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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma is asking a judge to block a November ballot measure on whether strong beer and wine can be sold in grocery stores.

The group filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. The lawsuit claims that the proposed changes are unconstitutional because they would treat liquor-license holders less favorably than supermarkets or convenience stores.

The ballot measure would limit liquor store owners to two retail spirits licenses but sets no limits for grocery or convenience stores.

 

An Oklahoma judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who was serving a life sentence for a 1998 killing.

Oklahoma County District Judge Timothy Henderson vacated the conviction for 34-year-old Salaam Moore, who was released from custody Monday night. Moore's attorneys had argued there was no physical evidence linking him to the death of Phillip Gonzales.

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Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is recommending the Love County sheriff be removed from office for corruption and other alleged violations.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that the grand jury has filed an accusation for removal against Sheriff Joe Russell.

A phone call to a number listed for Russell rang unanswered.

 

More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Altus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products that could potentially be contaminated with listeria. The USDA says Bar-S hasn't received test results, but is recalling the items due to recurring listeria issues at the company.

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 Tulsa's police chief says it was not appropriate for a Tulsa police officer to write in an online essay about the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that "We are at war!"

Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Tuell says the post was written by Maj. Travis Yates. Tuell says Police Chief Chuck Jordan reviewed the post Tuesday and found its wording inappropriate.

Yates made the post on lawofficer.com the same day as three officers died in Baton Rouge.

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Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he's reconsidered his previous position and now will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons. Citty told reporters Monday that he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Last week, Citty rejected the city's Fraternal Order of Police request to allow officers to carry personal rifles following the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers.

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A California man has been sentenced to prison for a mortgage loan modification scheme that defrauded homeowners in Oklahoma and other states.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daily says 33-year-old Aria Maleki, of Santa Ana, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport to nine years in prison. Maleki pleaded guilty March 22 to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has urged delegates at the Republican National Convention to adopt the GOP platform developed by the party's 112-member platform committee that she co-chairs.

Fallin spoke to delegates Monday during a televised address from the convention hall in Cleveland. Fallin says diverse members of the party came together to develop a platform that represents a wide range of views and policies. She says it's a conservative platform that's a reflection of who Republicans are and what they stand for.

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Tulsa police say officers fatally shot a man who confronted them with an ax and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell tells reporters the officers were responding Monday evening to a home where a woman reported her husband was threatening her.

Tuell says the officers encountered the man in the street. He says the man began making suicidal statements and approached the officers with the ax. Both fired their guns.

Police say there was a dashcam in a police cruiser but they aren't sure if it captured the incident.  

 

A woman driving a sport utility vehicle and claiming to have an undisclosed "device" is in a standoff with Tulsa police just outside the Tulsa Air National Guard Base.

Television images from the scene show a sport utility vehicle at the entrance to the base with several police cars blocking it from behind. Streets in the area have been closed.

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