Mayes County deputy testifies that the man he killed was ‘a friend,’ but had fired a gun at him before being shot

Also on Tuesday, Bridge’s widow, Janelle Bridges, testified that she did not hear her husband pick up or fire a weapon prior to Wilson shooting at him, and that she heard her husband come back inside the house prior to Wilson opening fire.
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Tulsa man’s 1991 murder conviction overturned by judge who said she was ‘appalled’ by prosecution’s tactics

After 28 years in prison, Corey Atchison heard the words he'd been waiting on for so long: "Mr. Atchison, you are a free man."
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Civil trial in fatal Mayes County deputy-involved shooting begins

The lawsuit against Deputy Kyle Wilson was filed more than four years ago and even reached the U.S. Supreme Court, though the high court declined to hear the case earlier this year.
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Judge to decide this fall whether city of Tulsa discriminated against gay employee

A Tulsa County District Court judge will likely rule this fall on whether the city of Tulsa discriminated against a gay employee by denying health benefits to the man’s husband and then firing him when he continued to press the issue.
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As state considers reducing offender court fees, officials ponder ways to keep victim compensation program afloat

Decreasing collections and efforts to reduce the state's court fees and costs have caused some officials to issue warnings about the future of the Oklahoma Victims Compensation Program.
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