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Indian Health Service pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Indian Health Service is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Oklahoma and all other regions at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an abundance of caution, IHS has paused all Johnson...

Cherokee Nation AG: Congress must allow state-tribe compacts

Apr. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Congress must take action to allow American Indian tribes to compact with state governments to prosecute crimes in Indian Country, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill said Tuesday. The tribe has filed charges in 440 criminal cases...

City of Tulsa sued for Race Massacre-related documents

Apr. 01, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney who has sued the city of Tulsa for reparations for victims and descendants of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has filed a lawsuit for the release of records related to the massacre and the coming centennial of the attack. The records...

Oklahoma asks court to rethink overturning murder conviction

Mar. 31, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the state's highest criminal court to reconsider its ruling overturning a man's murder convictions and death sentence because of jurisdictional issues stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's determination that much of...

Report: Oklahoma's contact tracing data was insufficient

Mar. 25, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health lacked sufficient contact tracing data to measure the spread of COVID-19 in the state and help communities make data-driven policy decisions, according to a draft report released Thursday by a legislative watchdog. ...

Oklahoma opening coronavirus vaccinations to all residents

Mar. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is joining an increasing number of states that will offer the coronavirus vaccine to all adults, deputy state health commissioner Keith Reed said Tuesday. The health department will begin making appointments Monday for an estimated 500,000...

Manslaughter conviction of ex-Oklahoma officer overturned

Mar. 18, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday overturned the manslaughter conviction and 15-year prison sentence of a former police officer based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found that much of the eastern part of the state remains an American Indian reservation. ...

Manslaughter conviction of ex-Oklahoma officer overturned

Mar. 18, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday overturned the manslaughter conviction and 15-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma police officer based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation. ...

Oklahoma epidemiologist: State to use CDC COVID death report

Mar. 04, 2021 10:32 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association said Tuesday that he is encouraged and happy that the State Department of Health will begin using U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 death reports, which show about 2,500 more deaths in...

Oklahoma vaccinations getting back on track after storm

Feb. 23, 2021 16:33 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma hopes to be back on schedule for coronavirus vaccinations by next week following a powerful storm that forced clinics to postpone inoculations and delayed shipments of the medicine, the state's deputy health commissioner said Tuesday. ...