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'Guthrie Artist's Showcase' to feature local man known by one letter
Artist Z Pelts stands beside his mural at Stacy's Place, 113 W. Harrison Ave. Pelts will be featured in the next episode of "Guthrie Artist Showcase" on GTV20. It is currently in production.
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45th Field Artillery Brigade supports Polish-led exercise
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Affidavit: Motorists see suspect shoot man on Highway 33
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Awards ceremony caps 2016 Little Britches finals
A rider readies himself atop a bull as the chute is opened Sunday afternoon at the Lazy E Arena. Bullriding was the final event of the 2016 National Little Britches Finals Rodeo, which began Tuesday. When a rider is ready, he nods his head, called "taking the bull," he signals the gate men to open the chute gate. By all accounts, it was a triumph for the National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA), Guthrie and Edmond. Most of the 1,100 contestants and their supporters stayed in hotels in the two cities.
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Azerbaijani officers train with Oklahoma National Guard
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BBB issues advisory about summer scams
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Bureau orders bank to pay $10M fine for illegal overdraft practicesWASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered San

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Santander Bank, N.A. to pay a $10 million fine for illegal overdraft service practices. Santander's telemarketing vendor deceptively marketed the overdraft service and signed certain bank customers up for the service without their consent.
In addition to paying the civil money penalty to the CFPB, Santander Bank must go back and give consumers the opportunity to provide their affirmative consent to overdraft service, not use a vendor to telemarket its overdraft service, and it must increase oversight of vendors it uses to telemarket consumer financial products or services.
"Santander tricked consumers into signing up for an overdraft service they didn't want and charged them fees," said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Santander's telemarketer used deceptive sales pitches to mislead customers into enrolling in overdraft service. We will put a stop to any such unlawful practices that harm consumers."
Santander is a national bank based in Wilmington, Del. Santander Bank operates a network of nearly 700 retail branch offices in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander offers overdraft service with its checking accounts. An overdraft can occur when consumers spend or withdraw more money from their checking accounts than is available.
From 2010-14, Santander marketed and enrolled consumers in its "Account Protector" overdraft service for ATM and one-time debit card transactions, and charged consumers $35 per overdraft. Santander used a telemarketer to call consumers to persuade them to opt in to the overdraft service and rewarded the telemarketer with a higher hourly rate when it hit specified sales targets.
In 2010, federal rules took effect prohibiting banks and credit unions from charging overdraft fees on ATM and one-time debit card transactions unless consumers affirmatively opt in. If consumers don't opt in, banks may decline the transactions because of insufficient or unavailable funds, and can't charge an overdraft fee.
The Bureau found that Santander marketed its overdraft service deceptively during telemarketing calls and enrolled consumers in overdraft service without their consent in violation of the opt-in rule. For example, during numerous telemarketing calls, call representatives did not ask the consumers if they wanted to opt in but enrolled them anyway. The Bureau found Santander Bank's illegal and improper practices included:
•Signing consumers up for overdraft service without consent;
•Deceiving consumers that overdraft service was free;
•Deceiving consumers about the fees they would face if they did not opt in;
•Falsely claiming the call was not a sales pitch;
•Failing to stop its telemarketer's deceptive tactics;
Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the CFPB has the authority to take action against institutions engaging in unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices, or other violations of federal consumer financial law. Santander Bank violated the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. The CFPB's order requires that Santander Bank:
•Validate all opt-ins associated with the telemarketer;
•Not use a vendor to telemarket overdraft service: Santander is prohibited from using a vendor to conduct outbound telemarketing of overdraft service to consumers;
•Increase oversight of all third-party telemarketer;
•Pay a $10 million penalty.

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Center recognizes Arts in Guthrie leader
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Central Electric Cooperative honors Guthrie superintendent for 'BOLD leadership'
Central Electric Cooperative honors Guthrie superintendent for 'BOLD leadership'
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City builds relationship with rodeo
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Community preps for Little Britches rodeo
Guthrie Mayor Steve Gentling, Julie Cameron, Sindy Twedt, Christy Swanson and Neicha Bailey spruce up the Guthrie Fairgrounds Arena Sunday on the eve of the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo July 5-10 at the Lazy E Arena. Little Britches representatives will be visiting the arena, which potentially could host regional events. Hundreds of overflow trailers will be parking at the fairgrounds, located in Guthrie along S. Division St. at 215 Fairgrounds Rd. Below, Bailey poses with Axel Bailey, 2, Jaxton Bailey, 5, Damien King, 10, and Kennedy King, 5. The Horse Feathers Equine Center sponsored the event.
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Contestant beats cancer, dreams big
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County commissioners sign pro-family proclamation
County commissioners sign pro-family proclamation
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DA files charges in stabbing death
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DA files charges in Logan Co. home invasion
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DA files charges in Logan Co. home invasion
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Deal saves teachers
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Document provides Cottonwood Creek bridge project details like size, cost estimate increase
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Fairgrounds rodeo arena seeks help
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Feds release new OKC employment data
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Finals draws families from afar
Colorado residents Gary and Diane Brannan chat with the News Leader before Tuesday's Opening Ceremony kicked off the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo at the Lazy E.
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Gov. delays OHP devices
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GPD reports 'senseless' vandalism
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GPS support personnel keep jobs, pay, hours--for now
A standing room only audience observes action during Tuesday evening's special school board meeting.
GPS support personnel keep jobs, pay, hours--for now
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