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Nebraska woman sentenced to prison for stabbing uncle's wife

Apr. 23, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 32-year-old Bertrand, Nebraska, woman who was paid $200 and given methamphetamine by her uncle to cut off his wife's hair and scar her face has been sentenced to prison. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Athea Stabler was sentenced Tuesday to 18 to 20 years. Her attorney, Shirley...

Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

Apr. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case. Court records show both sides agreed to the dismissal order filed in federal court in Muskogee. The lawsuit...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates civil justice damages cap

Apr. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that caps monetary damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits, the latest civil justice measure backed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to be invalidated by the state's highest court. In a sharply...

Air Ambulance service shuts down 4 Oklahoma helicopter bases

Apr. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Air Methods Corp. has shut down four medical helicopter bases in Oklahoma due to financial burdens. Officials with the Colorado-based company confirmed Monday that after analyzing operations, they decided to close the MediFlight bases in Chickasha, Seminole, Keefeton and at Riverside...

Oklahoma governor signs bill against plastic bag fees, bans

Apr. 23, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. Stitt signed the bill into law Tuesday after it received final passage in the Oklahoma Legislature earlier this month. The measure also applies to...

Conference set in ex-Oklahoma inmate's lawsuit over erection

Apr. 23, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma inmate who filed a $5 million lawsuit accusing jail authorities of refusing him treatment for a painful erection that lasted four days might be about to settle. Court records show a settlement conference is set for May 7 in the lawsuit filed by 33-year-old Dustin...

Correction: Oklahoma-Boeing story

Apr. 23, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a story April 16 about Boeing Co. winning a contract to service bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the B-21 Raider is expected to replace the B-1 and B-52 bombers in the mid-2020s. The B-21 Raider is expected to begin...

Oklahoma lawmakers mull details of Medicaid expansion bill

Apr. 22, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's uncertain whether a measure proposing the use of Medicaid expansion funds to boost Oklahoma's private insurance subsidy program will pass during this session, according to the bill's sponsor. Sen. Greg McCortney said lawmakers don't want to vote on his sponsored legislation until...

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett joins PR firm

Apr. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City mayor and gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett is joining a marketing and public relations firm. The Oklahoman reports that Cornett will be working at Oklahoma City-based Jones PR in an executive counsel role and will specialize in business. Cornett says he'll be...