Board denies man clemency
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Friday denied a convicted murderer’s request to commute his death sentence to life in prison. Clayton Lockett, 38, shot 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman with a sawed-off shotgun and ...
Death toll from flu in Oklahoma rises to 51
OKLAHOMA CITY — Three more people in Oklahoma have died from the flu, the State Department of Health reported Thursday, adding to the record number of influenza-related deaths in the state....
High fire risk, freezing rain in Oklahoma forecast
OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Weather Service says Oklahoma will likely see a roller coaster of temperatures over the next few days, with warm weather and a high fire risk today followed by the possibility of wintry weather during the ...
Senate passes income tax cut with trigger
OKLAHOMA CITY — The earliest Oklahoma taxpayers could see a drop in the state’s top income tax rate would be 2016, and then only if certain revenue collections increase, under a bill approved on Thursday in the state Senate....
Agency consolidation plan clears panel
OKLAHOMA CITY — A plan to consolidate Oklahoma’s arts, history and tourism agencies into one new organization has narrowly cleared a House committee....
Council votes to require safe rooms
OKLAHOMA CITY — Safe rooms would be required in new school buildings under a measure approved by the Oklahoma City Council, overriding a recommendation by a building code commission that wanted such decisions left up to school boards. The ...
Tribes, city of Shawnee in dispute over sales tax
OKLAHOMA CITY — City of Shawnee officials and leaders of several local Native American tribes will meet next month in an effort to resolve a dispute over sales taxes. Shawnee Mayor Wes Mainord said in a letter to tribal leaders earlier ...
Oklahoma House panel OKs ban on driving, texting
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prohibit texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving a vehicle over the objections of opponents who said the measure would be difficult to ...
Oklahoma court OKs life sentence in shooting death
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 23-year-old man convicted in the shooting death of another man outside a northwest Oklahoma City convenience store....
Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Chickasha shooting
CHICKASHA — Police in Chickasha say a woman has been found dead and a man critically wounded in a shooting on the city’s southwest side....
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