Lawsuit: Grady Co. jail violated several laws, state jail standards in man’s death

Justin Xaochay Thao, 20, died in an Oklahoma City hospital after Grady County jailers found him hanging in an isolated in cell. In the time leading up to his death, Thao yelled out several pleas to jailers, video provided by the family’s attorney shows.
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The Frontier adds investigative reporter Ben Felder to its staff

"We're extremely excited to add Ben to our staff," Frontier publisher Bobby Lorton said. "He's an experienced reporter with a deep knowledge of a number of topics of importance to Oklahomans and we can't wait to see the impact his reporting has on our state."
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Illinois River watershed committee holds first meeting, eyes water quality credit program

The co-founder of Save the Illinois River said Arkansas’ acknowledgement of Oklahoma’s .037 mg/L phosphorus limit was a huge step forward, but that he hoped the agreement between the two states did not result in another study that yields little or no improvement in water quality.
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Shot by Shot: Oklahoma officer-involved shootings in 2019

Data about officer-involved shootings can be hard to find. The Frontier collects information on every shooting in Oklahoma.
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‘Just stay positive, don’t give up:’ Hundreds leave prison Monday following largest commutation in nation’s history

“Oh my God, I’m so happy,” Kisha Snider hollered and wiped the tears streaming down her face. Her cousin hugged her, then posed for a flock of television cameras, yelling: “We’re going home!”
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