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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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Former president of OKC Pride charged with embezzling from nonprofit

The former president of OKC Pride was charged Tuesday with felony embezzlement, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from...

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Fight over State Question 793 turns to wordplay

Both sides of State Question 793 argue about where Oklahoma stands among other states that allow eye doctors at places like...

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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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State moves to authorize bonds for new public health lab

The Oklahoma Board of Health passed a resolution to facilitate the issuance of nearly $60 million in bonds to build a new...

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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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MWC man charged with killing wife with baseball bat

A Midwest City man said he killed his wife with a baseball bat after she nagged him about money, police reported.

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After years of pay cuts, Medicaid providers will see reimbursement boost

For the first time in almost a decade, Oklahoma will pay medical professionals who treat Medicaid patients more.

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Feds disrupt Irish Mob's drug activities, FBI reports

The FBI has taken down key drug suppliers for the Irish Mob, disrupting a lengthy “delivery chain” for the Oklahoma-based...

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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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21-year-old man gets prison for causing fatal crash while fleeing police

A 21-year-old man apologized Wednesday for causing a deadly 2016 crash while fleeing police in a stolen car. "I take full...

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Steve Russell nabs national security oversight chairmanship in Congress

A congressional retirement has handed U.S. Rep. Steve Russell his first chairmanship and better positioned him to take over a...

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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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Oklahoma Veterans Commission keeps executive director, endorses status quo after audit of Veterans Affairs

Faced with a highly critical state audit, low morale and calls for it to fire top officials at the Oklahoma Department of...

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Valley Brook could be forced to refund hundreds of fines if former dancer wins lawsuit

Valley Brook could be forced to refund hundreds of fines if a former dancer at a now-closed strip club wins a lawsuit filed...

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Oklahoma Senate candidate flipped party affiliation during campaign

The Republican nominee for Oklahoma's Senate District 16 temporarily changed her voter registration to the Democratic Party

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State board will consider employment of Veterans Affairs director after audit

The Oklahoma Veterans Commission has called a special meeting for Tuesday morning to address fallout from a state audit.

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ODOT installs two new electric vehicle charging stations

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation on Monday became the first state agency to offer free electric vehicle charging...

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Traffic disruptions expected as I-35 bridge work starts Monday

Interstate 35 motorists should expect traffic disruptions beginning Monday as work begins on a $31 million project to...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

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Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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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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What do you do when prompt isn't fast enough?

Sometimes "prompt" isn't fast enough. Reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect is one of those situations, says state...

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Capitol building's roof needs to be replaced

The Oklahoma Capitol restoration project hit a $9.3 million snag when workers discovered the copper roof was in worse shape...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

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Jurors choose 20 years in prison for each inmate convicted of killing another inside the Oklahoma County jail

Jurors on Friday chose 20 years in prison as punishment for each of the three inmates convicted in the death of a fellow...

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'It's bigger than a mistake.' Oklahoma congressman verbally spars with Twitter CEO

Two Oklahoma Republicans waded into the rocky and ever-shifting waters of social media politics as they quizzed Twitter and...

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Jurors find former Tulsa dentist guilty of causing fatal skull fractures to his mistress’ 19-month-old son

Jurors Thursday found a former Tulsa dentist guilty of causing fatal skull fractures to his mistress' 19-month-old son. After...

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To raise education funding, Edmondson would consider statewide vote on GPT

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Drew Edmondson said he would consider asking voters to approve raising the gross production...

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Jurors convict three inmates and acquit one in death of Oklahoma County inmate

Jurors on Thursday night convicted three inmates and acquitted one in the death of a fellow inmate. All four had been accused...

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Rural advocates see void of representation at Capitol

Oklahoma Rural Association will develop a legislative agenda by November.

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19-year-old man admits guilt during his murder trial over MWC store clerk's shooting death

Instead of having jurors decide his fate, a 19-year-old man admitted he fatally shot an unarmed Midwest City convenience store...

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Runoff election totals are certified: Read the results

Final results from last week's elections have been certified by the Oklahoma State Election Board

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Change voter information online, coming Monday

A new service offered by the Oklahoma State Election Board will allow current voters to change some parts of their registration...

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Doctor at Norman Veterans Center not charged after mid-August arrest

Oklahoma County prosecutors have declined to file charges against a doctor at the Norman Veterans Center who had been accused...

