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SPERRY, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot and killed a man near Sperry, about 10 miles north of Tulsa. Spokeswoman Casey Roebuck says deputies were called about 10 p.m. Wednesday by a woman who reported she awoke to find her ex-boyfriend was standing over her bed with a weapon. Roebuck says the man was shot at the end of a foot chase when he reached into his pocket. She says a gun was recovered from the man. No names have been released.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma agency that protects investors from fraud is investigating whether its data was breached after a cybersecurity research team found that a computer server had left millions of files unsecured. Oklahoma Department of Securities Administrator Irving Faught said Thursday a forensic team is trying to determine the type and number of files that may have been exposed and to whom. The UpGuard Data Breach Research team says millions of files could have been accessed by virtually anyone.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new Oklahoma Senate leader is introducing a series of bills to expand the governor's power and give Gov. Kevin Stitt the ability to hire and fire the directors of some of the state's largest agencies. Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced the bills ahead of Thursday's filing deadline. They apply to the directors of the departments of transportation, corrections, mental health and substance abuse services, juvenile affairs, and the Health Care Authority.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Police in Texas say the bodies of a man and a woman found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma are those of two missing central Texas residents. The Temple Police Department says in a statement that a preliminary investigation indicates the bodies are those of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin. The bodies were recovered Tuesday from clandestine graves in Okfuskee County, about 75 miles east of Oklahoma City. The two friends were reported missing Jan. 4.
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