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Nolan Clay
Nolan Clay

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Landmark day in state

In a landmark day for the state, the death toll from the pandemic climbed Monday above 50, Gov. Kevin Stitt was granted...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 13 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Thirteen residents at Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the...

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New commissioner made SUV, chairs among his first purchases at Oklahoma Health Department

Weeks before a novel coronavirus began killing people first in China and then around the world, the new health commissioner for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: In pain from COVID-19, attorney was OK with dying

Feverish and in agonizing pain from COVID-19, Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan thought three or four times at the hospital...

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Outlook 2020: Oklahoma County judges share stories, advice

For decades, the judiciary at the Oklahoma County Courthouse was mostly a males-only club. That sure has changed. Among the...

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Outlook 2020: 'We have to show up for our friends and neighbors,' Kendra Horn says

Kendra Horn went from encouraging women to run for political office to running herself. In 2018, she became just the third...

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Outlook 2020: 'There's still a lot of challenges and barriers,' chief justice says

When Chief Justice Noma Gurich graduated from law school in 1978, only 5% of the attorneys in the state were women. Today,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nine state nursing homes and long-term care facilities have cases

The state Health Department reported Friday 50 residents and employees at nine nursing homes and long-term care facilities have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State driver's license offices to close

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is temporarily closing its 33 driver's license offices to further protect the public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Joe Exotic not exposed to any known COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma jail, officials say

Oklahoma officials on Thursday disputed widespread reports that Joe Exotic's fellow inmates at the Grady County Jail have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — More residents of a nursing home here have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated — if conditions warrant...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Zoo shown on "Tiger King" must stay closed

WYNNEWOOD — A prosecutor promised Monday to take legal action against a private zoo if it tries to reopen in violation of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 16

The reported death toll in Oklahoma from COVID-19 grew to 16 Sunday as a leading expert warned as many as 200,000 could die in...

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Netflix star Joe Exotic files longshot lawsuit

With the keen sense of timing that comes from being an experienced showman, Joe Exotic is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home resident in Norman dies after testing positive

NORMAN — A nursing home resident — identified only as a woman in her 60s — has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. A...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

While urging other Oklahomans to stay at home to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state Health Department was telling its...

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OKC businessman accused of fraud in Florida

A businessman who once served on the Oklahoma City School Board is facing accusations in Florida that he stole hundreds of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing attorney warns don't put yourself at risk

Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan arrived home early March 11 from a trip with friends to Miami, Florida, with good memories...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bombing anniversary ceremony to be prerecorded

Like usual, there will be silence for 168 seconds on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the names of all...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Corrections Department stops accepting inmates from jails

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has notified sheriffs that it temporarily will not accept any new inmates from county...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal jury trials called off

Upcoming federal jury trials in Oklahoma are being called off in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Weekend stays at Oklahoma County jail put off

Offenders sentenced to weekends at the Oklahoma County jail do not have to report until July. Oklahoma County's presiding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC court hearings canceled

All hearings in Oklahoma City Municipal Court have been canceled through April 3. Defendants will be notified by mail of their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers' comp commission closed for week

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission has closed for the rest of the week and maybe longer. All hearings for injured...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers comp commission shutting down two days

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is shutting down its offices for two days because employees in Oklahoma City may...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Troopers told to have motorists read driver's license information to them

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers may ask motorists during traffic stops to read off...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Price gouging law in effect after national emergency declared

The state's price gouging law went into effect automatically Friday when President Donald Trump declared a national emergency....

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor on Wednesday fired a deputy running against him for what was described as a pattern of...

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U.S. Supreme Court lets stand fired Oklahoma City police officer's convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's complaints about his...

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Drugs linked to Oklahoma death row inmate's death

McALESTER — After being moved off the most restrictive unit in prison, murderer Albert Ray Johnson found a way to smuggle drugs...

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Oklahoma County commissioner to run again after not being charged

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said Wednesday he is running for reelection after being cleared of wrongdoing after...

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Edmond man admits smuggling guns to Iraq, FBI says

An Edmond man has admitted he shipped firearms hidden with tool parts to a Kurdish military organization in Iraq, the FBI said....

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Robbery after Super Bowl faked, Edmond police say

EDMOND — The assistant manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings told police the masked armed robber came in after closing on the night...

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Death row inmates ask to renew legal challenge to execution procedures

As expected, almost two dozen Oklahoma death row inmates took the first step Thursday to renew their legal challenge to the...

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Oklahoma County sheriff calls lawsuit a political stunt

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is calling a deputy's lawsuit against him a political stunt. "That's all it is," he said...

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Oklahoma court agrees legislator wasted marital assets

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a divorce judge's ruling that state Rep. Kevin McDugle committed "marital...

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Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman

NORMAN — A judge Monday blocked a citywide vote on the future of development at University North Park. Cleveland County...

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Blackwell police officer ordered to face trial over fatal shooting

PERRY — In a decision that stunned his supporters, a Blackwell police lieutenant was ordered Wednesday to face trial over the...

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Oklahoma City man who killed his family no longer facing death penalty

An Oklahoma City man convicted of killing his wife and her four children in 1993 will be getting off of death row unless the...

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Families of Oklahoma murder victims say justice may be closer

At her murdered parents' graves, Debra Wyatt made a solemn promise to see their killer executed. She has been waiting 16...

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Oklahoma to resume lethal injection executions

Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder...

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Guardrails go up at deadly bridge

A company hired by Oklahoma City has already installed guardrails on the south side of a concrete bridge where four people have...

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Oklahoma City oilman fined $100,000 for lying to the FBI

A longtime Oklahoma City oilman known for helping others was fined $100,000 Monday for making a false statement to the FBI....

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge sued twice over debts

After a tumultuous first year on the bench, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman has been sued — twice — at the start...

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Moore suspect had multiple DUI arrests

For most of his life, the suspect in the Moore High School tragedy has had trouble with drugs, alcohol and the law. Max Leroy...

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Why did deadly OKC bridge not get fixed?

