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  • Judge prepares to make decision in stopping Oklahoma executions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony wrapping up today inside a federal courtroom as a judge prepares to make a decision in stopping Oklahoma executions. Today, the court mainly heard about what went wrong in the execution chamber. One paramedic told investigators, “Black people have smaller veins than white people.” The paramedic was saying that’s one reason why they failed to find Clayton Lockett‘s veins eight times inside the execution chamber. The plaintiff’s witness, an expert emergency room doctor says it’s untrue. […]

  • Testimony continues in push to halt executions in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony continued Thursday in the effort to temporarily stop all executions in Oklahoma. Twenty-one death row inmates are suing the state after the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett back in April. There’s continued controversy behind the drug cocktail. A big part of witness testimony Thursday was the drug used to sedate Lockett. He regained consciousness on the table. A DOC official testified that as of right now, other drugs proven to sedate inmates in the past […]

  • Oklahoma death row inmates ask judge to halt punishment after botched execution

    OKLAHOMA– 21 death row inmates are asking a judge to halt their punishment, following the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett last April. Lockett was sentenced to die for the 1999 murder of Stephanie Nieman. The inmates are suing the state, saying Oklahoma’s execution procedures are nothing short of cruel and unusual punishment. Now, a federal judge will have to decide if there could be harm to these inmates with the protocols in place, and whether or not they could be successful […]

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    2014: Year In Review

    (CNN) — Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far. Notable U.S. Events: January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. January 9 – Chemicals begin leaking from a tank owned by Freedom Industries into the Elk River in […]

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    Perine, Hill, and Ogbah Honored By Big 12 Football Coaches

    Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine, Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill, and his teammate defensive lineman Emmanul Ogbah were all honored by the Big 12 coaches on Wednesday when the postseason honors were announced. Perine is the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, while Hill is the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Ogbah was named the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year. Perine and Ogbah were named First Team All-Big 12, while Hill was Second Team All-Big 12 as […]

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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 […]