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OKLAHOMA CITY — Newly elected and re-elected members of the Oklahoma Legislature took their oaths of office on Wednesday, with most new members saying their top priorities when the session begins in February will be improving the state's economy and jobs climate. Nearly all of the 101 House members and 24 Senate members who filed for office this year were sworn in by Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor during separate ceremonies in each chamber. By Sean Murphy.
OKLAHOMA SHOOTING SPREE
TULSA — A man facing murder charges in a Tulsa shooting spree that left three people dead earlier this year has been charged with assault after an argument with a jail guard, according to court records. Jake England, 20, was charged after he elbowed and cursed a guard as he was being taken to his cell at the Tulsa jail from the recreation yard on Nov. 1, according to a report by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. By Justin Juozapavicius.
PHOENIX — An Oklahoma National Guard general has been picked by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review allegations of misconduct, lax discipline and a corrupt climate in the Arizona National Guard. Brewer announced Maj. Gen. Ricky Adams' appointment in a commentary (http://bit.ly/UpaDpW ) published Wednesday in The Arizona Republic. She said she wanted an accounting of events documented last month in what she called a "disturbing" series of stories by the newspaper.
TOPEKA, Kan. — A new report says elementary schools in Kansas and surrounding states have reduced, or even eliminated, science education in recent years to emphasize reading and math.
— FATAL PLANE CRASH-REPORT — Prelim report released in fatal Okla. plane crash.
— LANKFORD-LEADERSHIP POST — Lankford elected to leadership post in Congress.
— OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE-SENATE LEADERS — Republicans elect Okla. Senate leadership team.
— INSURANCE EXCHANGE-SPECIAL SESSION — Okla. lawmaker wants special session for exchange.
— OKLAHOMA CITY STANDOFF — Oklahoma City police arrest man on a first-degree murder complaint after standoff
— OKLAHOMA INMATE DEATH — Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate dies in medical unit at the maximum-security prison.
— BROTHER SHOT — Authorities say a man shot and killed his brother after an argument Tuesday night in Sequoyah County.
— TULSA-APARTMENT FIRE — Six injured in Tulsa apartment fire.
— NORMAN-CHICKENS — Norman officials approve backyard chickens.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Both riding five-game winning streaks, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder meet up Wednesday night in a clash between Western Conference playoff teams who mixed up their benches this offseason. Developing from 7 p.m. CT start. By Jeff Latzke.
WEST VIRGINIA-SPECIAL TEAMS
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen called them "junior-high mistakes." Several gaffes on special teams have diverted some attention away from weekly breakdowns on defense during what has become the Mountaineers' longest losing streak in 11 years. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma this week. By Sports Writer John Raby.
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UCF BIG WEEK
ORLANDO, Fla. — During the preseason, Central Florida coach George O'Leary wasn't shy when said that he wanted to capstone his final season in Conference USA with a third league championship. The Knights have trudged through 10 games, an up and down non-conference schedule and an early season injury to one of its top players. But they still find themselves just one win away from earning that shot. By Kyle Hightower.
— TULSA-NORTHERN KENTUCKY — Tulsa to take on Northern Kentucky in San Diego.
— ST. GREGORY'S-ORAL ROBERTS — St. Gregory's at Oral Roberts in college basketball.
— UCLA-OKLAHOMA — No. 11 Oklahoma plays UCLA in women's college basketball. Eds: NewsNow only.
— ARKANSAS-TULSA — Ark. visits Tulsa in women's college basketball.
— GEORGIA-SIGNEES — Georgia signs guards J.J. Frazier, Juwan Parker.
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