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Nolan Clay
Nolan Clay

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.

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Murder defendant captured after escaping Oklahoma County jail

Two cellmates fashioned bedsheets into a rope more than 100 feet long and made a daring escape Friday morning from the 12th...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice blocks contempt hearing for OKC police chief

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday blocked judges in two counties from telling Oklahoma City police...

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OKC activist charged with three misdemeanors

Oklahoma City activist Jess Eddy is facing three misdemeanor counts over a protest May 30 and a sit-in last week. He was...

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OKC police in feud with judges in two counties

Judges in two counties say Oklahoma City police officers take dozens of arrested suspects every year to the wrong jail. In...

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COVID-19 outbreak hits Oklahoma County jail

As new COVID-19 cases surge to record highs in the state, the Oklahoma County jail has become the latest facility for inmates...

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Murder charge filed in 1985 cold case

CHANDLER — Nearly 35 years ago, Oklahoma City florist Paul Douglas Aikman died violently in a lonely spot, along the Turner...

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Security guard charged with assault

A Walmart security guard has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting a fleeing shoplifting...

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'I'm not going back,' gunman said

Though only 30, Kyle A. Elrod already had been in and out of prison twice for sex offenses, a credit card crime and drugs. So,...

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Protesters arrested Monday identified

The seven protesters arrested in Oklahoma City on trespassing complaints have been identified. The seven staged a sit-in in the...

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Protesters arrested at DA's office

Seven protesters were arrested Monday on trespassing complaints after they refused to leave the lobby of the Oklahoma County...

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Ackerman McQueen CEO sued by ex-employee

A former employee at advertising agency Ackerman McQueen is accusing the CEO of hostile and abusive behavior toward her because...

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Two more charged with terrorism

Two more protesters Friday were charged with terrorism after a further investigation into the damage to an Oklahoma City bail...

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More Black Lives Matter protesters released after $1.4 million bond paid

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City posted $1.4 million more in cash bonds Thursday to get four more protesters out of jail while...

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Millions raised to bail out Black Lives Matter protesters

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City has posted $2.1 million in cash bonds to get eight protesters out of jail while their criminal...

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AG criticizes death row inmate's advocates

Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday complained advocates for convicted murderer Julius Jones have manipulated the facts of...

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Norman mom indicted in son's death

A Norman woman has been charged in the New Year's Day death of her 2-year-old son. The state's multi-county grand jury on...

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Lawsuit against former OU Vice President Tripp Hall settled

NORMAN — A former University of Oklahoma student who accused a vice president of sexual assault and battery has accepted a...

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Terrorism defendant charged again

A protester was charged Thursday for a second time with terrorism based on statements he allegedly made on Facebook Live on May...

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Supreme Court lets stand decision overturning death sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review an appeals court decision that overturned the death sentences of an...

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Black Lives Matter protest over criminal charges planned in OKC

Hundreds are expected Thursday morning at a protest in Oklahoma City over the filing of terrorism and other felony charges...

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Oklahoma County district judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is asking a special court to put off disciplinary proceedings against her while...

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More OKC protesters charged with rioting

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed two more rioting cases Tuesday, despite complaints he has excessively...

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Black Lives Matter OKC leader criticizes DA for protest charges

The executive director of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City on Monday called the filing of criminal charges against protesters...

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ACLU slams DA over protest charges

The ACLU of Oklahoma is accusing Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater of overcharging protesters to silence those...

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Oklahoma County commissioner raises more than $120,000 in less than four months

In the months a criminal investigation was hanging over his head, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan put off raising...

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Some OKC protesters charged with terrorism, rioting, assault

Protesters blamed for the violence that broke out in Oklahoma City the last weekend in May were charged Friday with terrorism,...

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McLoud man pleads guilty to federal weapons violation

A military veteran who had vowed armed resistance to laws against personal freedom pleaded guilty Friday to a federal weapons...

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Bomb threat over "injustice in the world" leads to felony charge

A man with a history of mental illness is accused in a felony charge of threatening to blow up an Oklahoma City business and...

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Accused judge takes paid suspension

An accused Oklahoma County district judge accepted a paid suspension Tuesday. Kendra Coleman, 44, faces trial before a special...

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Special court asked to discipline Oklahoma County judge

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman faces possible removal from office after being accused of further...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Leniency shown tax cheat

A compulsive gambler who cheated on his taxes was sentenced to home confinement because of the pandemic. Mickey Alvin Young, a...

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Retired Oklahoma judge Arlene (Joplin) Johnson dies

A former prosecutor who played a pivotal role in the early stages of the Oklahoma City bombing case has died. Arlene Johnson...

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Oklahoma Tax Commission asks judge to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo

PAULS VALLEY — A judge is being asked to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo because of delinquent sales taxes. The Oklahoma Tax...

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McLoud man to stay locked up

A judge Wednesday ruled a McLoud man will stay jailed until trial because he is a potential danger to the community....

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State GOP calls flyer misleading

The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday asked a state House candidate in a cease-and-desist letter to stop misleading voters....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing homes may reopen soon

Health officials are developing a plan to reopen state nursing homes and long-term care facilities in weeks even as the number...

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McLoud man in dispute with police faces weapons charge

A McLoud man wrote that a future civil war will be a "blast" and did shooting training with a silhouette marked POLICE, the FBI...

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Arrest of protester ordered over Capitol graffiti

A protester defended defacing the Capitol on Sunday in a Facebook post, writing he would vandalize the entire country to stop...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health officials get OK to release infection data again

Oklahoma health officials will resume making public more details about COVID-19 infections and deaths. Attorney General Mike...

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Judge puts Joe Exotic's rival in control of zoo property in Wynnewood

Time is running out for Joe Exotic's former zoo in Wynnewood. A federal judge in Oklahoma City on Monday gave control of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate at Oklahoma County jail tests positive

The first Oklahoma County jail inmate to test positive for coronavirus was being kept in isolation Monday. "He's a new intake,"...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Former health commissioner kept on as special adviser

Forced out of the top job at the Oklahoma Health Department, former Commissioner Gary Cox remains on the state payroll as a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How much did state pay out in fraudulent unemployment claims?

