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Headlines for Friday, October 14, 2016:

  • NTSB releases report on the OSU Homecoming Parade crash which killed four people. (Tulsa World)

Stillwater Police Department

The woman accused of driving her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade and killing four people sped up as she approached the parade route, according to a federal report released Thursday.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that co-workers who saw 26-year-old Adacia Chambers before the crash said she seemed distracted. The agency said her "emotional distress" was the probable cause of the crash that also injured dozens of people on Oct. 24, 2015.

Headlines for Thursday, October 13, 2016:

  • Two lawmakers are working to bring Oklahoma into compliance with the Real ID Act. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma Natural Gas agrees to pay $1 million in fine over a house explosion. (NewsOK)

The topic of refugees is taking place this Saturday through the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City.

President Sinead Maguina says she doesn’t understand the controversy over accepting refugees when we are talking about more than 65-million displaced people "and about 23 million are refugees. And, from that half of them are children. They're being denied health care, education. So, we just want to promote economic and social advancement for them. Just because, I mean, they're human beings."

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says the government has rejected the state's request for an extension of time to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

But the agency said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security won't begin enforcing the act until after Jan. 29.

Josh Robinson

For weeks now, KOSU and KGOU have been unveiling stories on voter participation and the Oklahoma ballot in advance of the November 8 election.

The collaborative project, Oklahoma Engaged, examines and explains ballot measures and key political races with an emphasis on voter apathy, changing demographics and other factors impacting voter turnout.

Headlines for Wednesday, October 12, 2016:

  • Federal officials deny Oklahoma’s extension request for compliance with the Real ID act. (Tulsa World)

Tulsa Police

Oklahoma's medical examiner says an unarmed man shot dead by a Tulsa police officer last month had the hallucinogenic drug PCP in his system when he died.

Terence Crutcher was shot Sept. 16 after his car broke down on a Tulsa street. Officer Betty Jo Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter after his death, with a prosecutor saying she reacted unreasonably after Crutcher disobeyed her commands.

Shelby's attorney Shannon McMurray says the officer was trained to spot people on PCP.

The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is providing much needed clean undergarments to Oklahoma City area low income kids.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Director of Social Services about the service which kicks off on Monday.

Families wishing to participate can show up Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Salvation Army office 1001 N. Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City.

Parents need to bring birth certificates, picture IDs, and proof of school enrollment, household income and residency.


The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee met Monday to study eyewitness misidentification in criminal cases.

State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, called an interim study to look at best practices in reforming Oklahoma’s eyewitness ID procedures. Eyewitness identification used to be an ideal tool for convicting criminals, but recent studies have shown witness testimony to be flawed in many cases.