McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Several McAlester churches have asked the city council to reverse a decision by the city manager to remove silhouettes on street signs that depict soldiers kneeling before a cross.
The McAlester News-Capital reports the Gaines Creek Association of Free Will Baptists sent a letter to the McAlester City Council asking that the silhouettes be placed back on the signs.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A competency trial is scheduled to begin for a man accused of opening fire outside the Tulsa County courthouse earlier this year.
The proceeding, which starts Monday, is to determine whether Andrew Dennehy can understand the charges against him and assist with his defense. Dennehy faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill and two firearms counts for allegedly opening fire March 7 on the plaza between the courthouse and the Tulsa Central Library.
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy, a bystander and Dennehy were hurt during the gunfire exchange.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man is scheduled to be executed for the killings of his former girlfriend and her two young children nearly 19 years ago.
Michael Hooper is to die by lethal injection Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary for the December 1993 deaths of Cynthia Jarman, her 5-year-old daughter, Tonya, and 3-year-old son, Timmy. All were shot twice in the head.
A Canadian County jury convicted Hooper of first-degree murder and recommended the death penalty. A federal appeals court upheld Hooper's convictions in 2002, but overturned his death sentences.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren surprisingly announced last year he wouldn't seek a fifth term in office, Democrats started scrambling for an ideal candidate who could hold on to the seat in the increasingly conservative district.
With a tough-on-crime resume and deep roots in the Oklahoma Democratic Party, longtime prosecutor Rob Wallace emerged as the top contender. The 49-year-old has been endorsed by arguable two of the most popular Democrats in the state — former Gov. Brad Henry and former Gov. and U.S. Sen. David Boren.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy Corp. says the federal government is investigating whether there were antitrust violations relating to its purchase of some oil and gas land in Michigan.
The stock lost 3 percent in morning trading Friday.
The Oklahoma City-based company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that it was subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice to hand over paperwork related to those purchases. Chesapeake says it has also received demands for documents and information from state government agencies.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
Romney says Ryan is a man of what he calls "great steadiness" and "unquestioned integrity." The former Massachusetts governor says Ryan is a "shining exception" in a political world of pettiness.
The two appeared together for the first time as the Republican presidential ticket on Saturday morning in Virginia. They faced supporters while standing on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 53-year-old Oklahoma State University employee fatally shot himself in a restroom at a Stillwater hospital.
Capt. Randy Dickerson says the man walked into the emergency room at Stillwater Medical Center at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dickerson tells the Stillwater NewsPress (http://is.gd/latRMe ) that the man then went into a public restroom and shot himself in the chest.