2 'whites-only' gang members accused in slaying plead guilty

Federal authorities say a leader and a member of a prison-based "whites only" gang have pleaded guilty in Louisiana to being accessories after the fact in a 2016 slaying
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2nd human trafficking lawsuit filed against Oklahoma couple

The ACLU and other groups have filed a second federal lawsuit alleging Oklahoma business owners engaged in a human trafficking scheme by luring Jamaican immigrants to the U.S. using work visas
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Advocates: Don't let rape kit backlog deter being tested

Advocates for women in Oklahoma say they don't want a recent focus on untested rape kits in the state to deter anyone from getting examined
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Authorities work to identify man found dead on highway

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found on a highway in eastern Oklahoma near the state's border with Arkansas
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Authorities: Dallas officer arrested on manslaughter charge

Texas authorities say a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black man who was her neighbor
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Authorities: Dallas officer arrested on manslaughter warrant

Texas authorities say a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home
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Bentonville High jazz program building strength

Bentonville High School's jazz band is back in the swing of things, five years after a staff member's death put it on hold
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Brothers fatally shot in Tulsa shopping center parking lot

Police in Tulsa say two brothers were fatally shot while getting out of their car in the parking lot of a shopping center
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Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

A look at some police officers who were charged in shooting deaths of black people
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Class led by ex-cop acquitted in fatal shooting criticized

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is drawing protests for a training class it's sponsoring to be taught by a white former Tulsa police officer acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man
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Coach accused of sex abuse in Texas facing Oklahoma charges

A Texas gymnastics coach jailed after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls in Fort Worth is facing similar charges out of Oklahoma
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Convicted killer sentenced in Oklahoma inmate drug operation

A convicted killer already serving life in prison in Oklahoma has been sentenced to an additional 20 years in federal prison for running a drug ring from inside the prison
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Corps of Engineers steps up patrols after Oklahoma drownings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase safety patrols in Oklahoma lakes following a string of recreational drownings
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County DA cracks down on overdue video rentals in Oklahoma

A district attorney for a county near Tulsa has been cracking down on the old crime of not returning rental DVDs by offering a payment plan to avoid filing charges
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County DA recuses from Oklahoma investigation into sheriff

A county district attorney near Tulsa is recusing himself from investigating assault allegations against the local sheriff
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Deputy acquitted in man's death says class is about coping

A white Oklahoma law officer who was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man says a "critical incident" class that she's been criticized for teaching isn't just about officer-involved shootings
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Despite past reforms, Native women face high rates of crime

For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, even amid a wave of efforts to reduce such crimes and outcry over a justice system that still fails to protect them
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Disaster designation for 4 Oklahoma counties due to drought

Gov. Mary Fallin's office says four counties in northeast Oklahoma have been designated disaster areas because of drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal assistance
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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts of recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers
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Energy companies opposed medical marijuana in Oklahoma

Records show that energy companies were the biggest donors to an Oklahoma campaign against medical marijuana
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Event creates community for people with Parkinson's disease

Oklahoma State University recently held an event about Parkinson's disease
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Ex-CEO of ambulance service agrees to $80K settlement

The former CEO of an Oklahoma ambulance service has agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars to settle a civil kickback case
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Family disputes Oklahoma police account of teen's death

The family of a Tulsa-area teenager who was killed by police says the teen was driving away from police when he was shot
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Family of boy who drowned in Pacific Ocean sues Oregon city

The family of an Oklahoma teenager who drowned in the Pacific Ocean while visiting the Oregon coast in 2016 has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit against the city of Seaside
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Family of teen shot by police say officer account incorrect

Family of Tulsa-area teenager shot dead by police this week is contradicting law enforcement reports of the incident
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Fears in Oklahoma over ruling in tribal sovereignty case

Legal experts say a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a condemned Native American man's murder conviction in Oklahoma could radically change how tribal members are prosecuted in a huge swath of the state, including most of Tulsa
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Flash floods reported in Oklahoma, northern Texas

Heavy, in some cases record-breaking rains have unleashed flash floods across parts of central and southern Oklahoma and northern Texas
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Former US attorney lobbied for nonprofit under investigation

A former U.S. attorney from Oklahoma has kept his lobbying contract with a health care nonprofit that's under federal investigation for alleged corruption linked to several Arkansas lawmakers
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Fort Smith pastor races for special needs inclusion

Fort Smith pastor Jarrett Banks serves as the western Arkansas ambassador for Ainsley's Angels of America, a nonprofit increasing awareness about the special needs community
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Hundreds gather for opening of ambitious $465M Tulsa park

Hundreds of people have gathered for the opening of a $465 million park _ one of the largest in the country _ along the Arkansas River in Tulsa
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Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in 'Outsiders'

Grammy winner Jack White donates $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and featured in 1983's "The Outsiders"
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Jackson school system taps Oklahoma administrator as leader

Mississippi's second-largest school district says it wants to hire an Oklahoma administrator as its next superintendent
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Juvenile dies after Oklahoma officer-involved shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a juvenile suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting in northeastern Oklahoma
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Lawyer: Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged

The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged
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Lawyer: Suspect in Tulsa-area bomb denied correct medication

The arraignment of a man accused of bombing an Oklahoma military recruiting station last July has been postponed over concerns he hasn't received correct medical treatment in custody
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Man explains why he donated Bob Wills collection to OKPOP

In the future, Bob Wills will have a presence on both sides of Tulsa's Main Street
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Man killed by Kansas City police had long criminal record

Detective: A man who was fatally shot by Kansas City police after wounding three officers had an extensive criminal record in Oklahoma
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Man pleads guilty in scheme to promote country music career

A Texas man has pleaded guilty in a Tulsa federal courtroom for his role in a scheme that defrauded investors of more than $875,000 that was used to promote his country music career ambitions
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Missing Arkansas children found in Oklahoma, mother arrested

Authorities say four missing Arkansas children have been found in Oklahoma and the mother of the four was arrested
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Mississippi Oks new chief for Jackson school district

The Mississippi Department of Education has approved an Oklahoma administrator as the new superintendent for Jackson Public Schools
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Northeastern Oklahoma residents alarmed by poultry farms

Expanding poultry farms in northeastern Oklahoma are forcing residents to address such issues as water shortages and health.
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OCU has won a national championship for 25 straight years

Oklahoma City University has won at least one national team championship for 25 straight years
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Oklahoma appeals court affirms life sentence in man's death

An Oklahoma appeals court has affirmed a 20-year-old man's life prison sentence in another man's shooting death
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Oklahoma attorney general seeks mandate for cold cases

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will push a bill next session that requires local law enforcement to enter data from cold cases involving missing or unidentified persons into a national database
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Oklahoma chief justice seeks removal of district judge

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court is seeking the removal of a state district judge for allegedly neglecting his duties and abusing his power as a judge
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Oklahoma Corrections Department sued over inmate's suicide

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is being sued for not doing enough to prevent a murder convict from hanging herself in her cell in 2016
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Oklahoma governor's race tops primary runoff election ballot

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt pitched their case to Republican voters this week as voters prepare to decide nominees in the races for Oklahoma governor and several other elected offices
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Oklahoma group works to reduce 'excessive' sentences

An Oklahoma coalition is campaigning to reduce sentences of dozens of people incarcerated for crimes that no longer carry such severe punishments following the state's criminal justice reform efforts
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Oklahoma man convicted in hate-crime killing dies in prison

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man serving a life sentence for the hate-crime killing of his Lebanese neighbor has died
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Oklahoma man found guilty in toddler's death

A jury has found a Tulsa man guilty of killing a 19-month-old child and soliciting murder against the baby's mother
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