Effort underway to change name of lake named for Tulsa Klansman

State officials first investigated changing the name of Lake Hudson after The Frontier reported on its namesake's ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
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Judge dismisses former gubernatorial candidate’s defamation suit against news station

A judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against an Oklahoma City news station by a former gubernatorial candidate.
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Lawmakers file bills to address handling of state’s rape kits, how officers should best respond to reported sexual assaults

The issue of the state's untested rape kits has gained bipartisan support this legislative session. Lawmakers say they're hopeful that bills addressing the issue will gain more traction than in previous years.
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Agency looking for new way to pay for victims’ sexual assault exams amid concerns of unsteady funding

"I’ve always been concerned, mainly in the last couple of years, if the Victims Compensation Fund goes dry, without state funds, how are we going to pay for rape exams?"
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FBI detonated large ammonium nitrate explosive as part of case against man accused in OKC bomb plot

Attorneys for Jerry Drake Varnell are fighting to keep the jury from seeing images of an explosion orchestrated by FBI weapons experts.
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New year, new shirts

This shirt is designed to resemble a "baseball-style" shirt, just in time for Spring Training to start in February.
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Environmental groups tell water board proposal would gut scenic river protections

Meanwhile OWRB staff members said they plan to bring back a set of proposed limitations on more than three dozen toxic chemicals already found or likely to be found in drinking water supplies and fish after abruptly pulling the standards from consideration when an industry-backed group raised technical issues about the proposal.
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You might be seeing more of us soon

One of our goals for 2019 is to increase our presence across Oklahoma and we hope this partnership helps us get closer to that end.
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Unidentified

Oklahoma police shoot suspects at a higher rate than almost every other state. We still don't know who many of the officers are.
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Two Oklahoma jails are submitting DNA from recent arrestees to the OSBI; As many as 17 more expected to join them

The program is the result of a controversial law passed in 2016 that only just got off the ground late last year.
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