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'Unqualified' rating for two Oklahoma judge candidates is not the barrier it once was

Over the past year, two Oklahomans, Charles Goodwin and John O’Connor, have been told by the American Bar Association that...

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Inmates charged in jail death deny involvement, claim fellow inmate died from medical disorder

Jurors in a murder trial over a jail death are being asked to decide which of four inmates, if any, are to blame or whether the...

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New documentary looks at opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"Killing Pain" is available online for free.

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Report finds DHS falling short in protecting children from abuse

Oklahoma children in DHS care continue to be abused and neglected at an "alarmingly high rate," even though the state is six...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, JSept. 2, 2018

Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

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'The landscape is changing' at Tinker AFB as it continues to expand

Work ensures the continued growth of the state’s largest employer, a complex so massive that if it was an incorporated city, it...

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Independent candidates are coordinating campaigns for state office, pledge open government

The statewide candidates for office who are not part of a political party will coordinate their campaigns.

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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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Auditing firms picked to examine Oklahoma agencies

Four auditing firms were selected to conduct performance audits of Oklahoma's six biggest state agencies.

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Judge rejects request to split trial in state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

NORMAN — A judge Thursday rejected a request to use two jury trials instead of one to decide Oklahoma's claims against opioid...

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Warning from docs about medical marijuana criticized

Medical professionals were given another chance to downplay benefits of marijuana Wednesday, leaving advocates and some...

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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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Former Edmond missionary loses first appeal over sex crimes conviction

A former Edmond missionary found guilty of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage lost his first appeal Wednesday. The...

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Jurors hear opening statements in murder case against former Tulsa dentist

Jurors in a murder trial were told Tuesday that a former Tulsa dentist caused "catastrophic" head injuries to his mistress'...

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Oklahoma lawmakers booted from office

With a second chance to depose incumbent GOP lawmakers from office, their fellow Republicans booted six of them in the primary...

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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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Kendra Horn cruises past Tom Guild in congressional runoff, will face Steve Russell

Kendra Horn cruised to victory Tuesday night in a Democratic congressional runoff as she attempts to turn the Oklahoma City...

Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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Charles Goodwin confirmed for OKC judgeship, despite 'unqualified' rating

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to make Charles Goodwin a federal judge in Oklahoma City, doing so over the objections of the...

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Oklahoma's votes secure, election chief says

Election officials say Oklahoma's system of paper ballots and isolated vote-counting systems is one of the best.

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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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OKC man gets 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing girlfriend

An Oklahoma City man was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend last year. Manuel Cruz, 26,...

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Former OU researcher defends scientific freedom while facing climate change questions

Calling himself a scientist, stormchaser and educator, former University of Oklahoma Vice President Kelvin Droegemeier...

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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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He was arrested, accused of writing a fake prescription. Then Veterans Affairs hired him

On July 21, 2017, Casey Branscum drove his black truck to a Walgreens drive-thru in Oklahoma City and handed the pharmacy...

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Tuesday could be the last chance for lawmakers to keep their jobs

Voters will decide who gets to appear on the November ballot.

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The public is clamoring for more state audits, but who will lead the office?

Deputy State Auditor Cindy Byrd is touting her vast experience in state auditing while opponent Charlie Prater is campaigning...

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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.

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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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Democrats Kendra Horn and Tom Guild facing off Tuesday in congressional race

After more than a year of campaigning, Horn and Guild will determine which of the two will face off against Republican Rep....

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AG candidate responds to father of Austin Box

The runoff election is Tuesday.

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Sanctions being sought against Opioid manufacturers

NORMAN — The State of Oklahoma has accused attorneys for Purdue opioid manufacturing companies of blatantly defying multiple...

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This county had about 1,000 early voters Thursday

Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties saw about 2,000 voters on the first day of the primary runoff election.

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Edmond man gets life in prison for drug-related, wrong-way crash that killed 6-year-old boy

A judge Thursday chose life in prison for an Edmond man who caused a fatal head-on crash by driving the wrong way on the...

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After 'unqualified' rating, Tulsa mayor backs judicial nominee John O'Connor and Senate committee delays vote

Two days after the American Bar Association announced Tulsa attorney John O’Connor is not qualified to be a federal judge, the...

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Judge hopes cameras in courtroom for opioid trial will bolster public confidence in judicial system.

NORMAN — News cameras will be permitted in the courtroom to cover a trial in which the State of Oklahoma has accused more than...

