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Signage at Chesapeake Energy's Oklahoma City campus.
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For the second time in as many weeks, Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy found a buyer for thousands of leasehold acres, and analysts are reacting positively to the transaction.

Chesapeake already sold about 40,000 profitable acres in northern Louisiana, so it wasn’t a surprise when the company announced this week it found a buyer for another swath of land in the Haynesville Shale.

A video showing University Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press and other media outlets Friday.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters sued to obtain.

The Associated Press acquired videos showing two angles of the incident. One, which shows the altercation, is the video the OAB sued for. The other shows another angle of the incident.

University of Oklahoma president David Boren (left) speaks as Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby looks on during a news conference after The Big 12 Conference meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
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After months of speculation and discussion, the Big 12 Conference decided against expansion. The announcement came after Monday’s six-hour meeting with the conference's university presidents and the commissioner.

University of Oklahoma president David Boren is the chairman of the conference's board of directors, and he said the decision was unanimous. 

People hold signs at a "protest for justice" over the Sept. 16, 2016 shooting death of Terence Crutcher, sponsored by We the People Oklahoma. The rally took place in Tulsa on Sept. 20, 2016.
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The Tulsa Police Department paid more than $216,000 in overtime in the immediate aftermath of the September 16 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer.

The expenses covered increased staffing of patrols for demonstrations, marches, the funeral and news conferences after Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher.

Pastor Jennettie Marshall, of Living Sanctuary Evangelistic Ministries, speaks at a "protest for justice" over Friday's shooting death of Terence Crutcher, sponsored by We the People Oklahoma, in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.
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Gov. Mary Fallin is urging Tulsa residents to remain calm as authorities investigate a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma, following his victory in Tuesday's primary election over conservative challenger Frank Volpe. Russell will face the winner of the Democratic primary runoff and Libertarian Zachary Knight.
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Polls have closed across Oklahoma in a statewide primary election that will narrow down all five Congressional seats, Oklahoma's only U.S. Senate race, 101 state House seats, half of the Senate, and numerous county and local races.

We're going to be updating this post through the evening with results and reaction as they come in. You can also follow us on Twitter. We'll be using the hashtags #OKPrimary and #OKVotes16.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Clifton Adcock / Oklahoma Watch

A bipartisan group of legislators and advocacy groups are asking Governor Mary Fallin to order a stop to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's use of mobile scanners capable of seizing money loaded onto prepaid debit cards by alleged criminals.

Republican Sen. Kyle Loveless of Oklahoma City and Democratic Rep. Cory Williams of Stillwater are among those who sent a letter to Fallin on Wednesday asking the governor to issue an executive order suspending use of the devices until the Legislature can address the issue.

Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma
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The Oklahoma Health Care Authority says it is ending its contracts with two Planned Parenthood organizations that provide health care services to low-income women and families in the state.

OHCA Chief Executive Officer Nico Gomez confirmed in a statement Wednesday the contracts will be terminated effective June 29.

Gomez says the agency in February notified Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma of its intent to terminate the provider agreements.

Gov. Mary Fallin, second from right, and her husband, Wade Christensen, second from left, greet Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, following a rally in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.
Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire "100 percent."

Fallin also said Wednesday she's honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate and would be happy to consider such an offer.

Fallin said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate.

children holding hands
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The state Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday that requires health insurers to cover the treatment of children with autism. The bill by state Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in individuals under the age of 9.

"What this bill does is make that treatment option affordable and available first for children that are covered by a private insurance provider, and soon following, our SoonerCare recipients as well," Griffin said.

Oklahoma Forestry Services

Firefighters and emergency responders are working to contain blazes in northwest and central Oklahoma as extremely low humidity, 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts, and very warm temperatures converge to create the perfect conditions for the spread of wildfires.

Updated 4/7/2016, 9:06 a.m.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Wednesday for 10 more Oklahoma counties affected by the ongoing wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.

25-year-old Adacia Avery Chambers
Stillwater Police Department

A woman charged with killing four people and injuring dozens of others after crashing her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade has waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Adacia Chambers will go on trial for second-degree murder and more than 40 counts of assault and battery in the October 24 crash that prosecutors say was intentional. The counts each carry the possibility of a sentence of life in prison.

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The unemployment rate rose in 66 of Oklahoma's 77 counties from December to January according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

The county report released Friday shows the lowest unemployment rates in the state in the Panhandle and the highest in the southeast.

Cimarron County had the lowest rate at 2.3 percent, followed by Beaver County at 2.6 percent. The highest rate is in McIntosh County at 8.7 percent with Haskell and Latimer counties at 7.8 percent each.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chambers
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A New York-based abortion rights group has asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to permanently block a law it claims is designed to shut down abortion clinics in the state.

The Center for Reproductive Rights Thursday asked the state's highest court to block a law requiring abortion providers to have a physician with local hospital admitting privileges present when abortions are performed.

Oklahoma City Police Department Chief Bill Citty during a press conference.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact OK

Oklahoma City police released new details Monday about the fiery single-car crash that killed former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon one day after his federal indictment.

Investigators say the energy executive and part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder was driving 78 miles-per-hour when he struck a concrete overpass the morning of March 2.

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