FBI sting to foil Oklahoma City bomb plot based on informant with history of mental illness, protective orders and threats

With Elisens’ help, the FBI constructed an elaborate sting operation that involved Varnell building an inert bomb in a cargo van and parking it outside a bank building on a weekend when it was closed.
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State could have new tests to nab drivers under the influence of marijuana by end of year

Cody McDonell, spokesman for the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, said the state is working on a test that would allow law enforcement to swab the inside of a driver's mouth to detect the presence of marijuana. 
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Marine exposed as alleged organizer of deadly Charlottesville rally is graduate of Claremore High School

Michael Chesny was alleged in a recent Al Jazeera story as being the "neo-Nazi Tyrone" who helped organize the "Unite the Right" rally last year in Virginia.
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Only seven inmates have so far been let out of prison under DOC ‘supervised release’ plan

The plan, announced last fall, is intended to ease overcrowding in Oklahoma's overburdened prison system.
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Split between city and county over jail has some inmates spending time in two facilities

City officials say the new system of having two detention facilities located within blocks of each other has helped save taxpayer money
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Judge: Oklahoma Governor, Public Safety Commissioner broke state’s open records law

A lawsuit was filed in December 2014 against Fallin and then-Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson by former Frontier editor Ziva Branstetter and the BH Media Group, owner of the Tulsa World.
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Estate of man who died in the Oklahoma County jail files wrongful death lawsuit

The state medical examiner's office stated in its investigation of Willis' death he died from blunt force trauma of his spine.
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The majority of officers involved in shootings this year remain anonymous

After Stillwater police shot and killed John Dominguez, they said they would not release the names of the officers involved in the shooting. They're not alone, a Frontier investigation found.
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Part of money from state’s opioid lawsuit would go to local governments, Attorney General says

Several cities and counties have been approached by private law firms asking them to consider filing their own individual lawsuits against opioid manufacturers separate from the state’s lawsuit.
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‘Justice for Danyelle’ bill would bar sex offenders from living near their victims

Danyelle Dyer's case has moved lawmakers in at least three states to consider amending sex offender laws.
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