19, Dec 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Federal judge considering challenge from Oklahoma death row inmates over lethal injection
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.
18, Dec 2014 - Nebraska and Oklahoma file lawsuit challenging Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into neighbouring states.
12, Oct 2014 - Logan, OK Charges expected in Oklahoma workplace beheading
MOORE, Oklahoma (AP) A prosecutor says he expects to file a charge of first-degree murder in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb.Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said...
12, Oct 2014 - Logan, OK Police say suspect to be charged in beheading of woman at Oklahoma business
OKLAHOMA CITY — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Same-Sex Marriages Legal, Underway In Oklahoma
On Monday, the US Supreme Court turned down Oklahoma's appeal which reinstates a lower court ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Oklahoma is one of five states that had appealed its case up to the Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Enid, OK Oklahoma City officer accused of sexual assault sanctioned to jail for 14 days
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexual misconduct with at least 10 women will spend the next 14 days in jail.
12, Oct 2014 - Gov. Mary Fallin slams Supreme Court gay marriage decision
Gabrielle Levy OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Gov. Mary Fallin slammed Monday's decision by the Supreme Court not to hear an appeal to a court decision overturning her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
12, Oct 2014 - AG announces new Anti-Money Laundering Division
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the creation of an Anti-Money Laundering Division to provide Oklahoma with the first statewide focus on combating such criminal activities.
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma: Plaintiffs Wed, But Doesn't Look Like Happy Ending to Governor
The couple at the center of the Oklahoma marriage case expressed joy over the Supreme Court's decision but also were "a little bit annoyed" that the court didn't get directly involved. read more
12, Oct 2014 - Convicted Killer Argues Cell Phone Tracing by Police Unfair
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Whether cell phone users have a constitutional right to privacy is a life or death issue before the Missouri Supreme Court. Prison inmate David Hosier is under a death sentence for murdering a woman with whom he’d been having an affair and her husband in Jefferson City. He was caught in Oklahoma when investigators got court permission to have his cell phone company ping ...
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma unveils new execution protocols to replace those that led to inmate's 43-minute death
Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring.
12, Oct 2014 - Former Oklahoma soldier, Chelsea Manning, sues to get transgender medical treatment
(CNN) — Former Oklahoma soldier, Chelsea Manning, who is convicted of espionage and imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming she “has been denied access to medically necessary treatment” for her gender disorder. The inmate once known as Bradley Manning announced in August 2013, the day after her court sentencing, […]
12, Oct 2014 - Rogers, OK Oklahoma inmate admits threatening president
A Rogers County jail inmate has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening the life of the president of the United States.
12, Oct 2014 - High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban
PHOENIX (AP) -- The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday. The court said it would not consider appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. The decision implies that the four conservative justices who ...
12, Oct 2014 - New Oklahoma procedures increase sedative fivefold in executions
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma set up new procedures on executions that include increasing by five times the dosage of a controversial sedative that was among the drugs used in a botched execution in April, which prompted the state to suspend lethal injections. The new procedures, announced late on Tuesday, allow the corrections department director to choose from four lethal ...
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma's new execution rules call for higher drug dose, more training, fewer media witnesses
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge questions if officials will be ready for November executions
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge says he has concerns the state of Oklahoma will not be able to make necessary changes to the way they conduct executions in time for two November executions. The botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April revealed problems in execution procedures. Lockett was still alive for over 40 […]
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma unveils new execution protocols
Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring.
12, Oct 2014 - Update: Stay lifted on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma; Same-sex couples can marry
UPDATE 10/6/2014 11:12 A.M. – The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says the stay has been lifted on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma a few moments ago. (CNN) — The Supreme Court announced Monday it is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate — at least for now — rejecting requests from five states to immediately […]
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought in wake of botched execution
Plaintiffs in lawsuit, including ACLU and The Guardian, claim bearing witness to executions is first amendment right Oklahoma has asked a federal court to dismiss a first amendment lawsuit filed after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett on the grounds that having members of the public witness an execution does not play any particularly positive role. Oklahoma assistant attorney general M ...
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage in 11 States
By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the court left intact lower-court rulings that struck down bans in those states.
