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Oklahoma deputies fatally shoot armed man in prayer vigil for slain fellow deputy -

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:23:14 GMT

Oklahoma deputies who had been attending a prayer vigil for a slain deputy, fatally shot a man who allegedly started to point a gun at them. Sheriff's Sgt.

Front Brings Cooler Temps To Eastern Oklahoma

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:01:23 GMT

The front is positioned south of the metro as of this post and will continue to slide southeast with thunderstorms along both sides of the boundary across far southeastern Oklahoma. Despite the early morning period, one or two of the storms may still be severe this morning for a few hours.

John Klein: Oklahoma state parks a unique setting for free educational program for students

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:18:49 GMT

Explore the Outdoors is a program geared for children ages 4 through 8 and emphasizes science and technology education in some of Oklahoma's most pristine environments. "We put children outside in an environment to learn," said Curtis Calvin, vice president of education at the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.

Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:41:16 GMT

This combination of file photos shows one of the three drugs that the Arkansas Department of Correction purchased to perform several executions. The top photo, provided by the ADC, shows a bottle of Midazolam, with the manufacturer's information blacked out by the ADC.

Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:41:15 GMT

Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using a sedative that's been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. A look at midazolam and its role in U.S. executions: Midazolam is an anti-anxiety drug, similar to Valium or Ativan.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:34:41 GMT

Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Henry, one of the co-chairs of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission, announced the findings of a report that says the state should extend its moratorium on capital punishment.

Panel to release detailed report on Oklahoma's death penalty

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:08 GMT

A 12-member commission of prominent Oklahomans that's been conducting a comprehensive review of Oklahoma's use of the death penalty is expected to release its findings. Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission will discuss their final report during a news conference Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Interviews, photos & video: Science Museum Oklahoma explores the world of 'Backyard Bugs'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:07 GMT

A larger-than-life praying mantis is part of the Oklahoma Museum Network exhibit "Backyard Bugs" at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman A larger-than-life praying mantis is part of the Oklahoma Museum Network exhibit "Backyard Bugs" at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Receives Grant from Carolyn Watson Foundation

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:15:03 GMT

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000.00 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation and its Community Grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding the Short Shakespeare touring program, which will allow Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to increase services to individuals in rural Oklahoma.

Discover Oklahoma- Blake Shelton opens Ole Red in Tishomingo

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:20:54 GMT

There's a lyric in one of Blake Shelton's early hits that talked about "ole red's itchin' to have a little fun." Well a lot of people will be having fun when Shelton opens an entertainment venue called Ole Red later this year in Tishomingo.

TU Rape Suspect To Be Extradited To Oklahoma

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:27:01 GMT

The two arguments Luis Molina made to avoid coming back to Oklahoma to faces the charges were that he said he isn't the person police are looking for and that the governor didn't sign the extradition so it's not proper. The state proved with Molina's picture, date of birth and other personal information that he is in fact, the person wanted on two dozen charges.