Oklahoma may have paid out tens in millions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic,...

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State Chamber has warning for judge in Epic Charter Schools case

The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants a judge to consider "potential dangers" when making a decision in a legal case involving...

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10 dead at Joe Exotic's prison from virus outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at Joe Exotic's prison in Texas has killed 10 inmates, more than any other facility or halfway house in the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: One in two deaths 75 or older

In the two months since the first COVID-19 death in Oklahoma, more than half of those who lost their lives to the virus were 75...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nigerian 'ring' being blamed for unemployment fraud

The U.S. Secret Service is blaming a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring for fake unemployment claims in Oklahoma and other...

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Valley Brook loses court fight over traffic stops

VALLEY BROOK — For years, police officers in this small town best known for its strip clubs have been making traffic stops on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State PPE czar lashes out at critics

In an email defending his pandemic buying decisions, Oklahoma's PPE czar, Gino DeMarco, wrote he is more worried about people...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How did salesman deep in debt get PPE deals?

Last November, salesman Anthony Todd Catania was in bad financial shape. His Edmond home was being foreclosed on. He hadn't...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McDonald's shooting suspect claimed self-defense

NORMAN — The suspect in a shooting at a McDonald's in south Oklahoma City confessed afterward and claimed self-defense, police...

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Donation use stays restricted in Oklahoma

A Senate leader said Thursday that state law will not be changed to allow candidates to use donations for personal expenses....

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Former state Sen. Brooks Douglass dies at age 56

In a life marked at a young age by a tragedy that shook the state, Brooks Douglass forgave but never forgot. "Ultimately, we...

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Outgoing health commissioner says "many lives saved"

In a farewell letter, outgoing Health Commissioner Gary Cox wrote that he is leaving the state Health Department in a better...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE, other supply orders top $42 million

In a little over a month, the Oklahoma State Department of Health ordered more than $42 million in personal protective...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Outgoing health commissioner thanks Stitt

In a farewell letter, outgoing Oklahoma Health Commissioner Gary Cox thanked Gov. Kevin Stitt for "your faith in me, my...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: At health chief's last job, auditors found problems

The last time state auditors looked at an agency run by Gary Cox, now Oklahoma's health commissioner, they found "blatant...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Infected jail inmate dies

CHICKASHA — William Dean Brame was awaiting sentencing at the Grady County jail for his role in a major drug ring run from...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Recoveries at Norman nursing home top 40

NORMAN — More than 40 residents have fully recovered from COVID-19 at the first nursing home in the state to have a known...

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Executions in Oklahoma to remain on hold

Death row inmates in Oklahoma have been given until July 6 to raise their concerns about the state's new execution procedures....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Grim milestone reached in nursing home deaths

The COVID-19 death toll associated with Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities has topped 100. The most — 15 — is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paycom suing think tank

In a coronavirus-related lawsuit, Paycom is accusing a conservative think tank in Oklahoma of deliberately spreading lies about...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE middleman didn't deliver, still got "finder's fee"

The state Health Department paid a $56,000 "finder's fee" last week to a middleman for 2.8 million gloves even though he was...

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Longtime Oklahoma City federal judge dies

For close to 40 years, Judge Lee R. West kept at it, presiding over cases in Oklahoma City federal court with humor and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health Department to be audited

The state auditor agreed Tuesday to conduct an investigative audit of the Oklahoma Health Department after the attorney general...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State cancels PPE buy from company under FBI scrutiny

State health officials had been going ahead with a $9.5 million purchase of personal protective equipment from a new company...

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Outlook 2020: 'Own your mistakes and do better the next time,' Susan Shields says

Name: Susan B. Shields, 56, attorney. Highlights: Susan Shields works in Oklahoma City for the law firm McAfee & Taft. As...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing homes feel the love

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the state are seeing an outpouring of community support as they remain...

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District attorney declines to file charges against Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson

Oklahoma County prosecutors have decided not to charge Thunder guard Terrrance Ferguson who had been accused this year by a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE hunt goes off beaten path

The Oklahoma Health Department has ordered more than $9 million in masks from a company in Tulsa that didn't exist a month ago,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Strike teams set up to help nursing homes

The Oklahoma Health Department has created "strike teams" to help nursing homes and long-term care facilities as outbreaks...

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Joe Exotic still in isolation in Texas prison

In a letter mailed Monday, Joe Exotic writes that he is still being isolated at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth. He...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE orders slow to arrive

Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars on personal protective equipment from as far away as China, but orders — particularly...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt sees light at the end of the tunnel

Amid increasingly vocal demands from the public to loosen pandemic restrictions, Gov. Kevin Stitt urged Oklahomans Wednesday to...

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Oklahoma health commissioner's SUV purchase canceled

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Gary Cox won't be getting a new SUV after all. The Health Department was going to pay $27,239 for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Abortion providers seek further release from restrictions

Abortion providers in Oklahoma are asking a federal judge to further release them from Gov. Kevin Stitt's ban on elective...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Appeals court refuses to take up abortion dispute

A federal appeals court Monday night dismissed a challenge to a ruling that let medication abortions and certain surgical ones...

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Five file for Oklahoma County sheriff

As expected, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has filed for reelection. "With ... this crisis situation, I think stability...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death count at Norman nursing home hits 10

NORMAN — The tragic situation at Grace Skilled Nursing and Therapy has worsened. The number of COVID-19 deaths associated with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic peak projected for April 21

The death toll from COVID-19 in Oklahoma could be nearing 500 by the start of May, the state Health Department said Friday....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman nursing home death count revised

The state Health Department has revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at the state's hardest hit nursing home. The...

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Trump on Joe Exotic pardon: "I'll take a look"

During a press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he had any thoughts about...

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New evidence links OKC attorney to triple homicide

An Oklahoma City attorney and her boyfriend have been further connected to a triple homicide by new evidence, federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll hits 16 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Update: The Health Department Wednesday night revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at Grace Skilled...

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Joe Exotic wants new judge for lawsuit

Joe Exotic doesn't want the same judge who sentenced him to 22 years in prison to be making decisions in his civil case. In a...

