In the decade of the #MeToo movement and widespread revelations of sexual abuse, more women are reporting incidents of sexual assault to authorities, studies show.
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In some cases, mistaken identity is relative. A 26-year-old Stillwater man is accused of using another man’s name during a traffic stop last month. What might have been a misdemeanor count at the time is now a felony charge of fraudulently obtaining personal identity of other persons.
On April 25, 2019, the Oklahoma Senate advanced a set of criminal reform bills back to the State House for action. The official public release contained the following statement: The Oklahoma State Legislature on Thursday advanced a series of criminal justice reform measures that provide uniformity of certain drug offenses. House Bill 1927 was included among those pieces of legislation.
Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention saw progress made at the denomination's annual meeting this week in Birmingham, Ala., but said ongoing efforts are needed to fully address sexual abuse in the church.
An Enid woman was arrested Wednesday on a complaint of child abuse after her foster child claimed she hit him.
Earl Oswalt, a Stillwater man accused of killing Chelsey Chaffin and throwing her body in the Cimarron River, was officially charged Thursday in Payne County with one count of murder in the second degree. Alternatively, the charge is also listed as first-degree manslaughter under Oklahoma law but carries the same penalty.
The man also told police he was there to make a friend a marijuana pipe and that actor Lou Diamond Phillips also was in the building. No other individuals were found inside.
It’s not just the recent history of botched executions and flippant attitudes that exposes Oklahoma’s deeply flawed system of justice.
EDMOND — Police are asking the public to come forward with information on anyone who is distributing marijuana laced with other drugs. A teenage boy who is facing assault charges, reported to police that he smoked a joint dipped in a hallucinogen, said Jenny Wagnon, Edmond Police spokeswoman.