30, Mar 2015 - Judge dismisses suit over Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol.
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK Lawmakers mull nitrogen gas for executions in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the nation's first state to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death-row inmates under legislation given preliminary approval Tuesday, as state lawmakers look for alternatives amid a growing shortage of lethal injection drugs.
30, Mar 2015 - Fort Sill Apache tribe asks court to compel NM governor to sign compact
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe requested New Mexico's highest court on Friday to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with them.
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK Lawmakers mull nitrogen gas for executions in Oklahoma - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma would become the nation's first state to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death-row inmates under legislation given preliminary approval Tuesday, as state lawmakers look for alternatives amid a growing shortage of lethal injection drugs.
30, Mar 2015 - Judge says Alabama to halt executions until U.S. high court drug ruling: newspaper
(Reuters) - An order issued by a federal judge in Alabama said the state has agreed to halt scheduled executions until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case challenging another state's lethal injection protocol, the Birmingham News reported on Thursday. The Supreme Court agreed earlier this year to review the controversial method of execution used in Oklahoma, after three death row inmates ...
30, Mar 2015 - Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To Constituionality Of Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute applauds the ruling of a United States District Court judge for the Western District Of Oklahoma who dismissed a federal lawsuit against the Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument. The monument is one of many on...
30, Mar 2015 - LeFlore County Killer Dies Of Lung Cancer In Oklahoma
LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – A LeFlore County, Oklahoma, man sentenced to life in prison last year in the 2009 murder of his former brother-in-law has died, a prison official said. Raymond Larry Nichols, 62, died Saturday (March 28) at Lindsay Municipal Hospital, a medical facility used by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in the […]
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK Thunder shakes off Durant blow and beats Hawks 123--115
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Oklahoma City set aside some bad news off the court to beat NBA Eastern Conference leader Atlanta 123-115 on Friday, with Russell Westbrook scoring 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and notching yet another...
30, Mar 2015 - Analysis: Notre Dame 77, Baylor 68
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Notre Dame is going back to the Final Four, which means it is now part of an even more elite quartet of college basketball programs than just those that will gather in Tampa, Florida, next week. Pushed hard by No. 2 seed Baylor in a rematch of last season's regional final that was played on its own court in South Bend, Indiana, No. 1 seed Notre Dame pulled away in the closing ...
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma Teenager Gets Life in Prison for Role in Shooting of Australian Athlete
Michael DeWayne Jones pleaded guilty to driving the car from which his friend shot Christopher Lane apparently at random
30, Mar 2015 - Court revives lawsuit over Nazi stolen art in US
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has given new life to a claim that the University of Oklahoma is harboring a Camille Pissarro painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma plan to restrict same-sex marriage may backfire
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma's conservative lawmakers, angered at being ordered by U.S. courts to allow gay marriage in the state, have come up with a new, religious tactic to block same-sex weddings by mandating that clergy conduct almost all ceremonies. Yet as the measure was making its way to the floor, a rush of same-sex marriage supporters applied to become ministers ...
30, Mar 2015 - Colorado attorney general worried over legal pot lawsuit
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado’s... more »
30, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma Senate considers nitrogen gas as execution method
Danielle Haynes OKLAHOMA CITY, March 24 (UPI) -- The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sent a bill to the full Senate that would allow the state to execute death-row inmates using nitrogen gas.
30, Mar 2015 - Appeals court in NY revives lawsuit over art stolen by Nazis on display at Oklahoma University
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has given new life to a Holocaust survivor's claim that the University of Oklahoma is unjustly harboring a Camille Pissarro painting that the Nazis stole from her father during World War II.
30, Mar 2015 - Tribe asks court to compel governor to sign compact
Editors Note Adds more details, background. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe requested New Mexico's highest court on Friday to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with them.
29, Mar 2015 - Why did Utah bring back the firing squad? How the US kills people in 2015
Gas chamber, firing squad and the electric chair have all been up for consideration in the wake of a European-led boycott of lethal injection drugs On Monday night, Utah’s governor signed into law a bill that makes Utah the only state in the union to allow the firing squad as a method of executing condemned inmates. One other state, Oklahoma, allows for death by firing squad but only if the ...
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma man pleads in slaying of Australian baseball player
An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1DV6xSK ) reports that 19-year-old Michael DeWayne Jones was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane in 2013. Prosecutors say Jones was driving when a friend in his car fired the shot that ...
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma could become first state to allow execution by nitrogen gas
Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.
29, Mar 2015 - Tulsa, OK Both Oklahoma Prison Escapees Recaptured In Kansas
A second Stringtown prison escapee, Dewayne Motsenbocker, 54, was captured Wednesday afternoon after an altercation with police at a Wichita department store, reports say.
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma's Buddy Hield honored as AP Player of Year
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer Buddy Hield is a high-energy leader on and off the court for Oklahoma, and the Big 12's top scorer.
29, Mar 2015 - Tulsa, OK Records show Oklahoma inmate chatted with execution team
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A condemned Oklahoma inmate calmly chatted with members of his execution team and even recommended a vein to the paramedic in charge of setting up his intravenous line, according to documents released Tuesday related to the botched lethal injection last spring.