The crosses at the base of a bridge in northeast Oklahoma City bear witness to a sad truth about this lonely spot in the road....

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David Boren discloses history of gift-giving to OU

NORMAN — In a surprise move, David Boren has released how much he and his wife gave to the university he led for nearly 24...

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Joe Exotic vows to appeal

A showman to the end, Joe Exotic jumped up Wednesday in court when it came his turn to talk to the judge at his sentencing in a...

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Joe Exotic sentenced Wednesday in Oklahoma murder-for-hire plot

Former zookeeper Joe Exotic was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison.The big cat breeder started a zoo in...

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David Boren out at foundation

David Boren is no longer on the board of directors of a philanthropic organization started by Michael Bloomberg, the former New...

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David Boren paid University of Oklahoma after internal audit

NORMAN — OU employees did landscaping and other improvements at David Boren's personal residence more than 100 times while he...

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OSBI in sex probe asking if David Boren traded promotions for cooperation

OSBI agents have begun a new round of interviews in a major push to wrap up their sexual misconduct investigation of retired...

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Oklahoma County DA says investigator fired over affair

In response to a wrongful termination claim, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater reported Friday that he fired a...

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Oklahoma City bail bondsman charged

Oklahoma City bail bondsman Howard Barnett was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter over a fatal shooting at a hotel...

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Norman dispute headed to court

NORMAN — Four former mayors on Friday asked a judge to block a citywide vote on the future of development at University North...

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Former Oklahoma police chief charged

A former Luther police chief is being accused in a felony charge of keeping a $310 payment from a traffic stop. Tony Shaun...

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Embattled Oklahoma County district judge criticized again

Two appellate judges sharply criticized an Oklahoma County district judge Wednesday for not taking herself off criminal cases...

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Accused Oklahoma County judge reassigned

An Oklahoma County district judge accused of tax evasion will not be presiding over any criminal cases in 2020. Kendra Coleman...

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Former Oklahoma tag agent repays embezzled funds

A former Calera tag agent pleaded guilty Friday to embezzlement and was put on probation for two years after repaying the...

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Moore police officer charged in fatal crash

NORMAN — A Moore police officer was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter after an investigation determined he was...

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Woman arrested in deadly trailer home fire

A 19-year-old woman has admitted she set the fire at a trailer home near Harrah that killed her sister and sister's boyfriend...

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Accused company pays $3 million settlement over Fort Sill dam

A defense contractor has paid $3 million to the federal government to settle a civil complaint over a Fort Sill project....

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Tribe says no to state audit of gaming activity

The Chickasaw Nation has told the state it cannot conduct its own audit of the tribe's gaming operations. The state notified...

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Will NRA get insider info?

Payne worked as a television reporter and anchor in Oklahoma for years before joining Ackerman McQueen in 2015. She has said...

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OKC gunman killed by police in and out of prison

In 2006, longtime felon Elray Barber was sentenced to prison for 20 years for robbing a woman of her car in Oklahoma City. He...

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Two jailed in fatal OKC shooting

A felon who already has served time for robbery and drug offenses is now being accused in a deadly Oklahoma City home...

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Joe Exotic faces Jan. 22 sentencing

CHICKASHA — From jail, former zookeeper Joe Exotic is predicting he will be vindicated one day on appeal. "It may take me a...

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Oklahoma County district judge found in contempt

For the first time in its history, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has found a candidate for office in contempt. Without naming...

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Was Oklahoma prison wedding a ruse or real?

McALESTER — Three years after his wedding plans caused a stir statewide, death row inmate Gilbert Ray Postelle is getting...

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SEC accuses Oklahoma oilman of making $1.18 million off insider trading

A Stillwater oilman has agreed to pay almost $3 million to resolve an insider trading complaint. John Special, 67, is accused...

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Child rapist forced victim to have surgery, jurors told

EL RENO — A jury Wednesday chose the maximum possible punishment for a child rapist after hearing testimony he forced his...

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Oklahoma County district judge disciplined, avoids removal

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman will remain on the bench for now even though a secret investigation...

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When will appeals end in 1999 murder case?

Twenty years after her husband was gunned down at his transmission shop in Oklahoma City, Carolyn Taylor is waiting bitterly...

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Revealed after 26 years, judge was source of scoop for the ages

Oklahoma County District Judge John Amick was keeping a secret that was troubling him inside more and more each day. The judge...

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Will Oklahoma County officials raise their own salaries?

Oklahoma County's elected officials put off a vote Thursday on raising their own salaries "effective immediately" because of...

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Grand jurors return murder indictment against Blackwell police lieutenant

A state grand jury has found a Blackwell police lieutenant at fault in the fatal shooting of a road rage suspect during an...

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Drugmaker's expert in Oklahoma opioid trial indicted

NORMAN — University of Miami Professor Bruce Bagley was one of the final witnesses in the state opioid trial, testifying in...

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Trump appointee sues Democratic bosses at Oklahoma State University

STILLWATER — An associate professor who served in the Trump administration is alleging Democrats at Oklahoma State University...

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Oklahoma City police officer poses as hit man to uncover murder plot

A robbery defendant plotted from jail to have his victims murdered before they could testify against him at his upcoming...

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Accused gun rights activist released from Oklahoma County jail

A YouTuber accused of illegally taking an AR-15 rifle into a restaurant was released Friday night from the Oklahoma County...

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Oklahoma judge issues final order in opioid case

NORMAN — A judge issued a final order Friday directing pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay...

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Gun rights activist arrested

A self-described Second Amendment "auditor" was arrested Tuesday after being accused of illegally taking a rifle into an...

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Cockfight host thought they were legal — he was wrong

ANADARKO — For $20 a pop, spectators could watch trained roosters fight to the death as many as 50 to 60 times at derbies on a...

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Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states

Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states Massachusetts made cockfighting illegal in 1836, the first state to do so, according to...

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DA heads to appeals court over issue with Oklahoma County judge

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Wednesday he will continue his effort to have District Judge Kendra Coleman...

