• 5 buy now, pay later headaches to avoid this holiday season

    5 buy now, pay later headaches to avoid this holiday season
    (NerdWallet) - Shoppers filling their carts this holiday season will likely have the option to “buy now, pay later” at checkout.Known as BNPL for short, these payment plans break up your purchase into smaller, equal installments, often for zero interest and no fees if you pay on time.If you’re looking to stretch your gifting dollars further, BNPL can seem like the obvious choice. But it’s still debt, and it comes with risks.Here are five common issues you may encounter wi
  • Bill restricting big cat ownership made famous by ‘Tiger King’ heads to Biden’s desk

    Bill restricting big cat ownership made famous by ‘Tiger King’ heads to Biden’s desk
    The Big Cat Public Safety Act, a bill to restrict private ownership of big cats like tigers that was made famous by the “Tiger King” Netflix series, passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and will head to President Biden’s desk.Biden is expected to sign the bill, having released a statement of support for the bill in July.The most famous advocate of the bill was Carole Baskin, the founder and CEO of Florida rescue facility Big Cat Rescue who was documented in “Tig
  • Fraudulent charges continue at OK Casey's gas stations, driving customers away

    Fraudulent charges continue at OK Casey's gas stations, driving customers away
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) - News 4 has been reporting on fraudulent Casey's Convenience Store and Gas Station charges since early September, but three months later and the issue is still prevalent.Scott Lancaster said he hardly ever goes to Casey's to pump gas unless it's an emergency because his wife was a victim of fraud six months ago.Well, in early December, he too has now become a victim of fraud.As he was checking over his bank statement the other day, he noticed a charge that either o
  • Oklahoma health leader talks holidays amid 'tripledemic'

    Oklahoma health leader talks holidays amid 'tripledemic'
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Local health officials want to remind you to be aware of the 'tripledemic' - COVID-19, RSV and the flu - ahead of this holiday season.According to CDC data, Oklahoma sits in the very high category for the flu. Our surrounding states are also sitting in the very high category for the same virus. 
    "I think it's just a matter of time before we see even more cases of influenza in Oklahoma,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health.Bratzler said he hasn’t seen any
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  • Oklahoma Attorney General states that religious institutions should be able to operate charter schools

    Oklahoma Attorney General states that religious institutions should be able to operate charter schools
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A recent opinion from the Oklahoma State Attorney General stated that the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act is unconstitutional.Oklahoma AG John O’Connor said he did not believe the U.S. Supreme Court would agree that “a state should be allowed to discriminate against religiously affiliated private participants who wish to establish and operate charter schools in accordance with their faith alongside other private participants.”The Charter Schools Act ha
  • Hundreds of students out sick in 2 western Oklahoma school districts

    Hundreds of students out sick in 2 western Oklahoma school districts
    CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) - Hundreds of students in two western Oklahoma school districts are out sick with the flu, prompting one school district to move to distance learning for a few days.The halls of Thomas Fay Custer schools are bare and smell of fresh sanitizer. The superintendent Rob Friesen said that’s because on Monday morning, 161 students called in sick which Friesen said was about 35% of their district population.“That’s a number that I don’t know that
  • Oklahoma families on 13-year DDS waitlist attend first of several informational meetings

    Oklahoma families on 13-year DDS waitlist attend first of several informational meetings
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Some Oklahoma families who have been waiting as long as 13 years for developmental disability services are finally getting a big step forward.Tuesday morning - the first group connected with DHS and the Department of Developmental Disability Services to learn more about the services they'll soon be receiving.The goal of these events is to provide a starting point and hope for these families who have waited for so long."We are excited to get this process started and see how
  • ShapED My Life: Jane Jayroe reflects on high standards of her English teacher

    ShapED My Life: Jane Jayroe reflects on high standards of her English teacher
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Former news anchor and Miss America winner, Jane Jayroe, remembers the English teacher who taught her something special.
    Jayroe grew up with both of her parents as educators, but beyond her parents, she remembers the teacher who taught her the creativity of writing.
    Jayroe's high school English teacher taught her what it means to be creative and how important it is to think for herself.
    Watch the above video for Jane Jayroe’s story about how her English teacher shape
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  • OKC man arrested after making 620 calls to 9-1-1 in 5 days

    OKC man arrested after making 620 calls to 9-1-1 in 5 days
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - An Oklahoma City man was arrested Monday after making 620 false 9-1-1 calls in five days.According to the police report, 47-year-old Anthony Trammell was arrested just before 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5 after calling the emergency line 149 times that day, despite telling an officer just that morning he would stop calling unnecessarily.Anthony Trammell. Image courtesy: Oklahoma County Detention CenterOn Dec.1, Trammell called dispatch 99 times.On Dec. 2, he called 91 times.On Dec. 3,
  • OKC Mercy Hospital named 'Best Hospital for Maternity Care'

    OKC Mercy Hospital named 'Best Hospital for Maternity Care'
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City is now a destined spot for hospital's labor and delivery services.U.S. News & World Report has named Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for maternity care.
    The award is the highest honor a hospital can earn for providing safe maternity care from the organization and comes as Mercy is expanding services for women in Oklahoma.Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City was one of only four hospitals in the state of Oklahoma to rec
  • Canadian County man arrested on child porn charge

