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Amber Alert Canceled, SE Oklahoma Family Found Safe

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The McCurtain County Sheriff's Office canceled an Amber Alert Tuesday afternoon after two children and their mother were safely located.

Authorities first issued the Amber Alert at 11:50 a.m. and canceled it at 12:20 p.m. when they said that the family had been located and all were OK. 

Deputies say 34-year-old Odell Nichols is believed to have kidnapped his wife and their two sons early Tuesday from their home in the Smithville-Watson area of southeast Oklahoma.

The sheriff's office says the wife is identified as 32-year-old Julie Nichols and the two children are Ethan Nichols, 4, and Eli Nichols, 7.

Deputies say the couple's home was destroyed and their vehicle burned.  

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