11, Oct 2014 - Appeals court rules in lawsuit against Mike Gundy
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has overturned part of a lawsuit against Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy and his wife filed by a contractor who says he was fired from a job at Gundy's home because he showed up for work wearing an ...
11, Oct 2014 - E.R. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Owing Almost A Million In Back Taxes
A man from Kimberling City, who made hundreds of thousands of dollars each year as an E-R Doctor, has pleaded guilty to not filing taxes since 2002.A federal judge charged Phillip Psaltis with two counts of failing to file an income tax return.On top of federal money, the plea agreement says Psaltis also owes both Missouri and Oklahoma state income taxes that total over $62,000.According to ...
11, Oct 2014 - Court Rules Oklahoma ObamaCare Not OK
Opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) have rung up a win in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in the case titled Pruitt V Burwell. (Scott Pruitt is the Attorney General of Oklahoma and Sylvia Matthews Burwell is the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services) The decision concerns the propriety of an IRS ruling that ...
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The court has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states: Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana. If the court agrees to take one or more of ...
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage legal again in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Same-sex marriage is legal once again in Utah, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s appeal. The nation’s top court on Monday refused to hear cases from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. By declining to hear the petitions, the lower court rulings stand. “What that means for […]
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriages resume; DOJ concedes fight over
The U.S. Supreme court effectively legalized same-sex marriages in five states by turning away appeals on a number of cases Monday. The justices did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ended delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married soon. A representative for ...
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals, could open marriage in NC, SC
The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. SPECIAL SECTION : Same-sex marriage The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with the high court, but the ...
11, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage: How Supreme Court bombshell could affect midterm elections
Suddenly, gay marriage is legal in five more states – Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Indiana – after the Supreme Court declined Monday to hear appeals from those states. With a month to go before Election Day, the inevitable question arises: How might the high court’s bombshell affect tight midterm races?
11, Oct 2014 - Court ends stay in Okla., Utah gay marriage cases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has lifted its stay in gay marriage cases in Oklahoma and Utah, clearing the way for same-sex nuptials to begin in both states.
11, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma State Penitentiary Unveils New $71,000 Death Sentence Execution Chamber
Oklahoma's refurbished death chamber aims to improve lethal injections following botched execution of Clayton Lockett.
11, Oct 2014 - Muskogee, OK U.S. judge blocks Obamacare tax rule for non-exchange states
An Oklahoma federal judge dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, invalidating IRS rules aimed at making policies affordable for consumers around the country.
11, Oct 2014 - New details on fatal shooting
Clint Wells, AZ; The Forest Service Officer involved shooting that occurred on Friday, September 19, 2014 in the Blue ridge area which resulted in the death of the individual who attacked the officer is ongoing. The deceased man has been identified as sixty-six year old Courtney James VanRiper also spelled Van Ripper with a last known address in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is also believed that ...
11, Oct 2014 - Jerry Jones' attorneys: Assault claim too late
Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones argue than Oklahoma woman waited too long to file a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.
11, Oct 2014 - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seeks dismissal of suit accusing him of sexual assault
Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones argued a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault should be dismissed because an Oklahoma woman waited too long to file it.
11, Oct 2014 - Seminole, OK Former Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old
WEWOKA, Okla. – A former Wewoka police officer is facing four felony charges after allegedly having sex with an underage girl while on duty. After an investigation, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office uncovered the former police officer performed sexual acts with a minor. Officials say Trever Blackwell,30, is facing one felony count of second degree […]
11, Oct 2014 - Major, OK The 21st century death chamber: $100,000 for a civilised execution
A tour of Oklahomas state-of-the-art killing room unveils how the state spent thousands on restraints, an electric bed and medical equipment, but also how a theatre of transparency hides actual practices How much does it cost to revamp a death chamber in a prison that hosted a notorious botched execution into a state-of-the-art, 21st century, humane and civilised killing machine? $106,042.60 or ...
11, Oct 2014 - Ban lifted for the last time; same-sex marriage is legal in Indiana again
In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court abstained from ruling on same-sex marriage bans affecting Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah on Monday. Now, the decision falls to the previous ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in August, saying the banning of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.