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Attorney General speaks up for accused DA

The attorney general on Monday came to the defense of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater over accusations the DA...

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Oklahoma County judge accepted $225 from corporate donors

An embattled Oklahoma County judge has refunded three donations made to her 2018 campaign by corporations. District Judge...

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Oklahoma County judge accused in felony charge of intentionally evading paying taxes

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is now facing a felony charge over her tax troubles. She is accused in the charge...

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Oklahoma County sheriff seeks new location for offices

In another sign he is serous about no longer operating the jail, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is planning to move his...

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Oklahoma County sheriff tells jail trust it needs to take over Jan. 1

In a strongly worded letter, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said Wednesday his office will no longer assist in the...

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Fired police pension head agrees to never work for state again

Prosecutors have dismissed a fraud charge against the former head of the state agency that manages the $2.5 billion pension...

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"Perfect choice" of red SUV turned into embarrassment for Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

After being named to the No. 2 position at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Assistant Commissioner Megan Simpson had...

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Oklahoma PAC accused of repeated violations of campaign finance laws

A little-known PAC secretly and illegally funneled thousands of dollars from a wealthy Missouri businessman's companies to...

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Fuss leads to election over new presiding judge

The presiding judge of Oklahoma and Canadian counties lost reelection to the top spot Thursday because of dissatisfaction over...

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Investigators seize Oklahoma City attorney's boots as evidence in triple slaying probe

Investigators have seized black boots from the home of an Oklahoma City attorney suspected of involvement in a triple slaying...

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Former Health Department attorney pleads guilty

Wiping away tears, the former top lawyer at the Oklahoma Health Department pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanors for...

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Oklahoma City strip club owner faces new charge

The owner of a notorious Oklahoma City strip club is being accused in a new felony charge of faking that she had insurance so...

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Fired prison security chief wins job back

TAFT — A fired prison security chief has won his job back after an administrative law judge found corrections officials...

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OSBI seized former OU vice president's emails after student reports unwelcome sexual encounter

A new witness has come forward against former University of Oklahoma Vice President Tripp Hall, telling a state agent a massage...

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Attorney suspected in triple slaying held on federal charge

Investigators have determined that an Oklahoma City attorney test-fired and bought a rifle in August that may have been used a...

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Killers drove car resembling attorney's, investigators say

BEGGS — The two masked killers who fatally shot a woman and her parents early Sept. 7 drove a four-door sedan resembling an...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death in week

A drug offender awaiting trial for burglary died Friday at the Oklahoma County jail. Ryan Andrew Melton, 33, had been jailed...

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Edmond police officers will not face charges in naked teen's shooting death

EDMOND — The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked teenager have been cleared of criminal...

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Grand jury issues indictments in 1983 Tulsa cold case

A day after the 36th anniversary of a beating death at a Tulsa motel, the state's multicounty grand jury has returned murder...

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Indicted Oklahoma County judge rejects DA request to stop hearing his office's cases

An indicted Oklahoma County district judge said again Thursday she is not influenced by campaign donations and that she will...

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Oklahoma County district judge indicted over tax issues

An embattled Oklahoma County district judge is being accused of intentionally disregarding the law by repeatedly filing state...

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Triple-homicide investigation leads to arrest of Oklahoma City attorney on intimidation accusation

An Oklahoma City defense attorney was arrested Friday as part of an investigation into a triple homicide last week at a home...

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Midwife charged with felony after botched birth

SALLISAW — A midwife was charged Friday with a felony after admitting she performed a surgical procedure on a mother to...

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Attorney admits helping fugitive boyfriend

NORMAN — A judge has made a Shawnee attorney a convicted felon for bringing food and money to her violent, meth-addicted...

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Popular Mexican restaurant in Stillwater hired smuggled workers, feds allege

STILLWATER — Federal agents searched a popular Mexican restaurant here Sept. 4 because of suspicions it hired workers smuggled...

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge has tax troubles, too

The Oklahoma County district judge who failed to disclose all her campaign donors also has failed to pay all her taxes. Kendra...

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Hackers get $4.2 million from Oklahoma pension fund for retired troopers, state agents

The FBI is investigating a cybertheft of $4.2 million from the state's pension fund for retired Oklahoma Highway troopers,...

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DA says judge concealed donors, should step down from all her cases

In an unprecedented move, a new Oklahoma County judge is being asked to step down from every criminal case being prosecuted by...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt replaces Public Safety commissioner

A shake-up is underway at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the state agency that runs the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and...

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Defense attorney plans to raise president's tweets in other illegal immigration cases

A judge refused to dismiss an illegal immigration case because of President Donald Trump's tweets. "Under these circumstances,...

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Jury deadlock latest example of death penalty's decline

GUTHRIE — As his life slipped away, the wounded Logan County sheriff's deputy radioed for help, gave a description of the...

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Murderer avoids death sentence in deputy shooting

GUTHRIE — A judge Thursday night sentenced murderer Nathan LeForce to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the...

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Trump's tweets at issue in bid for dismissal of illegal immigration charge

A defendant in an illegal immigration case is complaining President Donald Trump has made it impossible for him to get a fair...

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OSBI meets with DA about Epic; OKCPS discusses plan to take on students

Two OSBI agents on Wednesday updated Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater about their progress on the investigation...

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Former American Legion official going to prison for embezzlement

A former top official at The American Legion of Oklahoma is headed to prison for embezzling from fellow veterans to enrich...

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Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case

MUSKOGEE — For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt calling for higher education chancellor to be replaced

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for Glen Johnson, Oklahoma's longtime higher education chancellor, to be replaced. "Oklahomans...

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Former trooper sues over dropped blackmail charge

A former trooper alleges in a civil rights lawsuit that the public safety commissioner falsely accused him of blackmail to...

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Former Rogers County DA investigator indicted

A former investigator for the Rogers County district attorney has been accused of warning an acquaintance a massage parlor was...

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Oklahoma governor calls for gaming talks to start in a month after making concession

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for gaming talks to begin Sept. 3, after backing away somewhat from his position that compacts with...

