Oklahoma City, oK – Okla. attorney wants state questions off ballot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Election Board secretary says a lawsuit filed over two proposals on the Nov. 2 general election ballot could cause problems.
Attorney James Thomas filed the lawsuit in Tulsa County, challenging the constitutionality of State Question 751, which would require state business to be conducted only in English and State Question 746, which would require people to present photo identification before they can vote.
Wilburton, OK – Okla. hunter's death ruled a homicide
WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) A Hartshorne man's deer-hunting death has been ruled a homicide, but his widow says charging the friend who shot him would be another tragedy.
Forty-four-year-old John Morgan was fatally shot last October in the Gowen Mountain area. Investigators say his friend, 70-year-old Jack Zearley, fired a high-powered rifle at a deer that was between him and Morgan.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma tribe chief announces re-election bid
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith will be seeking another term.
Smith announced his re-election bid Thursday at a news conference in Tulsa and also introduced his running mate, Charlie Soap, the stepson of the late former Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. If elected, Soap would succeed Deputy Chief Joe Grayson, who isn't running for another term.
Duncan, OK – Okla. native dies during combat in Afghanistan
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) A family member and a friend say an Oklahoma native has been killed in Afghanistan.
The Duncan Banner reported that Army Staff Sgt. Vinson Adkinson III was killed Tuesday when an improvised explosive device blew up near his unit. Adkinson, who grew up in Empire City, was an Army Ranger with the Hamburg, Germany-based 173rd Airborne Division.