A tornado killed at least one person Wednesday in Sand Springs, near Tulsa. Another tornado touched down in Moore, near Oklahoma City, before 7 p.m.
“Your path forward is going to be complicated and hard, but remember that you are not a killer,” the emotional note reads.
In a news conference Monday, the university’s president, David Boren, said that his legal staff was exploring all options to take action against individual students involved in the video. He earlier issued a statement severing university ties with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after its members were caught allegedly chanting racial slurs on video.
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Kenneth Watson, the judge who recently freed a battered woman from a decades-long sentence for failing to protect her children from her violent boyfriend, has just been appointed to Oklahoma’s parole board. That means he’ll consider the fate of Tondalo Hall, another battered woman who is behind bars.
As you may know, that’s not how the science works.
Instead, they want to create their own curriculum that would include speeches by Reagan and Bush, as well as the 10 Commandments.
The attorney general suggested a nationwide hold on executions pending a Supreme Court review of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. Alabama, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee have halted executions recently over drug issues, and activists called for Oregon’s outgoing governor to take action on the issue as well.
Walter Storey was executed Wednesday for the murder of a teacher. His attorney sought to stop the execution over concerns of Missouri’s lethal injection drugs.
The court ordered the state to postpone the executions until a legal challenge involving the use of a contested sedative in the lethal injection process is resolved.
Muskogee Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed Terrance Walker on Jan. 17. Police released video of the shooting Friday.
Four inmates in Oklahoma are set to be executed in the first three months of 2015. The inmates’ lawyer says they will continue to fight to stop the scheduled executions.
An Oklahoma law that has put battered women in prison — sometimes for longer than their abusers — is part of why the state puts more women per capita behind bars than any other. So says a Harvard fellow hired by Oklahoma’s governor to examine its criminal justice system. The latest in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Three students from Norman High School in Oklahoma say they were raped by the same young man, who filmed one of the encounters and showed the video to friends. The alleged rapist has been suspended, but now his victims say they’re getting bullied by other students.
The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition from grassroots organization UltraViolet for the release of Tondalo Hall, an Oklahoma prisoner and domestic abuse victim. Hall is serving a prison term 15 times longer than her abusive partner. Read the latest installment of a BuzzFeed News investigation here.
Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online petition.
The prison renovated its entire execution complex following the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April.
Same-sex couples were allowed Monday to wed legally for the first time in the state’s history.
The 19-year-old was on a volunteer trip to a children’s home outside Nairobi.
An Oklahoma farmer lost his cellphone last October after it fell in 140 tons of grain. Nine months later, he got it back after it had traveled to Japan and back.
The bulletproof Bodyguard Blanket is said to offer temporary shelter from natural disasters and mass shootings.
The tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., last year killed 24 people and injured scores of others. A year later, the community is still picking up the pieces.
Dozens of tornadoes slammed communities in the central and southern states, killing at least 30 people on Sunday and Monday.
The 27-year-old caused an uproar when she hinted she would wear full regalia at an Oklahoma music festival. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says she “[does not] approve of her behavior on that night or that of her band.”
More than 65 tornadoes hit the U.S., killing 37 people.
The latest in a long series of measures advanced by the anti-abortion movement.
“[N]o confidence that the state will be able to procure the necessary drugs before the scheduled executions.”