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At least 5 dead as Midwest rocked by hurricane-force winds

Dec. 16, 2021 18:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least five people died as a powerful and extremely unusual storm system swept across the Great Plains and Midwest amid unseasonably warm temperatures, spawning hurricane-force winds and possible tornadoes in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. In southeastern...

Tiger King Joe Exotic delaying treatment for resentencing

Dec. 16, 2021 13:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is delaying prostate cancer treatments until after his resentencing on convictions for a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws, according to a motion filed in federal court. ...

Strong winds in Midwest whip up dust, blow over semitrailers

Dec. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A powerful storm system swept across the Great Plains and Midwest Wednesday, closing highways in western Kansas, spawning reported tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa and raising concerns about fires because of unusually high temperatures. The strong winds whipped up...

Tribes: Oklahoma governor ending hunting license agreement

Dec. 13, 2021 18:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma tribal leaders said Monday that Gov. Kevin Stitt's decision to not renew hunting and fishing license compacts with the Cherokee and Choctaw nations is part of an ongoing dispute between the tribes and the Republican governor. Cherokee Nation Principal...

Ex-cabinet secretary files $60M claim over bribery charge

Dec. 10, 2021 15:35 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former member of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet has filed a claim for $60 million damages with the state attorney general’s office, alleging he was wrongly charged with bribery. Former Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration David...

Oklahoma board denies clemency for man in quadruple killing

Dec. 01, 2021 17:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject clemency for a man convicted and sentenced to die for his role in a quadruple slaying in Oklahoma City in 2005. The board's denial of a clemency recommendation for 35-year-old...

Oklahoma death penalty supporters fear executions ending

Nov. 19, 2021 19:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a six-year moratorium on the death penalty following a series of botched lethal injections, Oklahoma officials announced in August they would seek execution dates for seven condemned men . By the next month, their executions were scheduled, leading some death...

Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones' life

Nov. 18, 2021 16:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. Gov. Kevin...

Oklahoma board cites execution flaws, recommends clemency

Nov. 17, 2021 18:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend clemency for a death row inmate after questioning the state’s execution methods. The board, by a 3-2 vote, recommended that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt commute the sentence of...

Federal court rejects Oklahoma death row inmates appeal

Nov. 13, 2021 18:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by four Oklahoma inmates to stay their executions scheduled over the next three months, including a planned lethal injection next week that has drawn international attention. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court...