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Homeless people are susceptible to Oklahoma's extreme heat, advocates say

Oklahoma's hot, sweaty summers can make life miserable for anyone who has to be outside.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Fallin wants probe to include botched executions

Gov. Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states, such as Ohio and Arizona, as they develop recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death, the governor's spokesman said on Friday.

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NewsOK.com

City Hall Reporter Bill Crum Joins Me on Today's OKC Central Live Chat

Downtown remains a pretty busy place these days. Now we can add a bit of old fashioned MAPS uncertainty into the mix with bids coming in millions over budget for the White Water Center along the Oklahoma River.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma creates its own affordable housing tax credit program

"I have a walker and I need smooth sidewalks," she said. "That was one of the main reasons I moved here."

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners Running Back Joe Mixon Could Be Facing Charges By Monday

The situation isn't looking very positive for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Oklahoma NCAA

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

People find creative ways to beat the heat

MEAT AND FRESH BREAD HARDEST TO KEEP ON THE SHELVES. SCHOOLS ARE YET TO BE IN SESSION.

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Reuters

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.

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Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma, Death Penalty

NewsOK.com

Word Balloons: Oklahoma 'Knuckleheads' celebrate success at Comic-Con

Comic-Con International in San Diego is going on this week, and one Oklahoman is celebrating his comic-book success with a new hardcover release.

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WCAV

Va. Keeping Drug Used in Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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NewsOK.com

Locally developed delicacy, Chicken in the Rough, once sold at restaurants nationwide

The interior of Beverly's Pancake House at Northwest Expressway and Independence.

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Journal Gazette

A reason for pause

Those who support the death penalty ought to feel a special revulsion at botched executions, the latest being the almost two-hour ordeal Wednesday in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Indiana Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma, Ohio, Ohio Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Durant Daily Democrat

Charges filed for Mead burglary suspect12:28 pm | 0

The suspect in multiple recent burglaries in the Mead area has been charged with three felonies in connection to the recent crimes, plus a felony drug charge.

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NewsOK.com

Sen. Tom Coburn announces plans for town hall meetings

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.

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KSWO

Inmate escapes from Oklahoma Reformatory in Granite

Law enforcement tells us an inmate is missing. He is 26-year old Aaron Kelsey. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections website says he's 5'10", and weighs about 170 pounds, with brown hair, green eyes and multiple tattoos.

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Daily Journal

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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News Times

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma History Center program brings history to life on Oklahoma River

On a hot July afternoon, a woman who called herself Mary Elizabeth Walker boarded a ferry that cruises the Oklahoma River, setting out on a voyage through time.

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KSWO

Okla. board votes again to delay standards plan

The State Board of Education has again voted to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal by three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators from across Oklahoma.

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