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    Firing squad could be coming back to Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) – A different method of execution may be coming to Utah. A Utah representative proposed a bill that would bring back the firing squad if lethal injection was not available. “It gives us some maneuverability,” said Rep. Paul Ray. Lethal injection as a form of execution came under fire earlier this year following a botched execution in Oklahoma. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was executed using a new drug cocktail. Witnesses say Lockett was conscious, moving […]

  • K-State Cruises Past Cowboys, 48-14

    Oklahoma State’s football team scored first, then saw Kansas State score the next 45 points as the Widlcats went on to a 48-14 win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday night. The Cowboys got the ball to start the game and immediately  marched 84 yards in 8 plays to a touchdown, with Tyreek Hill scoring from 2 yards out. Hill finished with 102 yards rushing on 18 carries. A Daxx Garman pass to Hill for 34 yards was […]

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    OU Mistakes Cost Sooners in 31-30 Loss to Kansas State

    Oklahoma committed too many mistakes and lost 31-30 to Kansas State at Owen Field in Norman on Saturday. OU had two missed field goals, a blocked extra point, and two interceptions, all of them costly, to lose to the Wildcats for the second straight time in Norman. On OU’s second possession of the game, two things went against the Sooners on the same play. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski was ejected for targeting when he lowered his helmet to make a block. It […]

  • Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer, is suing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections over its execution laws.

    Brother of man killed during ‘botched’ execution files lawsuit, claims he was tortured to death

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The brother of a convicted murderer, who was put to death earlier this year, is now suing Oklahoma officials. Gary Lockett filed a lawsuit against several high-ranking officials related to the death of his brother Clayton Lockett. In April, Lockett died after something went wrong during his execution. Click here to read more about the botched execution. In the lawsuit, Gary Lockett claims his brother’s death was “a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, […]

  • DOC gives tour of renovated death chamber

    MCALESTER, Okla. –   Oklahoma’s death chamber gets a makeover in McAlester with the hopes of avoiding a repeat performance from April. Department of Corrections officials gave the media a tour of the renovations to the execution room – changes that were recommended by the Department of Public Safety in their review of the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. Lockett was convicted in the 1999 murder of 19 year old Stephanie Neiman. Scott Crow, DOC administrator of field operations, said […]

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    Update: ACLU upset over new Department of Corrections execution policy

    UPDATE: The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has issued a new policy for executions, following the death of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett. The State Department of Public Safety made 11 recommendations, from having more medical personnel nearby to having additional supplies of lethal drugs and equipment on hand. Click here to read the new policy that will go into effect when an inmate is executed. However, not everyone is happy about the change. Ryan Kiesel, the executive director of the ACLU […]

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    OSU QB Earns Big 12 Honor

    Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 29. Garman passed for 370 yards and four touchdowns, plus ran for another score in a 45-35 win over Texas Tech last Thursday night. Most of Garman’s damage was done with the long ball, with four passes going for 40 or more yards, and six for 30 or more yards. It’s Garman’s first career Big 12 honor and the second this season for the Cowboys, who […]

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    Judge questions if officials will be ready for November executions

      OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge says he has concerns the state of Oklahoma will not be able to make necessary changes to the way they conduct executions in time for two November executions. The botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April revealed problems in execution procedures. Lockett was still alive for over 40 minutes after the drugs were administered. According to the Tulsa World, Federal Judge Stephen Friot questioned in court whether the Department of Corrections staff would […]

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    Lawmaker calls for study on new execution method

    OKLAHOMA CITY – There has been a lot of talk about the death penalty in our state following the botched execution of Clayton Lockett earlier this year. Now one lawmaker is trying to change the conversation. Representative Mike Christian is calling for a new way to execute inmates. He wants to use nitrogen gas. It’s an idea he has asked state lawmakers to review in an interim study. The process is officially called Nitrogen Asphyxiation, a fancy term for the […]

  • DOC “confident” in future executions process

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety (DPS) released its report on what went wrong during Clayton Lockett’s execution in April. In all, DPS made eleven recommendations to keep that debacle from happening again. Monday, it was the Department Of Corrections’ (DOC) turn to respond. DOC Director Robert Patton said they began reviewing their protocols right after Lockett’s execution. But Patton could not comment on the drugs that were used, or the curtain that was dropped […]

  • ISIS crisis, botched execution and more on today’s Flash Point

    Today on Flash Point Kevin Ogle talks about the ISIS crisis. According to CNN, President Barack Obama will address the country Wednesday to explain to the nation “what our game plan is going forward” in the fight against ISIS. Also, Ogle talks about preachers preaching politics. Sitting in for Kirk Humphreys is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. In part three of Flash Point, Kevin Ogle talks about the controversial botched execution. Recently, The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released the results of […]