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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma election officials say registered independents will be able to continue voting in Democratic primaries during the next election cycle. Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday he'd been notified by the Oklahoma Democratic Party that it will continue to allow independents to vote in its primaries in 2020 and 2021. Ziriax said both the Republican and Libertarian parties have notified his office that their primaries will remain closed to independent voters.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa County authorities say a dispute involving two associates of a white-supremacist prison gang led to the death of one man and the other being held on a murder complaint. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Roebuck says her office is recommending first-degree murder charges against 31-year-old Cody Lee Fulmer. She says those recommended charges were upgraded after the victim, 23-year-old Jared Langworthy, died from his wounds. Court records show formal charges have not yet been filed. She says both men were affiliated with the prison gang the United Aryan Brotherhood, and that Langworthy “got sideways” with the gang.
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma attorney general investigator says nearly $402,000 of the more than $727,000 overpaid to 13 Grady County elected officials has been repaid and repayment agreements are to cover the remaining funds. Angela Marsee told The Oklahoman that no criminal charges are expected. The overpayments to officials that included county commissioners and two sheriffs was revealed in an August 2018 audit.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon to $2.65 over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says Sunday that further cuts to gas prices are unlikely because crude oil costs are on the rise. The price at the pump is 14 cents higher than it was a year ago. The highest average price in the nation for regular-grade gas is $3.74 per gallon in San Diego. The lowest average is $2.14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The average price of diesel is $3.06, down a penny.
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