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The KOSU news team curates news of interest to Oklahomans from various sources around the world. Our hope is inform, educate, and entertain.

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The City of Stillwater, American Airlines and Oklahoma State University announced Friday the arrival of nonstop American Airlines jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from Stillwater Regional Airport (SWO). The new service was announced at an event at the Stillwater airport and followed the Stillwater City Council’s unanimous approval of the agreement with American Airlines.

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A Seattle-based advocacy group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

The elephant, named Chai, was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to the Oklahoma facility eight months ago, along with another elephant, named Bamboo. Zookeepers found Chai dead in the elephant yard Saturday morning.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality just added eight lakes to its fish consumption advisory, which now includes 40 lakes in total. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the fish aren’t safe to eat. Just try not to eat too much.

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A proposed bill would give legal recourse to Oklahoma victims of catfishing, an online scheme where a predator steals another person’s persona and then tricks a victim into believing they are that person online in order to steal personal data and information.

A team of volunteer experts never surveyed the buildings in Oklahoma most vulnerable to earthquakes because the legislature failed to pass legislation ensuring architects and engineers from liability for their findings, The Oklahoman’s Adam Kemp reports.

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Donald Trump plans a public event in Tulsa this week, his second visit to the state as a Presidential candidate.

The Republican front runner will visit The Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa on Wednesday at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin, who endorsed Trump yesterday, will attend today's event.

Interested parties can register to attend here.

Police are investigating after an off-duty officer heckled NASCAR star Tony Stewart and was confronted by the driver.

The confrontation happened Friday night at the weeklong Chili Bowl dirt-track racing event at the Tulsa Expo Center.

The heckler was Cpl. Kyle Hess with the sheriff's office, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's Deputy Justin Green said the investigation likely will finish after the weekend and his office is expected to release a statement then.

Faults are often revealed “when a series of earthquakes fire off with epicenters in a linear pattern,” The Oklahoman’s Adam Wilmoth reports.

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The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says the deaths of five people in recent days are likely linked to a winter storm, which brought ice and freezing rain across much of western, central and northern Oklahoma, and heavy flooding to the east.

No immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but the 4.3-magnitude temblor is blamed for a power outage that affected thousands.

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