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Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 20, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...

Police: Man who took Oklahoma officer's gun fatally shot

Sep. 17, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — A south Oklahoma man was fatally shot by police after taking an officer’s gun and firing a shot with the weapon, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Christopher George died after being shot late Wednesday outside a home in...

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

Sep. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday...

OSBI investigating double homicide in Leedey; man arrested

Sep. 13, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LEEDEY, Okla. (AP) — A Dewey County man is in the county jail after a Monday double killing in Leedey, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. The OSBI said in a press release that two women were found shot to death at an ambulance barn in the western Oklahoma...

Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence

Sep. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintained his innocence in a 1999 killing that has garnered national attention. The five-member board...

Lawyer: Court must bar duo from deciding on death row case

Sep. 10, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board will likely recommend that a high-profile inmate's death sentence be commuted unless two board members are barred from taking part in the decision, a lawyer for a county district attorney argued before a state Supreme Court referee...

Oklahoma attorney general appeals ruling tossing mask ban

Sep. 10, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has appealed a state judge’s temporary injunction that prohibits the state from banning mask mandates in public schools. The appeal, filed Thursday, cited the state's sovereign immunity and argued that...

Oklahoma high court to hear prosecutor's death row request

Sep. 09, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a prosecutor’s request that two members of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board be prevented from voting on a high-profile death row inmate’s commutation hearing. Oklahoma County District...

Oklahoma City Marathon adopts coronavirus rules for runners

Sep. 09, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Marathon will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race in order to participate in the annual race. “This Marathon stands for the same resilience of our community we saw...

Women's College World Series expanding from 7 days to 9

Sep. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee has approved expanding the Women’s College World Series from seven days to nine, starting with the 2022 event. The change, announced Wednesday, will eliminate the doubleheader for teams that...