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Oklahoma City incurs costs to defend panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September in federal court on claims Oklahoma City's panhandling ordinance unconstitutionally abridges free...

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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...

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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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Lincoln County teen was malnourished, made to sleep in barn

By all appearances, the Jones family's property just a few miles east of the Meeker city limits is a slice of the American...

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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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Starving 15-year-old boy found in Lincoln County, four family members arrested

An injured and starving 15-year-old boy has been hospitalized, and four of his family members are jailed in a child neglect...

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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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What Oklahoma congressmen think of Trump's remarks on Russia

Much of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation has been critical of President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on NATO and embrace of...

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Oklahoma's drug court program not only saves tax dollars but saves lives

Without Oklahoma’s drug court program, Cameron Rian Shores says he would be dead. “I can wake up and my life is not in chaos....

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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 chaplain at OKC prison admits to sex acts with female inmate, authorities say

The former chaplain of an Oklahoma City prison has admitted to having sexual contact with a female inmate in his office,...

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OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

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State's oldest inmates: 'We’re too old to continue committing crimes'

When Donald Vaughan went to prison for murder, he was 19 years old. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Marilyn Monroe was a...

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Attorney general cautions OKC about filing own opioid lawsuit

The Oklahoma City Council will be taking a major gamble if it decides to opt out of the state's lawsuit against opioid...

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Fallin: Freezes on hiring, pay hikes, travel to remain in effect for state employees

Gov. Mary Fallin doesn't plan to revisit her executive orders meant to trim state spending.

Federal pay prevents Oklahoma City VA from filling some doctor positions

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There are 21 job openings at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and many of them may never be filled.

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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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House, Senate leadership form medical marijuana 'working group'

Oklahoma House, Senate leadership agree to a "working group," but omit talk of special session.

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Oklahoma homebuilder gets three years in federal prison

Restitution will be determined later.

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Politics of medical marijuana rules could alter agencies' powers

Lawmakers have already begun limiting the independence of some agencies.

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John O'Connor, an Oklahoma judicial nominee, faces questions about Tulsa men's club

Tulsa attorney John O’Connor, who is being considered for a federal judgeship that would span all of Oklahoma, faced few...

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Governor approves controversial medical marijuana rules

Gov. Mary Fallin approved the rules a day after the Board of Health adopted them.

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OKC pays former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle retaliation claims

Oklahoma City has paid a former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle claims she was harassed and retaliated against after she...

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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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With medical marijuana on the books, will Oklahoma go recreational?

The petition to put a constitutional question before voters has gathered more than 80,000 signatures.

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Luther man charged in fatal motorcycle crash

A 72-year-old man has been arrested in a deadly Edmond motorcycle crash. John Zachary Gentry, of Luther, is charged with...

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EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must...

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Substance abuse, mental illness contribute to Oklahoma's foster care challenges

Oklahoma has been plagued for years by high rates of abuse and neglect of children — statistics driven in large measure by the...

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Politics links runoff elections, medical marijuana advocacy

Medical marijuana has broad support in most of the primary runoff elections featuring incumbent lawmakers.

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 8, 2018

Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 8, 2018

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From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She...

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Oklahoma AG candidate called hypocritical

Gentner Drummond tried to help lobbyist get job last year.

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Supporters of cannabis issue-only session want higher fees, more inspections

The medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma doubled down on its call for lawmakers to return to the Capitol

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Moore's SW 34th Street to get bridge over I-35

MOORE — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has awarded an $11.3 million project to build a SW 34th Street bridge over...

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Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator under weight of controversies

The former Oklahoma attorney general who parlayed an anti-Environmental Protection Agency crusade into an appointment as EPA...

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State continues to report record revenue

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reported that all state collections were up more than $1 billion over the past year.

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Medical cannabis industry asks for special session over Fallin's dismissal

Oklahoma's burgeoning medical cannabis industry appeals to Gov. Mary Fallin for a special session.

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New Oklahoma tax rates in effect

A number of tax increases went into effect over the weekend, including higher rates on gasoline and diesel fuel.

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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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Opinions differ on what medical marijuana regulations should include

The medical marijuana election is over, but jousting continues over the shape of proposed regulations. Some would like to see...

