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 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 17, 2019

Parents seek meeting over Oklahoma son's killing by police

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police have asked to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to find out what transpired. Vicki...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 10, 2019

Police not releasing more info about fatal shooting of teen

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 10 days after police in Oklahoma killed a naked, unarmed, black teenager who had broken into a home, authorities have released little additional information about the shooting, including the race of the two officers...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 9, 2019

Pardoned ex-soldier initially didn't take White House call

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former U.S. soldier from Oklahoma who was pardoned this week for his 2009 conviction for killing an Iraqi prisoner said Wednesday that he initially didn't answer the White House's phone call to tell him of the pardon. Former...

 

Mother of black teen killed by Oklahoma police seeks answers

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Family members and advocates said Thursday they want answers about the death of an unarmed black teenager who was naked when police in an Oklahoma City suburb fatally shot him weeks ahead of his high school graduation. Isaiah...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 2, 2019

Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond said Wednesday that a naked 17-year-old high school student was not armed when he was fatally shot by police after breaking into a home. The Oklahoma state medical examiner's office...

 

GOP's 2020 offensive in Oklahoma Congressional race underway

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat both parties expect to work fiercely to win in 2020....

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 3, 2019

Ex-mayor defeats dead incumbent in Oklahoma election

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on Tuesday defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Mayor Dan O'Neil...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 15, 2019

Lawyer: Man charged in parents' slayings pleads not guilty

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An attorney plans to seek a competency hearing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma murder suspect whose brother told investigators he said he killed their parents because he thought they were Satan worshippers communicating with him...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 7, 2019

Oklahoma health department sued by former employees

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health are suing the department for unnecessarily terminating or furloughing them in 2017 and 2018. The lawsuit filed Monday in Oklahoma County...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 6, 2019

Police: Teen shot parents, believed they were Satanists

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A suburban Oklahoma City teen told investigators that his older brother told him that he shot and killed their parents because they had been communicating with him telepathically and were Satan worshippers, according to an...

 

Judge denies retrial request for federal death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man's new trial request for a 1999 federal murder conviction and death sentence in Arkansas has been denied, with the judge saying he doesn't have jurisdiction while noting that evidence presented by attorneys "is...

 

18 members of white supremacist prison gang indicted

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eighteen members of a white supremacist prison gang have been charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy and kidnapping that resulted in at least six homicides during the past 14 years, according to a federal indictment in Tuls...

 

Panel revises Oklahoma revenue projections by $37.8 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will have $37.8 million less to spend than was forecast just two months ago after the state Board of Equalization certified an $8.2 billion budget Wednesday that still represents a major increase over...

 

Oklahoma agriculture board approves poultry farm proposals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved proposals for new or expanding poultry operations requiring them to be a certain distance away from homes and schools, but some eastern Oklahoma residents say the plan...

 

Dead Oklahoma mayor 2nd in primary, advances to next ballot

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Despite dying in December, the then-mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb's name will be on the April 2nd general...

 

2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division...

 

Mother not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

By KEN MILLER, Associate Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said Wednesday that she is not celebrating the death in prison of the man convicted of killing...

 

Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies

Betty Bumpers, a former Arkansas first lady who advocated for childhood immunizations nationwide and pushed for limiting nuclear arms proliferation, has died. She was 93. Bumpers, long married to former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. Sen. Dale...

 

1 of the last survivors of 1921 Tulsa race riot dies at 103

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riots and among the first black women in the U.S. Coast Guard, has died. She was 103. Hooker was 6 years old when one of the worst race riots in U.S. history...

 

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed. "This MOA proposes absolutely no...

 

Funerals set for 2 recently identified Korean War soldiers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Funeral services are this weekend in Oklahoma for two Korean War soldiers whose remains were recently identified after they died two days apart in what is described as a running battle with North Korean forces during the early...

 

DNA fails to exclude convicted Oklahoma killer from crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Testing funded by attorneys for an Oklahoma death row inmate who was featured on the ABC television documentary series "The Last Defense" found his DNA matches that recovered on key evidence in the case. An attorney for Julius...

 

Report: More than 500,000 US households had water cut off

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Water service was cut off to an estimated 1.4 million people living in more than a half-a-million American households that got behind on their bills two years ago, as some struggled to keep up with rising costs and governments...

 

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby...

 

Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation to examine poultry operations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new council will study the expansion of poultry operations in northeastern Oklahoma as some residents in the region complain of pollution from such facilities. The Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth will be co-chaired by...

 

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