It's no longer illegal to dance near a church in Henryetta, Oklahoma

The Henryetta city council has voted to abolish a 40-year-old law that forbid citizens from dancing within 500 feet of a church.

The forgotten ordinance from 1977 came up when a resident sought to host a Valentine's Day dance insider marketplace. The location of the proposed dance is a mere 250 feet from the Henryetta United Church of Christ.

Oklahoma County voters will elect a new sheriff later this year in wake of Whetsel's abrupt retirement

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel (D) has announced he will retire March 1, after serving as sheriff for 20-years.

Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered that a special election will be held in order to fill the vacancy.