EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The University of Central Oklahoma plans to encourage healthy lifestyles with a series of events in March for National Nutrition Month.
The observance is a nutrition and education information campaign from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It encourages making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
UCO's "Color Me Healthy" campaign will highlight the importance of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among the campus community.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A convicted killer is scheduled to ask the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board to commute his death sentence to life in prison.
Clayton Lockett is to appear via video before the board on Friday and ask for clemency.
The 38-year-old Lockett is scheduled to be put to death March 20 for the 1999 death of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman near Tonkawa. Authorities say Lockett shot Nieman twice then watched as she was buried alive.
Two co-defendants are serving life in prison for the crime.
Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 12:45 am
The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.
"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A judge in eastern Oklahoma has postponed scheduled a jury trial for a Sallisaw man charged in a 1997 killing.
Sequoyah County District Judge Jeff Payton delayed setting the trial for 39-year-old Rex Richard Robbins because Robbins' attorney wasn't in court Thursday. The Southwest Times Record reports that Payton will consider the matter in June.
Robbins is charged in the beating death of 28-year-old Mitchell Dayne Nixon. Robbins is being held without bond in the Sequoyah County jail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.