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Oklahoma, Other States Consider Anti-Trafficking Laws
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma is part of a push among states to enact laws that come down hard on people engaging in human trafficking.
The movement in Oklahoma began after the 2011 discovery of a 19-year-old woman who'd been butchered and her body left inside a duffel bag in Bethany.
Investigators said the killing of Carina Saunders was meant as a warning to other victims of human trafficking in the area.
Advocates, legislators and other officials in Oklahoma and elsewhere say it has taken the past decade for authorities to comprehend the scope of the problem.
Oklahoma State Rep. Pam Peterson says people at various levels of government are learning about how human trafficking is conducted. Peterson sponsored a bill designed to aid investigations by the state's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17 2013, 06:04 PM CST
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Friends remember `The Wall' after Okla. tornado
May 24, 2013 16:47 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Friends and teammates of Kyle Davis attended the boy's funeral wearing soccer jerseys bearing the number "16."
A funeral was held Friday for the 8-year-old, known by his soccer teammates "The Wall." His teammates wore their own jerseys, and adults and others in the crowd wore shirts reading "K. Davis 16."
Soccer coach Landon House said Kyle inspired him to remain in coaching, telling him during an especially cold practice last fall that he really loved the game. House said the child had a positive attitude toward life, soccer and his teammates.
Kyle was among seven children killed when the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore collapsed when hit by an EF5 tornado Monday.
Monday's storm killed 24 people, including 10 children. Another twister Sunday killed two men at Shawnee.
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