Nation Briefs: O.J. impson to get court hearing

Oklahoman Modified: June 30, 2009 at 4:14 am •  Published: June 30, 2009
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Simpson to get court hearing
LAS VEGAS — A state Supreme Court panel will hear oral arguments Aug. 3 on O.J. Simpson’s bid to get out of a Nevada prison pending his appeal to overturn a conviction in an armed hotel room heist, officials said Monday. A three-member panel of the state’s only appellate court will hear 30 minutes of arguments in Las Vegas.

Immigrant to stand trial
SAN FRANCISCO — An illegal immigrant accused of fatally shooting a father and his two sons in San Francisco traffic last year will stand trial for murder, a judge ruled Monday. Judge Teri Jackson said there’s evidence for Edwin Ramos, 22, to be tried. Police allege Ramos, from El Salvador, belongs to a violent street gang.

ANIMALS

Gray wolves back on list
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The federal government on Monday agreed to put gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region back on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged Monday that it erred by not holding a legally required comment period.

ACCIDENT

Fumes kill 3 in New York
NEW YORK — The New York City fire department says a father, son and co-worker have been killed after they were overcome by toxic fumes from a putrid well at a waste station. From Wire Services


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