OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has approved Open Records Act legislation that would limit access by the public and media to audio and video recordings obtained from equipment attached to a law enforcement officer or vehicle.
The Senate voted 46-0 for the House-passed bill Tuesday and sent it to a joint House-Senate conference committee for more work. Its Senate author, Republican Sen. David Holt of Bethany, says lawmakers are working with law enforcement and media representatives to fashion the bill's final form.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for the potentially deadly bacteria listeria.
Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse says the company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities.
Blue Bell's recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and international locations.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County sheriff says he doesn't believe training records were falsified in connection to a volunteer deputy who fatally shot a man after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday he's known the volunteer, insurance executive Robert Bates, for about 25 years.
Bates is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Eric Harris, who was shot after running from officers during a sting investigation.
COMMERCE, Okla. (AP) — The spawning cycle of a rare miniature catfish is delaying the construction of a $5.2 million bridge in Ottawa County.
The Oklahoman reports that crews had worked for more than a year demolishing the Stepps Ford Bridge, a 114-year-old wooden deck, single lane bridge near Commerce. But Ottawa County Commissioner John Clarke says problems associated with the endangered tiny Madtom catfish were discovered.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Defense attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with second-degree manslaughter in an unarmed suspect's shooting death in Oklahoma.
The records for Tulsa County volunteer deputy Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others.
Survivors of the April 19, 1995, attack and relatives of some of the dead are among those attending Sunday's memorial service. The service is set to begin at 9:02 a.m., which was when the bomb detonated, with a 168-second moment of silence followed by a reading of the names of those killed.