OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied the request by two death row inmates to stop their executions, saying it disagrees with a state Supreme Court ruling that the appellate court is the only one that may issue a stay. In a 3-2 decision today, the Criminal Appeals court denied a request from lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police are investigating the possible presence of hazardous materials in a police vehicle and an officer's home following an arrest in an alleged murder-for-hire case. Television station KWTV reports that police today shut down a street near a gas station where the vehicle was parked. Investigators were also checking the officer's home.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) - A preliminary hearing has been set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson's mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank. The May 12th hearing was scheduled today for Beverly Noe - who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Wendy Camp, her 6-year-old daughter Cynthia Britto and Camp's 22-year-old sister-in-law Lisa Kregear.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline to Oklahoma before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.
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