29, Mar 2015 - Bryan, OK "I wanted him to suffer," arson suspect speaks before surrendering
BRYAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA -- The search is over for a man suspected of lighting a Madill man's home on fire and stealing several of his belongings last week. Brandon Curnutte, 37, has been on the run since he was identified by authorities last week in surveillance video. While turning himself into the Bryan County District Attorney Tuesday, Curnutte spoke to KTEN
29, Mar 2015 - Cleveland, OK State lawmakers propose bills to reduce the prison population
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Lawmakers are proposing bills to reduce the inmate population. Several are also aimed at rehabilitating offenders and giving them a second chance. Some legislators say this is key to reducing the prison population because so many prisons are full of repeat offenders. Joey Chappell has been out of prison for nearly […]
29, Mar 2015 - Muskogee, OK Former Jail Administrators Face Time In Oklahoma Prison
A federal judge meted out prison sentences for two former jail administrators convicted more than a year ago of violating the civil rights of Muskogee County inmates.
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Stringtown Escapees Back Behind Bars After Leading Officers On Multi-State Chase
The second of two Oklahoma prison escapees was caught Wednesday night, after staging a prison break from the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown.
29, Mar 2015 - Joplin, Mountain Grove Brothers Indicted for $5.6 Million Scheme
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two brothers in Joplin, Missouri, and Mountain Grove, Missouri, and two employees have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to sell more than $5.6 million worth of spent cooking oil – stolen from restaurants across five states – to a recycling facility in Oklahoma.
29, Mar 2015 - NY court reviews lawsuit of Nazi stolen art displayed at OU
A federal appeals court in New York has given new life to a claim that the University of Oklahoma is harboring a Camille Pissarro painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma mental health commissioner apologizes to judge
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State mental health commissioner Terri White has apologized to a judge who threatened to hold her in contempt of court because a mentally ill defendant did not get treatment for six months. White promised during a meeting Friday that the judge would be notified if competency ...
29, Mar 2015 - Woods, OK Two Texoma inmates cut through prison fence to escape
STRINGTOWN, OK -- The manhunt continues for two convicts who escaped from a prison in Atoka County. Oklahoma Department of Corrections director Robert Patton says surveillance video shows the two men running across the prison yard late Sunday night.
29, Mar 2015 - Durham, OK Meet the Lawyer Representing Oklahoma's SAE Chapter
Stephen Jones tried and failed to unseat David Boren from the Senate in 1990. Now they'll face off again over the SAE scandal.
29, Mar 2015 - NY court revives suit over Nazi stolen art at Oklahoma Univ.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has given new life to a Holocaust survivor's claim that the University of Oklahoma is unjustly harboring a Camille Pissarro painting that the Nazis stole from her father during World War II.
29, Mar 2015 - Legal pot under fire
DENVER – A Washington, D.C.-based group opposed to the legalization of marijuana filed two federal lawsuits on Thursday seeking to “dismantle” Colorado’s burgeoning recreational marijuana industry.The announcement from Safe Streets Alliance comes after attorneys general for Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a U.S.
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma teen sentenced to life in prison for killing of Australian
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teenager charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 fatal shooting death of an Australian baseball player pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, court officials said. Michael Jones, 19, was the driver of a car from which shots were fired that hit Melbourne resident Christopher Lane, 22, who ...
29, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma appeals court rejects appeal of convicted killer
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected appeals of a Yukon man who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing an Oklahoma City woman.
29, Mar 2015 - Tulsa, OK New Docs Detail Chaos of Oklahoma's Botched Execution
The medical team had so much trouble finding a vein the inmate suggested a better spot, and they ended up using the wrong size needle.
28, Mar 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Operator of mental health facility sentenced in fraud case
The operator of an Oklahoma mental health care facility has been sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly billing fraudulent claims to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
28, Mar 2015 - Canadian, OK OK Dept. of Veterans Affairs Investigator accused of being convicted felon
OKLAHOMA — A former investigator with the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs was charged in Canadian County court on Monday, accused of being a convicted felon who lied about his credentials. Steven Pancoast had been employed with the department as the Safety Programs Administrator since 2010. He was arrested last Friday in Canadian County by […]
28, Mar 2015 - Colo. seeks to uproot neighbor states' marijuana suit
Tourists in Aspen, Colo., pause as they look into the glass-fronted Green Dragon legal marijuana store on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma asks the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Colorado's legal marijuana marketplace on the grounds that pot is flowing across state borders.
28, Mar 2015 - Sallisaw Man Accused Of Killing Mother To Undergo Mental Evaluation
SALLISAW (KFSM) – A court order has been issued for a Sallisaw man accused of killing his mother to undergo a mental evaluation, according to Oklahoma court records. Jessie Mosby, 35, faces a first-degree murder charge in the investigation involving the killing of his mother Karen Gregg, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terri Franklin. On Monday (March […]
28, Mar 2015 - Cimarron, OK Man Arrested For Marijuana Possession Outside Cushing Prison
Police officers investigating a suspicious vehicle outside the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Oklahoma, ended up arresting the driver for marijuana possession Monday afternoon.