TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa County jury has found a 17-year-old competent to stand trial on murder, rape and 21 other felony charges. The jury on Friday decided that Deonte Green is fit for trial in the October 2017 fatal shooting of Broken Arrow middle school teacher Shane Anderson and of raping an 81-year-old woman in a separate incident. Green, who is charged as an adult, has pleaded not guilty.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say a body was found inside a vehicle after it was pulled from the North Canadian River in western Oklahoma City. Battalion Fire Chief Grant Roberts said the body was found Saturday morning after the vehicle was removed from the river at the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge near Lake Overholser. The person's name and a suspected cause of death have not been released.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City University is hoping to shorten the learning curve by creating a program for prospective city officials that gives a basic understanding in civics and local government. The Oklahoman reports that the Leadership & Public Administration-Municipalities Certificate program is for prospective City Council candidates and others interested in city government. The program hopes to provide a nonpartisan foundation in administration and governance. The seven-week course begins Sept. 8.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who used a knife to attack a female classmate during a school assembly in central Oklahoma didn't have a reputation as a troublemaker. The police chief in Luther said Friday that investigators are interviewing staff at students following the Thursday attack. He and the school district superintendent say the boy has no history of trouble at the school. The 14-year-old victim remains hospitalized in Oklahoma City but is expected to fully recover.
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