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Oklahoma to send crime victims’ ‘bill of rights’ to ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide whether to enshrine a so-called crime victims’ bill of rights into the state constitution, despite concerns from defense attorneys and … more

TULSA (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black man last year says the man’s race had nothing to do with her decision to fire … more

No charges against man who killed 3 intruders

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Monday no charges will be filed against a 23-year-old man who fatally shot three teenage intruders in his home, but that the woman who drove … more

Three killed in home invasion broke into property earlier

TULSA (AP) — Three Oklahoma teenagers who were shot dead during a suspected home invasion this week broke into a detached garage on the property earlier the same day and stole liquor from a … more

Bob Dylan archives open in Oklahoma

TULSA (AP) — Part of music icon Bob Dylan’s once-secret 6,000-piece archive, including thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics, has opened in … more

Man charged with 1st-degree murder in officer’s death

SHAWNEE (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old police officer during a traffic stop.Online court records show … more

Oklahoma church creates replica from ‘The Shack’

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wooden shanty sitting on the lawn of Wesley United Methodist Church was created to spark the curiosity of motorists driving along the busy street and others in the … more

Agenda full as Oklahoma Legislature nears halfway mark

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After two months of work, Oklahoma lawmakers can claim at least one accomplishment: passage of legislation that finally brings the state into compliance with the 2005 … more

Legislature approves $34 million funding infusion for DHS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a measure to immediately provide $34 million in funding to the Department of Human Services to prevent worker furloughs and provider … more

DHS director warns of potential ‘unthinkable’ cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services would be forced to close 11 county offices and slash funding to a dozen programs that support poor, disabled and elderly … more

Lawmaker charged with child prostitution resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator charged with hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex resigned on Wednesday, saying he didn’t want to be a distraction to his fellow … more

Lawmaker charged with child prostitution filed odd bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator charged with child prostitution once proposed a bill to prohibit the use of human fetuses in food and spent 17 years working with a program that … more

Senate leader: Teacher pay bill gives ‘false hope’

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill approved overwhelmingly in the House to raise Oklahoma teacher pay by $6,000 over the next three years, but without a funding mechanism, amounts to giving teachers … more

Prisons cancel county jail contracts to cut costs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is canceling contracts to house state inmates at county jails in a cost-saving move.Director Joe Allbaugh said … more

Oklahoma lawmaker asks Muslims: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

TULSA (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who once likened Islam to cancer required Muslims to answer several written questions — including, “Do you beat your wife?” — before … more

Oklahoma tribe sues oil companies in tribal court over quake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state’s largest … more

Fallin signs REAL ID Act into law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill to bring the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, at a cost of an additional $5 to Oklahomans for … more

Oklahoma Supreme Court to decide eligibility of new justice

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday attacked the residency of Oklahoma’s newest Supreme Court justice, arguing before a referee for the court … more

Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood’s most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.The longtime Tulsa … more

Oklahoma bill would leave Sunday liquor decision to counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation in the Oklahoma Senate would allow voters in each of the state’s 77 counties to decide whether liquor can be sold on Sunday.The bill by Sen Stephanie … more
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