22, Oct 2014 - Attorney in DUI case: Alcohol didnâ€™t cause fatal crash in Oklahoma Borough
The lawyer for a Vandergrift man told a Westmoreland County jury Tuesday that his client was drunk, but the alcohol didnâ€™t cause a horrific crash ...
22, Oct 2014 - Confusion About Same-Sex Marriage Laws Abounds Across the U.S.
Days after the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in nearly a dozen states by refusing to hear states' appeals, many same-sex couples still face obstacles to legal recognition The five states directly affected by the ruling â€” Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin â€” started issuing marriage licenses immediately on Monday. Another six states were affected indirectly by the ...
22, Oct 2014 - Hearing set in challenge to Oklahoma abortion law
An Oklahoma County judge will hear arguments in a challenge to a new law set to take effect later this year that further restricts the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the state.
22, Oct 2014 - Judge to hear Arguments on OK Abortion Bill
A judge will hear arguments on Wednesday from a Tulsa medical clinic challenging Oklahoma's new abortion law.Â
22, Oct 2014 - Attorney Says Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Law Onerous
Attorney Ilene Jaroslaw of the Center for Reproductive Rights on Friday asked Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves to prevent the law from going into effect on Nov. 1.
22, Oct 2014 - Roundup of Oklahoma editorials
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: The Journal Record, Oct. 20, 2014 A firewall against bias Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up several cases about same-sex marriage. The justices let stand rulings that say states have no basis ...
22, Oct 2014 - Prosecutors Ask Judge To Increase Bond For OKC Officer Accused Of Sexual Assaults
Prosecutors with the state are asking a judge to increase the bond amount for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women on his patrol route while on duty.
21, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Trial Begins For OKC Man Accused In Deadly Road Rage Incident
On Monday the trial began for a man accused of killing a man during a road rage incident.Â David Bloebaum, 59, is accused of the deadly shooting that claimed the life of 29-year-old Jason Yousif at a northwest Oklahoma City Super Target parking lot two years ago.
21, Oct 2014 - OSUâ€™s Nash Ready To Shine On The Court
Le'Bryan Nash shared the spotlight with Marcus Smart and Markel Brown the past two years at Oklahoma State, but those two guys have since moved on to the NBA.
21, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK No debate: Decision to hire male professor not gender discrimination
(9/22) A part-time debate coach at Oklahoma City University (OCU) was passed over when the position was made full-time. The coach felt she was the most qualified candidate and concluded that the decision to hire a male coach was gender discrimination. Read on to see why federal appeals court concluded that the hiring decision was devoid of discrimination.
21, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of 3 executions to train staff
Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.
21, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Man sues Okla. over brother's botched execution
The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last spring that led to a moratorium while the state reconsidered its lethal injection protocols was "barbaric" and violated the inmate's constitutional protection from cruel and unusual punishment, his brother contends in a lawsuit.
21, Oct 2014 - Cleveland, OK Oklahoma beheading: Prosecutors seek death penalty
Prosecutors in Oklahoma are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of beheading one former co-worker and attacking another.
21, Oct 2014 - Sentencing Hearing for Leshaun Murray Continued Again
DES MOINES, Iowa â€“ The third and final teen accused of carjacking and severely beating a man was scheduled to be sentenced this morning, but the hearing was continued for a second time. Last year, Leshaun Murray, along with Terrance Cheeks and Kenneth Barry, pulled Mike Wasike from his car and beat him. Wasike suffered permanent brain damage, and is receiving care in an Oklahoma facility. A ...
21, Oct 2014 - Coal, OK OSBI Investigating Waurika Shooting, Victim Believed To Have Died In Crash
JEFFERSON COUNTY, OK -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation is investigating a shooting in Waurika, Oklahoma after a mediflight crash.The OSBI said in a statement they were requested by The Waurika Police Department for investigative and crime scene assistance overnight.
20, Oct 2014 - Funeral home investigated for possible fraud
LUTHER, Okla. â€“ The owners of a former funeral home in Luther come under criminal investigation. Prosecutors filed a search warrant this week in Oklahoma County court against Brown Funeral Parlor. An Oklahoma woman says she lost over $12,000 after she was ripped off by a funeral home in Luther. Prosecutors in Oklahoma County filed a [â€¦]
20, Oct 2014 - Alliance Defending Freedom: OK Court Clerks Don't Have To Violate Beliefs
Despite the recent ruling that made gay marriage legal in Oklahoma, court clerks do not have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples if it violates their personal beliefs.