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Six COVID-19 cases linked to Oklahoma County party

Two weeks before Oklahoma County reported its first case of COVID-19, the coronavirus circulated at a party in the county...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Landmark day in state

In a landmark day for the state, the death toll from the pandemic climbed Monday above 50, Gov. Kevin Stitt was granted...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 13 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Thirteen residents at Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the...

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New commissioner made SUV, chairs among his first purchases at Oklahoma Health Department

Weeks before a novel coronavirus began killing people first in China and then around the world, the new health commissioner for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: In pain from COVID-19, attorney was OK with dying

Feverish and in agonizing pain from COVID-19, Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan thought three or four times at the hospital...

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Outlook 2020: Oklahoma County judges share stories, advice

For decades, the judiciary at the Oklahoma County Courthouse was mostly a males-only club. That sure has changed. Among the...

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Outlook 2020: 'We have to show up for our friends and neighbors,' Kendra Horn says

Kendra Horn went from encouraging women to run for political office to running herself. In 2018, she became just the third...

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Outlook 2020: 'There's still a lot of challenges and barriers,' chief justice says

When Chief Justice Noma Gurich graduated from law school in 1978, only 5% of the attorneys in the state were women. Today,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nine state nursing homes and long-term care facilities have cases

The state Health Department reported Friday 50 residents and employees at nine nursing homes and long-term care facilities have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State driver's license offices to close

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is temporarily closing its 33 driver's license offices to further protect the public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Joe Exotic not exposed to any known COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma jail, officials say

Oklahoma officials on Thursday disputed widespread reports that Joe Exotic's fellow inmates at the Grady County Jail have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — More residents of a nursing home here have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated — if conditions warrant...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Zoo shown on "Tiger King" must stay closed

WYNNEWOOD — A prosecutor promised Monday to take legal action against a private zoo if it tries to reopen in violation of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 16

The reported death toll in Oklahoma from COVID-19 grew to 16 Sunday as a leading expert warned as many as 200,000 could die in...

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Netflix star Joe Exotic files longshot lawsuit

With the keen sense of timing that comes from being an experienced showman, Joe Exotic is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home resident in Norman dies after testing positive

NORMAN — A nursing home resident — identified only as a woman in her 60s — has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. A...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

While urging other Oklahomans to stay at home to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state Health Department was telling its...

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OKC businessman accused of fraud in Florida

A businessman who once served on the Oklahoma City School Board is facing accusations in Florida that he stole hundreds of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing attorney warns don't put yourself at risk

Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan arrived home early March 11 from a trip with friends to Miami, Florida, with good memories...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bombing anniversary ceremony to be prerecorded

Like usual, there will be silence for 168 seconds on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the names of all...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Corrections Department stops accepting inmates from jails

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has notified sheriffs that it temporarily will not accept any new inmates from county...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal jury trials called off

Upcoming federal jury trials in Oklahoma are being called off in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Weekend stays at Oklahoma County jail put off

Offenders sentenced to weekends at the Oklahoma County jail do not have to report until July. Oklahoma County's presiding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC court hearings canceled

All hearings in Oklahoma City Municipal Court have been canceled through April 3. Defendants will be notified by mail of their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers' comp commission closed for week

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission has closed for the rest of the week and maybe longer. All hearings for injured...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers comp commission shutting down two days

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is shutting down its offices for two days because employees in Oklahoma City may...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Troopers told to have motorists read driver's license information to them

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers may ask motorists during traffic stops to read off...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Price gouging law in effect after national emergency declared

The state's price gouging law went into effect automatically Friday when President Donald Trump declared a national emergency....

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor on Wednesday fired a deputy running against him for what was described as a pattern of...

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U.S. Supreme Court lets stand fired Oklahoma City police officer's convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's complaints about his...

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Drugs linked to Oklahoma death row inmate's death

McALESTER — After being moved off the most restrictive unit in prison, murderer Albert Ray Johnson found a way to smuggle drugs...

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Oklahoma County commissioner to run again after not being charged

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said Wednesday he is running for reelection after being cleared of wrongdoing after...

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Edmond man admits smuggling guns to Iraq, FBI says

An Edmond man has admitted he shipped firearms hidden with tool parts to a Kurdish military organization in Iraq, the FBI said....

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Robbery after Super Bowl faked, Edmond police say

EDMOND — The assistant manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings told police the masked armed robber came in after closing on the night...

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Death row inmates ask to renew legal challenge to execution procedures

As expected, almost two dozen Oklahoma death row inmates took the first step Thursday to renew their legal challenge to the...

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Oklahoma County sheriff calls lawsuit a political stunt

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is calling a deputy's lawsuit against him a political stunt. "That's all it is," he said...

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Oklahoma court agrees legislator wasted marital assets

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a divorce judge's ruling that state Rep. Kevin McDugle committed "marital...

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Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman

NORMAN — A judge Monday blocked a citywide vote on the future of development at University North Park. Cleveland County...

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Blackwell police officer ordered to face trial over fatal shooting

PERRY — In a decision that stunned his supporters, a Blackwell police lieutenant was ordered Wednesday to face trial over the...

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Oklahoma City man who killed his family no longer facing death penalty

An Oklahoma City man convicted of killing his wife and her four children in 1993 will be getting off of death row unless the...

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Families of Oklahoma murder victims say justice may be closer

At her murdered parents' graves, Debra Wyatt made a solemn promise to see their killer executed. She has been waiting 16...

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Oklahoma to resume lethal injection executions

Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder...

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Guardrails go up at deadly bridge

A company hired by Oklahoma City has already installed guardrails on the south side of a concrete bridge where four people have...

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Oklahoma City oilman fined $100,000 for lying to the FBI

A longtime Oklahoma City oilman known for helping others was fined $100,000 Monday for making a false statement to the FBI....

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge sued twice over debts

After a tumultuous first year on the bench, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman has been sued — twice — at the start...

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Moore suspect had multiple DUI arrests

For most of his life, the suspect in the Moore High School tragedy has had trouble with drugs, alcohol and the law. Max Leroy...

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Why did deadly OKC bridge not get fixed?

The crosses at the base of a bridge in northeast Oklahoma City bear witness to a sad truth about this lonely spot in the road....

