OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bartlesville police say a search of the home of a teenager charged with plotting to shoot classmates and detonate bombs at a local high school uncovered a small-caliber rifle and notes about a possible attack, but no bomb making materials.
Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings said Monday that investigators are still sifting through possible evidence that was uncovered during a search of the home where 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez lived with his mother. Hastings didn't elaborate to reporters on what the notes said or who owned the rifle.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Teachers and school administrators who receive proper training would be authorized to carry firearms on school campuses and at school events under a bill being drafted by an Oklahoma lawmaker.
Republican Rep. Mark McCullough of Sapulpa says his bill would allow school officials to carry weapons if they've received training through the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, or CLEET.
McCullough says schools have become "soft targets" and that it's critical that lawmakers start taking steps to ensure the safety of children at schools.
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — An Ottawa County judge is expected to set a date for a mental health examination for an Illinois man charged with planning to bomb churches in northeastern Oklahoma.
The hearing for Gregory Weiler is to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Miami (my-AM'-uh). Weiler was arrested in October after police say they discovered his plan to bomb dozens of churches in northeastern Oklahoma.
An affidavit claims that investigators found instructions for making Molotov cocktails, a list of 48 churches and a written outline of Weiler's plan to plant bombs.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The president of St. Gregory's University says restoration work is about to begin to repair damage to the campus' main building caused by a historic Oklahoma earthquake just more than a year ago.
The 5.6 magnitude earthquake on November 5th, 2011, was centered near Prague, Oklahoma and resulted in the destruction of all four turrets that rose from corners of Benedictine Hall. The building houses administrative offices, the school library and most of the campus' classrooms.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma high school student is in custody on charges he plotted to bomb and shoot students at the Bartlesville High School auditorium on the same day 26 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Police arrested 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez at about 4:30 a.m. Friday after learning of the alleged plot Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court says descendants of slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation can sue the current chief in an attempt to restore their tribal memberships.
A lower court said previously that the Cherokee Nation itself had sovereign immunity and could not be sued. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said Friday that the descendants could sue the chief to press their claim.
The court noted an 1866 treaty granted the former slaves known as Cherokee Freedmen all tribal rights, including the right to vote.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected in Tulsa to deliver remarks at a formal ceremony honoring New Northern District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams.
Holder is to attend the investiture ceremony that is to start at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tulsa Convention Center.
Williams was nominated by President Obama in March to serve as the top federal law enforcement official in the state's northern district. He's a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa School of Law.