Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin called off the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday afternoon, delaying the execution for more than a month due to issues with the drugs that would have been used.
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DURANT, OKla. — Families with students in Durant schools are asked to come and pick them up. DISD has decided to close Wednesday due to a water main break. Southeastern Oklahoma State University has also decided to close for the day.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Tuesday laid off 740 employees, or about 15 percent of its workforce, as the year-long oil price slump continues to weigh on the state’s largest industry.
Beekeepers and officers are on Interstate 35 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where a truck overturned Tuesday, releasing a swarm of bees. They are they trying to gather as many bees as possible. Once gathered, bees have been placed into hives and driven off.
Just three hours before Richard Glossip was set to be put to death by lethal injection Wednesday, an Oklahoma appeals court temporarily halted his execution, giving him a two-week reprieve in one of the nation’s highest-profile death penalty cases.
DURANT, Okla. – Two individuals will be honored with the Distinguished Former Faculty Award during homecoming festivities Oct. 2-3 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
DURANT, Okla. — The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has approved a $5,000 aerospace and aviation education grant for Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The grant will be used to help support the University’s Take Flight! Aviation Science Camp program next June.
An altercation between inmates that lasted about two minutes resulted in the death of four prisoners, the company that runs the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Okla., said Sunday.
DURANT — In light of the recent escape of inmate Jeffrey Hammon from the Bryan County Jail, the jail will undergo some immediate changes regarding inmates. The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the policy shifts they hope will prevent future escapes.
DURANT, Okla. — Durant, Oklahoma voters showed their support for students and the school district with their approval earlier this week of two separate school bonds totaling $11.44 million. The bond propositions passed with more than 77 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election and will be doled out over a five-year period without a tax increase to residents.