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 By SeanMurphy    Regional    July 5, 2020

Oklahoma attorney general convinced of Julius Jones' guilt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn the attention of actors and athletes was convicted because of overwhelming evidence of his guilt, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Monday. Hunter released a summary of trial...

 
 By SeanMurphy    Regional    June 3, 2020

Oklahoma tests 35,800 nursing home residents, workers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials tested more than 35,800 residents and staff at nursing homes across the state for COVID-19 last month, falling short of its goal to test all employees and residents, Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Monday. Stitt...

 
 By SeanMurphy    Regional    March 29, 2020

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core. But the Oklahoma family doctor, known for railing against federal earmarks, didn't let political differences dictate whom he called friends ...

 

Attorneys challenge Oklahoma redistricting initiative

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An initiative petition that seeks to prevent partisan gerrymandering of legislative districts is unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects and should be thrown out, an attorney argued before the state Supreme...

 

Oklahoma program offers rescue for horses, other equine

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — When Ken Friend learned a job transfer meant moving his family to California from the small farm they'd been living on in rural Oklahoma, he knew he'd have to find new homes for his animals. In addition to the four dogs Friend...

 

Stitt takes lead on gambling talks, offers tribes extension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that he's taking over gambling negotiations with Native American tribes from the attorney general and plans to hire his own out-of-state legal team. Stitt also announced at a news...

 

'Innocent Man' inmate to walk free, but for how long?

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man is just days away from walking out of prison after a federal judge decided he has spent 35 years in prison for a kidnapping and murder that evidence indicates he likely didn't commit, and yet his freedom could...

 

Police: Oklahoma double-murder suicide was domestic-related

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man confronted his ex-wife and another man in an Oklahoma Walmart parking lot, shot and killed them both through the windshield of a car then turned the gun on himself as horrified onlookers ran for cover, police said...

 

Oklahoma abortion clinic takes on 'physicians only' laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Friday challenging longstanding state laws that allow only physicians to perform abortions in Oklahoma, marking the sixth time in five years that the state's abortion...

 

Officials: Mass Oklahoma inmate release is nation's largest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 400 Oklahoma inmates are expected to walk out of prison Monday in what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation's history. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is expected to...

 
 By SeanMurphy    Regional    April 23, 2017

Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson to run for governor in 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gary Richardson, a trial lawyer from Tulsa who spent more than $2 million of his own money in a failed bid as an independent for Oklahoma governor in 2002, said Monday he will run again in 2018, this time for the Republican...

 

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