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Doctors, public disagree on medical marijuana at committee hearing

The legislative working group examining marijuana policy heard from two doctors who expressed caution about the use of the drug...

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Oklahoma judicial nominee John O'Connor is unqualified, Bar Association says

For the second time in 10 months, the American Bar Association has determined one of President Donald Trump’s choices for a...

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Former Health agency's top attorney makes first court appearance in criminal case over phony email threats

The former top lawyer at the Oklahoma Health Department made her first court appearance Wednesday in the criminal case charging...

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Doctor at Norman Veterans Center arrested, accused of assaulting officer

A doctor at the Norman Veterans Center was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery of a police officer.

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Diverse scams offered romance, investment opportunities

Victims of online scams will recover more than $600,000 that ended up in a bank account belonging to an Oklahoma City-based...

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Oklahoma judge lets medical marijuana rules go forward

Petitioners had challenged 21 medical marijuana rules.

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Republicans to choose between Stitt and Cornett as early voting begins Thursday in runoff primary elections

Voters can cast their ballots in the primary runoff election starting Thursday

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Casino visitors can now shoot dice, spin roulette

Oklahoma legalized the use of traditional roulette and craps tables, and the federal government gave the OK last week.

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Blanchard woman baking cakes to pay back embezzled funds

A Blanchard woman told a judge Monday she is baking and selling cakes to make restitution for embezzling to gamble.

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Want to be a medical marijuana entrepreneur or patient? Bring cash

Credit cards and checks are expected to be of little use when it comes to financial transactions associated with Oklahoma's new...

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Bethany man gave teens gun before fatal shooting, police say

Having to be at the hospital with his wife, a Bethany man gave two teenage boys a pistol “for protection” while they house-sat...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Aug.19, 2018

Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

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What seven Oklahoma death row inmates think of nitrogen gas

"I am not afraid of the gas! That would only be three or four minutes of suffering. I have suffered untold torments from this...

Let the games begin: State Fair returns to Oklahoma City

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Neal Petersen has attended the Oklahoma State Fair since before he can remember, and for years he's tried to ride every ride. “I moved to Oklahoma when I was 14,” Petersen said. “But I was coming before because my dad has always lived here.”...

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Judge orders OKC officer to face trial in deadly on-duty shooting of unarmed, suicidal man

A suspended Oklahoma City police sergeant was order Friday to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed, suicidal...

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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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Oklahoma AG announces proposed legislation to help solve cold, missing person cases

For more than 30 years, the family of Francine Frost had no idea what happened to her. In 1981, Frost, 44, vanished from the...

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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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State legislators back Veterans Affairs, demand documents from auditor's office

Some of the top legislators overseeing the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs sided with the agency Wednesday, criticizing...

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Should state auditors have detected Grady County payroll mistakes?

The Republican runoff race for state auditor and inspector heated up this week with candidate Charlie Prater criticizing his...

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Oklahoma City repairman gets federal prison for cheating field services company out of $450K

An oil and gas repairman cheated his employer out of more than $450,000 by creating a shell company in Oklahoma City to make...

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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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July state revenue below estimate

Oklahoma's General Revenue Fund got slightly less than expected in July.

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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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DNA matching of suspects could shift from state to county lockup

Tulsa state Rep. Carol Bush is studying how Oklahoma could implement "Rapid DNA" collection and analysis on the county level.

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Public asked to comment on Medicaid work requirement rules

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority will hold several public meetings hoping to hear from people who might be affected by a...

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Talihina Veterans Center relocation draws interest from at least three towns

Three eastern Oklahoma cities could compete to be the home of a relocated state veterans center.

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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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How will Oklahoma regulate automated vehicles?

The technology is coming, so what will Oklahoma do to prepare for it?

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How tough-on-crime Texas lowered its prison population and what Oklahoma can learn from it

Eight prison facilities have been closed in the past seven years. Crime rates have dropped to a 50-year low. Criminal justice...

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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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Steve Russell, a critic of tariffs on Canada, tours Oklahoma City plant nervous about them

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, a Republican critic of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, toured an Oklahoma City aluminum plant...

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State investigation finds Veterans Affairs didn't violate medical privacy laws

A state investigation has concluded the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs did not violate privacy laws when it allowed...

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Longtime OKC homebuilder charged with wire fraud

Oklahoma City homebuilder Gregory L. Cobbs, 59, owner of GL Cobbs and Company, has been charged in federal court with wire...

