Oklahoma reaches $270 million settlement with Purdue and Sacklers in opioid lawsuit

“This begins a new chapter for those struggling with addiction,” Attorney General Mike Hunter said at a news conference at the OSU Center for Health Sciences on Tuesday afternoon.
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Joe Exotic trial begins with accounts of murder-for hire plot, shooting sedated tigers

n one unsuccessful plot, Maldonado-Passage allegedly gave a worker at the Wynnewood Zoo an envelope stuffed with $3,000 in cash, a new cell phone and a fake ID and sent him to Florida to kill his rival.
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Cell by Cell: Oklahoma County jail’s poor design contributes to safety, security issues

Construction of the Oklahoma County jail was funded by a temporary penny sales tax that built the problem-riddled facility. But there was no new, permanent source of revenue to totally pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the jail after the sales tax expired.
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Staff exodus only latest problem for jail, sheriff’s office in Nowata County

The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal and inspectors with the Oklahoma State Department of Health Jail Inspection Division found multiple deficiencies in the jail over the last three years, records show.
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Ex-judge accused of abuse of power, misspending public funds, representing ex-officer charged with embezzlement

Court records show Curtis DeLapp, who resigned as a judge while under investigation from the state Supreme Court, signed on Tuesday as Jerry Lee Kelley's defense attorney.
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Police videos show confusion in wake of alleged stabbing of Tulsa District Court Judge

Though it was Sgt. Marcus Harper who was identified as telling an officer to report the alleged stabbing as an accident, it's clear from the videos that he was not the only one talking about the incident that way.
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Attorneys for ‘Innocent Man’ defendant claim police intercepted and kept client’s jailhouse letters

The court filing states that letters from Fontenot to a previous lawyer, George Butner, were found hidden in “just-disclosed Ada police reports.”
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Nowata County sheriff, undersheriff resign, call county ‘corrupt’

Several Nowata County Sheriff's Office officials resigned on Monday after a judge issued an order requiring the agency to transfer inmates back into a jail they felt was unsafe.
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Sunshine Week: Rules governing Oklahoma law enforcement not considered a public record by many agencies

Many Oklahoma law enforcement agencies and their attorneys have argued the Oklahoma Open Records Act only covers a sliver of very specific records held by a department.
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Responses by Oklahoma sheriffs to Open Records Act requests by The Frontier

We asked for Policy and Procedure manuals from every sheriff in Oklahoma — most did not respond and several offered responses that did not align with the state's Open Records Act.
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