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Oklahoma inmate dies after apparent botched execution

Oklahoma called off a high-profile double execution with an experimental drug combination Tuesday evening after the first execution was apparently botched and the inmate died of a heart attack about 40 minutes after the drugs were administered, according to local news reports.

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays two executions

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has stayed the executions of two inmates on Oklahoma’s death row, just one day before one of the men was scheduled for lethal injection. Clayton Derrell Lockett was scheduled for execution at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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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.

Animal-vehicle collisions increasing on roads

An increased number of animal collisions have been occurring on roadways in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said in a written statement Friday. Drivers and livestock owners should take proper precautions to keep these collisions from happening.

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.