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Dismissed human trafficking, maiming case gets refiled by Oklahoma County prosecutors

Oklahoma County prosecutors have refiled a human trafficking and maiming case that was dismissed last month after the key...

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Signature-gathering work done, counting begins

The group fighting for recreational marijuana is done with this phase of work, yet questions remain about what happens next.

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Pharmacy board gets new interim executive director

The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has hired Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore to serve as the agency's interim executive director....

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Were these elected officials overpaid?

A special state investigative audit has been requested into allegations that Grady County elected officials have been overpaid...

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Suspect took illicit photos of young boys for months, FBI alleges

Richard Spillane, 30, of Oklahoma City, was arrested after he shared numerous images of child pornography online with...

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State lawmakers allege Veterans Affairs committed a HIPAA violation. Its director calls that 'unfathomable'

Three state legislators have called for the firing of two Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs leaders, alleging they...

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Oklahoma GOP rents Paul George's former home in OKC but it's 'absolutely not' a political statement by George

An upcoming Oklahoma Republican Party fundraiser will be at the former Oklahoma City home of Thunder star Paul George, but...

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Veterans Affairs secretary on audit: 'It’s a big political deal and it makes me sick'

“It’s a big political deal and it makes me sick but, you know, I have to do my job, regardless."

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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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State to hold driver license vendor 'accountable'

Public safety commissioner says he will hold vendor accountable for driver license system outages.

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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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Lankford's former chief of staff sworn in as assistant secretary of the Navy

Oklahoma City native Greg Slavonic was sworn in as assistant secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon on Thursday. About 50 family...

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Broke down, stranded in the I-235 work zone? ODOT comes to the rescue.

Two fully-outfitted pickups will be rolled out along the I-235 corridor.

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As deadline approaches, agency audit firm still unknown

The Agency Performance and Accountability Commission is about to pick the firm that will analyze six of the largest state...

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Baptist Falls Creek church camp rape case ends with settlement

Baptist Falls Creek church camp rape case ends with settlement

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Trump administration urges U.S. Supreme Court to rule Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation no longer exits

The administration of President Donald Trump has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling that found the...

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State revenue beats expectations to refill rainy day fund

With Oklahoma's revenue beating expectations, the Constitutional Reserve Fund now sits at more than $400 million.

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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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Veterans Affairs sheds state employees but leader calls audit a 'political hit-job'

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has shed 481 state employees in the past two years but agency leaders say that...

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Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations sue opioid manufacturers; State lawsuit against opioid manufacturers sent back to Cleveland County District Court.

The Chickasaw and Choctaw nations have each filed lawsuits against 19 opioid manufacturers — joining a long list of tribes,...

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New state question would expand school funding options

State Question 801 would let Oklahoma public schools use building funds for operational expenses.

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OU repays the Oklahoma City VA about $14,000 after federal report

The University of Oklahoma has repaid the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System more than $14,000 after a federal report found...

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Inhofe: 'I’m not going to second-guess' Jeff Sessions on Mueller investigation

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Thursday he will not second-guess Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who faced further pressure this...

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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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ODVA employees say leadership 'manages by fear' with 'lies, deceit and secrets'

The leadership at Oklahoma’s Department of Veterans Affairs “manages by fear” and is comparable to “a puppet regime,” its...

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Trump chooses OU meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier to be his science adviser

University of Oklahoma meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier has been chosen to be the president's top science adviser.

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Judicial nominee faced further questions on abortion, Tulsa men's club

John O’Connor, who was nominated by Trump to be a federal judge in Oklahoma, faced further questions this week about his views...

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Luther woman tries to cover up homicide with house fire, authorities say

A Luther woman fled to Texas after shooting her roommate in the head and setting their house on fire to "cover it up,"...

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State Question 780 saved tens of millions of dollars, study shows

A new report shows Oklahoma saved more than $60 million last year after voters reformed criminal justice and sentencing laws.

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Oklahoma driver's license, ID card system down for days

Oklahoma drivers and ID cardholders wanting to renew will have to wait until the system is back online.

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Luther woman tries to cover up homicide with house fire, authorities say

A Luther woman fled to Texas after shooting her roommate in the head and setting their house on fire to "cover it up because...

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Petition for recreational cannabis nears its goal

Supporters of recreational marijuana say they are within striking range of their 150,000-signature goal.