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David Boren discloses history of gift-giving to OU

NORMAN — In a surprise move, David Boren has released how much he and his wife gave to the university he led for nearly 24...

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Joe Exotic vows to appeal

A showman to the end, Joe Exotic jumped up Wednesday in court when it came his turn to talk to the judge at his sentencing in a...

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Joe Exotic sentenced Wednesday in Oklahoma murder-for-hire plot

Former zookeeper Joe Exotic was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison.The big cat breeder started a zoo in...

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David Boren out at foundation

David Boren is no longer on the board of directors of a philanthropic organization started by Michael Bloomberg, the former New...

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David Boren paid University of Oklahoma after internal audit

NORMAN — OU employees did landscaping and other improvements at David Boren's personal residence more than 100 times while he...

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OSBI in sex probe asking if David Boren traded promotions for cooperation

OSBI agents have begun a new round of interviews in a major push to wrap up their sexual misconduct investigation of retired...

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Oklahoma County DA says investigator fired over affair

In response to a wrongful termination claim, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater reported Friday that he fired a...

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Oklahoma City bail bondsman charged

Oklahoma City bail bondsman Howard Barnett was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter over a fatal shooting at a hotel...

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Norman dispute headed to court

NORMAN — Four former mayors on Friday asked a judge to block a citywide vote on the future of development at University North...

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Former Oklahoma police chief charged

A former Luther police chief is being accused in a felony charge of keeping a $310 payment from a traffic stop. Tony Shaun...

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Embattled Oklahoma County district judge criticized again

Two appellate judges sharply criticized an Oklahoma County district judge Wednesday for not taking herself off criminal cases...

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Accused Oklahoma County judge reassigned

An Oklahoma County district judge accused of tax evasion will not be presiding over any criminal cases in 2020. Kendra Coleman...

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Former Oklahoma tag agent repays embezzled funds

A former Calera tag agent pleaded guilty Friday to embezzlement and was put on probation for two years after repaying the...

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Moore police officer charged in fatal crash

NORMAN — A Moore police officer was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter after an investigation determined he was...

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Woman arrested in deadly trailer home fire

A 19-year-old woman has admitted she set the fire at a trailer home near Harrah that killed her sister and sister's boyfriend...

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Accused company pays $3 million settlement over Fort Sill dam

A defense contractor has paid $3 million to the federal government to settle a civil complaint over a Fort Sill project....

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Tribe says no to state audit of gaming activity

The Chickasaw Nation has told the state it cannot conduct its own audit of the tribe's gaming operations. The state notified...

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Will NRA get insider info?

Payne worked as a television reporter and anchor in Oklahoma for years before joining Ackerman McQueen in 2015. She has said...

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OKC gunman killed by police in and out of prison

In 2006, longtime felon Elray Barber was sentenced to prison for 20 years for robbing a woman of her car in Oklahoma City. He...

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Two jailed in fatal OKC shooting

A felon who already has served time for robbery and drug offenses is now being accused in a deadly Oklahoma City home...

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Joe Exotic faces Jan. 22 sentencing

CHICKASHA — From jail, former zookeeper Joe Exotic is predicting he will be vindicated one day on appeal. "It may take me a...

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Oklahoma County district judge found in contempt

For the first time in its history, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has found a candidate for office in contempt. Without naming...

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Was Oklahoma prison wedding a ruse or real?

McALESTER — Three years after his wedding plans caused a stir statewide, death row inmate Gilbert Ray Postelle is getting...

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SEC accuses Oklahoma oilman of making $1.18 million off insider trading

A Stillwater oilman has agreed to pay almost $3 million to resolve an insider trading complaint. John Special, 67, is accused...

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Child rapist forced victim to have surgery, jurors told

EL RENO — A jury Wednesday chose the maximum possible punishment for a child rapist after hearing testimony he forced his...

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Oklahoma County district judge disciplined, avoids removal

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman will remain on the bench for now even though a secret investigation...

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When will appeals end in 1999 murder case?

Twenty years after her husband was gunned down at his transmission shop in Oklahoma City, Carolyn Taylor is waiting bitterly...

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Revealed after 26 years, judge was source of scoop for the ages

Oklahoma County District Judge John Amick was keeping a secret that was troubling him inside more and more each day. The judge...

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Will Oklahoma County officials raise their own salaries?

Oklahoma County's elected officials put off a vote Thursday on raising their own salaries "effective immediately" because of...

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Grand jurors return murder indictment against Blackwell police lieutenant

A state grand jury has found a Blackwell police lieutenant at fault in the fatal shooting of a road rage suspect during an...

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Drugmaker's expert in Oklahoma opioid trial indicted

NORMAN — University of Miami Professor Bruce Bagley was one of the final witnesses in the state opioid trial, testifying in...

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Trump appointee sues Democratic bosses at Oklahoma State University

STILLWATER — An associate professor who served in the Trump administration is alleging Democrats at Oklahoma State University...

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Oklahoma City police officer poses as hit man to uncover murder plot

A robbery defendant plotted from jail to have his victims murdered before they could testify against him at his upcoming...

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Accused gun rights activist released from Oklahoma County jail

A YouTuber accused of illegally taking an AR-15 rifle into a restaurant was released Friday night from the Oklahoma County...

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Oklahoma judge issues final order in opioid case

NORMAN — A judge issued a final order Friday directing pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay...

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Gun rights activist arrested

A self-described Second Amendment "auditor" was arrested Tuesday after being accused of illegally taking a rifle into an...

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Cockfight host thought they were legal — he was wrong

ANADARKO — For $20 a pop, spectators could watch trained roosters fight to the death as many as 50 to 60 times at derbies on a...

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Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states

Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states Massachusetts made cockfighting illegal in 1836, the first state to do so, according to...

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DA heads to appeals court over issue with Oklahoma County judge

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Wednesday he will continue his effort to have District Judge Kendra Coleman...

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Attorney General speaks up for accused DA

The attorney general on Monday came to the defense of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater over accusations the DA...

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Oklahoma County judge accepted $225 from corporate donors

An embattled Oklahoma County judge has refunded three donations made to her 2018 campaign by corporations. District Judge...

