McAlester, OK – Okla. inmate to be executed for 1995 murder TIM TALLEY,Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first death row inmate to be executed in the U.S. in 2011 is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Oklahoma for the baseball-bat beating death of a convenience store worker almost 16 years ago.
Seminole, OK – Suspect in Seminole shooting escapes, recaptured
SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) Good Samaritans have helped capture a man wanted in a fatal shooting who escaped from a Seminole jail.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown says two people chased Christian Farris in Seminole then sat on him after he fell to the ground until police arrived about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brown says the men noticed a man in an orange jumpsuit and recognized Farris from a photograph shown at a police checkpoint.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers have elected Rep. Kris Steele of Shawnee as the new speaker of the state House and Sen. Brian Bingman of Sapulpa as president pro tem of the Senate.
Lawmakers formally elected the chambers' leaders on Tuesday during a one-day organizational meeting of the 2011 Legislature. Steele and Bingman had already been designated for the jobs by Republican majorities in the two chambers.