20, Oct 2014 - Pottawatomie, OK Oklahoma man accused of producing child porn faces 45-years
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ An Oklahoma man pled guilty to producing child pornography according to officials. The man now faces 45 years in federal prison. At a hearing on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, Jeremy Eades, 28, pled guilty to producing child pornography in Pottawatomie County on November 29, 2012, using a 4-year-old child. During the same [â€¦]
20, Oct 2014 - Judge Increases Bond For OKC Officer Accused Of Sexual Assaults
A judge has increased the bond amount for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women on his patrol route while on duty.
20, Oct 2014 - Expansion of Oklahoma DNA database to be studied
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma lawmakers have scheduled a study on legislation that would require persons accused of crimes to provide samples of their DNA. Defendants convicted of certain crimes in the state are already required to provide DNA samples to law enforcement authorities to determine if they ...
20, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Man sues Oklahoma over brother's botched execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last spring that led to a moratorium while the state reconsidered its lethal injection protocols was "barbaric" and violated the inmate's constitutional protection from cruel and unusual punishment, his brother contends in a lawsuit.
20, Oct 2014 - Craig, OK Inmate Escapes From Prison In Vinita
Craig County law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center Sunday evening.Â
20, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma death row inmates file contempt motions
Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block their executions have filed motions to hold the state's public safety commissioner and medical examiner in contempt of court for not...
20, Oct 2014 - Garvin, OK Local mother prepares to face her son's killer
Justin Hammer is expected to get life in prison for murdering and dismembering Brandon Duran's body in Oklahoma.
20, Oct 2014 - Teens Charged With Murdering Missing Piedmont Girl Formally Arraigned
Two teenagers charged in the murder of missing Casady High School student, Annie Hill, 16, were formally arraigned in Oklahoma County District Court.
20, Oct 2014 - Lawsuit In Clayton Lockett Execution Claims â€˜Biological Experimentationâ€™
A noted Denver attorney filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of the estate of an inmate executed in Oklahoma.
20, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge sides with Oklahoma in health care suit
A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that Obamacare's subsidies can only be paid in a fraction of states, signaling the latest legal problem for President Obama's health law. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald A. White sided with Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who said the way the Affordable ...
19, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Accused road rage killer goes to trial
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ An Oklahoma City man accused of murder following a deadly road rage incident will finally head to trial next week. The 59-year-old suspect David Bloebaum is charged with murder. The victim, Jasen Yousif, was gunned down in 2012 in the parking lot of the Super Target near Penn and Memorial. The victim [â€¦]
19, Oct 2014 - Grant, OK AG: Oklahoma not ready for November execution
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.
19, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Tax Cut Challenge
Oklahoma's highest court is considering a legal challenge to a bill passed earlier this year to cut the state's top income tax rate.
19, Oct 2014 - Another Federal Judge Rules Against Obamacare, And It Could Set Up A Supreme Court Showdown
A federal judge in Oklahoma has struck down an...
19, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma Supreme Court to hear tax cut challenge
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of legislation that cut Oklahoma's top income tax rate is being taken up by the state's highest court.
19, Oct 2014 - Issue likely to come before Supreme Court again
Never has the Supreme Court said so much when saying so little. When the justices refused to rule on gay marriage cases Monday, it directly cleared the way for the unions to become legal in five states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
19, Oct 2014 - Grant, OK Oklahoma to delay three executions
The attorney general of the US state of Oklahoma is seeking to delay three executions, claiming more time is needed to obtain necessary drugs.
19, Oct 2014 - Delays requested for three Oklahoma executions
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19, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma prosecutors seeking death penalty in beheading case
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman and attacking others at a food distribution warehouse in Moore, Oklahoma, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Alton Nolen, 30, has been charged with murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, 54, and the attempted murder of Traci Johnson, 43, as well as assault ...
19, Oct 2014 - Grant, OK Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.
18, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of 3 executions, says more time needed to train staff
Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.
18, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures - including upping dose of sedative
After botched 43 minute execution of Clayton Lockett, Oklahoma's new procedures will see dose of controversial sedative used increased five fold, number of media witnesses reduced, as well as more training for prison staff
18, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma attorney general asks for delay in three executions
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma's attorney general has filed a request to delay three upcoming executions in Oklahoma due to a lack of drugs and to provide more time to implement new lethal injection protocols, according to court documents obtained on Monday. Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to delay two executions set for ...
18, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma delays three executions, again
Brooks Hays OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Three executions scheduled for the month of November in Oklahoma have been delayed after the state's has filed a motion for a 60-day stay.