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Oklahoma County judge accused in felony charge of intentionally evading paying taxes

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is now facing a felony charge over her tax troubles. She is accused in the charge...

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Oklahoma County sheriff seeks new location for offices

In another sign he is serous about no longer operating the jail, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is planning to move his...

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Oklahoma County sheriff tells jail trust it needs to take over Jan. 1

In a strongly worded letter, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said Wednesday his office will no longer assist in the...

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Fired police pension head agrees to never work for state again

Prosecutors have dismissed a fraud charge against the former head of the state agency that manages the $2.5 billion pension...

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"Perfect choice" of red SUV turned into embarrassment for Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

After being named to the No. 2 position at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Assistant Commissioner Megan Simpson had...

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Oklahoma PAC accused of repeated violations of campaign finance laws

A little-known PAC secretly and illegally funneled thousands of dollars from a wealthy Missouri businessman's companies to...

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Fuss leads to election over new presiding judge

The presiding judge of Oklahoma and Canadian counties lost reelection to the top spot Thursday because of dissatisfaction over...

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Investigators seize Oklahoma City attorney's boots as evidence in triple slaying probe

Investigators have seized black boots from the home of an Oklahoma City attorney suspected of involvement in a triple slaying...

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Former Health Department attorney pleads guilty

Wiping away tears, the former top lawyer at the Oklahoma Health Department pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanors for...

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Oklahoma City strip club owner faces new charge

The owner of a notorious Oklahoma City strip club is being accused in a new felony charge of faking that she had insurance so...

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Fired prison security chief wins job back

TAFT — A fired prison security chief has won his job back after an administrative law judge found corrections officials...

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OSBI seized former OU vice president's emails after student reports unwelcome sexual encounter

A new witness has come forward against former University of Oklahoma Vice President Tripp Hall, telling a state agent a massage...

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Attorney suspected in triple slaying held on federal charge

Investigators have determined that an Oklahoma City attorney test-fired and bought a rifle in August that may have been used a...

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Killers drove car resembling attorney's, investigators say

BEGGS — The two masked killers who fatally shot a woman and her parents early Sept. 7 drove a four-door sedan resembling an...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death in week

A drug offender awaiting trial for burglary died Friday at the Oklahoma County jail. Ryan Andrew Melton, 33, had been jailed...

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Edmond police officers will not face charges in naked teen's shooting death

EDMOND — The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked teenager have been cleared of criminal...

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Grand jury issues indictments in 1983 Tulsa cold case

A day after the 36th anniversary of a beating death at a Tulsa motel, the state's multicounty grand jury has returned murder...

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Indicted Oklahoma County judge rejects DA request to stop hearing his office's cases

An indicted Oklahoma County district judge said again Thursday she is not influenced by campaign donations and that she will...

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Oklahoma County district judge indicted over tax issues

An embattled Oklahoma County district judge is being accused of intentionally disregarding the law by repeatedly filing state...

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Triple-homicide investigation leads to arrest of Oklahoma City attorney on intimidation accusation

An Oklahoma City defense attorney was arrested Friday as part of an investigation into a triple homicide last week at a home...

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Midwife charged with felony after botched birth

SALLISAW — A midwife was charged Friday with a felony after admitting she performed a surgical procedure on a mother to...

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Attorney admits helping fugitive boyfriend

NORMAN — A judge has made a Shawnee attorney a convicted felon for bringing food and money to her violent, meth-addicted...

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Popular Mexican restaurant in Stillwater hired smuggled workers, feds allege

STILLWATER — Federal agents searched a popular Mexican restaurant here Sept. 4 because of suspicions it hired workers smuggled...

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge has tax troubles, too

The Oklahoma County district judge who failed to disclose all her campaign donors also has failed to pay all her taxes. Kendra...

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Hackers get $4.2 million from Oklahoma pension fund for retired troopers, state agents

The FBI is investigating a cybertheft of $4.2 million from the state's pension fund for retired Oklahoma Highway troopers,...

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DA says judge concealed donors, should step down from all her cases

In an unprecedented move, a new Oklahoma County judge is being asked to step down from every criminal case being prosecuted by...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt replaces Public Safety commissioner

A shake-up is underway at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the state agency that runs the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and...

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Defense attorney plans to raise president's tweets in other illegal immigration cases

A judge refused to dismiss an illegal immigration case because of President Donald Trump's tweets. "Under these circumstances,...

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Jury deadlock latest example of death penalty's decline

GUTHRIE — As his life slipped away, the wounded Logan County sheriff's deputy radioed for help, gave a description of the...

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Murderer avoids death sentence in deputy shooting

GUTHRIE — A judge Thursday night sentenced murderer Nathan LeForce to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the...

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Trump's tweets at issue in bid for dismissal of illegal immigration charge

A defendant in an illegal immigration case is complaining President Donald Trump has made it impossible for him to get a fair...

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OSBI meets with DA about Epic; OKCPS discusses plan to take on students

Two OSBI agents on Wednesday updated Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater about their progress on the investigation...

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Former American Legion official going to prison for embezzlement

A former top official at The American Legion of Oklahoma is headed to prison for embezzling from fellow veterans to enrich...

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Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case

MUSKOGEE — For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt calling for higher education chancellor to be replaced

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for Glen Johnson, Oklahoma's longtime higher education chancellor, to be replaced. "Oklahomans...

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Former trooper sues over dropped blackmail charge

A former trooper alleges in a civil rights lawsuit that the public safety commissioner falsely accused him of blackmail to...

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Former Rogers County DA investigator indicted

A former investigator for the Rogers County district attorney has been accused of warning an acquaintance a massage parlor was...

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Oklahoma governor calls for gaming talks to start in a month after making concession

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for gaming talks to begin Sept. 3, after backing away somewhat from his position that compacts with...

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Oklahoma judge has not disclosed her final campaign donors for months

A newly elected Oklahoma County district judge was ordered to pay $3,000 for campaign reporting violations, more than any other...

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Donations to OETA Foundation misspent?

In its final days of operation, the charitable organization that raised money for public TV in Oklahoma awarded its terminated...

