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  • Oklahoma ambulance driver charged with manslaughter in patient’s death

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A manslaughter charge has been filed against an Oklahoma ambulance driver in connection with a 2017 crash that killed a patient he was transporting. Oklahoma County court records indicate 35-year-old Matthew Erickson was charged on Thursday with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the deadly August 2017 crash. Investigators say Erickson was driving an ambulance that veered off of Interstate 44 in southwest Oklahoma City and overturned. Court records reveal witnesses saw the ambulance and the driver […]

  • Northeast Oklahoma jail evacuated following electrical fire

    MIAMI, Okla. (AP) – A county jail in northeastern Oklahoma has been evacuated and its more than 110 inmates relocated to other jails following an electrical fire. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the fire occurred around noon Saturday at the county jail in Miami, about 176 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The sheriff’s office says the fire started in the ceiling between the kitchen and one of the jail’s inmate cell pods. Officials say firefighters extinguished the fire quickly […]

  • Texan pleads guilty in scheme involving ex-Oklahoma chief

    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ A Texas man has pleaded guilty to theft, bribery and tax fraud charges in a scheme involving former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger related to work for the Wetumka-based Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town. Court documents show 63-year-old Aaron Dewayne Terry of Wichita Falls signed a plea agreement Wednesday in federal court in Muskogee acknowledging his guilt. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dismissed eight similar charges. Terry said in the agreement he paid Tiger, who […]

  • OK unemployment rate holds steady

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s unemployment rate held steady in September at 3.2%. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the jobless rate was unchanged from August and below the national unemployment rate of 3.5%. The commission reports an increase of 1,900 jobs in the education and health services sector and a gain of 900 jobs in trade, transportation and utilities. The increases were offset by the losses of 1,500 jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry, and declines […]

  • Longtime NCAI member, volunteer Juanita Daugomah Ahtone dies

    CARNEGIE, Okla. (AP) – Juanita Daugomah Ahtone, a longtime National Congress of American Indians member and volunteer, has died. She was 91. Inian Country Today reports that Ahtone, who was Kiowa, died at home Wednesday in Carnegie, Oklahoma. Ahtone’s father was a founding member of the National Congress of American Indians, the country’s largest tribal advocacy organization. She was involved with the group for 46 years and held a range of positions, including chair of its elections and resolution committees. […]

  • Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning

    FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) – Energy Secretary Rick Perry has notified the president that he intends to leave his job soon. That’s according to an administration official who confirmed the news on the condition of anonymity. Perry was traveling with the president to Texas Thursday when he shared the news aboard Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s dealings with Ukraine, which are currently the subject of an impeachment inquiry. Perry had […]

  • Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning

    FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) – Energy Secretary Rick Perry has notified the president that he intends to leave his job soon. That’s according to an administration official who confirmed the news on the condition of anonymity. Perry was traveling with the president to Texas Thursday when he shared the news aboard Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s dealings with Ukraine, which are currently the subject of an impeachment inquiry. Perry had […]

  • White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – The White House says it has chosen President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. The announcement Thursday comes at the same that the president has accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice president. “We used the same set of criteria that previous administrations have used,” White House acting chief of staff […]

  • OK governor and Native American tribes disagree over gambling revenue split

    ADA, Okla. (AP) – An agreement between Oklahoma and the Native American tribes to expand gambling 15 years ago has resulted in an economic boon for both. The money also has given rise to growing political influence, and now the tribes are locked in a showdown with Oklahoma’s new Republican governor over the gambling compacts. After Gov. Kevin Stitt suggested the state should get a larger share of the revenue, the pushback was immediate and hinted at how powerful the […]

  • Detectives across US grill serial killer, close cold cases

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Samuel Little, pronounced the most prolific serial killer in US history, confessed his crimes to homicide detectives well-briefed on how to keep him talking and get the information they needed. Among other things, the detectives knew not to interrupt him or show him any disrespect. They had to employ a certain amount of psychology, some of which made them uncomfortable, such as laughing along with him or putting up with this flirting. But the goal […]

  • Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma’s 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson & Jonson in its legal fight with the state over the opioid crisis. Attorney Andrew Lester announced his resignation on Tuesday from the nine-member Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, saying he didn’t want the situation to become a distraction for his fellow regents. Democratic state Rep. Collin Walke of Oklahoma […]

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