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Help wanted: new Medical Marijuana Authority

A job posting appeared Wednesday for the director of Oklahoma's new medical marijuana bureaucracy.

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Contamination found at second Eagle Industries site in Midwest City

Environmental investigators have discovered cancer-causing chemicals in groundwater below property that once belonged to Eagle...

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Congressional candidate Tom Guild on sign stealing: 'It might have been frustration, it might have been fatigue. I don’t know'

“I’m a human being, I’m not perfect, I make mistakes and that was a mistake at a particularly bad time, less than 24 hours...

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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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Fallin: No special session needed

Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday she would not call a special session on medical marijuana.

Shortage of doctors can have deadly consequences

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Access to a primary care doctor is inadequate for a majority of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences trains, places and supports physicians in rural area where the shortage can have deadly consequences.

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OKC cop sued over deadly shooting of unarmed suicidal man

An Oklahoma City police officer is being sued by the parents of a man he fatally shot while on-duty last year. The excessive...

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Doctors charged in overdose deaths of five patients

A federal grand jury has indicted two Sayre doctors in the overdose deaths of five patients. Melvin Lee Robison, 63, and Moheb...

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Guns or medical marijuana? Current law would require Oklahomans to choose between the two.

Guns or medical marijuana? Thousands of Oklahomans will be forced to choose between the two to avoid committing a felony,...

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When can I get my medical marijuana?

Information that patients, growers and sellers need to apply for medical marijuana licenses will be available online by July...

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Did Republicans punish legislators who voted against tax hikes?

Of the 19 House lawmakers who voted against the tax hike, nine were either defeated Tuesday or could be sent home after a...

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Ponca City woman sentenced to federal prison for possessing ricin

A Ponca City woman apologized Tuesday for making ricin but said her alleged plan to use the toxin to murder her ex-husband in...

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Midwest City doctor ordered to trial in overdose deaths

A Midwest City doctor has been ordered to trial in the overdose deaths of five patients.

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Merle Haggard would have been stunned

Country music legend Merle Haggard would have been amazed. Soon not only are there likely to be Okies smoking marijuana in...

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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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Oklahoma County district judge defeated in primary election

District Judge Howard Haralson was defeated Tuesday in the primary election for the Office 3 seat in western Oklahoma County....

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Voters show the door to Oklahoma House lawmakers

Five Oklahoma House lawmakers lost their jobs in Tuesday's primary election.

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Democratic congressional field narrows to Kendra Horn and Tom Guild in Oklahoma City district

Area Democrats winnowed their crowded six-person congressional field Tuesday night, setting the stage for an August runoff to...

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Congressional candidate Tom Guild admits to removing opponent's signs from intersection

Democratic congressional candidate Tom Guild admitted Monday to removing some of his opponent's signs from a major intersection.

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Wildfire disaster relief gains approval

In the wake of wildfires this year, FEMA has approved the governor's request for a disaster declaration.

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State suffers setback in lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Monday once again rejected an emergency request by the state to expedite court proceedings on...

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James Lankford and pro-medical marijuana group bicker over biblical quotes

The debate over medical marijuana in Oklahoma wound along the usual avenues of political discourse for months before detouring...

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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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Crowded field of 5th congressional district Democrats makes its final preparations before Tuesday's primary

As Tuesday’s six-person Democratic primary nears, candidates are racing to knock doors, post signs, air advertisements, visit...

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Jurors convict man of fatally shooting his drug runner in 1982

In a verdict that resolved a nearly 36-year-old cold case, jurors Friday convicted a man of fatally shooting one of his drug...

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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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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 24, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 24, 2018

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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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House campaigns are weathering attacks ahead of primary election

Several Oklahoma House of Representatives campaigns are weathering attacks ahead of Tuesday's election

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Medical marijuana ballot issue faces Oklahoma voters

After weeks of listening to divisive arguments and evaluating conflicting information, Oklahoma voters will finally have their...

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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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Get to know who is up for district judge in Oklahoma County

Two Oklahoma County judicial races will be on the ballot this primary election. In each race, a winner could be decided Tuesday...

