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46 min ago | Los Angeles Times

Federal judge refuses to stay execution of Arizona death row inmate

A prison execution chamber. A judge has rejected a bid to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row prisoner.

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Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Oklahoma real deals, July 12

Tulsa-based Case Ventures Inc. paid $2.16 million for 17.24 acres at SW 34 and Interstate 35 in Moore from Stillwater-based Special Exploration Co.

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Related Topix: Moore, OK, Foraker, OK

Fri Jul 11, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma House speaker approves interim studies for everything from firing squads to cedar trees

Legislators plan to examine everything from lethal injection alternatives to better monitoring of prescription drugs in interim studies approved Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Oklahoma City, OK

The Wichita Eagle

Prevalence of infectious diseases up in Oklahoma

In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, mosquitos are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Tulsa County, OK, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health

KSWO

Bomb threats called into 2 Oklahoma prisons

Officials say the bomb threats came in around 10 a.m. directly to the switchboards at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center and the Joseph Harp Correctional Center.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, State Prisons, Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, Prison, Joseph Harp Correctional Center

NewsOK.com

Memorial set for Oklahoma higher education official Paul Risser

"The higher education community in Oklahoma is saddened today with the passing of former Chancellor Paul Risser," Chancellor Glen Johnson said.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, University of Oklahoma

NewsOK.com

Restored credits allowed the release of Oklahoma rape suspect

The "earned credit" early release policy that freed a prisoner who Tulsa police say went on a rape spree is nothing new, a corrections official said Thursday.

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NewsTarget.com

Wastewater disposal wells cause destructive earthquakes in central Oklahoma

Injection wells used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling are causing earthquakes that may place public safety at risk, researchers are increasingly warning.

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Related Topix: Cornell University, Geology, Science

Swindon Advertiser

Sinead heads into WOMAD

O'Connor will appear on the Open Air Stage at Charlton Park near Malmesbury on the final night of the event.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma may reverse course on oil train shipment disclosures

Oklahoma officials are taking a second look at confidentiality agreements signed with railroads preventing disclosure of information to the public about shipments of oil from the fast-growing Bakken shale formation.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma Authorities Searching For Body In A LeFlore County Lake

Oklahoma authorities are searching for a body in a LeFlore County lake, according to Captain George Brown with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wister, OK

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

A man who confessed to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Prison, Georgia, Georgia Government, Oklahoma Government, Death Penalty

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain, Lightning Across NE Oklahoma

Thunderstorms producing heavy rain with lots of lightning moved across the Tulsa area Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tulsa, OK, Natural Disasters, Flood, Tulsa County, OK

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma's first West Nile virus case of the year confirmed

This year's first case of West Nile virus in the state has been confirmed in Major County in northwest Oklahoma, the state Health Department reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Star-Telegram.com

Movies that bring the road trip to you

Summer is a great time to gas up the family vehicle and hit the road, whether you want to travel cross-country or simply dash up to an Oklahoma casino for a little gambling or down to Austin for some primo live music.

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Related Topix: Wolf, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma workers' compensation system eliminates 16 jobs

The jobs of 16 state workers' compensation system employees were eliminated Wednesday as Oklahoma continues the transition from a court-based workers' compensation system to an administrative system.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Bridenstine, Fort Sill, OK

Wed Jul 09, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Man Dies In Accident Involving Fireworks

An Oklahoma man dies while shooting off fireworks. Just moments before that, he was having a good time with friends in rural McClain County.

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Related Topix: McClain County, OK

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma Man Dies In Accident Involving Fireworks

An Oklahoma man dies while shooting off fireworks. Just moments before that, he was having a good time with friends in rural McClain County.

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Related Topix: McClain County, OK

NewsOK.com

OSBI joins investigation into missing Oklahoma couple

A district attorney in southern Oklahoma has asked for the assistance of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in the disappearance and "possible homicides" of missing teen Molly Miller and her boyfriend, Colt Haynes.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

Another Oklahoma execution set for later this year

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has set Dec. 4 as the execution date for a death row inmate convicted of first-degree murder in the 1998 stabbing death of a Department of Corrections employee.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government

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