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Oklahoma County GOP Chairman asks Oklahoma County Sheriff to suspend...

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:41:44 GMT

The Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party is asking Oklahoma Sheriff John Whetsel to suspend himself during an investigation into the department's finances. "If Mr. Whetsel fails to do so, I call on the Oklahoma County Board of Commissioner to initiate proper proceedings to afford Mr. Whetsel his right to due process and suspend Mr. Whetsel from office pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation," said Darren Ward, Oklahoma County GOP Chairman.

The Latest: Oklahoma suspect accused of teen sex assault

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:20:22 GMT

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing of his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers and numerous carjackings : An Oklahoma man on the run in Oklahoma who is accused of killing two people and shooting two police officers is scheduled to appear in court in two weeks on charges that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. Michael Dale Vance, Jr., is facing a felony charge in Lincoln County of child sexual abuse after former conviction of a felony.

Manhunt for Oklahoma decapitation suspect continues

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:59:32 GMT

Authorities are searching for Vance, who is suspected in a double slaying and accused of shooting and wounding multiple polic... . This undated photo provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Vance.

Oklahoma Wildland Firefighters Return Home After Fighting Georgia Wildfires

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:29:31 GMT

A crew of Oklahoma wildland firefighters returned home Sunday after spending nearly two weeks in Georgia helping the US. Forest Service contain wildfires.

Oklahoma gasoline prices the lowest in the nation

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:06:06 GMT

Fuel prices advertised Monday at a gas station at Sheridan and Classen in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman] Stable gasoline prices have led to diverging trends as Oklahoma has claimed the lowest statewide average price while the national average has climbed above the year-ago price.

First Oklahoma gym designed for children on the autism spectrum opens in Edmond

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:03:37 GMT

"We understand some kids have rough days. They have difficult behaviors. Parents don't have to feel ashamed," said Kristin Haynes, co-owner of We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym.

USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:03:10 GMT

The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said.

USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:03:09 GMT

The third largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. The U.S. Geological Survey said in a report Monday that the magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells.

Oklahoma State Question 776 would protect death penalty in state constitution

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:42:36 GMT

If approved by voters, State Question 776 would add a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution, stating the death penalty isn't cruel or unusual punishment. Proponents say they want to protect the death penalty to ensure that the will of the people of Oklahoma is met in the event a particular method of execution, such as lethal injection, is found to be unconstitutional.

The Latest: Oklahoma man suspected in slaying of aunt, uncle

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:20:08 GMT

Authorities say a man accused of shooting two police officers also is suspected of killing his aunt and uncle in the Oklahoma City area. Vance is suspected in the shooting of two police officers in Wellston near Oklahoma City, then making his getaway in a patrol car.

Authorities identify two victims killed during shooting spree that left two Oklahoma officers injured

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:20:07 GMT

Officials say when authorities arrived to the scene, Michael Vance opened fire with an AK-47 , injuring two Wellston police officers. That woman's car was reportedly found at Triple X Rd. and Covel, where two people were found shot to death just after midnight.

Two killed, 2 Oklahoma officers shot, manhunt underway

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:20:06 GMT

A gunman is on the run after police say he killed two people and injured four others, including two police officers, Sunday in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the suspect as 38-year-old Michael D. Vance of Chandler, Oklahoma.

Gunman on the run in Oklahoma after he fired an AK-47 at police and ...

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:50:53 GMT

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National briefs: Sioux tribe receives $10,000 in pipeline fight

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:48:10 GMT

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has donated $10,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to support its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Cherokees say they presented a check last week in addition to providing three truckloads of firewood for those camping out to protest construction of the pipeline.

Police in Oklahoma Search for Suspect After 2 Officers Shot

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:32:30 GMT

Two police officers were shot in Wellston, Oklahoma, Sunday night, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The officers suffered non-life threat... -- A migrant camp known as "The Jungle" near Calais, northern France, is set to be demolished starting Monday.

Baker Mayfield back on Heisman radar

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:39:56 GMT

Baker Mayfield hasn't had a whole lot of Heisman Trophy chatter since the Week Three loss to Ohio State, but with 545 passing yards against Texas Tech, the Oklahoma quarterback is back in the conversation. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd listed Mayfield as third on his Heisman watch list behind Louisville's Lamar Jackson and Washington's Jake Browning.

Education sales tax, crime reforms top initiative questions

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:45:18 GMT

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