OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The head of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association says Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of legislation involving state prison inmates incarcerated in county jails will worsen financial and legal problems for county sheriffs. The Oklahoman reports the bill would have eliminated financial consequences to counties that don't notify the Department of Corrections within five days of a county jail inmate being sentenced to state prison. The bill involved the payment of incarceration expenses.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities say at least one person is dead following a boating accident on a central Oklahoma lake. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred late Saturday night on Lake Thunderbird in Cleveland County. Officials say at least one person was killed in the accident and two other people were pulled from the water. Their conditions were not immediately known.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The aunt of a Tulsa woman accused of stabbing her daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her head with a pickaxe and setting their home on fire says the mother recently lost her job and "snapped" after being banned from her son's graduation. Police say 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad attacked the 11-year-old girl Monday and also bound and gagged two younger daughters. Debrecka Fields told KHRH-TV that her niece "thought herself into a nervous breakdown."
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Police have arrested a teacher's aide in central Oklahoma after allegations she was high on meth during work. Edmond Police arrested 42-year-old Amanda Greenfield this week for public intoxication, possession of a controlled dangerous substance 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. An affidavit says an officer saw Greenfield on Tuesday rambling and unable to sit still at Will Rogers Elementary. The report alleges Greenfield admitted she last used methamphetamine Monday.
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