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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is taking issue with the latest report on its efforts to improve the foster care program for children. DHS Director Ed Lake said Thursday that DHS "strongly" objects to a number of portions of the report that says the agency has not made good faith efforts to improve foster care in some areas, notably the number of children who are abused or neglected. By Ken Miller. 300 words.



OKLAHOMA CITY — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City plans to soon release two reports disclosing all credible allegations of child sex abuse by priests who were part of the local archdiocese. The Oklahoman reports that the Archdiocesan Review Board on Wednesday approved the plan by Archbishop Paul Coakley and Chancellor Michael Scaperlanda. 360 words.


— MURDER CONVICTION-NEW TRIAL — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is ordering a new trial for a man convicted of murder in the death of a woman who jumped from a moving truck and was run over.

— OKLAHOMA CITY-MARIJUANA — Oklahoma City's police chief is proposing a change to a marijuana ordinance that could improve the area's historically crowded jail.




STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State will finally unleash new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles' attacking 4-2-5 defense against Missouri State on Thursday night in the season opener. Knowles was the defensive coordinator at Duke for seven years before joining the Cowboys staff during the offseason. Duke ranked in the top 25 nationally in scoring and total defense last season. By Cliff Brunt. 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CDT.


Texas Tech has always been able to score plenty of points, like most Big 12 teams. Now the Red Raiders are talking defense. It certainly is a different tone, and could be a possible difference-maker in the league. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos.


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