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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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State of Oklahoma warns U.S. Supreme Court of 'civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil' from Patrick Murphy case

In a 74-page court filing that touched on Oklahoma’s history, the American government’s deceit and Congress’s intent, the state...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 29, 2018

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Edmond native Rick Dearborn faces Russia questions at Senate hearing

Former deputy White House chief of staff Rick Dearborn, an Edmond native, faced questions about special counsel Robert...

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Prosecutors dismiss maiming case after key witness too scared to testify

After his 2001 murder conviction was vacated, Salaam Moore wasn't a free man for long. Less than two years after his 2016...

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Lottery sales, education contribution up

Recent changes to Oklahoma's lottery laws helped boost its contribution to education by 19 percent.

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Oklahoma AG race goes negative again

Republican challenger complains of a "cesspool of corruption."

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DHS raises child care subsidy rate

The Department of Human Services will release more money for child care costs.

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Terry Royal, warden at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, resigns

Royal left the state's most notorious prison to take another job, according to Jessica Brown, the Oklahoma Department of...

Oklahoma State Fair offers wild encounters

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Clad in scuba gear, a man swims closer and closer to a live shark. Hundreds of feet away, a woman cracks a whip as a horse gallops around an arena. In the distance a chainsaw’s engine revs as sawdust flies in the air. Visitors to the Oklahoma...

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Repeat offender apologizes in Oklahoma for forging checks to support his drug, gambling addictions

A repeat offender apologized Thursday for forging stolen checks to support his drug and gambling addictions. “I would like to...

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Advocates urge limited regulation in first public Capitol hearing on medical marijuana policy

Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will meet weekly as they consider policies governing how the state treats medical marijuana.

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Some support in Oklahoma for Trump's farm bailout, but less for his trade war

Rep. Frank Lucas says Trump was right to compensate the agricultural producers who are casualties in a trade war the president...

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Longtime landlord charged in body dumping case dies

Walter Ray Pelfrey, 78, of Choctaw, died July 15, his attorney said. Pelfrey was accused in a felony case of unlawfully...

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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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Half-mile markers are being installed on I-35 in southern Oklahoma.

DAVIS — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been installing half-mile marker signs along Interstate 35 from near...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission called "rogue" agency

Legal dispute over budget is before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

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Texas woman killed Monday in Payne County crash

Texas woman killed Monday in Payne County crash

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State official dashes hopes of a November pot vote

Oklahoma's secretary of state said the timing of signatures turned in on recreational marijuana may prevent the state question...

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Pot topic: Lawmakers meet this week to talk marijuana policy

Legislative members of the working group want to uphold voters' intent.

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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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Child neglect charges filed in Lincoln County starvation case

CHANDLER — Lincoln County prosecutors on Monday filed child neglect charges against four relatives of a 15-year-old boy found...

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PAC donations lift Steve Russell over Democratic challengers in fundraising

Buoyed by political action committees, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell continues to lead two Democratic opponents in fundraising as the...

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Oklahoma farmers markets give SNAP beneficiaries mixed reception

Only 32 percent of the state's 85 farmers markets accept SNAP benefits, according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.

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Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

On a sweltering midsummer evening last week, 80 people gathered at a school gymnasium in this southern Oklahoma town to talk...

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Pew: Sin taxes are tempting, but unreliable

A Pew report suggests lawmakers be cautious with taxes on marijuana, gambling, alcohol, tobacco.

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Father, stepmother of 15-year-old boy found near death last week get attacked on Facebook

MEEKER — Fuming Facebook users continued to post angry comments Friday on the pages belonging to the father and stepmother of a...

Oklahoma's electric utilities prepare for emerging technology

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Oklahoma's electric utilities must be flexible as they work with changing consumer and industry behaviors, industry leaders said this week at the 2018 Emerging Technology Conference.

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American Indian babies in Oklahoma face developing-world danger level

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American Indian babies born in Oklahoma have only a slightly better chance of reaching their first birthday than infants in Libya, where an ongoing civil war has disrupted health services in much of the country.

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Three local teens to paddle in Europe for Team USA

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When they started paddling on the Oklahoma River half a dozen years ago, local high schoolers Colin McMullen, Camden Sexton, and Gus Cook probably didn’t weigh more than 150 pounds — together. The three were so small they were in a constant battle...

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The OK -- The Health Issue

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I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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