• UPDATE: H.E. Bailey Turnpike reopens after three crashes in fog reported in Comanche County, Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Heavy fog may have contributed to three crashes in Comanche County, Oklahoma Tuesday. The crashes were south of Elgin on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Pharmacist group says members shouldn’t aid in executions

    By JULIE WATSON,AP | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    SAN DIEGO — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. The policy adopted by American Pharmacists Association delegates at their annual meeting Monday makes an ethical stand against providing such drugs, saying they run contrary to the role of pharmacists as health care providers. The association lacks legal authority to bar its more than 62,000 members from selling execution drugs, but its policies set pharmacists’ ethical standards. Pharmacists now join doctors in having national associations with ethics codes that restrict