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  • Oklahoma politician's son to be arraigned on murder charge

    AP | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The son of Oklahoma's labor commissioner is scheduled to be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his father. Christian Costello is scheduled to appear before Oklahoma County Special Judge Russell Hall Wednesday in connection with the stabbing...

  • OKC council adopts policy on police, body cameras

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday adopted a policy for police use of body-worn cameras, clearing the way for a pilot project testing 100 cameras to begin. The city's initial steps into use of cameras appeared likely to begin with a disagreement between police administrators and the police...

  • Hearings held in Oklahoma City, Tulsa on changes to Oklahoma’s forfeiture law

    BY SEAN MURPHY Associated Press  | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma laws that allow law enforcement to seize money and property they believe are linked to criminal activity are ripe for abuse and should have safeguards so assets aren't seized from innocent people, experts told lawmakers Tuesday. A proposed bill would require a conviction and increase the...

  • Oklahoma City appoints new municipal courts administrator

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LaShawn Thompson, 44, has been named the municipal courts administrator in Oklahoma City, replacing Stacey Davis.

  • Rally held to underline dangers of prescription drug abuse

    RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    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...

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday Aug. 31, 2015

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Slain Oklahoma labor commissioner's body lies in repose at state Capitol rotunda

    AP | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello's body is lying in repose in the second-floor rotunda of the state Capitol. The wooden casket is flanked by two state troopers and will be on display at the Capitol from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are asked to use the southeastern...

  • Oklahoma City traffic congestion takes toll on commuters, study says

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Traffic congestion in the Oklahoma City area last year cost commuters 49 hours of their lives, 23 gallons of gas and more than $1,100, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released Wednesday.


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