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State agency distributes $7.1 million to schools

The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office have tapped a stabilization fund to give most schools more than $7 million.

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Mother of a man fatally beaten inside the Oklahoma County jail files wrongful death lawsuit

The mother of a man fatally beaten inside the Oklahoma County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff P.D....

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Immigration hands area Democrats a political gift and prompts Steve Russell to slam 'xenophobic and knee-jerk policies'

Images from the southern border have grabbed the nation’s attention, giving Democrats challenging incumbent Republicans a...

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State's battle against opioids lauded in news conference

Doctors and the sister of an opioid overdose victim spoke Thursday about the push to end Oklahoma's opioid addiction.

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OKC man gets four life sentences for sexual abusing two young girls

Jurors Thursday chose four life sentences for an Oklahoma City man who raped an autistic 13-year-old girl and illicitly touched...

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

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A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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Voting for medical marijuana, party primaries starting

All Oklahoma voters can head to their county election boards Thursday to vote in the primary election, which includes a...

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Attorneys warn judge that hundreds of Oklahomans could die while opioids lawsuit languishes.

Citing daily Oklahoma opioid overdose deaths, attorneys representing the state Wednesday passionately implored an Oklahoma City...

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Pikepass system back online, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's computer systems went down last week, leaving customers without a way to access the Pikepass...

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Governor anticipates special session if voters approve medical marijuana

Gov. Mary Fallin intends to call a special session to develop legislation for the practical implementation of new medical...

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EPA approves Oklahoma's first-in-the-nation plan to regulate coal ash

Oklahoma will be the first state in the nation to oversee coal ash disposal, the Environmental Protection Agency announced...

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Oklahoma could face another revenue failure, budget shortfall

If the court allows State Question 799 on the ballot, Oklahoma would immediately lose access to hundreds of millions of dollars...

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Protesters tell James Lankford to oppose separations at the border. He says he does

Each morning, Shanna Allen scrolls her phone’s contacts and calls the number she has jokingly listed as “BFF Senator Lankford”...

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Effort to expedite venue decision in opioids case rejected by federal judge

An Oklahoma City federal judge has rejected an emergency request from the state to speed up legal arguments over whether...

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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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Vote early, starting Thursday

Oklahomans can cast their ballots starting Thursday

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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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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Oklahoma's Medicaid work requirements criticized

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities says people could face a Catch-22 when it comes to keeping coverage and following...

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Eye care state question will be on ballot

State Question 793, which would allow eye care facilities inside retail stores, has enough signatures to appear on the ballot...

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Attorney general upset over effort to move opioid lawsuit to federal court

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter vowed Thursday to fight an effort by pharmaceutical companies to have a lawsuit against...

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Oklahoma justice clears hurdle in U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Patrick Wyrick to the federal bench in western Oklahoma.

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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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May deposit in state's general fund more than expected

Oklahoma's general revenue fund pulled in nearly 20 percent more than the May estimate.

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OU's former chief legal counsel files Open Records Act lawsuit against the OU Foundation

The former chief legal counsel at the University of Oklahoma has filed an Open Records Act lawsuit against the OU Foundation.

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Here's how medical marijuana might impact local businesses

Passage of the medical marijuana state question on the June 26 ballot would create risks for Oklahoma businesses, members of...

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Oklahoma prisoners get running water again after outage

More than 1,000 prisoners were without running water for more than a day at an Oklahoma prison.

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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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OKC man walks free after 1992 murder conviction vacated

More than 26 years after he was convicted of murder, Johnny Edward Tallbear walked free Monday thanks to DNA testing that...

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A state Supreme Court justice's stock ownership draws more questions

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick continues to face pointed questions about his ties to Devon Energy as his...

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"Xanax monster" convicted of taking nude photos of unconscious high school girls

For years at his party house in Midwest City, Clifford Eugene Williams took nude photos of his young female guests, some who...

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Ukrainian scheme to kill Inhofe bill revealed by Mueller investigation

Documents released last week in the criminal case against Paul Manafort reveal efforts by unregistered Ukrainian lobbyists to...

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Medical marijuana advocates rallied in Norman Saturday in support of State Question 788 which will be on the June 26 primary election ballot.

