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More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination.

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The U.S. government has announced it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection. However, federal officials say the removal didn't mean authorities had concluded the lesser prairie chicken didn't warrant federal protection for biological reasons.

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Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he's reconsidered his previous position and now will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons.

Citty told reporters Monday that he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Last week, Citty rejected the city's Fraternal Order of Police request to allow officers to carry personal rifles following the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers.

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Officers with the Norman Police Department are set to be equipped with body cameras.

The Norman Transcript reports that beta testing of the cameras is scheduled to begin within the month. The full set of body cameras are expected in a few months.

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The Internal Revenue Service is investigating a church doing business in Oklahoma that is affiliated with televangelist Robert Tilton.

The Tulsa World reports that Word of Faith World Outreach Center Inc. filed a petition Monday to block a summons issued by the IRS for records held at a Tulsa bank.

A former state representative who is a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma has been indicted for embezzlement.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday that former Rep. Terry Matlock of Garvin was indicted on 11 counts of embezzling from Choctaw Electric Cooperative and one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses.

The indictment alleges Matlock — while CEO of the co-op — used employees to work on his property and used the co-op's credit card for more than $70,000 in personal expenses.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary has been suspended five games without pay for violating the terms of the NBA's anti-drug program.

The league made the announcement Friday. McGary's suspension will begin with the next regular-season game that he is eligible and physically able to play.

McGary apologized to the organization, teammates and fans in a statement released by the team. He played little last season, and left the team for undisclosed personal reasons late in the year.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe walked away from the forced landing of his small plane amid severe weekend weather - the latest of several troubled landings for the avid pilot, who at 81 shows no signs of leaving the cockpit.

The Republican senator brought his plane down in Ketchum, a small community in far northeastern Oklahoma, spokeswoman Donelle Harder said Monday.

There is no maximum age for pilots - some fly well into their 90s, said Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

An Oklahoma City bar has asked the state to clarify rules on infusing liquor with flavors such as bacon after one of its employees was arrested because of the bar's practices.

An attorney for The Pump Bar has been working with state Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission officials on language that would clarify that the infusion practice is subject to certain storage rules that comply with federal and state law, a commission spokesman said. The commission will consider adopting the language at its July 15 meeting.

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas has brought new attention to a similar law in Oklahoma that is also being challenged.

It also has raised new questions about the Republican-controlled Legislature's focus on a conservative social agenda that includes anti-abortion legislation when other areas of state government, including the state budget and funding for public education, are suffering.

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