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UN: Oklahoma execution may violate int'l law

Posted: 05/02/2014 - GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.

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Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

Updated: 05/01/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A report by the head of Oklahoma's corrections department recommends changes to procedure and more oversight after a botched execution this week.

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Okla. tribal center to host Miss Indian Pageant

Posted: 05/01/2014 - SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) - Miss Indian Oklahoma and Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma 2014 will be crowned this weekend at the 41st annual Miss Indian Oklahoma Pageant.

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Norman call center to close; 125 to lose jobs

Posted: 05/01/2014 - NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Paperwork filed with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce shows that OfficeMax will close its call center in Norman and lay off about 125 employees.

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Study links wastewater injection, Oklahoma quake

Updated: 05/01/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - New research suggests the sharpest earthquake to strike Oklahoma may have been triggered in part by wastewater injection - which, if true, would make the 2011 temblor the strongest ever linked to disposal practices within the oil and gas industry.

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New lead pastor named at Tulsa megachurch

Posted: 04/30/2014 - TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A new lead pastor has been named at a Tulsa megachurch that was beset by allegations of sexual assault two years ago.

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ACLU seeks moratorium after botched execution

Posted: 04/30/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is calling for an immediate moratorium on executions in the state after an inmate died of a massive heart attack 43 minutes after his execution began.

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White House: Oklahoma execution not done humanely

Posted: 04/30/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a botched execution of a death row inmate in Oklahoma fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out.

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Man dies after botched Okla. execution

Posted: 04/30/2014 - McALESTER, Oklahoma (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate's execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney. He later died of a heart attack after the execution was halted, and its problems were likely to intensify the debate over how states handle lethal injections.

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Oklahoma prepares for execution of 2 inmates

Posted: 04/29/2014 - McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma is preparing to use a new lethal injection formula on two death row inmates who are scheduled to die in the state's first double execution since 1937.

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UPDATE: Powerful storms, tornadoes kill 16 in 3 states

Posted: 04/28/2014 - VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas governor's aide Matt DeCample says the state death toll from tornadoes that swept through the Little Rock area has been revised downward to 14 from 16, as two victims were counted twice.

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Fallin tours damage following Quapaw tornado

Updated: 04/28/2014 - QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin toured damage in the northeastern Oklahoma community of Quapaw on Monday, a day after a tornado killed one person and damaged fewer than 60 structures.

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Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

Posted: 04/25/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.

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Red Cross gives $48,000 for storm shelters

Posted: 04/25/2014 - MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds.

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Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals

Posted: 04/25/2014 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it's unclear if other firms will follow suit.

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Oklahoma court could face impeachment

Posted: 04/25/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A member of the Oklahoma House is drafting a resolution seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death-row inmates.

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Holder cancels OKC speech amid planned protests

Posted: 04/24/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid a planned protest by conservative lawmakers and organizations.

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After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

Posted: 04/24/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.

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Hepatitis C victim in dental scare writes of fears

Posted: 04/23/2014 - TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A patient whose hepatitis C diagnosis focused attention on allegedly filthy conditions inside two Tulsa-area dental clinics says his body has been ravaged by the disease.

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