual shopping experience in 'Griswold House'

    'Hap-hap-happiest Christmas': Sam's Club offers virtual shopping experience in 'Griswold House'
    (NEXSTAR) -- Sam's Club is giving you a chance to "Go Griswold" with its new online shopping experience based on the holiday classic "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation."
    The virtual shopping tool, which debuted Wednesday, is chock full of interactive features that allow customers to pick from an array of products -- from furniture to clothing to food and, of course, Christmas decor.The retail warehouse club's shopping experience, the result of a partnership with Warner Bros., distribut
  • New Biden ad featuring Sam Elliott takes off on Twitter

    New Biden ad featuring Sam Elliott takes off on Twitter
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- An ad for presidential nominee Joe Biden voiced by actor Sam Elliott lit up Twitter Tuesday night.The commercial – which aired during Game 1 of the World Series – features the performer's rustic, matchless voice saying, "No Democratic rivers, no Republican mountains, just this great land and all that’s possible on it with a fresh start."
    Over a piano soundtrack of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the actor known for "A Star is Born," "The Big Leb
  • From muted mics to topics chosen, here's what you need to know about the final Trump-Biden debate

    From muted mics to topics chosen, here's what you need to know about the final Trump-Biden debate
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NEXSTAR) -- President Donald Trump will participate in Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions.Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement that Trump “is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate.”Over
  • 'Vote for Trump or else' – OU student targeted with threatening email from sender claiming to be with the Proud Boys

    'Vote for Trump or else' – OU student targeted with threatening email from sender claiming to be with the Proud Boys
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - An OU student received a threatening email demanding she “Vote for Trump or else.” She’s one of several people who received such an email, mostly in Florida and Alaska. The sender claims to officially represent the Proud Boys.“It was horrifying,” said the OU student as she described her reaction to reading the email Tuesday morning. “It included my full name, and then it was just bodily threats.” ‘Vote for Trump or else&rsquo
  • McConnell on GOP's COVID stimulus bill: Some relief is better than none at all

    McConnell on GOP's COVID stimulus bill: Some relief is better than none at all
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) ─ Senate Democrats are continuing to block the Republican's efforts to pass a targeted $500 billion COVID-19 relief bill.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's targeted relief bill makes it clear that Republicans are more interested in playing games than helping Americans."The American people are sick and tired of these political stunts," Schumer said. "[McConnell's bill] doesn't even devote enough resources to t
  • State Archaeologist: Remains of at least 10 people found in unmarked grave during search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims

    State Archaeologist: Remains of at least 10 people found in unmarked grave during search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims
    TULSA, Okla. (AP/KFOR) — Official says remains of at least 10 people found in unmarked grave during search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims.Excavation began Oct. 19 in two sections of Oaklawn Cemetery, one where a boy said he saw Black people being buried shortly after the massacre and another where old funeral home records indicate that 18 Black people were buried.Two other areas of the cemetery were searched during the summer but no victim remains were found.
  • Metro Tech officials say students who tested positive for COVID-19 did not contract virus on campus

    Metro Tech officials say students who tested positive for COVID-19 did not contract virus on campus
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Metro Technology Centers officials say their students who tested positive for COVID-19 did not contract the virus on campus.Metro Tech officials issued a news release on Wednesday stating that none of the positive cases among students originated from exposures on the Metro Tech campus. Metro Tech: Four individuals test positive for COVID-19School personnel announced on Monday that two students and two other individuals associated with Metro Tech tested positive for C
  • 4 Seniors: Should I buy long-term care insurance?

    4 Seniors: Should I buy long-term care insurance?
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - It’s a decision many baby boomers grapple with: Should I buy long-term-care insurance?Long-term care – which encompasses in-home care, assisted living facilities and nursing home care – is very expensive and is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.Average costs for nursing home care today in Oklahoma is nearly $60,000 per year, while annual assisted living and in-home care runs around $42,000 and $51,000 respectively.But long-term care insu
  • OCCHD encourages those who live, work in Oklahoma to volunteer for emergency response efforts

    OCCHD encourages those who live, work in Oklahoma to volunteer for emergency response efforts
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City-County Health Department officials want people in Oklahoma to know that they can volunteer for the Region 8 Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC).The OKMRC is the state's only medical and public health volunteer program, according to an OCCHD news release.“When major emergencies and disasters occur, MRC volunteers can provide important aid during critical early hours,” said Dominique Baradaran, Unit Coordinator for Oklahoma County MRC. &ldq
  • Virus spikes strain hospitals around the country

    Virus spikes strain hospitals around the country
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small — from Idaho to Ohio — in recent days.In Kentucky, the governor called the number of daily confirmed cases “grim," forcing another round of preparations to expand hospital
  • Murder investigation underway after Oklahoma authorities identify body found in Red River

    Murder investigation underway after Oklahoma authorities identify body found in Red River
    MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK (KTAL/KMSS) -- A murder investigation is now underway after Oklahoma authorities identified a body found that was found in the Red River last week.According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the McCurtain County Sheriff`s Office requested their assistance on Oct. 13 after two Texas Department of Transportation employees discovered the body of 51-year-old Leiann Gaulden, of Haworth, OK, floating in the water near the Hwy 259 bridge.On Oct. 9 a friend reported Gau
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren accepting applications for holiday help

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren accepting applications for holiday help
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Applications are being accepted to help bring a little extra holiday cheer this year to families in need.Sunbeam Family Services says applications are available for the 20th Annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Holiday Program.“This program is made possible by generous support from Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, TRIAD and the Oklahoma Recyclers Association,” said Rahhal.  “We are so thankful for the
  • California officer's bodycam video shows harrowing rescue of woman from burning car

    California officer's bodycam video shows harrowing rescue of woman from burning car
    DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) – A California police officer recalled the tense moments before rescuing a woman from a burning car on Saturday.Davis Police Cpl. Pheng Ly’s body camera video shows him pulling a helpless woman out of her burning vehicle."I heard on the scanner through the CHP channel that there was an overturned vehicle, which was on fire," Ly told KTXL. Ly said the closest California Highway Patrol officer was at least 30 minutes away at the jail in Fairfield. Ly was just
  • Masks greatly reduce size of 'cough clouds', study finds

    Masks greatly reduce size of 'cough clouds', study finds
    DALLAS (NEXSTAR) -- Wearing a mask can reduce contaminated air from a cough by as much as seven times, according to a newly published study.Researchers looked at the flow of air caused by coughing and were able to gauge the potential impact of spreading the novel coronavirus.Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay found someone's "cough cloud" was about seven times larger when not wearing a mask.Researchers say an N95 mask cut the cloud size by an astonishing 23 times.
  • Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Epsilon churning toward Bermuda

    Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Epsilon churning toward Bermuda
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Hurricane Epsilon is moving across the Atlantic toward Bermuda and, according to the National Hurricane Center, could strengthen a bit more before reaching the island territory.Epsilon reached hurricane strength on Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. By Wednesday morning, maximum sustained winds strengthened to 90 mph with some higher gusts.
    NHC forecasters say some additional strengthening is possible Wednesday, but little change in strength is expected into th

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