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.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG seeks lift of execution stay
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a federal judge to lift a stay of execution in the case of convicted killer Jeffrey David Matthews.
U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot stayed Matthews' Aug. 17 execution after the Department of Corrections altered the drugs used in the execution process due to a nationwide shortage of the anesthetic, sodium thiopental.