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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible problems with the evidence room at the City of Purcell Police Department.

During a violation of protective order investigation, McClain County Sheriff’s Department detectives found guns, knives and other items at an individual’s home that were missing from the Purcell Police Department’s evidence room, according to Sheriff Don Hewett.

“We discovered that there were some items there [at the home] that technically should not have been there,” Hewett said.

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation expects to reopen a bridge between Lexington and Purcell in the next two weeks.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the $20 million project south of Oklahoma City took longer than expected.

ODOT officials had hopes to complete the bridge between Lexington and Purcell just 45 days after it was closed on January 31st.

But, that got delayed and Chief Engineer Casey Shell tells the Transportation Commission it should be back open to the public on June 14th.

World Cafe Next: Parker Millsap

Mar 31, 2014

The latest World Cafe: Next artist is Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap, who recently released his solo debut and follows in the footsteps of fellow Oklahoman John Fullbright. With strong songwriting, a powerful voice and an engaging live show, Millsap represents himself awfully well for someone who's only 20. Download a pair of his songs on this page, or as part of our World Cafe: Next podcast.

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

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Nathan Poppe

Next week, dozens of Oklahoma musicians will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those musicians is 21-year-old Purcell native Parker Millsap.

At an age when many are figuring out who they are and what they want to do, Millsap is exactly where he wants to be.