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OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma judge has denied a request to step aside from the case of a woman accused of fatally shooting two of her teenage children and wounding her third child. Court records show Special District Judge Pandee Ramirez on Tuesday rejected the request to recuse herself by defense attorneys for 38-year-old Amy Leann Hall.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school. Oklahoma City Public Schools board voted to approve the policy Monday night. The district will provide a place for a guardian to administer medical marijuana to students at school. The policy also states that the caregiver would be responsible for delivering the cannabis to the qualifying students and removing it from the premises after consumption.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma is joining other states in giving out February food stamp benefits early because of the partial government shutdown. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that those already receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, also known as food stamps, will begin receiving next month's benefits by Jan. 20. Department of Human Services Director Ed Lake says about 610,000 Oklahomans receive SNAP benefits each month.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in clandestine graves in rural Okfuskee County as part of their search for two missing Texas residents. The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation said Tuesday that police in the central Texas city of Temple had asked for their assistance in the disappearance of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin.
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