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  • Okla. prisons takes no action on execution probe

    The Oklahoma Board of Corrections met behind closed doors for a briefing on an investigation into the botched execution of a death row inmate — but later took no action.

     

    June 6, 2014

  • Okla. school shelter advocates launch new petition

    Family members of students who died in an elementary school that was destroyed by a massive tornado helped launch an initiative petition drive Wednesday to finance storm shelters for every public school in Oklahoma, a goal civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson said was "a moral obligation."

    June 5, 2014

  • 2 charged in $25 million defrauding scheme

    Two men have been charged with defrauding the government of more than $25 million in an alleged scheme involving the federal Lifeline telephone program, federal prosecutors in Oklahoma announced Wednesday.

     

    June 5, 2014

  • Turn Turn Turn As wind industry grows, so do tax incentive payments

    Wind farms are set to collect nearly $12 million from a tax rebate program that has more than tripled in value in the past three years and that a group advocating against the wind industry's expansion says should be capped.

     

    June 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tribe signs agreements for Oklahoma site cleanup

    The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has signed an agreement with the state to clean up contaminated waste left over from decades of mining.

    June 5, 2014

  • Grand Lake swimming area closed due to E.coli

    Officials say the swimming area at Grand Lake State Park in northeastern Oklahoma will remain closed through at least Friday after an unsafe level of E.coli was detected in the water.

    June 5, 2014

  • Investigation into Oklahoma man's death complete

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its investigation into the death of a man who died after a struggle with police outside a movie theater in Moore is complete.

     

    June 4, 2014

  • Appeals court affirms life sentence in death

    A 23-year-old woman who was sentenced to life in prison in the slaying of an elderly woman has lost her attempt to have her first-degree murder conviction overturned.

    June 3, 2014

  • OK economy ticks upward in May

    The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions.

    June 3, 2014

  • Medical marijuana supporters campaign for ballot question

    Fannie Bates stood outside the Capitol on Wednesday, clutching a sign that read “Marijuana can keep me from going blind.”

     

    May 29, 2014

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