‘False, deceptive and misleading:’ Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in landmark opioid trial, judge rules

The judge's landmark decision is the first in the nation to hold a drug company responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis. There are hundreds of similar lawsuits pending across the U.S. in state and federal courts
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$3.2 million settlement reached in Carter Co. jail death case

An employee at the Sheriff's Office on Wednesday afternoon found a key piece of evidence related to Manos' care at the jail that had not been disclosed before the trial, which started on Monday.
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Judge orders release from prison or new trial for ‘Innocent Man’ defendant Karl Fontenot

Convicted in 1985 of the murder of Donna "Denice" Haraway, Karl Fontenot now must either be granted a new trial or be released from prison permanently, a judge said Wednesday.
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As testimony continues, trial in Michael Manos’ death hits a few snags

Jailers at the Carter County jail declined to send Michael Manos to the hospital just four days before he died in his cell, a former paramedic testified Wednesday.
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Carter Co. jail didn’t train staff on medical protocols, former deputy testifies

The former detention deputy testified another deputy found Manos unresponsive while passing out medication to inmates. The deputy nudged Manos with his foot before continuing to pass out medicine to other inmates. He did not alert other staff until he was finished.
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Following teen’s death, state agency recommends Oklahoma County Jail change its suicide prevention policies

The death of 16-year old John Leroy Daniel Applegate raised questions about the oversight of juveniles awaiting trial at county jails in the state.
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Mental health experts: Mental health just one piece of larger mass shooting puzzle

While state politicians have said the key to stopping mass shootings is an increase in mental health funding, mental health experts say the issue is more nuanced.
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Two reported sexual assaults at state-contracted group homes spur concerns over supervision

One mother said employees would only allow her son to sit on a hard plastic chair with a piece of paper taped to it that read, “(Eric) only.” He was kept secluded from other boys, she said.
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In Oklahoma, political focus is on mental health, not guns

Most politicians questioned by The Frontier in the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio supported mental health reforms and the Second Amendment.
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Building a database of officer-involved shootings from scratch

Following two high-profile officer involved shootings, I realized that comprehensive information about the topic in Oklahoma was scarce. So I set out to collect it on my own.
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