Okmulgee County deputy cleared in shooting of unarmed man, but questions remain

Law enforcement reports of whether Snelson was armed have varied — some said he had a knife, others said he was holding a lighter, while others have avoided saying what he might have been holding.
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‘It’s our No. 1 killer’: Deaths linked to meth have surged in Oklahoma

Methamphetamine had a part in 330 overdose deaths in Oklahoma in 2017 — up 136 percent from 2012.
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Innocence Lost: Man serving life sentence for murder fights to have DNA, other evidence heard

For years, Payne and his attorneys fought to have evidence from the crime scene undergo forensic DNA testing. But the results were not enough to convince a Comanche County judge for a new hearing.
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Some law enforcement worry new, stricter law will discourage sex offenders from registering

“They (sex offenders) just won’t register,” Adams said. “And that’s what happened. Our number of registered sex offenders has went down and our number of arrests has just skyrocketed.
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Oklahoma spends millions in overtime pay to staff prisons

Oklahoma prisons are facing critical staffing shortages. Oklahoma Department of Corrections spent $15.5 million on overtime pay last fiscal year.
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Judge: Inmate seeking to have his 1991 murder conviction overturned can move forward

Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes said during a status conference that Corey Atchison’s case will advance in a second evidentiary hearing in January.
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Federal grand jury indicts former Mayes County deputy on illegally obtaining meth, altering evidence

Until July, Mull headed the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office’s drug interdiction unit, which conducts surveillance, intelligence and undercover drug enforcement operations.
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Joe Exotic calls new charges of wildlife trafficking, tiger slayings a ‘witch hunt’

In an email from jail to The Frontier, Maldonado-Passage said the new charges are part of an ongoing effort to frame him. “This is now a witch hunt,” Maldonado-Passage said in the email.
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Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler wins second term

Kunzweiler, the Republican candidate who first succeeded his former boss Tim Harris as DA in 2014, jumped out to a slight early lead and slowly built his advantage throughout the night.
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First Oklahoma man sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking now hopes for release

It's too late for Leland Dodd to watch his children grow up, but he dreams of fishing in the Arkansas River again one day.
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