TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Bristow man charged as an accessory in the 1992 slayings of three people has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Grover Prewitt, who faces a charge of accessory to first-degree murder, appeared before Creek County Special Judge Richard Woolery on Friday. The Tulsa World reports Woolery scheduled Prewitt's district court arraignment for November 12th.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a plan to build three above-ground storm shelters on the Norman campus.
The regents agreed Thursday to use $12 million from general obligation bond proceeds to build the shelters. According to the Tulsa World, the 4,200-square-foot shelters will be located in three university apartment complexes on campus.
HOPE, Maine (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a Maine man who was crushed by an elephant in his care this month.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an investigator went to the site in Hope after retired veterinarian James Laurita died on Sept. 9. Police say one of the elephants apparently accidentally stepped on Laurita after he fell in their enclosure.
The elephants, Hope and Opal, have since been returned to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge is scheduled to decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
A hearing is scheduled Friday before District Judge Thomas Prince on a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and alleges the monument's placement on the Capitol grounds is unconstitutional.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governors from across the western United States are heading to the National Weather Center in Norman for a two-day forum on how drought conditions are affecting the energy industry.
An initiative of Western Governors' Association Chairman Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, the two-day forum begins Thursday and will include a welcome from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than one quarter of Oklahoma's public schools received a grade of F or D on annual report cards released by the state Department of Education.
The State Board of Education gave final approval Wednesday to the letter grades, which are being posted on the department's website.
The report shows 16 percent of Oklahoma schools received A grades, 26 percent received a B, 28 percent got a C, 17 percent a D, and 11 percent received an F. Nearly 30 schools, or 2 percent, did not receive a letter grade.