Nearly 2,000 DNA samples collected at Oklahoma jails in the last five months

More than 50 county jails across the state have received training from the OSBI on the process. Of the 1,855 samples collected, there have been hits in 27 previously unsolved cases, including a homicide case and a rape case.
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Mayes County deputy accused of stealing meth from evidence pleads guilty to federal charges

According to prosecutors, Mull admitted to investigators that he had removed the evidence from the Criminal Investigations Unit, which he supervised, for his own personal use.
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Uncertainty over how state’s settlement with Purdue Pharma will impact other lawsuits

Some attorneys have raised concerns that Oklahoma's settlement with Purdue, reached last week, could interfere with their lawsuits, which are independent from the state’s. Others are unsure whether they will elect to participate.
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Records: Town’s water district dumped millions of gallons of water from sewer lagoons into Lake Eufaula

Carlton Landing’s water district was fined and placed under a consent order by the Oklahoma DEQ after it failed to complete the requirements of a separate consent order, issued after repeated violations, an investigation by The Frontier found.
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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

In 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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