BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner's adult son who was armed with a rifle. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office received a call around 12:30 p.m. Monday from someone inside a home who told dispatchers that people had broken into the house and that shots had been fired. Deputy Nick Mahoney says officers arrived to find three men fatally shot.
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her condolences to the family of a 22-year-old police officer who died after a shootout during a traffic stop in her hometown of Tecumseh. Fallin says Tecumseh officer Justin Terney's body is being returned to his family in eastern Oklahoma and that she intends to order flags on state property to be flown at half-staff on the day of Terney's funeral, which hasn't been scheduled.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has set the dates for a special election to fill the seat of a former state senator who stepped down while facing felony prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old boy. A special general election will be held Sept. 12 to fill the seat in south Oklahoma City left vacant after state Sen. Ralph Shortey resigned last week. Shortey has been charged with three felony counts after police say he solicited sex from the teen.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana that was submitted by the state Attorney General's office. In a 7-1 ruling on Monday, the state's highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading and could confuse people into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana.
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