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Man convicted of murder in bat swing to skull

Eric Noyola, 25, was convicted of second-degree murder by an Oklahoma County jury Thursday. The jury chose a punishment of 10 years in prison. Noyola killed 29-year-old Ricky Betancur by hitting him in the head once with a bat during a brawl.
A video grab shows Owasso police Lt. Mike Denton striking a prisoner with his elbow in June 2011. Denton disputed his termination from the department and was rehired after an arbitrator ruled in his favor. Photo provided Tulsa World

Oklahoma Senate panel to consider legislation to ease police officers' dismissals

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A proposed measure seeks to prohibit arbitration in disputed excessive force terminations of police officers would ultimately allow cases to play out in district court. Backers say the measure would improve the quality of the state’s police forces, but opponents say the existing process is sound.

In Midwest City, hopes remain for resurrection of dead mall

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Heritage Park Mall in Midwest City closed five years ago, but a few signs of life remain.

What's the latest on The Patriarch in Edmond?

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The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

Muslim group moves ahead with state Capitol event despite threatened protest

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Oklahoma Muslims and their interfaith supporters will converge Friday on the state Capitol for panel discussions and sessions aimed at promoting civic engagement within the Islamic community. Anti-Muslim protesters might be in attendance as well.


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Hydrocodone no longer No. 1 drug prescribed to Oklahoma's Medicaid patients

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For more than five years, hydrocodone acetaminophen — better known as Lortab, Vicodin or NorCo — has largely been the drug that physicians prescribe most to Oklahoma Medicaid patients, with more prescriptions written each month for that...

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma are on the rise

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The days of less-than-$2 gasoline may soon be over. Gasoline prices continued to rise over the past week as the country’s refineries conduct maintenance and prepare to make the more expensive and cleaner-burning summer blend gasoline...

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A bill to restrict the Oklahoma Open Records Act has been withdrawn. The Hart Energy's 2015 DUG Midcontinent conference and exhibition wraps up today at the Cox Convention Center. Another storm system will bring a chance for snow on Friday.



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