OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states such as Ohio and Arizona. The investigators are developing recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death. A Fallin spokesman says Oklahoma should consider what other states have done "both successfully and unsuccessfully."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A longtime prosecutor has been appointed to Oklahoma's pardon and parole board after the death of board member Currie Ballard earlier this month. Governor Mary Fallin named Patricia High as one of her three appointments to the five-member board. High will complete the remainder of Ballard's term.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Denison, Texas. Aaron Kelsey was arrested yesterday at an acquaintance's house. Officials say he was discovered missing during a head count Wednesday. The crimes that led to him being locked up include second-degree burglary.
SPAVINAW, Okla. (AP) - A police chief in northeastern Oklahoma faces two counts of lewd molestation for allegedly touching girls inappropriately. Investigators say Spavinaw Police Chief Clarence Gregory is believed to have abused the girls for a couple of years. It's not clear how he knew the girls.
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