• Bill would allow some to carry guns into Oklahoma Capitol

    By KEN MILLER, Associated Press | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Anyone with a license to carry a handgun should be allowed to take the weapon into “the people’s Capitol,” an Oklahoma legislator said.

  • Friction between sheriffs, prison officials reignites

    By SEAN MURPHY, The Associated Press | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Friction between the state's new prisons director and some county sheriffs over how quickly the Department of Corrections is picking up inmates from county jails is flaring up again this session over a pair of bills moving through the Legislature. DOC Director Robert Patton began pulling more inmates out of county jails shortly after he started at the department about a year ago, a move that angered sheriffs who counted on the $27-per-day price the state paid for inmates to help maintain jail operations. Now corrections officials are pushing two bills that would delay when the department starts paying county jails for an inmate, measures that are drawing fierce resistance from county sheriffs and




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