BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are due in federal court to update a judge on the exchange of pre-trial evidence.
Bulger, the former leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang, was also an FBI informant against the Mafia. The 83-year-old Bulger is awaiting trial for his alleged role in 19 killings, including the Tulsa death of Roger Wheeler.
His lawyers have complained for months that the large volume of documents in the case will make it difficult for them to be ready for Bulger's scheduled trial in March.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Officials with the Cherokee Nation say dozens of grave sites were discovered by crews preparing for a road project near Oklahoma Highway 100.
Cherokee Nation Roads Department Director Michael Lynn says crews were working in eastern Cherokee County when they discovered two unmarked stones. Lynn tells the Tahlequah Daily Press that the stones were not disturbed and no dirt has been turned on the project.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for parts of northern and western Oklahoma, while counties in the Panhandle are under a freeze watch.
Forecasters say the freeze watch is in place for Beaver, Cimarron and Texas counties for the overnight hours Friday and Saturday. Forecasters say temperatures will approach the freezing mark early Saturday morning and again early Sunday.
The weather service issued a frost advisory for much of northern and central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Ponca City.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three men were killed in a head-on collision in Rogers County.
Authorities say the deadly crash happened Thursday afternoon on East 145th Avenue in the county. An accident report says that 29-year-old Owen McCool of Tulsa was trying to pass a semitrailer when he struck another car head-on.
Authorities say McCool was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding that has gone to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa for 18 years and allowed them to provide food and nutritional counseling to low-income mothers.
The State Department of Health notified Planned Parenthood of the Heartland CEO Jill June last week that it would be terminating its contracts with the Tulsa facilities at the end of December.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting five new cases of West Nile virus — but no additional deaths.
The department said Thursday in its bi-weekly report that there have been 160 cases and nine deaths in the state this year. The previous record of 107 cases and seven deaths set in 2007 was broken in early September.
Officials say the virus will remain a threat until the first freeze neutralizes the mosquitoes that carry the disease. The first freeze generally occurs around the first of November.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are planning to take an in-depth look at the state's pension systems and seek new ways to reduce the unfunded liability of the major systems.
The House Pension Oversight Committee will meet Thursday at the state Capitol for a pair of interim studies on the state's pension systems. Both were requested by state Rep. Randy McDaniel, the chairman of the committee.