CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - Cushing has received a $2,000 grant to change the method it uses to euthanize animals at the city's animal shelter. The city now uses a gas chamber to euthanize animals, but the grant from the state chapter of the U.S. Humane Society will allow it to transition to an injection method. The grant also will cover training and other costs for employees to become qualified in the method.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected today in a trial to determine the mental competency of a man accused of killing an Oklahoma teenager. The trial began this week in Stephens County for 23-year-old Miles Bench. Prosecutors want to seek the death penalty against Bench for the June 2012 death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry.
ROLAND, Okla. (AP) - Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex in Roland. The new facility will include a six-story, 125-room hotel and a casino accommodating 850 games. Officials say the new complex will also include convention space, a swimming pool and a smoke shop.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - ConocoPhillips has donated $1 million for a new home for Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business. The new building will serve as the eastern anchor of the university's main quad. In recognition of the gift, OSU will name the building's social and collaborative area the ConocoPhillips Student Lounge.
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