OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge has scheduled a hearing to determine if two death row inmates will get a temporary restraining order halting their executions.
Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner sued the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Feb. 26 challenging a state law that says no one can disclose the drugs used in state executions. The inmates' lawyers say there is no guarantee the drugs to be used are pure and that the men could suffer needlessly before dying.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma Historical Society are partnering to pay tribute to artist Allan Houser.
Receptions are scheduled Monday at the state Capitol and at the Oklahoma History Center for Houser, a Chiricahua Apache artist famous for his sculptures and drawings.
Guests will include Houser's son, Phillip Haozous, and David Rettig, the curator of collections for Allan Houser Inc. in Santa Fe, N.M. During the reception, the Native American caucus will formally recognize the Houser family.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Northeastern State University's Broken Arrow campus plans to host the grand opening of the Lesley L. Walls Vision Center.
The 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility provides low vision and neuro-optometric services for clients in the greater Tulsa area. The clinic began offering services in early February, and a grand opening is planned on March 25.
A former Oklahoma Christian University student was aboard that ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and the Vietnam coast. 50-year-old Phil Wood was a 1985 graduate of the school. He was living in Malaysia.
Interpol says no country checked its database that held information about two stolen passports that were used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After nearly two decades and $95 million already spent, supporters of planned Native American museum in Oklahoma City are pushing for the final $40 million in state funding they say is needed to finish the project.
But whether construction resumes on the mothballed project at the busy crossroads of Interstates 35 and 40 will come down to the 72 members of the House Republican caucus.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities are searching for a telephone service employee who's suspected of stealing more than $40,000 from phone terminals in the Oklahoma County jail.
The sheriff's office says investigators are searching for 65-year-old Thomas Caldwell on felony embezzlement complaints. Caldwell was last seen March 3 by video cameras leaving the jail's rear entrance after removing cash from the terminals.
PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says evidence from the slayings of three Girl Scouts in eastern Oklahoma more than 30 years ago is undergoing new testing.
The OSBI says its Cold Case Unit began reviewing the case three years ago and identified evidence that may reveal clues and those items were sent to a private lab for tests the OSBI is unable to perform.