NORMAN — An enthusiastic group of about 70 medical marijuana supporters rallied Saturday at Andrews Park in Norman — touting...

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Oklahoma doesn't apply new drug laws to old crimes, but some want it changed

Inmates are asking for Oklahoma's new drug possession laws to be applied retroactively.

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 10, 2018

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Former Canadian County correctional officer apologizes for using unreasonable force on inmate

A former Canadian County correctional officer has apologized for using unreasonable force on an inmate during a 2014 incident...

GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

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Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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President might support pro-medical marijuana bill

The president said Friday he will probably support a bill that would prevent federal law enforcement from intervening in states...

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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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Admitted gambling addict gets prison for embezzling $400K from OKC company

An admitted gambling addict has been sentenced to 19 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $400,000 from an Oklahoma...

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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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Appeals court rules trial judge was right in keeping personnel records from Holtzclaw's attorneys

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled a trial judge was right to keep a police chemist's personnel records from...

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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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Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board

Sarah Greenwalt, who served as Scott Pruitt’s top attorney in both Oklahoma and at the Environmental Protection Agency, has...

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Latest lawsuit over Oklahoma County jail death filed

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Medical cannabis a topic among lawmakers preparing for June 26 vote

State Question 788 would create a statewide framework for implementing medical marijuana.

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Former teacher at Jones High School accused of inappropriately touching female students

A former science teacher at Jones High School has been accused of inappropriately touching female students, as well as poking...

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Fallin taps new education, workforce secretary

Melissa McLawhorn Houston will serve as education and workforce secretary in Gov. Mary Fallin's final months in office.

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Contract awarded for additional improvements to Santa Fe Station transit hub

A $2,287,250 contract to continue the work of transforming Oklahoma City's historic Santa Fe Station into an intermodal transit...

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Freedom Oklahoma says Supreme Court's baker ruling 'was not a loss' for gay rights

Social conservatives in Oklahoma cheered a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday but the state’s leading gay rights group said the...

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Former Oklahoma senator had sex with victim twice in year before police found them at hotel, prosecutors reveal

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey, 36, is awaiting sentencing in Oklahoma City federal court for child sex trafficking. He faces...

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Most state lawmakers will be on a ballot this year, giving voters a chance to shake things up

Just a handful of Oklahoma lawmakers will be reelected without an opponent.

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Will medical marijuana help my ailment?

If Oklahomans vote to make state-sanctioned medical marijuana legal June 26, Oklahoma will be one of many states increasingly...

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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, June 3, 2018

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Answers to frequently asked questions about State Question 788, which would bring state-authorized medical marijuana to Oklahoma

Some answers to frequently asked questions about Oklahoma's proposed medical marijuana law that Oklahomans will vote on June 26...

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Unique provision in Oklahoma's proposed medical marijuana law generates both excitement, concern.

Oklahoma will become a groundbreaking pioneer if voters approve state-sanctioned medical marijuana June 26. It would become the...

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State prepares for drug-impaired drivers as marijuana vote nears

As Oklahomans prepare to vote on medical marijuana June 26, law enforcement officers are gearing up for more drug-impaired...

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After federal report, OU is working with the Oklahoma City VA to repay for residents' time

Two months after federal investigators found the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System improperly paid the University of Oklahoma...

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What Oklahoma members of Congress think about Trump's tariffs

With one exception, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation disagreed with President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on longtime...

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OKC man sentenced for causing death of hospital patient during his attempted escape from police

An Oklahoma City man admitted Friday to causing the death of a hospital patient during his attempted escape from police. Jimmy...

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Former principal of Harrah elementary school charged with felony child abuse

A former principal of a Harrah elementary school was charged Friday with felony child abuse, accused of "forcefully grabbing...

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Woman wrote about 25 checks to herself while employed with the Comanche Nation Tax Commission.

A former Comanche Nation employee with a gambling addiction was sentenced Thursday to four years probation for embezzling tens...

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Second Dallas court finds Choctaw Nation liable for fatal 2013 charter bus crash

A Dallas court has upheld a $9.3 million verdict against the Choctaw Nation after finding the southern Oklahoma tribe was...

