ENID, Okla. (AP) — Police in Enid say they've seized 25 slot machines and more than $7,000 in cash from four bars in the city.
Authorities say warrants were served Wednesday afternoon by Enid police officers, with help from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.
Enid police say the investigation began after several people complained of illegal gambling at the bars. Sgt. Eric Reddick says undercover officers saw people using the slot machines during visits to the bars.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys for one of two men accused of gunning down three black people in April want the prospective trial judge off the case because he signed off on their client's arrest warrant.
Defense attorneys and a prosecutor met in private Thursday morning before District Judge Kurt Glassco to argue a Rule 15 motion — the legal process of seeking to remove a judge or have the case transferred.
Glassco signed the arrest warrant for accused shooter Jake England.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drought conditions continue to worsen and expand across Oklahoma.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows exceptional drought — the worst possible category — covering most of western Oklahoma and a swath of northeastern Oklahoma. Southern Tulsa County is in that worst case category.
Nearly all other areas of the state are in extreme drought — the exceptions being severe drought in small parts of southeastern Oklahoma and the Panhandle.
CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a home where a McIntosh County woman was found dead was intentionally set.
Deborah Kelsoe was found dead in her home about 5 miles west of Checotah on Tuesday morning. A spokeswoman with the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office tells the Muskogee Phoenix that investigators determined the fire was deliberately set.
Authorities are investigating Kelsoe's death as a homicide.