Oklahoma CIty Doctors
12:43 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Missing Hunters Found Dead In Lake

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Two duck hunters found dead in a private lake in Hughes County have been identified as Oklahoma City area doctors.

Authorities say the bodies of 59-year-old Dr. Rodney Miles and 51-year-old Dr. Timothy Soult were found Monday after they failed to return to their cabin on Sunday. The search focused on the lake after an all-terrain vehicle was found overturned in the water Sunday afternoon.

Hughes County Emergency Management Director John Roberts told The Oklahoman that the two men were at the lake for the opening day of duck season.

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11:59 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Two Laws Restricting Abortion

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court put two laws on hold Tuesday that place restrictions on abortions in the state.

One law requires abortion providers have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when the procedure is performed, and would’ve forced the doctor who performs nearly half of the state’s abortions to shut down his practice.

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The Two-Way
10:28 am
Tue November 4, 2014

It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Sweepers stir up dust as they clean the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:23 am

Voters across the country are headed to polls this morning. Thirty-six U.S. Senate seats and 36 governor's chairs are in play.

Our friends at It's All Politics have a ton of coverage. We'll leave you with five headlines from across the web that give you a broad overview of what to expect:

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9:21 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Oklahoma Democratic Challenger For U.S. House Seat Dies After Car Wreck

Earl E. Everett, 81, of Fort Gibson, was in a wreck Friday and was pronounced dead Sunday night, said Wallace Collins, chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Collins said Everett’s death was confirmed to the party by the state medical examiner’s office.
Aaron Cooper, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office, said Monday evening that the office received word of Everett’s death late in the day and was reviewing state law.Current state law allows for the replacement of candidates who die before the general election. It directs the governor to call a special election if the death occurs five days or more after the runoff election date, which was Aug. 11.
8:23 am
Tue November 4, 2014

The Republican Party's Remarkable Non-Transformation

Colorado voters, clockwise from top left, Ili Bennett, Samy Wahabrebi, Vern Baumer, Lucy Montoya,Taylor Dybdahl and Antonio Covello.
Molly Messick NPR

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:35 am

Sometime after the polls close Tuesday night, we'll find out if Republicans managed a spectacular feat.

The party that lost the last two presidential elections is seeking a comeback, adding control of the Senate to control of the House. Republicans aim to dominate Congress with a fresh presidential election looming in 2016. It would be, in one of the hackneyed phrases of journalism, "a remarkable transformation."

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Elections 2014
7:31 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Map: Find Your Polling Place On Election Day


Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 8:08 am

Do you plan to vote on Tuesday, but you don't know where to go? Here's a handy tool.

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6:26 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

Pumpjacks at the Inglewood oil fields in California in March. Some of the most controversial methods of oil extraction, like fracking, oil sands production and Arctic drilling, are also expensive. That's made them less profitable as the price of oil continues to fall.
Richard Vogel AP

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:35 am

Oil prices are down than more than 25 percent since June and are staying low for now. Drivers may appreciate that, but for oil companies, it's making some of the most controversial methods of producing oil less profitable — and in a few cases, unprofitable.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:25 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Rush of Small Wind and Solar Installations as Regulators Prepare for Fee Requests

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Customers wanting to generate power from small wind turbines and solar panels without being assessed fees rushed to make sure such installations were fully operational by Saturday, Nov. 1. 

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Oklahoma News
7:20 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Transportation Commission Approves County Road Improvement Plan

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Oklahoma Department of Transportation Director Mike Patterson praised the five-year County Improvement for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) construction work plan Monday during a Transportation Commission meeting. 

The CIRB plan, which was effectively created through the passage of House Bill 1176 in 2006, allows for county officials to suggest road and bridge projects to engineers, and ultimately the state, for completion. The plan will include structurally deficient county bridges.

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School Safety
5:53 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Norman North HIgh School On Brief Lockdown

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A Norman high school was locked down briefly after police got into a foot chase with a student suspected of selling marijuana.

Norman Public Schools spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says Norman North High School was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon while police took the male student into custody.

Hickman says police and school administrators were interviewing the student Monday afternoon when the student got up and ran from the room.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown while police chased the student and then detained him.

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