OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multi-county grand jury says a Cleveland County commissioner likely broke state laws with his involvement in a road project, but that the statute of limitations to charge him has expired.
Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said in a statement after the report was released that he cooperated fully with the grand jury investigation and is glad the matter is now resolved.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Police in Norman say a man who was shot in the face during a home invasion has died.
Police said in a news release Friday that the man died at Norman Regional Hospital where he was taken following the shooting about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
The man's name has not been released. He's described only as being in his 20s.
Police say the man was at a home with a woman when three vehicles arrived at the home and several people wearing masks got out and kicked in the front door then shot the man once before taking the woman's wallet and leaving.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four highly abused prescription drugs would be added to the state's drug trafficking laws and allow those convicted of violating those laws to serve up to life in prison without parole under a bill that has advanced in the state Senate.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 21-0 Wednesday for the bill by Ardmore Republican Sen. Frank Simpson.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new national study says gambling revenue from Oklahoma's Indian casinos increased 7 percent in 2012 to $3.7 billion.
Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows that Oklahoma continues to far outpace other states on the number of gambling facilities. The report by economist Alan Meister says there were 118 facilities open in 2012, though a large number of those were somewhat small.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was found dead after a house fire in south Tulsa.
Investigators believe the Thursday fire was accidental and caused by an electrical source. Authorities say a woman tried to escape the fire but was unable to make it out of the house. She was found dead inside the home near a bathroom.
Authorities say a man was rescued and taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.
Firefighters say the blaze apparently started in a back bedroom of the home.