Two Oklahoma officers charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stunning man more than 50 times

Two police officers from Wilson, a small town about 20 miles west of Ardmore, were charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday in connection with an in-custody death where they allegedly used a stun gun against a man more than 50 times.
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With workers facing long lines and waits, state employment agency seeks to increase in-person unemployment claims processing

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is also planning to host an in-person claims processing event in Tulsa on July 15 and 16, though a location has yet to be determined.
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She needed lifesaving medication, but the only hospital in her Oklahoma town did not have it

Mabel Garcia went to the only emergency room in Texas County, Oklahoma, which didn’t have a drug for heart attacks and strokes. She was airlifted to a larger hospital that gave her the drug she needed, but it was too late. She suffered brain damage.
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Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion, join majority of states

Oklahoma voters narrowly approved an expansion of Medicaid on Tuesday after years of local political opposition and the governor’s own claim that it would result in budget cuts to core services next year. 
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Bice, Neese in runoff to take on Horn in CD5 race

State Sen. Stephanie Bice and businesswoman Terry Neese have advanced to a runoff in the fifth congressional district Republican primary, setting up a two-month race in an attempt to topple Rep. Kendra Horn in November.
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As Oklahoma coronavirus cases surge, officials tout state’s ‘manageable’ hospitalization levels

On Tuesday, the state reported 374 Oklahomans were hospitalized. The number has been trending briskly upward, up nearly 90 percent compared to June 19 when there were 197 hospitalizations.
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Attorney General says Jones and other death row inmates can apply for commutation

The letter comes on the same day The Frontier reported board member Allen McCall sent multiple emails to the board’s executive director, threatening to accuse him of unspecified criminal activities if he didn’t seek an opinion from the attorney general.
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Parole board member threatens director in effort to stop Julius Jones commutation hearing

The executive director of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board requested a leave of absence last week after a board member threatened him with a grand jury investigation if he did not seek to reverse a legal opinion that death row inmates are eligible for commutation hearings.
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Oklahoma has 13,757 known coronavirus cases and 387 reported deaths. We’re tracking it.

The Frontier is tracking confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in an effort to inform people where the virus is spreading.
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Stitt says closing businesses again ‘not a part of the discussion’ as coronavirus cases rise

“We are so far away from talking about this, again we just have to learn how to live with it,” Stitt said Thursday about implementing new social distancing restrictions amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.
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