Oklahoma City, OK – Arrest puts Oklahoma prison wardens on alert
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A prison spokesman says wardens are on alert to possible inmate unrest following the arrest of a man under investigation in the deaths of four people and two fetuses in Oklahoma City.
The victims included a prostitute featured in the HBO reality series "Cathouse."
Denny Phillips was arrested Monday in Tulsa after being shot by police. He is expected to recover.
Stillwater, OK – Okla. man arrested for threatening jail with plane
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Payne County authorities say a Stillwater man has been arrested after threatening to fly a plane into the county jail.
Fifty-two-year-old Layne Lester Kent was arrested Saturday and charged Monday with a felony count of making a terrorism hoax. He appeared in court without an attorney and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate overrides abortion bills veto
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's veto of two abortion bills, clearing the way for the bills to become law without his signature.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to override the veto of a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.
Washington, D.C. – Sioux tribe member named to lead Indian Affairs
WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Interior Department official Michael Black has been named director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Black is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He had served as acting BIA director since March 18. He takes over from Jerold Gidner, who is now special counselor for Larry Echo Hawk, assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs.