OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has issued her formal call for a special legislative session, asking lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Monday to address a $110 million hole in the current budget. In an executive order released late Friday, Fallin said she was limiting the scope of her call to patch a budget overrun at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma police officer has been cleared in the death of a man who burst into flames and died after being shot by a Taser as he was getting into his gasoline-soaked truck. District Attorney Greg Mashburn released a letter Friday stating Lindsay Police Officer Brian Guthrie officer was "justified and appropriate" to deploy the Taser at 52-year-old Dana Dean Carrothers. Carrothers died Nov. 7 after catching fire when he was shot with the Taser as re-entered his truck near Lindsay.
ANGELTON, Texas (AP) - An alleged serial killer has been indicted in the slaying of a North Texas college student nearly two decades after she went missing. A Texas grand jury indicted William Lewis Reece late Thursday on a charge of capital murder in the 1997 disappearance and death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox. Reece was charged this summer in three other cold-case killings in Texas and Oklahoma from the same year.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A woman who accused Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of sexual assault says she's dropping her protective order against him. The woman also says authorities' handling of her case has diminished her faith in the justice system. The woman's comments came in a statement released Friday by an organization that advocates for victims of sexual abused by athletes. She says prosecutors projected bias during a Thursday news conference where they announced Anderson wouldn't face charges.
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