OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man is scheduled to be executed for the killings of his former girlfriend and her two young children nearly 19 years ago.
Michael Hooper is to die by lethal injection Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary for the December 1993 deaths of Cynthia Jarman, her 5-year-old daughter, Tonya, and 3-year-old son, Timmy. All were shot twice in the head.
A Canadian County jury convicted Hooper of first-degree murder and recommended the death penalty. A federal appeals court upheld Hooper's convictions in 2002, but overturned his death sentences.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren surprisingly announced last year he wouldn't seek a fifth term in office, Democrats started scrambling for an ideal candidate who could hold on to the seat in the increasingly conservative district.
With a tough-on-crime resume and deep roots in the Oklahoma Democratic Party, longtime prosecutor Rob Wallace emerged as the top contender. The 49-year-old has been endorsed by arguable two of the most popular Democrats in the state — former Gov. Brad Henry and former Gov. and U.S. Sen. David Boren.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy Corp. says the federal government is investigating whether there were antitrust violations relating to its purchase of some oil and gas land in Michigan.
The stock lost 3 percent in morning trading Friday.
The Oklahoma City-based company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that it was subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice to hand over paperwork related to those purchases. Chesapeake says it has also received demands for documents and information from state government agencies.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
Romney says Ryan is a man of what he calls "great steadiness" and "unquestioned integrity." The former Massachusetts governor says Ryan is a "shining exception" in a political world of pettiness.
The two appeared together for the first time as the Republican presidential ticket on Saturday morning in Virginia. They faced supporters while standing on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 53-year-old Oklahoma State University employee fatally shot himself in a restroom at a Stillwater hospital.
Capt. Randy Dickerson says the man walked into the emergency room at Stillwater Medical Center at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dickerson tells the Stillwater NewsPress (http://is.gd/latRMe ) that the man then went into a public restroom and shot himself in the chest.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is scheduled to headline a fundraising breakfast for 1st Congressional District candidate Jim Bridenstine.
The Friday morning event at a south Tulsa hotel asks supporters for donations of between $250 and $2,500, which will go toward the campaign of Bridenstine — a Republican.
Bridenstine upset five-term U.S. Rep. John Sullivan in the June Republican primary election. Bridenstine has aligned himself with the tea party and has run on a platform calling for fresh voices in Washington.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Drought Monitor says drought conditions are worsening throughout Oklahoma.
The latest map, released Thursday, shows that 16 percent of the state is in exceptional drought — the worst classification possible. That's up from 5 percent a week ago.
The exceptional drought covers parts of the Panhandle and western Oklahoma counties that include Harper, Ellis, Woodward, Dewey and Custer. The exceptional drought also dips into Blaine, Canadian and Cleveland counties.