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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor says no executions will take place in the state until she has "complete confidence" in the system.

Gov. Mary Fallin made the comments Thursday after The Oklahoman newspaper reported that prison officials used the wrong drug when the state executed inmate Charles Warner in January. The governor said she wasn't informed that potassium acetate may have been used until last week, when she halted another execution because potassium acetate was delivered instead of potassium chloride.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman is accused of striking a child with her vehicle near a Tulsa elementary school and fleeing the scene.

The incident happened Wednesday morning near Lindbergh Elementary School. Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was treated by emergency crews in the school nurse's office.

The suspect was arrested later that day.



An autopsy shows that Oklahoma used the wrong drug when it executed an inmate in January.

The Oklahoman reported Thursday that corrections officials used potassium acetate — not potassium chloride, as required under the state's protocol — to execute Charles Frederick Warner.

Last week, Gov. Mary Fallin issued a last-minute stay of execution for inmate Richard Glossip after officials discovered that potassium acetate had been delivered.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says overall collections to the state treasury continue to slide, and he predicts the state's dire economic conditions are expected to get worse before they get better.

Miller released figures on Wednesday that show for the first time in five years, 12-month gross receipts to the treasury were below receipts from the previous 12-month period.

And for the fifth straight month, collections were less than those from the same month one year ago.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A company that built a Ten Commandments monument that was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds says it still hasn't been paid for its work.

Wilbert Memorials sales manager Gary Mosier says the company fronted the costs of constructing the monument after someone drove a car into the original last year. Mosier says no payments have been made.

The second monument was removed under an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge is deciding whether to delay a hearing for two brothers charged in the fatal stabbings of their parents and three siblings so the teens' defense team can have more time to prepare their case.

A preliminary hearing for 16-year-old Michael Bever and 18-year-old Robert Bever is Friday. Their attorneys want up to a three-month delay.




OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After problems arose with executions of two Oklahoma death row inmates, Gov. Mary Fallin has hired an outside attorney to give her legal advice on the state's execution protocols.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz confirmed Wednesday that her office hired former U.S. Attorney Robert McCampbell.

Weintz said the governor wanted to hire an independent legal counsel who had no involvement in any of Oklahoma's recent executions. McCampbell's hiring was first reported by The Oklahoman.

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  SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A 16-month-old Oklahoma boy is healthy again after recovering from two venomous snakebites with help from an unconventional anti-venom stocked at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Blake Skinner's mother, Letia Skinner, says he was playing in his backyard in Slaughterville on Sept. 10 when he was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake. His doctor, William Banner, says the venom keeps blood from clotting, and even a slight injury could have led to the boy's death.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has issued a formal opinion that a recently enacted policy prohibiting public prayer at playoff events is overly broad.

An opinion released Tuesday by Pruitt addressed a policy approved this summer by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. The group that governs high school athletics in Oklahoma prohibits schools or individuals from publicly reciting a prayer at OSSAA events.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One person has died in Oklahoma as a multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to imported cucumbers continues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said as of Monday, 732 people infected with outbreak strains of salmonella have been reported in 35 states.

The Oklahoma death brings the total number of fatalities to four. There was no immediate information available on the identity or hometown of the Oklahoma victim.