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For 1983 beating death, murderer gets 25-year prison sentence

Widower Delbert McKim had often thought in the 36 years since his wife was beaten to death in downtown Oklahoma City that...

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OSBI interviews Gallogly for investigation of Boren

The OSBI interviewed former OU President Jim Gallogly for its ongoing investigation of former President David Boren, The...

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Former Oklahoma senator ordered to jail for 90 days

A former state senator has been ordered to jail for violating his probation just days after pleading guilty to assaulting an...

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Oklahoma governor accepted more than $600,000 from donors since election

Gov. Kevin Stitt has raised more than $600,000 from donors since his election in November, his campaign contributions reports...

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Seized marijuana returned to Enid dispensary after charges dismissed

GUTHRIE — After finding 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early June 4, suspicious Logan County sheriff deputies...

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Former state lawmaker's death ruled suicide

NORMAN — The former state lawmaker who fatally shot himself last month was heavily intoxicated, according to an autopsy report...

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Feed the Children settles lawsuit with former president

Feed the Children has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by its former CEO and president. The charity paid J.C....

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Grand jury indicts Oklahoma massage parlor owner

The state's multicounty grand jury on Thursday indicted a Broken Arrow massage parlor owner. Tieling Guan, 43, is accused in...

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Expense of OU investigations tops $1.5 million

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma paid another $489,367 in July to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct...

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Opioid trial moves closer to end

NORMAN — Drug sales rep Drue Diesselhorst kept a list taped in her car. On it were goals for herself and things she wanted to...

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Oklahoma doctor says pharmaceutical companies not to blame for opioid problem

NORMAN — A longtime Oklahoma heart and lung surgeon testified as a defense expert Wednesday that pharmaceutical companies bear...

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Sales official for accused drugmaker testifies doctors are not deceived

NORMAN — A sales manager for a drugmaker accused of causing Oklahoma's opioid crisis testified Tuesday his sales reps do not...

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Defense expert disputes claim that opioid addiction a life sentence

NORMAN — A defense expert testified Monday at the state opioid trial that an addiction to prescription painkillers is...

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'No foul play' involved in death of former state lawmaker

NORMAN — Police investigating the fatal shooting of a former state senator concluded there was no foul play. Jonathan Nichols,...

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Pharmaceutical company agrees to not promote opioids in Oklahoma until 2027

NORMAN — Generic drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA has agreed not to promote opioids in any way in Oklahoma for years...

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Oklahoma grand jury investigates suspended sheriff

The state's multicounty grand is investigating a county sheriff who already has been suspended from office because of...

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Former OU vice president now facing sexual battery lawsuit

NORMAN — Already under criminal investigation, a former University of Oklahoma vice president is now being sued, as well. A...

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Ethics Commission says money is tight

A year after the state's watchdog agency sued unsuccessfully for more funding, its financial situation remains dire, officials...

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Boren says he was tempted to fight on

NORMAN — Former President David Boren says he has only best wishes for the University of Oklahoma and will always be a...

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Boren cuts ties with the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — Former President David Boren on Wednesday cut his remaining ties with the University of Oklahoma in the wake of a...

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Oklahoma double murderer headed to death row

EL RENO — A former oil field worker on Thursday became just the fifth murderer to get a death sentence at trial in Oklahoma...

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Norman police investigating death of former state lawmaker

NORMAN — police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former state senator. Jonathan Nichols’ body was found in his Norman...

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Cost of two investigations at OU tops $1 million

NORMAN — The expense of investigating retired OU President David Boren and the misreporting of information to U.S. News &...

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Fired OSU assistant coach Lamont Evans had 'insatiable desire' for bribe money, prosecutors say

Fired Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans is asking for only probation for his role in the college basketball...

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Oklahoma Department of Human Services director replaced

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is getting a new director. Gov. Kevin Stitt is replacing Ed Lake, who held the job...

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U.S. judge who presided over Oklahoma City bombing case dies

Public confidence in the judicial system had crumbled by the time U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch was chosen to take over...

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Six witnesses told law firm about Boren encounters

Six witnesses gave accounts about encounters with David Boren to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct investigation...

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OSBI gets report on former OU President David Boren

The University of Oklahoma has turned over a law firm's secret report on former President David Boren to the OSBI, The...

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Lawmakers reject ethics rules

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma legislators have told a watchdog agency it can't control what they do once they leave...

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Federal jury sides with Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten in wrongful termination case

A federal jury has rejected claims that Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten fired employees for political reasons. The court...

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Teachers backing Oklahoma County sheriff deputies in political fight

Oklahoma County sheriff deputies have influential new allies in their ongoing feud with county commissioners — teachers....

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University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly to step down

After less than a year in office, University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly is stepping down. OU announced Sunday...

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University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly to step down

Less than a year in office, University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly is resigning, sources have told The...

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Former lawmaker in Oklahoma settles ethics case

Former state Rep. Scott Biggs has turned over the last of his 2016 campaign funds to the state. The Oklahoma Ethics Commission...

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University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with Boren this week

University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with former President David Boren this week but they could consider doing so in...

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Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asks for meeting with regents

In an extraordinary move, former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asked in writing Tuesday to meet with regents...

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OU pays more than $500K for Boren, financial data investigations

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has paid $561,493 to the law firm that investigated both former OU President David Boren...

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Air conditioning at the Oklahoma County jail will be turned back on May 13 despite risk of damage to system

Oklahoma County commissioners voted Thursday to go ahead and turn back on the air conditioning at the jail even though pipe...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death of 2019

A 16-year-old rape defendant died Wednesday, a week after he was found hanging in his cell at the Oklahoma County jail. John...

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Oklahoma County jail getting hotter as pipe repairs knock out air conditioning

The aging, troubled Oklahoma County jail has a dangerous new problem — no air conditioning and hot days ahead. "This is an...

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New witness comes forward in 1984 "Dreams of Ada" case

In the latest twist in the complex "Dreams of Ada" murder case, a new witness has come forward with incriminating information...

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Organization apologizes to Oklahoma County commissioner for "no confidence" vote

An organization of sheriff deputies and detention officers has apologized to Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, one...

