A House Bill that would allow Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections staff to handle drugs used in lethal injections has passed through the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is now headed to Governor Mary Fallin's desk for her signature.
A Midwest City man, whose DUI related head-on collision killed two adults and one child, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
David Steven Blair II, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of second-degree murder in the deadly April 17, 2016 crash.
A former Oklahoma County jail nurse has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to smuggling cellphones into the jail and giving them to an inmate.
Raini Rubottom, 25, of Wellston, charged May 10, 2016 with a single felony count of possession of contraband in a penal institution.
Today a jury acquitted Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in the shooting death of unarmed suspect Terence Crutcher. Shelby, 43, is white and Crutcher, 40, is black.
Race took center stage almost immediately following the September 2016 shooting, which was caught on video.
Shelby was subsequently criminally charged with manslaughter.
Five private prison staff members were reportedly taken to a local hospital for medical treatment today after physical altercations with inmates.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the incident started after an officer at the Cimarron Correctional Facility pepper-sprayed an inmate for failure to comply with orders.