OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next month has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the state's limited supply of a lethal injection drug could lead to a painful death.
The Oklahoman reports that Michael Hooper is seeking an execution using a single drug instead of three.
Hooper is scheduled to die August 14th. He was convicted of killing a mother and her two children in 1993.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the sweeping federal health care law, Oklahoma's political leaders have offered few specifics about how the state will proceed in complying with its provisions.
Members of the Republican-controlled Legislature were quick to issue press releases condemning the high court's decision. Some have vowed to continue fighting implementation of the law in Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is leading a delegation of seven Oklahoma aerospace companies to the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.
Fallin and Science and Technology Secretary Stephen McKeever planned to depart Friday for the show, which begins Monday in Farnborough, England. Fallin spokesman Aaron Cooper says the governor will return to the United States on July 12 and then spend the rest of next week at the National Governor's Association's annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — City and state leaders plan an event Monday to announce the sale of a manufacturing facility in Stillwater to an international aerospace company.
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will join Stillwater Mayor John Bartley and other leaders at the Monday morning press conference. The announcement comes as Gov. Mary Fallin attends the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.
The Stillwater NewsPress reports that a privately owned Belgian aerospace company has purchased the former MerCruiser manufacturing facility on Perkins Road in Stillwater.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's treasurer says the state's economy continues to show positive signs, but that declining revenue from oil and natural gas production is slowing the state's economic growth.
Figures released on Thursday by Treasurer Ken Miller show gross collections of oil and gas production taxes in June dropped more than 42 percent compared to June 2011. It was the seventh consecutive month that gross production taxes fell compared to the same month of the last year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma heads into the cruel summer months, area shelters and pantries are scrambling to keep pace with the demand for services.
Workers are making sure plenty of water and food are stocked on shelves and are finding additional bed space for the thousands of homeless men and women they anticipate will seek shelter from the sweltering heat.
For many, the heat is an unwelcome repeat of last year's record-busting summer in Oklahoma, when supplies began running low and panic set in as those in need kept coming at a steady clip.