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Oklahoma judge has not disclosed her final campaign donors for months

A newly elected Oklahoma County district judge was ordered to pay $3,000 for campaign reporting violations, more than any other...

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Donations to OETA Foundation misspent?

In its final days of operation, the charitable organization that raised money for public TV in Oklahoma awarded its terminated...

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For 1983 beating death, murderer gets 25-year prison sentence

Widower Delbert McKim had often thought in the 36 years since his wife was beaten to death in downtown Oklahoma City that...

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OSBI interviews Gallogly for investigation of Boren

The OSBI interviewed former OU President Jim Gallogly for its ongoing investigation of former President David Boren, The...

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Former Oklahoma senator ordered to jail for 90 days

A former state senator has been ordered to jail for violating his probation just days after pleading guilty to assaulting an...

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Oklahoma governor accepted more than $600,000 from donors since election

Gov. Kevin Stitt has raised more than $600,000 from donors since his election in November, his campaign contributions reports...

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Seized marijuana returned to Enid dispensary after charges dismissed

GUTHRIE — After finding 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early June 4, suspicious Logan County sheriff deputies...

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Former state lawmaker's death ruled suicide

NORMAN — The former state lawmaker who fatally shot himself last month was heavily intoxicated, according to an autopsy report...

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Feed the Children settles lawsuit with former president

Feed the Children has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by its former CEO and president. The charity paid J.C....

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Grand jury indicts Oklahoma massage parlor owner

The state's multicounty grand jury on Thursday indicted a Broken Arrow massage parlor owner. Tieling Guan, 43, is accused in...

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Expense of OU investigations tops $1.5 million

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma paid another $489,367 in July to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct...

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Opioid trial moves closer to end

NORMAN — Drug sales rep Drue Diesselhorst kept a list taped in her car. On it were goals for herself and things she wanted to...

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Oklahoma doctor says pharmaceutical companies not to blame for opioid problem

NORMAN — A longtime Oklahoma heart and lung surgeon testified as a defense expert Wednesday that pharmaceutical companies bear...

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Sales official for accused drugmaker testifies doctors are not deceived

NORMAN — A sales manager for a drugmaker accused of causing Oklahoma's opioid crisis testified Tuesday his sales reps do not...

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Defense expert disputes claim that opioid addiction a life sentence

NORMAN — A defense expert testified Monday at the state opioid trial that an addiction to prescription painkillers is...

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'No foul play' involved in death of former state lawmaker

NORMAN — Police investigating the fatal shooting of a former state senator concluded there was no foul play. Jonathan Nichols,...

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Pharmaceutical company agrees to not promote opioids in Oklahoma until 2027

NORMAN — Generic drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA has agreed not to promote opioids in any way in Oklahoma for years...

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Oklahoma grand jury investigates suspended sheriff

The state's multicounty grand is investigating a county sheriff who already has been suspended from office because of...

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Former OU vice president now facing sexual battery lawsuit

NORMAN — Already under criminal investigation, a former University of Oklahoma vice president is now being sued, as well. A...

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Ethics Commission says money is tight

A year after the state's watchdog agency sued unsuccessfully for more funding, its financial situation remains dire, officials...

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Boren says he was tempted to fight on

NORMAN — Former President David Boren says he has only best wishes for the University of Oklahoma and will always be a...

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Boren cuts ties with the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — Former President David Boren on Wednesday cut his remaining ties with the University of Oklahoma in the wake of a...

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Oklahoma double murderer headed to death row

EL RENO — A former oil field worker on Thursday became just the fifth murderer to get a death sentence at trial in Oklahoma...

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Norman police investigating death of former state lawmaker

NORMAN — police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former state senator. Jonathan Nichols’ body was found in his Norman...

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Cost of two investigations at OU tops $1 million

NORMAN — The expense of investigating retired OU President David Boren and the misreporting of information to U.S. News &...

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Fired OSU assistant coach Lamont Evans had 'insatiable desire' for bribe money, prosecutors say

Fired Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans is asking for only probation for his role in the college basketball...

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Oklahoma Department of Human Services director replaced

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is getting a new director. Gov. Kevin Stitt is replacing Ed Lake, who held the job...

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U.S. judge who presided over Oklahoma City bombing case dies

Public confidence in the judicial system had crumbled by the time U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch was chosen to take over...

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Six witnesses told law firm about Boren encounters

Six witnesses gave accounts about encounters with David Boren to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct investigation...

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OSBI gets report on former OU President David Boren

The University of Oklahoma has turned over a law firm's secret report on former President David Boren to the OSBI, The...

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Lawmakers reject ethics rules

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma legislators have told a watchdog agency it can't control what they do once they leave...

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Federal jury sides with Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten in wrongful termination case

A federal jury has rejected claims that Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten fired employees for political reasons. The court...

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Teachers backing Oklahoma County sheriff deputies in political fight

Oklahoma County sheriff deputies have influential new allies in their ongoing feud with county commissioners — teachers....

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University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly to step down

After less than a year in office, University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly is stepping down. OU announced Sunday...

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University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly to step down

Less than a year in office, University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly is resigning, sources have told The...

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Former lawmaker in Oklahoma settles ethics case

Former state Rep. Scott Biggs has turned over the last of his 2016 campaign funds to the state. The Oklahoma Ethics Commission...

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University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with Boren this week

University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with former President David Boren this week but they could consider doing so in...

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Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asks for meeting with regents

In an extraordinary move, former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asked in writing Tuesday to meet with regents...

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OU pays more than $500K for Boren, financial data investigations

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has paid $561,493 to the law firm that investigated both former OU President David Boren...

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Air conditioning at the Oklahoma County jail will be turned back on May 13 despite risk of damage to system

Oklahoma County commissioners voted Thursday to go ahead and turn back on the air conditioning at the jail even though pipe...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death of 2019

A 16-year-old rape defendant died Wednesday, a week after he was found hanging in his cell at the Oklahoma County jail. John...