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Two Oklahoma County officials trade accusations during meeting over jail trust

A new Oklahoma County commissioner on Wednesday again accused the sheriff of mismanagement, saying at a meeting the jail was...

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Grandma indicted after 5-year-old boy dies

Last summer, after her 5-year-old grandson died suddenly, Alanna Jean Orr mourned on Facebook. "So many happy memories of our...

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Oklahoma County commissioner criticized over stance

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is being harshly criticized for voting against having sheriff deputies at schools....

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Council endorses trust to oversee Oklahoma County jail

A powerful committee of community leaders and government officials on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to endorse the creation of...

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Special counsel appointed to oversee David Boren investigation

A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been appointed as a special counsel over the...

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Prosecutors say Oklahoma justice reform talks overlook victims

At a ceremony Wednesday, prosecutors complained legislators are forgetting crime victims in their efforts to address prison...

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OETA Foundation to dissolve, transfer funds to new nonprofit

To settle a legal dispute, the nonprofit foundation that supported public television in Oklahoma for more than three decades is...

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David Boren answers investigators' questions about allegations

Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday fully and candidly answered all questions from investigators...

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Joe Exotic to be featured in documentaries, "Dateline" prime time report and magazine articles

Even in disgrace, Joe Exotic remains somewhat of a media darling. Journalists last month came from across the country to...

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Joe Exotic found guilty in murder-for-hire case

In his 56 years of life, Joe Exotic has gone by a lot of different names and done a lot of different things. The Tiger King has...

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Joe Exotic testifies in his own defense at murder-for-hire trial

In testimony at times tearful and at times defiant, Joe Exotic told his jurors Monday he never hired anyone to kill his chief...

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Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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PETA lawyer testifies as defense witness in murder-for-hire trial for Joe Exotic

The first defense witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Friday that big cat breeder Joe Exotic talked in late 2017 of...

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OSBI investigating former OU President David Boren

The OSBI on Thursday began investigating former University of Oklahoma President David Boren after a former teaching assistant...

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Joe Exotic talked of using gubernatorial campaign as murder alibi

In a recording played for jurors Thursday, zookeeper Joe Exotic agreed to pay an undercover FBI agent to kill a Florida woman...

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Joe Exotic paid $3,000 cash to have woman killed, ex-convict testifies

The key prosecution witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Wednesday that zookeeper Joe Exotic paid him $3,000 in cash in...

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OU issues a new statement on investigation after graduate speaks out

The University of Oklahoma issued a new statement Tuesday night about an ongoing investigation after a witness told an online...

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Joe Exotic's jury shown his online death threats

The jury Tuesday in a murder-for-hire trial saw more than a dozen videos and Facebook posts of Joe Exotic threatening to kill...

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Joe Exotic played along with set-up attempt, attorney says

Cat breeder Joe Exotic already had been planning to leave behind the zoo he founded when new owner Jeff Lowe and a "hapless...

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Jury to hear first testimony in Joe Exotic murder-for-hire trial

For years, Joe Exotic operated a private zoo in Wynnewood that delighted visitors —and enraged animal rights groups — because...

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Oklahoma County sheriff upset with county commissioner over jail criticism

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor lashed out Thursday at a county commissioner who has accused him of mismanaging the jail....

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OKC woman loses job after being jailed by mistake two weeks

A first-ever check of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found a 20-year-old woman had been locked up for days by...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission agrees to increase political donation cap

Political candidates in Oklahoma will be able to accept $2,800 from individuals the next time they run. The Federal Election...

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Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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Oklahoma attorney general seeks receiver for OETA Foundation

The state attorney general is asking an Oklahoma County judge to appoint a receiver to take control at the OETA Foundation....

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Census at Oklahoma County jail inmate finds all inmates had court appearances

A court-sanctioned check of more than 1,600 Oklahoma County jail inmates was completed Friday with no one else found who had...

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Ex-senator pleads guilty to Uber driver assault

A former state senator admitted Friday he made unwanted advances and lewd comments toward a female Uber driver during a ride in...

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Judge directs every Oklahoma County jail inmate be checked after one was lost for almost eight months

For almost eight months, everyone agrees, Oklahoma County jail inmate Charles E. Lemons was lost in the criminal justice...

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Released early, Oklahoma octogenarian headed back to prison after new sex offense

Repeat sex offender Bobby Otto Powers is headed back to prison, almost nine years after being released early because...

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Former OU president sought for interview by investigating law firm

The law firm investigating allegations of serious misconduct at the University of Oklahoma on Friday asked for the first time...

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Former Sooner running back Roy Finch faces kidnapping charge that could derail CFL return

Despite a highly publicized arrest last April, former Sooner running back Roy Finch had hoped for a return to the Canadian...

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FBI insider trading probe results in criminal charge in Oklahoma City federal court

The FBI has been conducting an insider trading investigation of the former chairman of Marathon Oil Corp., The Oklahoman has...

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Oklahoma attorney general urges changes to trooper promotion policies "to avoid any appearance of impropriety"

Attorney General Mike Hunter is calling for policy changes in the promotions process at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol "to avoid...

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Oklahoman Court of Criminal Appeals upholds conviction of woman who met victim on the Internet

Heartbroken after his wife's death, widower Michael Ray Beach looked for love again on the internet. He found Kathryn Lynn...

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Boren under investigation for sexual harassment

The University of Oklahoma is paying one of the largest law firms in the world to investigate former President David Boren,...

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Baby-faced woman was "gangsta enough" for murderer on the lam

Some time after escaping from the Payne County jail by posing as his cellmate, convicted murderer Patrick Marteaz Walker met up...

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Fired Oklahoma worker admitted taking funds seized by troopers

A longtime employee at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety admitted she took funds seized during traffic stops for...

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OSBI cold case agents make first arrests

In the first success for its new cold case unit, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has made two arrests in a 2013...

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'Surprise' jail count angers Oklahoma County sheriff

After hearing stories on the campaign trail of inmates being held too long at the Oklahoma County jail, a new county...

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Oklahoma governor raised and spent $10 million on successful campaign

Gov. Kevin Stitt raised and spent more than $10 million to win the 2018 governor's race.

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Ex-senator ordered to pay restitution for sex crime

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for child sex trafficking. A judge on Thursday...

