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Judge strikes down Oklahoma’s execution law

Oklahoma’s law governing executions is unconstitutional because privacy provisions prevent anyone from learning about the drugs used to kill the condemned, a state judge ruled Wednesday in the latest case in the growing area of death penalty litigation.

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 69

DURANT, Okla. — The pedestrian who was struck and killed Friday on U.S. Highway 69, half a mile north of Durant, has been identified by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety as Ronald Dale Hunter, 54, from Odessa.