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Oklahoma County jail getting hotter as pipe repairs knock out air conditioning

The aging, troubled Oklahoma County jail has a dangerous new problem — no air conditioning and hot days ahead. "This is an...

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New witness comes forward in 1984 "Dreams of Ada" case

In the latest twist in the complex "Dreams of Ada" murder case, a new witness has come forward with incriminating information...

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Organization apologizes to Oklahoma County commissioner for "no confidence" vote

An organization of sheriff deputies and detention officers has apologized to Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, one...

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Two Oklahoma County officials trade accusations during meeting over jail trust

A new Oklahoma County commissioner on Wednesday again accused the sheriff of mismanagement, saying at a meeting the jail was...

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Grandma indicted after 5-year-old boy dies

Last summer, after her 5-year-old grandson died suddenly, Alanna Jean Orr mourned on Facebook. "So many happy memories of our...

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Oklahoma County commissioner criticized over stance

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is being harshly criticized for voting against having sheriff deputies at schools....

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Council endorses trust to oversee Oklahoma County jail

A powerful committee of community leaders and government officials on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to endorse the creation of...

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Special counsel appointed to oversee David Boren investigation

A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been appointed as a special counsel over the...

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Prosecutors say Oklahoma justice reform talks overlook victims

At a ceremony Wednesday, prosecutors complained legislators are forgetting crime victims in their efforts to address prison...

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OETA Foundation to dissolve, transfer funds to new nonprofit

To settle a legal dispute, the nonprofit foundation that supported public television in Oklahoma for more than three decades is...

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David Boren answers investigators' questions about allegations

Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday fully and candidly answered all questions from investigators...

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Joe Exotic to be featured in documentaries, "Dateline" prime time report and magazine articles

Even in disgrace, Joe Exotic remains somewhat of a media darling. Journalists last month came from across the country to...

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Joe Exotic found guilty in murder-for-hire case

In his 56 years of life, Joe Exotic has gone by a lot of different names and done a lot of different things. The Tiger King has...

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Joe Exotic testifies in his own defense at murder-for-hire trial

In testimony at times tearful and at times defiant, Joe Exotic told his jurors Monday he never hired anyone to kill his chief...

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Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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PETA lawyer testifies as defense witness in murder-for-hire trial for Joe Exotic

The first defense witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Friday that big cat breeder Joe Exotic talked in late 2017 of...

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OSBI investigating former OU President David Boren

The OSBI on Thursday began investigating former University of Oklahoma President David Boren after a former teaching assistant...

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Joe Exotic talked of using gubernatorial campaign as murder alibi

In a recording played for jurors Thursday, zookeeper Joe Exotic agreed to pay an undercover FBI agent to kill a Florida woman...

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Joe Exotic paid $3,000 cash to have woman killed, ex-convict testifies

The key prosecution witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Wednesday that zookeeper Joe Exotic paid him $3,000 in cash in...

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OU issues a new statement on investigation after graduate speaks out

The University of Oklahoma issued a new statement Tuesday night about an ongoing investigation after a witness told an online...

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Joe Exotic's jury shown his online death threats

The jury Tuesday in a murder-for-hire trial saw more than a dozen videos and Facebook posts of Joe Exotic threatening to kill...

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Joe Exotic played along with set-up attempt, attorney says

Cat breeder Joe Exotic already had been planning to leave behind the zoo he founded when new owner Jeff Lowe and a "hapless...

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Jury to hear first testimony in Joe Exotic murder-for-hire trial

For years, Joe Exotic operated a private zoo in Wynnewood that delighted visitors —and enraged animal rights groups — because...

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Oklahoma County sheriff upset with county commissioner over jail criticism

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor lashed out Thursday at a county commissioner who has accused him of mismanaging the jail....

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OKC woman loses job after being jailed by mistake two weeks

A first-ever check of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found a 20-year-old woman had been locked up for days by...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission agrees to increase political donation cap

Political candidates in Oklahoma will be able to accept $2,800 from individuals the next time they run. The Federal Election...

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Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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Oklahoma attorney general seeks receiver for OETA Foundation

The state attorney general is asking an Oklahoma County judge to appoint a receiver to take control at the OETA Foundation....

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Census at Oklahoma County jail inmate finds all inmates had court appearances

A court-sanctioned check of more than 1,600 Oklahoma County jail inmates was completed Friday with no one else found who had...

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Ex-senator pleads guilty to Uber driver assault

A former state senator admitted Friday he made unwanted advances and lewd comments toward a female Uber driver during a ride in...

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Judge directs every Oklahoma County jail inmate be checked after one was lost for almost eight months

For almost eight months, everyone agrees, Oklahoma County jail inmate Charles E. Lemons was lost in the criminal justice...

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Released early, Oklahoma octogenarian headed back to prison after new sex offense

Repeat sex offender Bobby Otto Powers is headed back to prison, almost nine years after being released early because...

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Former OU president sought for interview by investigating law firm

The law firm investigating allegations of serious misconduct at the University of Oklahoma on Friday asked for the first time...

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Former Sooner running back Roy Finch faces kidnapping charge that could derail CFL return

Despite a highly publicized arrest last April, former Sooner running back Roy Finch had hoped for a return to the Canadian...

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FBI insider trading probe results in criminal charge in Oklahoma City federal court

The FBI has been conducting an insider trading investigation of the former chairman of Marathon Oil Corp., The Oklahoman has...

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Oklahoma attorney general urges changes to trooper promotion policies "to avoid any appearance of impropriety"

Attorney General Mike Hunter is calling for policy changes in the promotions process at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol "to avoid...

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Oklahoman Court of Criminal Appeals upholds conviction of woman who met victim on the Internet

Heartbroken after his wife's death, widower Michael Ray Beach looked for love again on the internet. He found Kathryn Lynn...

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Boren under investigation for sexual harassment

The University of Oklahoma is paying one of the largest law firms in the world to investigate former President David Boren,...

