AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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MADISON, Wis. — When women at a group home for cognitively disabled elderly in Green Bay heard that the home’s old proprietor was moving back in, they were terrified. One swore to the home’s supervisor that she wouldn’t allow it: John, she said, was “dirty.” Her housemate quickly shushed her, saying she wasn’t supposed to tell. Police were called in but struggled to build a case against the man. Many cases like this one in 2016 unfold every year across the nation, often going unresolved because of the special difficulties that make elderly people especially vulnerable to mistreatment or crime. Now Wisconsin is taking a radical step to curb abuse and get reliable evidence for prosecutions — handing out free surveillance cameras to family members so they can secretly record caregivers suspected of hurting their loved ones. At least six states — including Oklahoma — have passed laws allowing some form of surveillance in nursing homes. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.
ARDMORE, Okla. — Against all odds, an Ardmore man whose state championship ring was stolen 25 years ago was recently reunited with it. James Fagan, now an employee at Mercy Hospital, was out of town visiting family in Ohio when his house was broken into in 1992. To this day, he doesn’t know who committed the burglary. But last month a strange number texted him. It belonged to a woman living in Ringling, who’d found his ring while looking through an abandoned house. By Rhiannon Saegert, The Daily Ardmoreite. SENT IN ADVANCE: 335 words.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Public Inebriate Alternative near downtown Oklahoma City offers care and nourishment to people who are picked up for public intoxication. A program of the nonprofit OKC Metro Alliance, the PIA works in tandem with the Oklahoma City Police Department to offer individuals 10 hours of detox as an alternative to jail. By Melissa Howell, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 718 words.
—HOSPITAL DEATH-SENTENCING — A 26-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of a hospital patient during an attempted escape from custody.
—FATAL POLICE CHASE-OKLAHOMA — Oklahoma authorities say a man has been killed after leading police on a chase southwest of Oklahoma City that ended with a rollover crash.
—JAIL ESCAPE — A 20-year-old man held on a rape charge is being sought after authorities say he escaped from an east central Oklahoma county jail.
—NAKED SHOPPER ARREST — Suburban Houston authorities say a former physician wanted for taking off his clothes in several stores has been arrested in Oklahoma.
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DeLAND, Fla. — Oklahoma State (30-25) faces South Florida (36-21) in an elimination game at the DeLand Regional, with the winner having to play again Sunday night against host and No. 11 National Seed Stetson (47-11). UPCOMING. 150 words. Game started 12 p.m. Second game scheduled for 6 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Samford (37-25) faces Mississippi State (32-26) in an elimination game at the Tallahassee Regional, with the winner having to play again Sunday night against Oklahoma (38-23). UPCOMING. 150 words. Game started 11 a.m Second game scheduled for 5 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Women’s College World Series has reached the semifinals. Two-time defending champion Oklahoma faces Washington at noon, while No. 3 seed UCLA faces No. 6 Florida State at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma and Florida State need two wins to reach the championship series, while Washington and UCLA are unbeaten at the WCWS and need just one victory on Sunday. Washington and Oklahoma would meet again at 6 p.m. if the Sooners win the noon game. UCLA and Florida State would play at 8:30 p.m. if the Seminoles win the 2:30 game. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: NewsNows on the first two games if a second game is needed. Otherwise, 600 wor
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