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4 found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Four people, including two young children, have been shot to death in a Tulsa apartment and authorities say they're investigating the case as a triple murder-suicide. A 2-year-old child was discovered unharmed.

Tulsa police say a 35-year-old man fatally shot his estranged wife, their 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son before shooting himself.

Police say the shootings happened after the wife, who was 22-years-old, dropped off their children at his apartment Monday. She returned later that day with her roommate's 2-year-old daughter.

Authorities say the 2-year-old girl, who wasn't related to the alleged gunman, was in the apartment during the shooting but was not hurt.

The bodies were discovered early Tuesday. No names have been released, but Tulsa police said in a press release that the victims were from Guatemala.


Oklahoma police dog dies from stab wounds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City authorities say a police dog has died after being stabbed by a man before a fatal police shooting.

The Oklahoma City Police Department says the 3-year-old German shepherd named Kye died Monday. He experienced complications after an emergency surgery for multiple stab wounds. Kye served for about two years with the department.

The man who stabbed Kye with a knife was fatally shot Sunday by the dog's handler, Sgt. Ryan Stark. Police say the dog was deployed after a high-speed police chase through two counties.

The man's identity hasn't been released.

Stark was placed on paid administrative leave.

Capt. Dexter Nelson says an officer isn't allowed to shoot solely in response to an attack on a dog. He says officers can use lethal force when close to a person with a knife.


Police: Jailed man connected to Oklahoma theft

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Police say they've connected a jailed man to the theft of about $91,000 worth of band equipment stolen from a Lawton high school.

The Lawton Constitution reports the male theft suspect is being held in the Comanche County Detention Center on unrelated traffic charges. The Lawton Public Schools Police Department chief says additional charges will be filed against the man, whose name has not been released.

Authorities say a trailer full of band equipment was stolen from the MacArthur Middle School parking lot Thursday morning. The instruments were recovered over the weekend near Burkburnett, Texas.


Cherokees announce new casino for Oklahoma

SOUTH COFFEYVILLE, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation's entertainment division has scheduled the start of construction on its newest casino project in Oklahoma.

Groundbreaking is Wednesday for the Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville - located along Highway 169 just south of the Kansas border.

The new 17,000-square-foot property will offer 300 electronic games, a bar and dining at a 50-seat restaurant, among other amenities.

Construction is expected to take six months.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the Tahlequah-based tribe's wholly owned gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity.

The company currently operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, seven Cherokee Casinos - not including the South Coffeyville location- a horse racing track, three hotels, three golf courses and other retail operations.

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