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Baby-faced woman was "gangsta enough" for murderer on the lam

Some time after escaping from the Payne County jail by posing as his cellmate, convicted murderer Patrick Marteaz Walker met up...

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Fired Oklahoma worker admitted taking funds seized by troopers

A longtime employee at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety admitted she took funds seized during traffic stops for...

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OSBI cold case agents make first arrests

In the first success for its new cold case unit, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has made two arrests in a 2013...

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'Surprise' jail count angers Oklahoma County sheriff

After hearing stories on the campaign trail of inmates being held too long at the Oklahoma County jail, a new county...

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Oklahoma governor raised and spent $10 million on successful campaign

Gov. Kevin Stitt raised and spent more than $10 million to win the 2018 governor's race.

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Ex-senator ordered to pay restitution for sex crime

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for child sex trafficking. A judge on Thursday...

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Former legislator agrees to pay $31,000 to settle Ethics Commission lawsuit

Former Rep. Gus Blackwell was accused in both a lawsuit and a criminal case of wrongdoing involving campaign funds.

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Executions by gas stalled indefinitely while state seeks willing seller of device

As the number mounts of inmates eligible for execution, Corrections Department Director Joe Allbaugh says he can't find a...

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Oklahoma leaves grassroots lobbying alone

Oklahoma Ethics Commission takes no action on proposed grassroots lobbying rule after outcry against it.

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Longtime Oklahoma City police chief to retire

Chief Bill Citty led changes in police culture promoting community relations and transparency.

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Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in...

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Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Suspect in inmate's death identified as triple murderer from Oklahoma City

Suspect identified as Raymond "Mono" Pillado, who fatally shot three people in 2006.

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Oklahoma attorney arrested after being accused of solicitation for murder

Winston Connor II, of Jay, Oklahoma, was arrested at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, after returning from a vacation...

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Oklahoma murderer killed in prison; victim's body was never found

Anthony Josephy Palma was killed in prison. The body of the 8-year-old girl he was convicted of killing was never found.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission bans leadership PACs

The ban may never go into effect because legislators can reject it.

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Watchdog agency sues 14 former candidates for public office in Oklahoma

Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Dead Oklahoma County jail inmate identified

Inmate was homeless U.S. Army veteran who had been in jail since October after failing to appear for mental health court.

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Bitter dispute severs OETA, OETA Foundation

The OETA and the OETA Foundation have been partners for more than 30 years but have been involved in a bitter dispute.

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Judge orders $268,796 restitution in Oklahoma Medicaid fraud case

Edmond man ordered to serve 20 months in federal prison. Wife gets weekend incarceration.

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Ex-teaching assistant charged with sex crime

A former teaching assistant at a Putnam City middle school has been accused in a felony charge of sending messages of a sexual...

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Oklahoma legislator accepts settlement in lawsuit against "Dr. Dirt"

Rep. Mark McBride on Dec. 12 dismissed his federal lawsuit against a Texas political consultant.

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Norman attorney disciplined for sex with client

In a departure from the typical discipline, Oklahoma Supreme Court justices only suspended attorney for six months.

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OETA wants foundation to vacate shared building

The dispute between OETA and the OETA Foundation is worsening.

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Death row inmate loses latest challenge to his conviction for fatally shooting an Oklahoma trooper

Ricky Ray Malone is on death row in Oklahoma for fatally shooting an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on the day after Christmas...

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OHP trooper accused of blackmail attempt

Capt. Troy German was put on paid administrative leave Monday.

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Edmond Santa Fe High School teacher arrested on sex complaint

Arrest came after victim attempted suicide, police say

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Oklahoma County settles age and race discrimination lawsuit for $175,000

An employee fired by Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten has settled her age and race discrimination case against the county.

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Investigation into ethics complaint against Oklahoma City police chief completed

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty has been accused in an ethics complaint of retaliating against the top four officers...

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OETA alleges donations for public television misused

Dispute has alienated donors to public television.

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Foundation claims major donors are leaving because of OETA power grab

OETA and the foundation that supports it are in a dispute that is now in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Hobby Lobby leases campus of St. Gregory's University to Oklahoma Baptist University

Sale of bankrupt St. Gregory's University campus closed Tuesday.by Hobby Lobby.

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Three women accused of helping convicted killer escape

Three women are accused of conspiring with Patrick Walker in his escape plan.

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Reward offered in search for escaped inmate from Payne County

The nationwide search continued Monday for an escaped, convicted murderer. A reward has been offered.

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First black federal judge in Oklahoma has heard final case

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange took senior status in November and gave up her caseload.

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Strip club fight turns costly for Del City

Del City officials have little to show so far for its expense in getting rid of Fantasy Island, a notorious strip club.

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Some Pikepass customers charged while sticker tags are in the mail

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says instances of Pikepass reads in the mail are extremely infrequent.

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Police identify Norman man killed by train

Norman police identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train Saturday night.

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OKC police chief faces ethics probe

Four Oklahoma City deputy police chiefs have filed an ethics complaint against their boss, Police Chief Bill Citty. The city...

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Oklahoma multicounty grand jury issues two sealed indictments

Oklahoma's 17th multicounty grand jury met for three days this week under extraordinary secrecy and heard testimony for the...

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Nonprofit's former CEO admits misspending charity funds on lobbying in Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma House Speaker Steve Lewis is identified only as Person #18 in a political corruption case filed against the...

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John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov....

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Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister sued by witness in the now-dismissed criminal case against her

Witness in criminal case against Joy Hofmeister alleges she was behind his forced resignation in 2016.

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Losing Tulsa judge now faces grand jury investigation

The state's new multicounty grand jury meets to hear testimony for the first time on Tuesday.

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Oklahoma County jury hits health insurer Aetna with $25.5 million verdict

Jurors were upset with Aetna for refusing to pay for proton beam therapy for a cancer patient.

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Oklahoma attorney general, state schools superintendent and other statewide GOP candidates win easily

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter won election Tuesday to the position he was appointed to last year after Scott Pruitt...

