Fox at Five: Oklahoma City VA unveils audit of veteran care

Fox at Five: Oklahoma City VA unveils audit of veteran care

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The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Hospital has finished its audit into the average wait time for veterans in their care to receive treatment.

The OKC VA hospital held a press release and said the average wait time for new patients is 44 days. Current patients typically wait between two and three days.

In the past decade, a spokesperson said 170 requested appointments were not scheduled. Tonight on the Primetime News at Nine, how those numbers stack up to the national audit of 700 facilities.

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Monday night, an Oklahoma City man was shot and killed by police officers after they say he stole a car and then refused commands while holding a knife.

Roc LaRue, 33, was killed in NW Oklahoma City Monday night after police say he stole a running vehicle and lead them on a low-speed chase.

According to police, he pulled over after a ten minute, low-speed chase and got out of the stolen car with a knife in his hands.

Police said they first tried to tase him and then subdue him with a beanbag gun, both of which failed. When he continued to approach the cops, three of them pulled their guns and killed him.

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Oklahoma City firefighters continue to investigate how a large home caught fire early Tuesday morning.

The 4,000 square foot home caught fire just before 5:30 Tuesday morning near SE 149th and South Choctaw road. The owner was fortunately out of town when the fire started but a neighbor spotted the flames and called it in.

The home is situated in a secluded and wooded area, both of which caused problems for the firefighters.

"We did have some issues of water in the area. We didn't have any hydrant so we had to settle in our water and asked for another tankard to get that operation started. Once we did that things went pretty smoothly," Oklahoma City Battalion Chief Tony Davis said.

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A Republican state representative from Oklahoma City says he plans to conduct a legislative study on possibly expanding Oklahoma's execution law to allow the firing squad, hanging or the electric chair.

Rep. Mike Christian said Tuesday that he's formally requesting an interim study on death penalty procedures in response to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.

Christian is a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman. He says he believes the firing squad would be the most logical second option after lethal injection.

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Law enforcement say at least two are dead after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon.

Just after 9:00 AM PT, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said the shooter is dead. During a press conference an hour later, law enforcement also said a student was shot and killed.

School administrators called the day a tragic one.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said the gunman is also dead and the situation has stabilized. Troutdale police told the Associated Press the shooter likely committed suicide.

Multiple students told KATU that physical education teacher Todd Rispler was grazed by a bullet, but was still able to walk. Police said a teacher was injured during the shooting, but did not release the teacher's name. The teacher's injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

"Today is a very tragic day for the city of Troutdale and the Reynolds School District," said Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson. "The student has died. I'm very, very sorry for the family."

The names of the shooter and the victim have not been released.
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