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11:06 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Cold Case Suspect Extradited to Oklahoma

STIGLER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused in the 25-year-old killing of a former Haskell County commissioner has been extradited to Oklahoma from Montana.

Clifford Eagle has been in jail in Billings, Mont., since April, when police say he walked into their station and confessed to the June 1987 shooting death of Leo Reasnor.

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11:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Gov. Fallin Joins Federal Officals to Assess Wildfire Damage

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NOBLE, Okla. (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is joining state and federal officials to begin the task of assessing damage to homes and businesses during the state's wildfire outbreak.

Fallin will tour scorched parts of the state on Thursday with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.

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10:46 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Okla. Appeals Court upholds Murder Conviction

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of another man in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Wednesday in the case of 29-year-old Anthony Ramone Clark.

Clark was convicted in January 2011 for the March 24, 2010, death of William Brown at an apartment complex. Jurors recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.

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11:18 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Okla. DA Accuses Board of Violating Open Meeting Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is accusing the Pardon and Parole Board of violating the state's Open Meeting Act.

Prater delivered a nine-page letter Wednesday to the board's executive director, Terry Jenks. It alleges the board violated the law when it gave certain prison inmates early parole consideration.

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11:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Democrat Wallace Endorsed by OU President David Boren

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Gov. and U.S. Sen. David Boren is endorsing Democrat Rob Wallace in his race for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Boren's son, U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.

Now the president of the University of Oklahoma, David Boren said in a statement that Wallace has a "strong and proven background in prosecution and law enforcement."

Wallace is a longtime state and federal prosecutor and says the elder Boren's endorsement "is another testament to the coalition of support my campaign is building."

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10:24 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Discovery of Mold Closes Sallisaw Health Center

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation says it's closed part of a Sallisaw health center because mold was discovered in the building.

The Southwest Times Record reports (http://is.gd/2iZFAt ) that several services normally offered at the Redbird Smith Health Center will be moved to the Redbird Smith Health Center Annex.

Tribal officials say an environmental assessment is under way to determine the extent of the suspected mold. The tribe says the exposure to mold was minimal for patients and staff.

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10:16 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Oklahoma Co. Jail Employees to Receive Annual Training

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County jail employees will receive more training because of last February's suicide of an inmate.

The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/xkfRqZ ) the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department will enhance training on how employees check on inmates after the death of 39-year-old Jeffrey Darling.

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6:45 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Creek County Fire Started by Trash

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Creek County investigators say two people burning trash likely sparked a massive wildfire last week near Bristow that destroyed dozens of homes and torched more than 90 square miles.

Creek County Sheriff's Lt. Charles Redfern said Tuesday his office confirmed two people were burning trash in a rural area northwest of Bristow on Thursday. He says a joint investigation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs is ongoing, because there is some dispute about whether the blaze started on tribal land.

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12:07 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Jake England's Confession Admitted into Evidence

Tulsa County Jail

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa prosecutors say one of two men accused of gunning down three black people in April understood his rights after he was arrested and voluntarily gave statements to police.

In court papers filed Monday, First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond says accused shooter Jake England's confession should be admitted into evidence.

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11:52 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Gov. Mary Fallin to Headline at GOP Convention

Courtesy of Gov. Mary Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has been selected as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention in Florida later this month.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) announced Tuesday that Fallin will deliver an address at the convention in Tampa, which will be held from Aug. 27-30. Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz (wentz) says the date and time of Fallin's speech hasn't been determined.

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