BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: 7 hr ago
Christian Costello, 26, of Oklahoma City, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree murder. He is accused in the single felony count of killing his father by repeatedly stabbing the victim with a knife the evening of Aug. 23.
RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: 6 hr ago
Gail Box has a photograph of her son that gives her strength.
Austin Box had just intercepted a pass against Oklahoma State on Nov. 27, 2010, in Stillwater. Amid the jubilation, he pointed at the University of Oklahoma student section.
"Whenever I see that picture today, whenever I see Austin pointing, I think, you know, it's a challenge to me," Gail Box said Monday at a state Capitol rally. "He's pointing to me and everyone else to make a change so that we do not lose any more of our citizens in Oklahoma, citizens of the nation, to a prescription drug overdose."
Austin Box died on May 19, 2011. In his system were oxymorphone, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxycodone with alprazolam.
BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: 7 hr ago
Joyce Gilchrist had been testing forensic evidence for the Oklahoma City Police Department for over two decades when she was fired in 2001. An FBI investigation that year questioned the validity of her work
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorneys general of Oklahoma and Michigan are urging leaders in every state to impose state-based sanctions against Iran in response to a nuclear accord between Iran, the U.S. and other nations.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sent a letter Monday encouraging sanctions to prohibit the investment of state assets in Iran.
The U.S. negotiated alongside other nations for nearly two years before finalizing an accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
But the letter says the agreement is a bad deal that requires only marginal changes to Iran's nuclear program while allowing Iran to maintain
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in western Missouri have arrested two people being sought by Oklahoma authorities.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 31-year-old Richard Z. Holliday and 31-year-old Sheryl A. Stewart near Harrisonville on Sunday after receiving an anonymous tip.
The sheriff's office says Holliday and Stewart are wanted on an outstanding drug charge in Rogers County, Oklahoma. Stewart's also being held on a federal bank robbery warrant.
Stewart was released to the U.S. Marshal Service. Holliday was being held Monday in the Cass County Jail.
The sheriff's office says two Cass County deputies suffered minor injuries when Holliday assaulted them during the arrest. The
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a man's request to withdraw his guilty pleas to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two girls and his fiancée in eastern Oklahoma.
The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Monday to 29-year-old Kevin Sweat. Sweat was sentenced to life in prison last year after pleading guilty in the shooting deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker in 2008 and the slaying of his fiancée, 23-year-old Ashley Taylor, in 2011.
The girls were killed as they walked down a rural road near Weleetka. He was charged with their deaths after he was questioned about Taylor's death three years later.