02, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma investigation: Inmate in troubled execution died from lethal drugs, not heart attack
An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says. Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton had said inmate Clayton Lockett ...
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Court extends timeline on attorney-fee request
A federal appeals court says it will wait to decide whether attorneys' fees should be awarded in a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage.
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Oklahoma gay marriage case appealed to high court
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
02, Sep 2014 - Study on expansion of Oklahoma DNA database is set
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker who has unsuccessfully worked to require persons accused of crimes to provide samples of their DNA plans to conduct a legislative study on the issue. Defendants convicted of certain crimes in the state are already required to provide DNA samples to ...
02, Sep 2014 - Inmate From Oklahoma Walks Out Of Federal Prison In Louisiana
Federal marshals and Grant Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for an Oklahoma inmate who escaped from the minimum-security prison in Pollock on Sunday.
02, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma teen accused of raping Kenyan children to remain in custody
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teen accused of raping and molesting orphans during a mission trip to Kenya was ordered on Tuesday to remain in custody when a judge suspended an earlier decision to release him on bond. On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ruled that 19-year-old Matthew Durham of Edmond could be released on a $10,000 bond on the basis of his father's agreement to ...
02, Sep 2014 - Muskogee, OK Legal options exhausted, OG&E seeks approval for environmental compliance plan
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug, 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After unsuccessfully challenging the EPA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and exhausting its legal options, Oklahoma Gas & Electric today filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental mandates and to modernize the company's Mustang Power Plant. OG&E's ...
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK OHP Trooper accused of raping woman while on duty
TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper is facing serious charges after allegedly sexually abusing a woman while on duty. According to a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday, OHP trooper Eric Roberts is accused of sexually abusing a Tulsa woman. KJRH reports the lawsuit claims Roberts pulled the victim over without probably cause […]
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Couple asks Supreme Ct to hear gay marriage case
The couple, Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, sued Tulsa County Clerk Sally Howe Smith for failing to issue them a marriage license shortly after voters in Oklahoma approved a ban on same-sex marriage in 2004.
02, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma Judge Denies Reconsideration Of Email Ruling
An Oklahoma County judge has rejected a request to reconsider a ruling that says Gov. Mary Fallin has the legal right to withhold documents requested by news organizations under Oklahoma's Open Records Act.
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Woman loses appeal in high rise death case
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a woman convicted of killing her husband by pushing him through a 25th-floor window in a Tulsa high-rise apartment.
02, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK 'I really hope they rot in prison for a very long time': Teenager turns in her cop parents
The police officer parents of Lisa Kepler, 19, are in custody in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after she accused them of killing her boyfriend Jeremy Lake and also attempting to shoot her.
02, Sep 2014 - District court judge overturns scholarship law
An Oklahoma district judge has ruled that a portion of a scholarship program for students with disabilities that's funded with state money is unconstitutional.
02, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Died From Lethal Injection, Not Heart Attack
Autopsy reveals officials at "botched" execution attempted to tap a vein in Clayton Lockett's groin, chest, neck, both arms and one of his feet
02, Sep 2014 - Judge orders FBI to investigate witness tampering - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the FBI to scrutinize allegations that the agency pressured a witness not to testify in a trial about videos related to the Oklahoma City bombing.