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(AP) - Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy. Last year, Louisville's Lamar Jackson had 50-1 odds when practices started. Two years ago Alabama's Derrick Henry was at 25-1 in the preseason before setting a Southeastern Conference single-season rushing record with 1,986 yards and becoming just the second running back since 1999 to win.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal jury in Las Vegas has ended deliberations for the week in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. Jurors spent a day mulling the evidence Thursday in U.S. District Court after spending about 90 minutes Tuesday and all day Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An attorney for a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank wants a hearing to determine whether he is competent to be tried on a federal charge. The request was filed Thursday, one day after the family of 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell released a statement saying Varnell is a paranoid schizophrenic who has experienced "schizophrenic delusional episodes."

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City school board will consider a resolution that could lead to a lawsuit against the leaders of Oklahoma's Legislature over alleged inadequate school funding. School Superintendent Aurora Lora and board member Mark Mann said Thursday the resolution will be presented to the board next week. House Speaker Charles McCall said a similar lawsuit failed in 2007 and that the district should "stop playing political games" and educate students.

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  • 5 terrorists killed to stop attempted second attack near Barcelona, police say

    5 terrorists killed to stop attempted second attack near Barcelona, police say

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:45:43 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 1:47 AM EDT2017-08-18 05:47:16 GMT
    According to El Pais in Spain, authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (Source: AP Photo/Oriol Duran)According to El Pais in Spain, authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (Source: AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

    A second attack near Barcelona has been foiled, police said early Friday morning.  A terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday took the lives of at least 13 and left 100 injured.

    A second attack near Barcelona has been foiled, police said early Friday morning.  A terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday took the lives of at least 13 and left 100 injured.

  • Law enforcement preparing for HHH

    Law enforcement preparing for HHH

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:27:12 GMT
    Law enforcement is preparing to make race day a safe day for everyoneLaw enforcement is preparing to make race day a safe day for everyone

    We are less than ten days away from the Hotter’N Hell Hundred and riders are not the only one preparing for race day. Law enforcement is preparing to make race day a safe day for everyone. Safety has always been a top concern for everyone involved with the Hotter'N Hell Hundred and officers across Texoma start planning months in advance.

    We are less than ten days away from the Hotter’N Hell Hundred and riders are not the only one preparing for race day. Law enforcement is preparing to make race day a safe day for everyone. Safety has always been a top concern for everyone involved with the Hotter'N Hell Hundred and officers across Texoma start planning months in advance.

  • Local barber and pastor team up to give students a free back-to-school haircut

    Local barber and pastor team up to give students a free back-to-school haircut

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:14:48 GMT
    Local barber and pastor team up to give students a free back-to-school haircutLocal barber and pastor team up to give students a free back-to-school haircut

    Pre-K students to high school seniors were given the chance to get their hair cut for free in Vernon.

    Pre-K students to high school seniors were given the chance to get their hair cut for free in Vernon.

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