OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two young girls in 2008 has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the July 2011 death of his girlfriend.
Kevin Sweat entered the plea Wednesday in Okemah.
In May, a judge ordered Sweat to stand trial for the slaying of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor. Investigators allege fragmented human bones found on the property of Sweat's father were consistent with Taylor but not an exact match.
Judge Lawrence Parish scheduled an Oct. 22 trial date, but Sweat's attorney says he'll ask for a delay because of a scheduling conflict.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two young girls in 2008 is scheduled to enter a plea on a first-degree murder count stemming from the July 2011 death of his girlfriend.
Kevin Sweat is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Okfuskee County District Court in Okemah.
In May, a judge ordered Sweat to stand trial in connection with the slaying of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor. Investigators allege fragmented human bones found on the property of Sweat's father were consistent with Taylor but not an exact match.
COLCORD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Delaware County teenager was pulled to safety after he fell 100 feet into an abandoned water well.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says three teenagers were allegedly stealing a section of a car body from a pasture when the incident happened late Monday. Authorities tell Tulsa television station KOTV that the metal was covering the well and the teen accidentally fell in.
The sheriff's office says the teen fell about 100 feet into water at the bottom.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The price of gasoline rose by just more than 3 cents per gallon in the past week in Oklahoma and has risen 22 cents in the past month.
AAA Oklahoma reported Tuesday that the average for a gallon of self-serve regular gas in the state was $3.59 per gallon. AAA said the average price was $3.42 per gallon a week ago and stood at $3.44 per gallon a year ago.
The highest average price in selected cities was $3.63 per gallon in Stillwater — the lowest was $3.53 per gallon in Muskogee.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate is launching a study into reports of problems at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs' and its seven veterans' centers.
The study will begin Tuesday at the State Capitol. The first meeting will focus on administration issues including the structure and responsibilities of the agency and the War Veterans Commission. Lawmakers also will be looking into the role of the War Veterans Commission and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in relation to oversight of the agency.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The father of an Oklahoma valedictorian says the school is withholding his daughter's graduation diploma because she used the word "hell" during her valedictory speech.
David Nootbaar (NOOT'-bahr) said Monday that his daughter Kaitlin inadvertently said she didn't know what the "hell" she wanted to become during her speech at the May graduation ceremony at Prague (prayg) High School.
Nootbaar said his daughter intended to use the word heck.