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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma woman says she isn't celebrating the death of the man convicted of killing her 8-year-old daughter. But she says she remains hopeful her daughter's body will eventually be found. Shannon Hazen said Wednesday that she forgave "a nameless, faceless predator a decade ago" after her daughter, Kirsten, was presumed dead. The girl disappeared in 1997. Anthony Palma was arrested in 2015, after DNA linked him to the crime. Officials say he was killed in his prison cell on Friday.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Police in Texas say the bodies of a man and a woman found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma are those of two missing central Texas residents. The Temple Police Department says in a statement that a preliminary investigation indicates the bodies are those of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin. The bodies were recovered Tuesday from clandestine graves in Okfuskee County, about 75 miles east of Oklahoma City. The two friends were reported missing Jan. 4.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school. Oklahoma City Public Schools board voted to approve the policy Monday night. The district will provide a place for a guardian to administer medical marijuana to students at school. The policy also states that the caregiver would be responsible for delivering the cannabis to the qualifying students and removing it from the premises after consumption.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Police say a man whose family feared he was missing has been found dead in a Midwest City creek. Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said in a news release the body of 43-year-old Gabrial Bronson Pack of Del City was found Tuesday. Clabes said Packs' relatives had called police Sunday and Monday saying they hadn't seen him. Clabes said Wednesday there was no obvious trauma to Pack's body. The Oklahoma medical examiner will determine how he died.
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