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CINCINNATI (AP) - A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Prosecutors in Oklahoma County have charged a 36-year-old woman accused of causing an alcohol-related crash in which a 12-year-old passenger was killed with manslaughter and other counts. Court records indicate that Sheena Clemons of Shawnee was charged on Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, causing an accident resulting in great bodily injury while driving under the influence a. The records don't indicate if she has an attorney.
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - More than 100 demonstrators protested Saturday in withering heat outside an Oklahoma Army base against the Trump administration's plans to detain migrant children there. Japanese Americans and Native Americans are among those who took part in Saturday's march to Fort Sill and rally in front of one of its entrances, briefly blocking a city street. Demonstrators chanted "Close the camps" and carried signs with messages including "Human Rights Matter" and "Liberty and Justice For All."
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A 39-year-old state prison inmate is back in custody after escaping from a minimum-security correctional center in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says Christopher Jacobs was apprehended Saturday night after walking away from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester. Officials say Jacobs was discovered missing around 10 a.m. Saturday. Other inmates told investigators that Jacobs had walked away from the unfenced prison and got into a vehicle.
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