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  • OHP: 2 people killed in southern Oklahoma road rage collision

    DURANT, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two people are dead following a collision in southern Oklahoma that troopers are investigating as a road rage incident. Troopers say the collision occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday west of Durant, about 120 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The patrol says an eastbound vehicle deliberately collided with a second eastbound vehicle, pushing it into the westbound lane where it collided with a westbound vehicle. Troopers say a passenger in each of the […]

  • Oklahoma judge upholds law banning common abortion procedure

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge has upheld a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure in what abortion rights proponents decried as a “rogue” decision that will threaten the reproductive rights of women across the state. Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong ruled from the bench Friday following arguments over the ban approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature in 2015. The bill would prevent the use of instruments used in certain dilation and evacuation procedures commonly performed in […]

  • Oklahoma Attorney General sues 4 drug manufacturers over opioid addiction

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is suing more than a dozen manufacturers of opioid pain medication, alleging that deceptive marketing campaigns by the drug-makers have fueled Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit filed Friday in Cleveland County District Court alleges the manufacturers deceived and manipulated Oklahomans into believing opioids were safe for use over an extended period. Here's a copy of lawsuit, filed by @AGMikeHunter in Cleveland County, which he says is representative of urban/rural pops. affected. @kfor […]

  • Ex-US airman in Oklahoma pipe bombing released from prison

    BIXBY, Okla. – A former Air Force airman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the bombing of an Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma is being released from prison. In July of 2017, ¬†officers with the bomb squad were called to an explosion at the U.S. Air Force Recruiting Center in Bixby. Fortunately, no one was injured since the recruitment center was closed at the time. Investigators say the suspect threw a pipe bomb, which was concealed with […]

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma against the makers of opioids is going back to state court. U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City ruled Friday that the lawsuit does not “necessarily raise” a federal issue. Opioid manufacturers had moved the case to federal court, saying the state is asking them to make different safety and efficacy disclosures to the public than required by federal law and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. State Attorney […]

  • Attorney General Mike Hunter to announce settlement in opioid lawsuit

    UPDATE: Click here for more information. TULSA, Okla. –¬† Oklahoma’s attorney general has called a press conference to announce a settlement with one drug company in the state’s lawsuit against the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioid pain medications. Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office said in a statement that a Tuesday news conference, set to take place at 1:30 p.m., will include the “announcement of a settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma.” A spokesman for the attorney general confirmed that a settlement […]

  • Oklahoma judge, not jury, to decide case against drugmakers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge has ruled that he, not a jury, will decide the state’s case against several drug manufacturers for their alleged role in the nation’s deadly opioid crisis. The attorney general’s office says Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman made the decision at Thursday’s hearing that a jury won’t hear the case. At least one of the defendants, Johnson & Johnson, had sought a jury trial. Attorney general spokesman Alex Gerszewski says Balkman also decided not […]

  • Federal government demands portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million opioid settlement

    The federal government is seeking a portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state’s ongoing lawsuit against opioid drug makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says in a letter to the head of Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency it has determined the federal government is entitled to a portion of Oklahoma’s proceeds. The June 12 letter from CMS’ regional director Bill Brooks also seeks detailed information from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and […]

  • Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma’s governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state’s proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be approved by a judge. Gov. Kevin Stitt, House Speaker Charles McCall, and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat say in a brief filed Friday that the proposed settlement doesn’t comply with new state law. Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the deal with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals on May 26. The three leaders […]

  • Closing arguments set in Oklahoma’s case against drugmakers

    NORMAN, Okla. –¬† Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in Oklahoma’s case blaming consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries for the state’s opioid drug crisis. A court spokesman said Thursday each side will be given two hours to make their arguments before Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman. Court spokesman Bob Burke says Balkman is expected to take the case under advisement and that it could take at least a month to make his decision. Burke […]

  • Oklahoma City Archdiocese again delays clergy abuse report

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City now says there’s no timetable for the release of a report that’s been repeatedly delayed in naming priests facing accusations of sexual misconduct with minors. Archdiocese spokeswoman Diane Clay says the church “miscalculated on how long it would take” to review the files of past and current priests. The archdiocese has hired the Oklahoma-based law firm of McAfee and Taft to produce the report, including an analysis scrutinizing how the archdiocese responded […]

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