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lower Population helps 

The population continues to decline at the beleaguered Oklahoma County jail, easing a number of problems, county commissioners reported Wednesday.

The population Wednesday stood at 1,560, said Brian Maughan, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, who called the number a record low.

"It lessens the stress on the whole operation," Maughan said after touring the jail.

Fewer inmates results in improvement to everything from staff morale and turnover to laundry equipment working longer between repairs, he said.

Cowboys roll in Camping World Bowl 

Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph closed his career in fitting fashion, earning the Camping World Bowl Most Valuable Player award.

And he did it piling up even more records in Oklahoma State's 30-21 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday in Orlando, Florida.

Already in possession of more than 50 OSU records entering the game, Rudolph added on through a 21-of-32 passing night, good for 351 yards and two touchdowns.

More bowl coverage at NewsOK.com.

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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