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Five judges mulling fate of death-row inmate claiming ineffective counsel


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Scott Cooper
State prosecutors are willing to give a death-row inmate another chance before a jury. But the inmate would rather let five judges decide his fate. Keary Lamar Littlejohn was convicted and sentenced ...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Edwards makes OKC stop on presidential campaign


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Scott Cooper
Looking to get a boost before the Feb. 5 primary, presidential candidate John Edwards made a quick stop in Oklahoma City this afternoon. The former Democratic senator from North Carolina touched down ...
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Senate Republicans place reform, repair on session agenda


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Scott Cooper
More tax cuts, lawsuit reform and school choice were among the items presented by state Senate Republicans as part of their agenda for the upcoming Legislative session. During a news conference at t...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Political panel calls for renewed bipartisan spirit


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Scott Cooper
Fed up with "politics as usual," a group of distinguished politicians laid out a criteria  Monday to resurrect national bipartisanship. Speaking before a packed house on the campus of the Univers...
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Audit deems corrections department 'cost-efficient'


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Scott Cooper
An audit on the state Department of Corrections found budget problems do not lie within the department, but with the Legislature.   After conducting a nearly six-month audit of DOC, for which t...
 
Saturday, January 5, 2008

Once testy with the press, Stoops seems to be lightening up


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Scott Cooper
Now in his ninth year as head coach of the University of Oklahoma football team, Bob Stoops is not known to go off record with reporters or get chummy with the press. "I would never say I enjoy it, b...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

State economic forecast for 2008 hinges on oil


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Scott Cooper
Economists and budget directors recently laid out preliminary figures and forecasts for 2008 to the House Appropriations and Budget Committee. The only thing everyone agreed on was that Oklahoma's wel...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

New consumer protection award named after the late Brad Edwards


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Scott Cooper
Trying to carry on grassroots consumer advocacy, the state attorney general has created an award in the name of the man who essentially established private consumer protection in Oklahoma. For a qu...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

State budget remains stagnant for '08


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Scott Cooper
State agencies using up Christmas wishes for next year's budget better get use to two words: Forget it.   Numbers from the State Office of Finance indicate that while state revenue is up, the...
 
Saturday, December 22, 2007

After 20 years in prison, former death row inmate files suit against city


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Scott Cooper
For two decades, Curtis Edward McCarty played defense, spending every day defending his life from an execution date. Now the 45-year-old former death-row inmate is on offense. In federal court, McCar...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Court OKs wireless taps


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a district court decision to suppress evidence obtained from intercepting wireless cell phone calls. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled stat...
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Despite ice storm, voters approve city improvement bond package


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City residents gave overwhelming approval of a city bond package worth $835 million Dec. 11 despite the dire weather conditions.   Tuesday's election of 11 propositions ranged from rep...
 
Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gov. Henry pleads for patience in ice storm recovery


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Scott Cooper
For the hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans still without power from this week's ice storm, the governor has one message: Be patient.   Speaking before a gaggle of reporters and photographers...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Infrastructure improvements at stake in Tuesday's bond issue


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Scott Cooper
A major bond issue to help with the city's infrastructure and an open city council seat will be decided by voters on Tuesday. Oklahoma City residents will vote on whether to approve an $835.5 million...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Death row inmate says attorney's substance abuse caused poor defense


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Scott Cooper
A year ago, attorney John Albert was facing the greatest challenge of his life. His law license suspended, Albert needed to convince a panel of his peers that alcohol and cocaine no longer controlle...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007
 
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