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Oklahoma news briefs: December 30, 2012

Oklahoma news briefs: December 30, 2012
Published: December 30, 2012

In brief



The Child Guidance program at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department will offer developmental screenings for children up to 5 years old at area libraries. These individual sessions last approximately one hour and are by appointment only. Call 425-4412 to schedule an appointment. There is a small fee for screenings, but no person will be denied services for inability to pay. The sessions will be at the following libraries: Bethany, Friday; Midwest City, Jan. 16; Edmond, Southern Oaks and Warr Acres, Jan. 23; Northwest, Jan. 24; and Del City, Jan. 28.


Man charged

in overdose

Prosecutors have filed manslaughter charges against an Enid man after his roommate died of a drug overdose. Jeffrey Scott Vickers was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Mark Doyle. The Enid News & Eagle reports that Doyle was found unresponsive Oct. 23, 2011, in the home he shared with Vickers. Prosecutors allege that Vickers gave Doyle a narcotic painkiller that Vickers had bought on the street. An autopsy found that Doyle's cause of death was an accidental overdose of oxymorphine — a painkiller. Vickers faces a minimum of four years in prison if convicted.