OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A spokesman for Governor Mary Fallin says the governor wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's recent flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states such as Ohio and Arizona. Spokesman Alex Weintz says an investigation into Oklahoma's execution should consider what other states have done "both successfully and unsuccessfully."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A longtime prosecutor has been appointed to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board following the death of a board member earlier this month. Patricia High was named today as one of Governor Mary Fallin's three appointments to the five-member board. High will complete the remainder of late board member Currie Ballard's term.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas. They say 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was arrested without incident today at an acquaintance's house in Denison, Texas. Kelsey was discovered missing during a head count Wednesday. The crimes that landed him behind bars include second-degree burglary.
SPAVINAW, Okla. (AP) - The police chief of a small northeastern Oklahoma town is accused of touching girls inappropriately. Spavinaw Police Chief Clarence Gregory faces two counts of lewd molestation. Detectives with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say they believe the abuse had been going on for a couple of years, though they wouldn't say how he knew the girls.
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