    Canadian County man arrested on child porn charge
    EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) - The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) says a 21-year-old El Reno man has been arrested for possession of child pornography.Officials say Chase Berg was arrested Dec. 1 by CCSO officers.Chase Berg. Image courtesy: Canadian County Sheriff's Office Affidavit: Deer Creek staff member sent nude photo to 15-year-old student via Google DocsThe case was referred to CCSO by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children."Investigators reviewed the case and gathe
  • Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud

    Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud
    A New York jury on Tuesday found the Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud following a more than month-long trial.Jurors began deliberating on Monday and returned the guilty verdict on Tuesday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.Former President Trump himself was not on trial, but prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office showed jurors evidence that Trump had signed off on bonus checks and memos that helped top executives skirt reporting on taxable income.Following the
  • Trump special counsel subpoenas officials in three states for communications

    Trump special counsel subpoenas officials in three states for communications
    The Justice Department has issued a series of subpoenas to officials in three states, nodding to an expansion of its inquiry into the false elector scheme pursued by the 2020 Trump campaign. A trio of subpoenas, first reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday, were sent in late November to county officials in Michigan, Arizona, and Wisconsin. The subpoenas were among the first signed by newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith and a signal the Justice Department is pushing
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police shoot man armed with 'AR-15' at police station

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police shoot man armed with 'AR-15' at police station
    RIALTO, Calif. (KFOR/Storyful) - A man driving a black Dodge Charger followed a police officer into a gated parking lot for police cruisers only, then hopped out of his vehicle, while armed with what police are calling an "AR-15-type weapon."Video at the top of this story from Rialto, California shows the man racing toward the officer's vehicle with the weapon pointed at the officer. He then takes several step backwards as the officer fires, hitting the man multiple times.The man's motive is cur
  • Schumer open to reforming tech liability protections amid rising hate speech on Twitter

    Schumer open to reforming tech liability protections amid rising hate speech on Twitter
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday that he is open to revising Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in response to rising hate speech on Twitter directed at Black and Jewish Americans. Section 230 grants social media platforms such as Twitter protection from legal liability for offensive, wrongful or damaging content posted on their sites. Schumer said he is open to revisiting that legal protection in the wake of new reports by the Center fo
  • Authorities identify three killed in Canadian County plane crash

    Authorities identify three killed in Canadian County plane crash
    CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) - The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has identified the three victims killed in a Monday evening plane crash near NW 23rd and Cimarron Road.OKCFD tweeted around 9:30 p.m. Dec. 5 about a reported plane crash on Clarence E. Page Airport property. OKCFD: Three dead in aircraft fire near NW 23rd & Cimarron RoadAccording to the post, 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza F33A Aircraft crashed and caught fire, also setting the grass nearby ablaze.The fire was quickl
  • Mayfield Middle School wins $10K for computer science education

    Mayfield Middle School wins $10K for computer science education
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Mayfield Middle School in Putnam City is one of Code.org's CS Leader Prize Winners.
    In partnership with DonorsChoose, Code.org is aiming to help schools from underserved communities access computer science education.⏩ Find more Top Stories from KFOR.comAccording to Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC), Mayfield Middle School is one of two Oklahoma schools to be awarded the $10,000 to enhance computer science education for students.
    Event at Mayfield Middle
  • USGS: 2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Central Oklahoma

    USGS: 2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Central Oklahoma
    POCASSET, Okla. (KFOR) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that Oklahoma experienced a 2.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Pocasset.The USGS originally reported a 3.3 magnitude earthquake but later downgraded the earthquake to a 2.8 magnitude.The earthquake was recorded about 5.9 miles northwest of Pocasset, Oklahoma around 12:31 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6.No damage has been reported at this time.
  • What kind of cancer did Kirstie Alley have?

    What kind of cancer did Kirstie Alley have?
    (WJW) – Actress Kirstie Alley died of colon cancer, according to reports.
    The American Cancer Society on Tuesday reported the type of cancer suffered by the 71-year-old actress. PEOPLE reported that a representative for Alley confirmed the news.Alley’s children, True and Lillie Parker, announced her death Monday, saying in part: "We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered." The debate ove
  • Announcer for Atlanta Hawks suffers apparent medical emergency during on-air segment, video shows

    Announcer for Atlanta Hawks suffers apparent medical emergency during on-air segment, video shows
    (NEXSTAR) – The longtime announcer for the Atlanta Hawks appeared to suffer an on-air medical episode before Monday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Bob Rathbun, a broadcaster for the Bally Sports network and the play-by-play announcer for the Hawks since the mid-90s, was discussing Monday’s matchup with former Hawks star Dominique Wilkins when he appeared to fall back in his chair and begin convulsing, as seen in an on-air clip shared widely on Twitter.Wilkins, a
  • Midwest City Police search for missing man last seen Nov. 21

