AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Timothy McVeigh considered the Oklahoma City bombing a failure because he left the building standing and once suggested the government should pay his defense attorneys $800,000.
Documents revealing those things are among the more than 1 million pages the convicted bomber's former lawyer donated to the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. The school began assembling the collection in 1998 but it only became fully organized late last year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Protesters have called for Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz to resign over how he has handled the case of a 73-year-old reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect while the unarmed man was being held down by two others.
At least 200 people gathered late Friday near the county courthouse to protest the April 2 death of Eric Harris by the volunteer deputy, Robert Bates. Protesters then marched to the sheriff's office, calling on Glanz to step down.
A spokesman for the sheriff's office declined to comment Friday on the calls for Glanz's resignation.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian college baseball player in Oklahoma.
A Stephens County jury found Chancey Allen Luna guilty on Friday of killing 22-year-old Christopher Lane by shooting him in the back in August 2013 while Lane was jogging in Duncan. The jury recommended that Luna be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa has countered criticism of his qualifications.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the April 2 shooting, Robert Bates told NBC's "Today" show that characterizations of himself as a wealthy donor paying to join the force are "unbelievably unfair."
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has asked a federal court to temporarily block the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas.
The request for a preliminary injunction filed Thursday contends the state will suffer irreparable harm if the tribe's casino goes forward. It notes the tribe has already moved in construction equipment.
The state says it is considering proposals for a southeast gaming casino and the tribe's competition lowers the value of the state's facility.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says it will conduct an internal review of its reserve deputy program after a 73-year-old volunteer officer fatally shot an unarmed suspect who was on the ground.
Spokesman Shannon Clark told the Tulsa World Thursday that there will be an audit, but he did not discuss details.
Clark did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press.
PICHER, Okla. (AP) — A former museum that was one of the last remnants of an abandoned mining community in Ottawa County has been destroyed by a fire.
The Oklahoman reports Picher Mining Field Museum, which was on the National Register of Historic Places, caught fire late Monday or early Tuesday. Quapaw Tribe Fire Department Chief Jeff Reeves declined to comment on the possible origin of the fire.