Education
7:27 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

New Legislation Requires High School Students To Receive CPR Training

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Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, a new state law requires high school students to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training in order to graduate. 

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Weather and Climate
7:12 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Crumbling Infrastructure Causes Fluoride to Fade From Public Water Supplies

Testing water for fluoride.
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The anti-fluoride movement is gaining steam in the U.S. And with celebrities like Ed Begley Jr. and Rob Schneider on board, how could it fail? 

But the debate over whether fluoridation benefits communities’ dental health or amounts to the forced medication of the masses isn’t why Oklahoma towns like Lawton, Purcell, and Fairview stopped adding the chemical to their water.

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Suspect Is Devin Rogers
6:16 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Norman Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

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An armed man who held hostages inside an Oklahoma office building during a more than four-hour standoff has surrendered.

Police in Norman say 29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage inside the building.

Police Capt. Tom Easley told reporters there were no injuries, but the two hostages would be medically examined as a precaution.

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State Sen. Jerry Ellis
5:14 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

OK Democratic Party Selects Candidate For Possible Special Election

State Sen. Jerry Ellis
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Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins says an outgoing state senator from Valliant has been selected by the party as its candidate in a possible special election for the 2nd Congressional District seat in eastern Oklahoma.

Collins said Democratic state Sen. Jerry Ellis was picked Monday from a list of three candidates selected during a meeting of the party's central committee over the weekend. The 67-year-old Ellis served 12 years in the Oklahoma House and Senate.

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Oklahoma Voices
5:00 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Oklahoma Education Leaders List Challenges And Goals During Norman State Of Schools

Moore Norman Technology Center Superintendent Jane Bowen speaks during the 2014 Norman State of Schools luncheon.
Credit Norman Chamber of Commerce

Norman community and business leaders heard presentations on the current state of affairs, growing challenges, and future plans for both Norman Public Schools system and the Moore Norman Technology Center during Friday’s annual Norman State of Schools luncheon at the Marriott Conference Center at NCED.

Moore Norman Technology Center Superintendent Jane Bowen cited statistics showing a growing gap between employer’s needs and workforce skill sets and preparation.  

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The Two-Way
2:41 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

A map by the National Weather Service predicts winter weather spreading through the north-central U.S. Monday, and spreading east.
National Weather Service

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Some forecasters call it an arctic front. Others say it's the good old polar vortex, or simply an "intrusion." By any other name, it'll be just as cold: Weather that hit Alaska last week is rushing down into the U.S., rapidly bringing a drop in temperature that won't end for days.

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Oklahoma News
1:58 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Police Respond To A Hostage Situation At the Nextep Building In Norman

Nextep Facebook Update
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it's assisting in a standoff at a workplace in Norman.

Lt. Betsy Randolph says troopers are assisting Norman police after a person with a gun held at least one person hostage inside of an office building Monday. Aerial footage from television news stations showed dozens of people leaving the Nextep building with their arms in the air and running across a parking lot to safety.

Norman police did not return calls for comment but said on Twitter that a "large number" of people were evacuated safely from the building.

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Oklahoma News
11:53 am
Mon November 10, 2014

OK Highway Officials Prepare For Winter Weather

Cold Front Arrival
Credit National Weather Service

Oklahoma highway officials say they're preparing for a series of weather systems that forecasters predict will bring sub-freezing temperatures and a chance of snow to the state.

The National Weather Service says a cold front expected to move southeastward across Oklahoma Monday will be followed by much colder air, strong winds and plummeting wind chills.

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All Tech Considered
10:50 am
Mon November 10, 2014

The White House Is Backing Strong Open Internet Rules

The White House is backing the Internet.
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Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 2:34 pm

On the same morning net neutrality demonstrators showed up at FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's house to protest a plan that could let broadband providers charge for "fast lanes" to the Internet, the demonstrators found unexpected support from the White House.

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State Capitol
8:23 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Subcommittee To Discuss American Indian Museum

Credit American Indian Cultural Center & Museum

The Oklahoma State Senate Education Subcommittee on Appropriations  is scheduled to hold an interim study at 9:30 a.m. Monday to discuss the future of the planned American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

Construction on the project at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 40 began about seven years ago and approximately $95 million has been spent on the unfinished facility.

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