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Former legislator agrees to pay $31,000 to settle Ethics Commission lawsuit

Former Rep. Gus Blackwell was accused in both a lawsuit and a criminal case of wrongdoing involving campaign funds.

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Executions by gas stalled indefinitely while state seeks willing seller of device

As the number mounts of inmates eligible for execution, Corrections Department Director Joe Allbaugh says he can't find a...

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Oklahoma leaves grassroots lobbying alone

Oklahoma Ethics Commission takes no action on proposed grassroots lobbying rule after outcry against it.

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Longtime Oklahoma City police chief to retire

Chief Bill Citty led changes in police culture promoting community relations and transparency.

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Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in...

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Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Suspect in inmate's death identified as triple murderer from Oklahoma City

Suspect identified as Raymond "Mono" Pillado, who fatally shot three people in 2006.

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Oklahoma attorney arrested after being accused of solicitation for murder

Winston Connor II, of Jay, Oklahoma, was arrested at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, after returning from a vacation...

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Oklahoma murderer killed in prison; victim's body was never found

Anthony Josephy Palma was killed in prison. The body of the 8-year-old girl he was convicted of killing was never found.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission bans leadership PACs

The ban may never go into effect because legislators can reject it.

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Watchdog agency sues 14 former candidates for public office in Oklahoma

Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Dead Oklahoma County jail inmate identified

Inmate was homeless U.S. Army veteran who had been in jail since October after failing to appear for mental health court.

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Bitter dispute severs OETA, OETA Foundation

The OETA and the OETA Foundation have been partners for more than 30 years but have been involved in a bitter dispute.

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Judge orders $268,796 restitution in Oklahoma Medicaid fraud case

Edmond man ordered to serve 20 months in federal prison. Wife gets weekend incarceration.

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Ex-teaching assistant charged with sex crime

A former teaching assistant at a Putnam City middle school has been accused in a felony charge of sending messages of a sexual...

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Oklahoma legislator accepts settlement in lawsuit against "Dr. Dirt"

Rep. Mark McBride on Dec. 12 dismissed his federal lawsuit against a Texas political consultant.

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Norman attorney disciplined for sex with client

In a departure from the typical discipline, Oklahoma Supreme Court justices only suspended attorney for six months.

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OETA wants foundation to vacate shared building

The dispute between OETA and the OETA Foundation is worsening.

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Death row inmate loses latest challenge to his conviction for fatally shooting an Oklahoma trooper

Ricky Ray Malone is on death row in Oklahoma for fatally shooting an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on the day after Christmas...

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OHP trooper accused of blackmail attempt

Capt. Troy German was put on paid administrative leave Monday.

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Edmond Santa Fe High School teacher arrested on sex complaint

Arrest came after victim attempted suicide, police say

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Oklahoma County settles age and race discrimination lawsuit for $175,000

An employee fired by Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten has settled her age and race discrimination case against the county.

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Investigation into ethics complaint against Oklahoma City police chief completed

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty has been accused in an ethics complaint of retaliating against the top four officers...

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OETA alleges donations for public television misused

Dispute has alienated donors to public television.

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Foundation claims major donors are leaving because of OETA power grab

OETA and the foundation that supports it are in a dispute that is now in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Hobby Lobby leases campus of St. Gregory's University to Oklahoma Baptist University

Sale of bankrupt St. Gregory's University campus closed Tuesday.by Hobby Lobby.

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Three women accused of helping convicted killer escape

Three women are accused of conspiring with Patrick Walker in his escape plan.

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Reward offered in search for escaped inmate from Payne County

The nationwide search continued Monday for an escaped, convicted murderer. A reward has been offered.

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First black federal judge in Oklahoma has heard final case

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange took senior status in November and gave up her caseload.

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Strip club fight turns costly for Del City

Del City officials have little to show so far for its expense in getting rid of Fantasy Island, a notorious strip club.

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Some Pikepass customers charged while sticker tags are in the mail

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says instances of Pikepass reads in the mail are extremely infrequent.

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Police identify Norman man killed by train

Norman police identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train Saturday night.

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OKC police chief faces ethics probe

Four Oklahoma City deputy police chiefs have filed an ethics complaint against their boss, Police Chief Bill Citty. The city...

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Oklahoma multicounty grand jury issues two sealed indictments

Oklahoma's 17th multicounty grand jury met for three days this week under extraordinary secrecy and heard testimony for the...

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Nonprofit's former CEO admits misspending charity funds on lobbying in Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma House Speaker Steve Lewis is identified only as Person #18 in a political corruption case filed against the...

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John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov....

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Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister sued by witness in the now-dismissed criminal case against her

Witness in criminal case against Joy Hofmeister alleges she was behind his forced resignation in 2016.

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Losing Tulsa judge now faces grand jury investigation

The state's new multicounty grand jury meets to hear testimony for the first time on Tuesday.

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Oklahoma County jury hits health insurer Aetna with $25.5 million verdict

Jurors were upset with Aetna for refusing to pay for proton beam therapy for a cancer patient.

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Oklahoma attorney general, state schools superintendent and other statewide GOP candidates win easily

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter won election Tuesday to the position he was appointed to last year after Scott Pruitt...

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Accused Tulsa County judge loses re-election

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

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Maimed Oklahoma legislator downplays heroism

Assailant who bit off top of legislator's ear sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Candidate for Oklahoma County treasurer owes back taxes

Daniel Chae faces longtime incumbent Butch Freeman in Tuesday's general election for Oklahoma County treasurer.

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Oklahoma House candidate apologizes for false endorsement in campaign mailer

LaVelle Compton is an Oklahoma City Democrat. He is running against Rep. Jon Echols, the House floor majority leader.

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Oklahoma AG race turns lackluster

Attorney General Mike Hunter was appointed governor after Scott Pruitt left for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Special agent at Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested after wife accuses him of abuse.

An OSBI special agent, Martin P. Solorzano, was arrested Thursday and is accused of hitting his wife, Jordan Solorzano. She is...

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Oklahoma County jail to remain under federal oversight for now

Sheriff said psychiatrist praised jail efforts to address inmates with mental health issues.