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Accused Tulsa County judge loses re-election

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

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Maimed Oklahoma legislator downplays heroism

Assailant who bit off top of legislator's ear sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Candidate for Oklahoma County treasurer owes back taxes

Daniel Chae faces longtime incumbent Butch Freeman in Tuesday's general election for Oklahoma County treasurer.

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Oklahoma House candidate apologizes for false endorsement in campaign mailer

LaVelle Compton is an Oklahoma City Democrat. He is running against Rep. Jon Echols, the House floor majority leader.

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Oklahoma AG race turns lackluster

Attorney General Mike Hunter was appointed governor after Scott Pruitt left for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Special agent at Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested after wife accuses him of abuse.

An OSBI special agent, Martin P. Solorzano, was arrested Thursday and is accused of hitting his wife, Jordan Solorzano. She is...

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Oklahoma County jail to remain under federal oversight for now

Sheriff said psychiatrist praised jail efforts to address inmates with mental health issues.

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DNA testing further incriminates Oklahoma death row inmate who claims innocence

The ABC docuseries, "The Last Defense" focused for three episodes on the case of death row inmate Julius Darius Jones and his...

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Former state senator faces trial in sexual battery case

Republican senator resigned six days after being charged last year.

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Hobby Lobby agrees to buy campus of closed university in Shawnee

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. agreed in September to purchase the university campus together with associated assets for the cash sum...

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Five fragments in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls collection may be fakes

Museum of the Bible was built in Washington, D.C., by the Green family. The family owns Oklahoma City-based craft retailer...

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Accused Tulsa County judge denies ever paying for sex

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

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Accusations against Tulsa County judge surface in massage parlor investigation

Tulsa County District Judge James Caputo called accusations totally unfounded.

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Former Trump adviser sues Democratic National Committee

Carter Page is suing in Oklahoma City federal court because he is managing partner of an Oklahoma City-based company, Global...

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Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate went to Masters golf tournament, island resort town on 2009 campaign trip

Records provided to The Oklahoman show details on expenses in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Former Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic to stay locked up in murder-for-hire case

A delay in the trial is expected so defense attorneys have time to review all the evidence in the murder-for-hire case.

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Flesh-eating bacteria killed Oklahoma County jail inmate

The release of the summary report on the inmate's death is the latest in a series of developments regarding the Oklahoma County...

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Judge throws out lawsuit against Sports Illustrated over 2013 report on OSU football

The plaintiff is John Talley, a Stillwater Republican who ran for state representative this year and won.

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Democrat faces uphill fight in Oklahoma AG race

Democrat Mark Myles faces the Republican incumbent, Attorney General Mike Hunter, in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire indictment

Detention hearing set for next Thursday in Oklahoma City federal court.

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Federal appeals court agrees Oklahoma agency wronged blind vendor but does not have to pay him $6.6 million in damages

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a state agency didn't have to pay a blind vendor $6.6 million even though it...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission hit with federal lawsuit over gift rules

The Institute for Justice complains it cannot give a $15 book to legislators and other state officials because of ethics limits...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Ethics Commission request for more money

Ethics Commission had complained legislators were trying to starve it in retaliation for having to abide by stricter rules.

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Oklahoma City police release bodycam videos after Louie's shooting

New videos show what happened after gunman opened fire May 24 outside popular restaurant at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

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Week in Review: The Fall of Ralph Shortey

Nolan Clay talks about the struggles of Ralph Shortey and the fallout of his problems. Don Mecoy talks about developments...

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Former Oklahoma senator sentenced to prison for child sex trafficking

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking.

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How long will former state senator spend in federal prison for sexual encounter with teenager at Moore hotel?

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey will be sentenced Monday in Oklahoma City federal court for child sex trafficking.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission adopts rule barring legislators from becoming paid lobbyists for two years

Legislators have already rejected the new restrictions once but will have to again next year if they want to block the changes...

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Appeals court to decide whether Oklahoma sheriff must face trial over inmate's death

Prosecutor is appealing dismissal of first-degree manslaughter charge against Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles.

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Investigator at Oklahoma Health Department disciplined for affair with supervisor who emailed fake threats to herself

Disciplinary action is another twist in the controversy surrounding regulations on medical marijuana.

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Rash of lawsuits over mold at Oklahoma County Detention Center blamed on 'jailhouse lawyer'

"Arizona" is believed to be murderer who died in July, on his birthday.

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Joe Exotic, former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate, indicted, accused in murder-for-hire plot

Former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate "Joe Exotic" has been indicted on two counts of hiring a person to commit murder,...

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New documentary looks at opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"Killing Pain" is available online for free.

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How close was Oklahoma AG race in the end?

Election boards in all 77 counties go over provisional ballots Friday, rejecting about half.

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Oklahoma AG looks ahead after runoff opponent Gentner Drummond concedes

Challenger Gentner Drummond had considered asking for recount of Tuesday's runoff vote.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wins, barely

Challenger Gentner Drummond actually had more votes on election day, but Attorney General Mike Hunter's big lead in absentee...

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Former EMSA CEO agrees to pay $80,000 settlement

U.S. Justice Department reveals more details of settlement of kickback lawsuit.

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Oklahoma political ad sparks outrage for reference to slaying of Iowa college student

U.S. Sen. James Lankford and Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt speak out over latest ad attacking Attorney General Mike Hunter,

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In Oklahoma AG race, it's movie buff versus character from Tom Clancy book

Runoff election is Tuesday in what already is the most expensive AG race in state history.

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AG candidate responds to father of Austin Box

The runoff election is Tuesday.

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Oklahoma judge accused of misconduct resigning

Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary had scheduled an ouster trial for October.

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Oklahoma judge lets medical marijuana rules go forward

Petitioners had challenged 21 medical marijuana rules.

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OU drama school director resigns in wake of sexual harassment scandal involving donor

University of Oklahoma announces resignation Friday evening. Classes start Monday.

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Father of deceased OU star criticizes Drummond in ads

Latest negative ads focus on the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

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Health Department asks judge not to block implementation of new pot rules

NORMAN — The state Health Department warned a judge Tuesday that the public will be harmed if it is blocked from implementing...

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Oklahoma City police officer found not guilty in theft ring case

Federal jury acquits Oklahoma City police officer Weston Slater of all three counts from federal indictment.

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New super PAC targeted Oklahoma County district judge for defeat

Only donor to super PAC gave $100,000 in June.

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Oklahoma sheriff should not face manslaughter trial over inmate's death, judge rules

District attorney will appeal preliminary hearing judge's decision to dismiss first-degree manslaughter case against Garfield...

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Oklahoma judge stays with May 28 trial date in opioid case

Judge sticking with May 28 trial date for now, despite issues caused by time case was at federal court.

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Video of Oklahoma jail inmate's death will not be released to public

Preliminary hearing begins for suspended Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles and three other defendants. All four are charged...

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Death penalty sought in fatal stomping case in Norman

Prosecutors seek death penalty in brutal death of woman last April near the University of Oklahoma campus.

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Second-degree murder charge filed over deadly Oklahoma turnpike crash

Porsche driver was going in excess of 140 mph at time of crash on Kilpatrick Turnpike, investigation found

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Oklahoma coalition spent more than $ 1.1 million trying to defeat state question on medical marijuana

Group known as SQ 788 is NOT Medical reported raising more than $1.2 million and spending more than $1.1 million on losing effort.

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Medical marijuana becomes hot issue in Oklahoma AG race

Televised debate Tuesday night dominated by questions about marijuana.

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Argument with father-in-law started out over politics and ended in fatal shooting.

Argument with father-in-law started out over politics and ended in fatal shooting.

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Tulsa judge beats complaint over her statement to media

Opponent wanted judge to apologize and retract statement made to newspaper.

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Oklahoma AG race goes negative again

Republican challenger complains of a "cesspool of corruption."

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Fired Oklahoma Pharmacy Board official may sue

The executive director of the Oklahoma Pharmacy Board was fired Wednesday after coming under criminal investigation.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission called "rogue" agency

Legal dispute over budget is before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

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Pharmacy official could be fired amid bribery allegations

Special meeting set to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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OSBI investigating Oklahoma Pharmacy Board executive director

Investigation underway at request of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.

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Almost 32 years after a fatal shooting, Oklahoma murderer reveals to grand jury who ordered him to it

An imprisoned drug offender was indicted Thursday in the death of a man who was shot in the head in 1986 and buried in a barn...

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Special election set after trustee of Oklahoma police pension fund quits over nude photos

Ballots for new trustee on the board of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System must be returned by Oct. 10.

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Former Health agency's top attorney charged after OSBI determines she sent threats to herself

Julie Ezell resigned as the Oklahoma State Health Department's general counsel and has confessed to sending threats to herself.

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Former OKlahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel told investigators last year that he pulled Dennis Lee's ID card and badge after learning Lee had a felony...

The prominent homebuilder sentenced to prison Thursday was once an Oklahoma County special deputy sheriff.Dennis Lee, 45, had...

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Oklahoma homebuilder gets three years in federal prison

Restitution will be determined later.

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Oklahoma convict who got help from Innocence Project released after 30 years

Challenge to Ada rape conviction resolved by man's release

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Oklahoma AG candidate called hypocritical

Gentner Drummond tried to help lobbyist get job last year.

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Lawsuit loss turns more costly to Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday is expected to authorize a $648,103 settlement of a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City police...

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired, investigated by feds over relationship with boyfriend

Gloria Gomez is being investigated "for various offenses, including concealing and harboring an illegal alien," a U.S....

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Oklahoma AG race headed for runoff

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and his chief challenger, Gentner Drummond, are headed for a runoff.

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Wind group buying ads in support of 15 candidates

American Wind Action paid for independent radio and digital ads in support of 15 legislative candidates. The primary election...

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Louie's gunman was direct descendant of legendary Oklahoma lawman Bill Tilghman

The gunman who fired at Louie's Grill & Bar at Lake Hefner May 24 was the great-great-grandson of legendary Oklahoma lawman...

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Two candidates for Oklahoma attorney general stand by going negative in the campaign

The primary election is Tuesday. In the attorney general race, incumbent Mike Hunter and two opponents will be on the...

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Louie's gunman went to Grand Canyon for suicide attempt, records show

Gunman had been treated in February at an inpatient mental health facility in Flagstaff, Arizona, police reports show. Mother...

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Millions being spent on Oklahoma AG race

The primary election is Tuesday.

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Oklahoma County DA clears two civilians who "neutralized" Louie's shooter

Civilians were justified and compliant with the law, DA says.

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Oklahoma AG candidate Gentner Drummond, law firm accused of negligence over handling of probate case

Widow accuses AG candidate Gentner Drummond and his law firm of negligence and is asking for the return of $20,000.

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Wind group leader gets out of testifying before Oklahoma grand jury

Texas judge ruled Jeff Clark, president of The Wind Coalition, and George Shipley, a political consultant, did not have to appear.

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Republican Attorneys General Assocation spending $400,000 on ad supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter

Ad began airing Tuesday and will continue up to the primary election June 26.

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Latest bitter exchange in Oklahoma AG race centers on how attorneys were chosen for opioid lawsuit

At issue is how outside attorneys were hired to help in the case now pending in Cleveland County District Court.

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Former OU professor was reported to police over cheerleader photos

A former professor was reported to police in 2007 and 2008 after he was seen taking photographs of OU cheerleaders at the...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission raises fees to stay in operation

Oklahoma Ethics Commission increased registration fees because of worries it could run out of money next fiscal year.

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OU to ex-professor's accusers: "We will always strive to do better"

A banned donor who once taught engineering at OU is accused of sexual harassment and other misconduct toward drama students,...

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OU responds to open letter regarding John Scamehorn

Norman police confirmed Wednesday an inquiry into the accusations is underway.

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Latest lawsuit over Oklahoma County jail death filed

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court.