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Man at center of 'Innocent Man' documentary may soon be free

Aug. 21, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has placed the man at the center of a documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom. U.S. District Judge James Payne of Muskogee, Oklahoma, has ruled there was reasonable doubt that Karl Fontenot (FAHN'-teh-noh) should have been convicted in...

Investigators raid online Oklahoma charter school's vendor

Aug. 21, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State investigators have raided a vendor for an online Oklahoma charter school whose enrollment, funding and some of its leaders are at the center of an investigation. Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation searched the home of a man who runs a nonprofit that works with...

Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized

Aug. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment. Court documents show that on Aug. 1,...

Ex-OKC councilman pleads guilty to not filing tax returns

Aug. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City councilman accused of not filing state income tax returns for nine years has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of failing to file income tax returns. Oklahoma County court records indicate 36-year-old John Pettis Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday and received a...

19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation

Aug. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City. Officials said Wednesday 17 of the defendants in the indictments have been arrested following an investigation in which 14 search warrants were executed and...

Oklahoma judge expected to rule Monday in opioid case

Aug. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule next week on whether consumer products company Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the state's opioid epidemic in the first such case against a drugmaker to go to trial. A court spokesman says Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is expected...

Attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber disbarred

Aug. 21, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred after he acknowledged a series of misdeeds as part of a settlement. The Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel disbarred Dennis Hartley, 77, as part of a deal that allowed...

Prosecutors seek death sentence in Oklahoma deputy's death

Aug. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors are asking jurors to return a death sentence for a man convicted of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. The sentencing phase of the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce began Wednesday, a day after jurors convicted him of first-degree murder in the April 18,...

Oklahoma QB Hurts barely edges out Mordecai, Rattler for job

Aug. 20, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts' rise to the starting quarterback position at Oklahoma wasn't a foregone conclusion, despite his wealth of championship experience at Alabama. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley took his time before naming Hurts the starter for the fourth-ranked Sooners' Sept. 1 season opener...

Reality Check: Why your Top 25 team could tank in 2019

Aug. 20, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season. The preseason AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank is out. There were no real surprises at the top. Defending champion Clemson...