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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she will retire from politics when she steps down as governor in January and will not pursue elective office again. The Oklahoman reports that Fallin on Friday said she wants to spend more time with her family. The 63-year-old Republican has been in politics since she was 35, when she began serving as a state representative.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says it has received a second credible accusation of child sexual abuse against a former priest. The Oklahoman reports that a spokeswoman for the archdiocese said Friday that church officials have received a letter that accuses former priest Benjamin Zoeller of sexual assault in the early 1970s. Zoeller was a priest at Our Lady's Cathedral in Oklahoma City at the time.
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a confrontation in north Oklahoma in which a sheriff's deputy shot a fleeing suspect during an exchange of gunfire. The bureau said in a statement that Payne County sheriff's deputies responded to a call of shots fired during a domestic disturbance early Saturday morning. An unnamed deputy later found James Clyde Jenkins driving and tried to pull him over, but Jenkins fled.
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Five Oklahoma law officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man following a vehicle chase on Oct 8. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said Friday that Maj. John Bridges, Lts. Bryan Dellinger and Jason Glass and deputies Chris Sonaggera and Christopher Contreras were cleared by District Attorney Mike Fields. West says 24-year-old Alexander Lindahl was killed when the deputies opened fire after Lindahl got out of a crashed stolen pickup truck near Okarche with a gun.
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