    Midwest City Police search for missing man last seen Nov. 21
    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - The Midwest City Police Department is searching for a 61-year-old man last seen the morning of Nov. 21.Farley Thompson was last seen near SE 29th and Post Rd. around 9 a.m. Nov. 21, wearing blue jeans and a blue flannel shirt.Thompson is described as a 5'6", 200 lbs. white male, with brown eyes and brown/grey hair.He drives a black 2006 Ford F-150 extended cab with OK tag 'HOY561'.If you see Thompson or have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Midwest Cit
  • Alleged Club Q shooter faces 305 charges, including hate crimes

    Alleged Club Q shooter faces 305 charges, including hate crimes
    COLORADO SPRINGS (KXRM) — In a hearing for the alleged Club Q shooter Tuesday morning, District Attorney Michael Allen announced that the suspect faces 305 charges, including first-degree murder, "bias motivated crimes" and others.Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, sat upright in a chair during the hearing and appeared alert. In an earlier court appearance just a few days after the shooting, the defendant’s head and face were covered with bruises and Aldrich had to be prompted by attorneys to
  • 2,400 pounds of Oscar Mayer cold cuts recalled due to possible cross-contamination

    2,400 pounds of Oscar Mayer cold cuts recalled due to possible cross-contamination
    (WKBN) – Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling approximately 2,400 pounds of ready-to-eat cold cuts amid concerns of cross-contamination with under-processed foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.The recall affects 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf products, according to Kraft Heinz Foods.The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that Kraft Heinz informed the FSIS that the products had been sliced on equipment that had also
  • DDS Wait List families get paid $100 to attend information sessions

    This week, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) will launch a series of informational meetings for families on the DDS Wait List.Earlier this year, the Oklahoma State Legislature appropriated $32.5 million to end the 13 year long wait list.This month, the agency is starting to connect with families who will be coming off the wait list January 1st.Those eligible for a Medicaid Waiver in the first quarter of 2023, applied for services between April 2012 and December 2013.These families
  • Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees

    Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees
    (NerdWallet) - Pretty much everyone hates Airbnb cleaning fees — those pesky charges tacked on to your vacation rental bill that supposedly cover the costs to get the place ready for the next visitors. Travelers don’t like the expense, and hosts don’t like charging them, either.Dennis Shirshikov, an Airbnb host who owns a rental property in upstate New York, says cleaning fees are the most common complaint he gets from customers.“We are strongly considering cutting them o
  • 'Confusing': Family went without heat at home due to issue with gas line

    'Confusing': Family went without heat at home due to issue with gas line
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - The heat's back on for one OKC family who went without heat for two weeks, due to an issue with their gas line.
    Paul Cason said he and his wife reached out to ONG a few days before Thanksgiving, believing there a gas leak in their home.
    "We called ONG to come out and check it, and they shut our gas off, which is understandable, safe. But then it just kind of went south from there. We had a plumber do pressure testing and all kinds of stuff, and they figured out that there
  • Watch: Elk City police officer pulls 88-year-old man from burning house

    Watch: Elk City police officer pulls 88-year-old man from burning house
    ELK CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - The courage of an Elk City police officer was caught on camera, with newly released body camera footage being released of the officer pulling an 88-year-old man out of his burning house.Unfortunately, the rescued man would later die of injuries, but the Elk City Police Department and neighbors are still praising the officer, who entered the burning home minutes before firefighters arrived.Sgt. Colt Lowry was first on the scene of a house fire call on the 900 block of Wes
  • Elk City police officer pulls 88-year-old man from burning house

    Elk City police officer pulls 88-year-old man from burning house
    ELK CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - The courage of an Elk City police officer was caught on camera, with newly released body camera footage being released of the officer pulling an 88-year-old man out of his burning house.Unfortunately, the rescued man would later die of injuries, but the Elk City Police Department and neighbors are still praising the officer, who entered the burning home minutes before firefighters arrived.Sgt. Colt Lowry was first on the scene of a house fire call on the 900 block of Wes
  • OKCFD: Three dead in aircraft fire near NW 23rd & Cimarron Road

    OKCFD: Three dead in aircraft fire near NW 23rd & Cimarron Road
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, an aircraft caught fire near NW 23rd and Cimarron Road.
    OKCFD tweeted around 9:30 p.m. on Monday about a reported plane crash on Clarence E. Page Airport property. According to the post, a small aircraft as well as surrounding grass caught fire.
    The fire was quickly under control by fire crews.Unfortunately, OKC Fire says they located three deceased victims.
    The Oklahoma City Fire Department released a statement Monday night
  • Supreme Court declines to take up 2020 case against Dominion, Facebook

    Supreme Court declines to take up 2020 case against Dominion, Facebook
    The Supreme Court on Monday chose not to take a case brought against Dominion Voting Systems and Facebook by voters who claimed that the two companies illegally influenced the 2020 election.Kevin O’Rourke, et al. filed a petition in September for a writ of certiorari, or review of the case by the Supreme Court, which has now been denied, effectively dismissing the case.The group alleges that Dominion’s election technology, often criticized by allies of former President Trump, is craf

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