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Prosecutor again asks court to bar duo from death row case

Oct. 06, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor is again asking the state Supreme Court to remove two members of the Pardon and Parole Board from the case of a high-profile death row inmate. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the motion Monday to remove...

Panel recommends 5 new federal judgeships for Oklahoma

Sep. 29, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judicial panel has recommended the creation of five additional federal judgeships in Oklahoma because of an increased caseload due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding crimes committed on tribal lands. The Judicial Conference on Tuesday...

Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

Sep. 11, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove two members of the state's Pardon and Parole Board from a high-profile death penalty case. The court's brief ruling on Friday denied a prosecutor’s request to remove Adam Luck and Kelly...

Oklahoma school mask mandate ban blocked, exemptions a must

Sep. 01, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday said she will temporarily block a state law banning public school mask mandates, but students or their parents can opt out of the requirement if they choose. Judge Natalie Mai said she will issue a temporary injunction...

Oklahoma court reverses McGirt rulings in 4 death cases

Aug. 31, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Tuesday reversed four previous rulings that overturned death penalty cases based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited state jurisdiction for crimes committed on tribal reservations. The Oklahoma Court of...

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

Aug. 30, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions. The...

Oklahoma City hospitals report no ICU beds available

Aug. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The four largest hospitals in Oklahoma City on Monday said they either have no intensive care bed space available or no space for COVID-19 patients as the delta variant-fueled surge in coronavirus cases has increased hospitalizations in the state. ...

Tulsa council eschews mask mandate, school adopts mandate

Aug. 26, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa school district on Thursday announced a mask mandate for students and teachers, a day after the Tulsa City Council adopted a resolution encouraging, instead of mandating, mask-wearing. Tulsa school staff must wear masks indoors beginning...

Few students in 2 Oklahoma districts opt out of mask mandate

Aug. 18, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Just 61 of about 30,000 Oklahoma City public school students have opted out of a newly adopted mask requirement, a district spokeswoman said Wednesday, while Santa Fe South charter school reported no opt-outs among its approximately 3,600 students. ...

Hospitals say overrun by delta as virus shutters school

Aug. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A small school district in northeastern Oklahoma said Tuesday it is closing due to positive COVID-19 tests among students and staff, just as major hospitals in the state warned they are overwhelmed due to a surge in infections driven by the highly contagious delta...