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  • VIDEO: Michigan woman's death, mummified body hidden by auto-pay for six years

    The mummified body of a Michigan woman was discovered in the backseat of her car approximately six years after her death. The body was only found after the bank that foreclosed on the home ordered work on the property.

    March 8, 2014

  • Patton moves east for new corrections gig

    In Robert C. Patton, Oklahoma is getting a new corrections director from Arizona who is more than willing to use private prisons as a means to deal with inmate overcrowding.
    “I’m a (prison) bed manager. I’ll tell the policy makers I need beds, and if I can convince them that I need beds, then it’s their jobs on whether it’s public or private,” said Patton, whose first day as Oklahoma Corrections Department director began Tuesday.
    Patton’s position on private prisons is far different than that of Jones, the former director who resigned in October following clashes with elected officials who wanted to put more inmates in private facilities.
    The Oklahoma Board of Corrections last month approved a measure that allows the state to seek proposals from private prison companies to provide an additional 350 to 2,000 medium-security beds for state inmates.

    March 6, 2014

  • Skittles-Louisiana-2003.jpg 2 in Indiana sickened after eating contaminated Skittles

    Health officials say packages of Original Skittles sold at a convenience store in Richmond, Ind., were contaminated, and two people who ate from a package were hospitalized with symptoms including burning throats, cramping and diarrhea.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • news_poweroutages.jpg Frigid U.S. weather means highest power prices since '08

    Freezing temperatures gripping the eastern U.S. will result in the highest electricity prices in six years for consumers in Boston, Dallas and San Francisco.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lilly's diabetes drug rejected by FDA

    A diabetes pill developed by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim was rejected by U.S. regulators because of previously disclosed manufacturing deficiencies at a German plant that hadn't been resolved.

    March 6, 2014

  • Facebook cracking down on illegal gun sales planned on site

    Facebook is cracking down on illegal gun sales planned through its website, seeking to prevent criminal activity and setting a precedent other social- media sites could follow.

    March 6, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 11.05.jpg VIDEO: Mother, children rescued from van in ocean

    Witnesses in Daytona Beach watched as a woman drove her van with three children into the ocean. Their dramatic rescue was captured on video.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • JC_GE BUILDING.jpg Industry giants represented at Oak Tree

    Two corporate leaders discussed their company’s respective impact of business expansion on the local economy Thursday at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon.
    Michael Ming serves as general manager of General Electric’s new Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center to be constructed in Oklahoma City. He formerly served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy under Gov. Mary Fallin.

    February 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ralph Nader's list of 20 people he thinks should consider a run for president

    It's no secret that Ralph Nader has always been a big fan of the idea of third-party presidential candidates. On Monday, Nader - one of the best-known third-party candidate in recent American electoral history - released a list of 20 multi-millionaires and billionaires who he thinks should give real thought to mounting a presidential bid in 2016.

    February 26, 2014

  • news_putin.jpg Russia's post-Olympics crackdown

    This week hundreds of activists - including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alykhina - were arrested in Moscow for protesting against sentencing of seven men on charges related to the mass protests that broke out around Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in 2012.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo