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  1. Football player remains grateful after paralyzing accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Tanisha Gales was on an all-terrain vehicle riding away from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home she and her husband Donnie Gales own. The four-wheeler trudged through the high-rising water, which had already risen to the top of the vehicle's tires.

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  2. Alabama dynasty, up-tempo offenses dominate decade _ so farRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    The Alabama coach, fresh from the 2009 national championship, told thousands of Crimson Tide fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium that he was just getting started. "I want everybody here to know, this is not the end," Saban said at the January 2010 celebration.

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  3. WNBA president wants teams to have community conversationsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    With the league resuming play this weekend after a month-long Olympic break, Borders outlined to The Associated Press a plan to have teams and players hold conversations in the community similar to what Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. Olympic basketball teams did in Los Angeles last month. The WNBA president said that was a solid blueprint for what can be done in each WNBA city.

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  4. Thankful flood victim finds humor amid devastating tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | NewsOK.com

    Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes. Married more than 35 years, the Crafts live outside Walker, a small town near Baton Rouge.

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  5. Back in Washington, Obama's vacation glow may fade quicklyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | NewsOK.com

    But his post-vacation glow may fade sooner than expected. Obama gets back on the road Tuesday to comfort residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a city hard-hit in recent weeks by natural and man-made tragedies.

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  6. AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDTRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | NewsOK.com

    The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump's campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine's pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm's role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose his efforts to the Justice Department. Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign amid scrutiny of his Ukrainian work - but others involved in the once-secret influence campaign remain working for Trump in senior roles, including Manafort's deputy Rick Gates.

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  7. The Latest: Obama unlikely to break vacation for flood visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | NewsOK.com

    The state estimated about 4,000 people remained in shelters Thursday, as more people found temporary housing with family and friends or returned to stay in their homes as they repaired them. At one point during the height of the flooding shelters across several parishes housed an estimated 11,000 displaced by the storms.

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  8. The Latest: Taylor Swift giving $1 million for flood reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | NewsOK.com

    Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. Swift told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Louisiana residents graciously welcomed her when she kicked off the U.S. dates of her "1989 World Tour" in the state last year.

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  9. The Latest: 60K sign up for disaster aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | NewsOK.com

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' office says more than 60,000 people have registered for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after widespread flooding hit the state. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged in some of the worst flooding in Louisiana history, touched off by as much as 2 feet of rain in 48 hours.

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  10. The Latest: 11 deaths confirmed in Louisiana floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | NewsOK.com

    Devin George, state registrar for vital records, said Tuesday the latest confirmed death occurred in Rapides Parish. He did not immediately provide details.

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  11. The Latest: After looting arrests, Baton Rouge sets curfewRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | NewsOK.com

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says the curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged and 10 people killed in some of the worst flooding in Louisiana history, touched off by as much as 2 feet of rain in 48 hours. Over 30,000 people have been rescued since Friday, with more being brought to safety by the hour.

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  12. Even without Doughty, W. Kentucky aims to maintain successRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    Western Kentucky knows it will be tough trying to follow up a 12-win season that clinched Conference USA, a second straight bowl victory and No. 24 final ranking.

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  13. The Latest: Body pulled from floodwaters in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, confirms a volunteer patrolling in his boat Monday found the victim in front of the Greenwell Springs Library. Hicks says sheriff's units on boats in the area responded and confirmed the discovery.

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  14. The Latest: Louisiana governor proud of state flood responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the widespread flooding across south Louisiana has "presented tremendous challenges," but he's proud of the state's response. As he visited hard-hit areas in the Lafayette region of south central Louisiana, Edwards said Monday that he's impressed how Louisiana residents have been working together and "taking care of their own."

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  15. The Latest: Ascension Parish prepares as rivers overflowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    Authorities in Ascension Parish, south of Baton Rouge, say they're preparing for the worst as rising waterways begin to dump their contents and flood thousands of homes in the process. Planning and Intel Officer Meredith Conger says the area is experiencing massive backwater flooding since waters from the Amite River and others in the area don't have anywhere to go.

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  16. The Latest: At least 11K in shelters after Louisiana floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    The state Department of Children and Family Services said more people continued to arrive at shelters Monday as new parts of Baton Rouge, its suburbs and other areas took on water draining from other hard-hit neighborhoods. A makeshift shelter set up at a large film studio complex in East Baton Rouge Parish was among the largest, estimated to hold 2,000-plus evacuees.

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  17. Rising floodwater leaves thousands homeless in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | NewsOK.com

    Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home - in a neighborhood that had never seen water before. They gathered up their dogs and a few bags of belongings and fled out the back door, eventually wading through waist-deep water to a passing National Guard truck - joining the more than 20,000 people rescued from their homes in a still-growing tragedy across southern Louisiana.

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  18. The Latest: Amtrak halts train to avoid flooded tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | NewsOK.com

    Amtrak is stopping a Chicago-to-New Orleans train in central Mississippi because of flooding on railroad tracks in the southern part of the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the train stopped Friday in Jackson, and Amtrak was planning to get passengers to New Orleans by bus.

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  19. The Latest: Firefighters put out blaze at Louisiana refineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | NewsOK.com

    Angela Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Motiva's Convent Refinery, says the blaze began in the H-Oil unit at about 10:50 a.m. Thursday. What sparked the fire remains under investigation.

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  20. The Latest: Firefighters contain blaze at Louisiana refineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | NewsOK.com

    Firefighters at a refinery along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge have contained a fire inside the plant. Angela Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Motiva's Convent Refinery, said a fire began in the H-Oil unit about 10:50 a.m. She said emergency response teams within the refinery brought the fire under control and the cause is under investigation.

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