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      8 Batteries Stolen from Muskogee School Buses

      MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - Officials in Muskogee are seeking the public's help after thieves took eight batteries from school buses.

      Muskogee Public Schools spokeswoman Wendy Burton says the theft occurred early Tuesday from a bus lot. Burton says each school bus has three batteries that weigh about 50 to 60 pounds apiece.

      Burton tells the Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1peGvxj ) that the culprits tried to steal an ninth battery but it was dropped on the ground and left behind.

      Burton says damage is estimated at $1,300 to $1,500. She says the thieves cut a hole in a fence to access the buses and that police are reviewing surveillance video in search of suspects.

      Information from: Muskogee Phoenix, http://www.muskogeephoenix.com

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