TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A jury has been picked to hear the first-degree murder case involving the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside their Oklahoma home. Twelve jurors and two alternates were seated Thursday for the trial of 19-year-old Michael Bever.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A memorial service for the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing paid special tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who visited the city days after the attack for a prayer service. Graham arrived the Sunday after the April 19, 1995, explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building that killed 168 people. Organizers of Thursday's service selected six audio clips from Graham's 1995 sermon. Graham died Feb. 21.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former police officer in southeastern Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop. Federal prosecutors say former Savanna officer Jerry Lynn Gragg Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 100 months in prison for the 2017 assault. Gragg pleaded guilty last year to violating the civil rights of the woman he took into custody.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Firefighters are hoping that better weather will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma. But conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service says higher humidity and milder winds Thursday should help in Oklahoma. Kansas officials say a fire there that burned about 75 square miles is largely extinguished. But forecasters say the fire danger is extremely critical in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico because of low humidity and strong winds.
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