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Oklahoma legislature approves ban on trans school bathrooms

May. 19, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring public and public charter school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. About a dozen conservative states have passed laws aimed at the transgender...

Sex abuse suit filed against Oklahoma City Catholic school

May. 18, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten current and former students of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City and six parents or guardians are suing the private school, alleging it fostered “a rape culture” for more than 10 years. School officials have known since 2011 that...

Mother of 2 dead babies found decades ago enters Alford plea

May. 13, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman accused in the case of two dead infants found decades ago in South Carolina, including a baby girl who later became known as “Julie Valentine,” has entered an Alford plea to three charges. Brook Graham entered the plea Thursday to two counts of...

Black Tulsa woman sues police for civil rights violations

May. 10, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

A civil rights lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers, the city and Mayor G.T. Bynum by a Black woman who alleges she was attacked and arrested while she was having a mental health crisis. Ladonna Paris, a 70-year-old great-grandmother said she was...

Ex-Dallas cop cleared of murder allegation sues detective

May. 06, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

A fired Dallas police officer who was cleared of ordering two killings in 2017 is now suing the detective who secured his arrest warrant. Former Officer Bryan Riser is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs from Detective Esteban...

Judge lets Tulsa Race Massacre reparations lawsuit proceed

May. 02, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can proceed, bringing new hope for some measure of justice for three survivors of the deadly racist rampage who are now over 100 years old and were in the courtroom for the decision. ...

Oklahoma parks director resigns, restaurant operator sued

Apr. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The embattled director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department resigned Friday and the state filed a lawsuit against the operator of six state park restaurants. The actions come amid investigations by state lawmakers and the state auditor into a...

Supreme Court seems divided in Oklahoma Indian Country case

Apr. 27, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over Oklahoma's authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American lands, following a 2020 high court decision. The outcome probably rests with Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the only member of the court who didn't take...

Justices to hear Oklahoma appeal in tribal jurisdiction case

Apr. 26, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in Oklahoma’s ongoing battle with Native American tribes over the state's authority to prosecute people accused of crimes on Native American lands, following a 2020 Supreme Court decision. The court agreed...

Tulsa cop says he can't recall shooting that killed sergeant

Apr. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

A Tulsa police officer who was wounded in a shooting that killed a police sergeant told jurors Thursday that he does not remember the events of that night, including what led to the gunfire. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan testified in the murder trial of David Anthony Ware, saying he has...