JAY, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man has waived his preliminary hearing on two manslaughter charges in connection with a boating accident that killed two people on Grand Lake. Twenty-two-year-old John Deselms waived his right for a preliminary hearing last week and entered a not-guilty plea on the charges. Deselms is charged in the May deaths of Rachel Swetnam and William Varner III.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Supporters of a proposed $500 million state bond issue to pay for storm shelters in Oklahoma schools are expected to argue for more time to gather signatures. Oral arguments are scheduled today before an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee. Supporters of the plan claim their attempts to gather signatures were hampered by Attorney General Scott Pruitt's rewrite of the ballot title.
LONE WOLF, Okla. (AP) - A summer arts program for high school students at Quartz Mountain is accepting applications. The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is held each summer at Quartz Mountain Resort in southwestern Oklahoma. The institute offers instruction in acting, creative writing, ballet, painting, photography and other arts.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is suing New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to force her to recognize the tribe's status in the state. The largely Oklahoma-based tribe was granted federal reservation status for a small plot of its homelands in New Mexico two years ago. It alleges Martinez is violating a state law and discriminating against the tribe.
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