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Judge orders Christian Costello to remain committed to mental hospital due to continuing danger

A mentally ill man who killed his father, the state's labor commissioner, has been ordered to remain committed to a state...

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Prince's estate sues Yukon man for copyright infringement

Lawsuit accuses Yukon man of copyright infringement.

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Judicial hopeful says AG candidate didn't recruit him for race

Judicial candidate responds to opponent's statement about attorney general candidate Gentner Drummond.

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Appellate court affirms death sentence in OKC bus station stabbing

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a gang member who fatally stabbed...

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The Opioid Commission's work is done, but they're not finished

Another year of meetings could yield recommendations on treatment, rehabilitation.

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Las Vegas photographer arrested in Oklahoma with grenades gets prison

A Las Vegas photographer arrested last year while traveling through Oklahoma City with hand grenades and loaded guns was...

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OETA's foundation put on notice

The state's public broadcasting authority made strong demands to its sister organization that raises money for its programming.

Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

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A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to remain viable. The largely rural Sooner State is particularly at-risk as changes in technology, insurance coverage and...

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A Tulsa judge accused of altering a court file complained she is the victim of dirty politics by the campaign of an attorney general candidate

Judge said attorney general candidate Gentner Drummond recruited an opponent to file against her after she admonished him when...

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The president of The Wind Coalition has been subpoenaed to testify and bring records to Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury

A Texas judge will hold a hearing Friday to determine if Jeff Clark, president of The Wind Coalition, must testify before...

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Man who shot gunman at Louie's says he's no hero

"I just reacted," Bryan Whittle said of stopping gunman at Lake Hefner. "I just did it. I wasn't thinking about anything other...

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At Fort Sill, America's artillery atrophy meets modernization

Oklahoma's U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who served in the Army during the Cold War and still views parts of the world accordingly,...

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Industrial hemp program taking applications

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture has open applications to the state's industrial hemp pilot program.

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Oklahoma has twice as many new voters than four years ago

To vote for medical marijuana, your party's gubernatorial nominee or state lawmaker, register to vote by June 1.

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The Oklahoma Health Department, which has struggled to manage its own finances, would be required to regulate and audit marijuana dispensaries and growers if...

A state agency that has proved inept at managing its own finances would be placed in charge of regulating and auditing...

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Widow says Oklahoma AG candidate Gentner Drummond lied "with no remorse"

"He lied and stretched the truth to benefit himself and his client at my expense and with no remorse," widow said of AG...

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3 OKC women ordered to trial over baby boy's burns, leg amputation

Three women were ordered Friday to stand trial on allegations they failed to get medical care for an Oklahoma City baby boy...

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Senate asks Ethics Commission for budget-related emails

Amid controversy over their appropriation to the Ethics Commission, leaders in the Senate have asked for emails and other...

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State question campaign hands over signatures

About a quarter-million signatures were turned in Thursday for State Question 793, which would let eye doctors set up shop...

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Parents of three children killed in an El Reno house fire sue space heater makers

The parents of three children killed in an El Reno house fire are suing the makers of a space heater they allege caused the blaze.

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Patrick Wyrick faces flak over ties to Devon Energy, his residency and Sotomayor's rebuke

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick faced questions Wednesday about his ties to Devon Energy, his residency and a...

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Former gift card store owner sentenced

The former owner of an Oklahoma City gift card store was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in federal prison for...

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A new job for Oklahoma's Senate budget chairwoman

Senators from Okemah, Porter get a promotion in the Oklahoma Senate

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Chairman of police pension board quits post over emails

Chairman of state board that oversees a $2.5 billion police pension found is leaving that leadership position early because of...

Testing more than 7,000 unsubmitted rape kits in Oklahoma could cost $9.5M+

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Testing more than 7,000 untested rape kits that have been identified in Oklahoma could potentially cost anywhere from $9.5 million to close to $12 million, based on estimates provided in a report by a statewide task force that has been examining...

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In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

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As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II

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William MacKelvie, an Oklahoma veteran, fought in some of WW II's largest naval battles in the Pacific.

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Will voters elect more female senators?

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In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both women and one man advanced. Historically, few women run for Oklahoma's Legislature. Those who do are elected at a...

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Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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