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Media Outlets Argue For Right To Witness Entire Executions

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 8:56 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Restricting the media from witnessing an execution cuts off the public's ability to have a fair and uncensored look at the state exercising its most awesome power, an attorney for two newspapers argued Thursday before a federal judge.

The Oklahoma Observer and Guardian US newspapers, along...

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Someone Smashed The Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument To Pieces

(1747) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:31 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces in an apparent act of vandalism, authorities said.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown said the person abandoned the car and...

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FIRST LOOK: Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

(7) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 7:53 AM

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed confidence that the agency would be ready for the state's next scheduled execution in November.

The $71,000 reconstruction of the death chamber and adjacent witness rooms gives executioners more space...

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Charles Warner's Lawyers Request Execution Stay To Ensure 'Humane' Death

(19) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 9:28 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for an Oklahoma inmate who was to be put to death the same night as a botched execution asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday to grant a stay for at least six months pending a review into what went wrong last week.

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Adolescentes 'aburridos' matan a beisbolista australiano

(15) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 11:44 AM

DUNCAN, Oklahoma, EE.UU. (AP) — Los fiscales presentaron cargos a tres adolescentes el martes después de que la policía indicó que los jóvenes eligieron al azar a un beisbolista australiano mientras corría y le dispararon por la espalda, matándolo, para evitar el aburrimiento en un día de verano en Oklahoma.

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Evalúan daños tras tornados que azotaron Oklahoma (FOTOS, VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2013 | 12:37 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, EE.UU. (AP) — Nueve personas murieron y alrededor de 100 resultaron heridas en el área de Oklahoma City luego de una violenta serie de tornados y tormentas eléctricas que azotaron entre la noche del viernes y la mañana del sábado, informaron las autoridades.

El Servicio Nacional Climatológico...

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Oklahoma City Tornado: Dangerous Twister Strikes Near State Capital

(1911) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 8:18 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.

A mother and her baby were killed and about 50 people were hurt,...

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George Ochoa Execution: Oklahoma Inmate Executed For 1993 Murder Claims 'I'm Innocent'

(205) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 7:33 AM

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose attorneys had claimed he was mentally unfit to be executed was put to death Tuesday for the 1993 shooting deaths of a couple during a home invasion.

In the final moments before he was injected with lethal drugs, George Ochoa...

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Woodward, OK Tornado 2012: Warnings Saved Lives In Deadly Midwest Storms (PHOTOS)

(73) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 8:29 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters who issued dire warnings ahead of last weekend's tornado outbreak in the Midwest deemed the effort a success Monday, largely because dozens of tornadoes hit yet caused only a handful of deaths. But they expressed concern about future public complacency.

The National Weather Service's Storm...

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In God We Trust This Veterans Day

(3) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 10:10 AM

I became a hospice volunteer at the West Los Angeles VA to serve those who served, and learn what death had to teach, so that when I came to die, I would know that I had truly lived.

But a curious part of my study of life and death didn't...

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