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Assault charge filed in Oklahoma beating death

Prosecutors have levied additional charges against a man who they say fatally struck a man in the head with a baseball bat at a sports complex.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a... As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Violent Crime

WMC-TV Memphis

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Feds: No Extension For Oklahoma's Waiver From No Child Left Behind Act

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it rejected Oklahoma's application for an extension to its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Education Etc.

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Photo: Oklahomans find Jesus in sky while saying goodbye to landmark

Residents in one Oklahoma town were able to say goodbye to a landmark earlier this month in grand fashion and were treated to a spectacular sight in the sky.

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NewsOK.com

Locking up parents may be worse than previously thought for children's health, report shows

The ripple effects of locking up parents might be even worse than previously thought, at least in regards to children's health, freelance journalist Ryan White reports on his "Children's Health Matters" blog .

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Related Topix: Journalism, Oklahoma

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Former bookkeeper for Okla. electrical contractor faces prison time

A former bookkeeper for an Oklahoma electrical firm is facing 30 months in prison for allegedly embezzling from her employer.

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NewsOK.com

Okla. Education Board creates standards committee

The Oklahoma Board of Education created a steering committee Wednesday to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma Joea s takes a Kansas City name

Before the end of the year, the nationally known barbecue restaurant will officially change its name to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Kansas City, KS, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Leawood, KS, Olathe, KS

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahomans file lawsuit over health concerns, property values against wind energy company

The group says they believe the wind turbines that are planned to be built in their community will have adverse effects on their health and property values.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Courthouse News Service

Oklahoma Sued for Censoring Execution

Oklahoma prison officials illegally censored access to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett when they drew the blinds to the execution chamber before his death, The Oklahoma Observer claims in court.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Journalism, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Hill

Soldier who helped capture Saddam Hussein wins Okla. GOP runoff

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell , a member of the military team that captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, has nearly punched his ticket to Congress this fall.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Oklahoma

The Heartland Institute

Oklahoma Lawsuit Muddles Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts

That was the point. That is what a plain reading of the law says. That is what voters approved at the ballot box 22 years ago.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsOK.com

Runoff election race results, updates

Voters will decide primary runoff races for Congress, the Oklahoma Legislature and state schools superintendent tonight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

NOLA.com

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Death Penalty, ACLU, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

Gawker

Vicki Explains What Gay "Looks Like" on Real Housewives of OC Reunion

Vicki Gunvalson has had a fairly mellow Housewives season, maintaining relative calm and largely avoiding conflict.

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NewsOK.com

Survey: Oklahomans say they save 13 percent of earnings

Oklahomans were the best savers in a three-state survey that gauged debt, savings and big purchases, according to final information released Tuesday from the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

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ABC News

The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma

WHO'S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ron Barber, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Florida, Florida Government, Oklahoma

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

"Oklahoma!" settles in Escondido via Welk Theatre San Diego

When " Oklahoma !" opened out of town, scouts sent it back to New York with the succinct message: "No Girls, No Gags, No Chance."

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

California earthquake could have ripple effect in Oklahoma

Like many Oklahomans, David Johndrow has lived through hundreds of earthquakes. But he says none was more destructive than the quake in Napa Valley, California.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Drink, Wine

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