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Oklahoma politician killed...Louisiana state trooper shot in head... NYC police officer shot with pellet gun

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 10:41 p.m.



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is dead after being stabbed at an Oklahoma City restaurant. A police spokeswoman says officers were called to a fast-food restaurant on the city's northwest side Sunday evening after a stabbing was reported. She says the fight started inside the building and spilled into the parking lot. A suspect is in custody.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot in the head during a traffic stop Sunday is hospitalized in critical condition with severe neurological damage. The suspect in the shooting, 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles, is in custody. The head of the state police says charges against Daigle will include attempted murder of a police officer.

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a police officer assigned to New York City mayor's security detail was shot with a pellet gun Sunday night in front of the mayor's official residence in Manhattan. Police say the officer was getting out of an unmarked police vehicle when she was hit. She was treated and released. A teenage boy and girl are being questioned. No charges have been filed.

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters are making progress against a wildfire that broke out Sunday near a ski resort south of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. It's grown to 100 acres, but is 20 percent contained. In north-central Washington state, crews are still battling a complex of wildfires covering 375 square miles. The complex is about 10 percent contained.

SUMMERLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Santa Barbara County, California, say they'll reevaluate on Monday whether it's safe for the public to return to a popular beach south of Santa Barbara. Officials say the beach remains closed as officials try to determine the source of smelly oil and tar balls that have washed ashore. It's not clear where the oil is coming from. Samples are being tested.

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