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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a Tulsa suburb from adopting new regulations on medical marijuana like permit fees for dispensaries and restrictions on growing the plant. The suit filed Tuesday in Tulsa County also alleges city officials in Broken Arrow violated the state's Open Meeting Act by meeting in groups ahead of a council meeting to develop the new rules. Telephone messages left on Tuesday with a city spokeswoman were not immediately returned.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to helping a wounded man who had killed two people and shot two police officers nearly two years ago. The Oklahoman reports that Danny Roach pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Roach admitted in a plea agreement that he provided medical care, clothing and ammunition to Michael Vance as Vance was fleeing police after wounding two Wellston police officers, then killing two people in Luther.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Pam Henry, who was stricken with polio at the age of 14 months and went on to become the March of Dimes' last national poster child and an Oklahoma City broadcaster, has died. Close friend and former broadcaster Don Sherry says in a statement Henry died Tuesday following complications from emergency surgery. She was 68. Henry rose to national prominence in 1959 as the face of the nation's effort to eradicate polio as the last poster child for the nonprofit fundraiser March of Dimes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has proclaimed Oct. 8 as Indigenous People's Day, adding the city to dozens around the nation that acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day. At least three Oklahoma cities, Tulsa, Norman and Tahlequah already recognize the day, but efforts to do the same in Oklahoma City have failed. The City Council repeatedly turned down requests for the day in recent years.
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