MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old Arkansas man was killed when his truck was hit by a freight train. Authorities say Cort Daugherty died in the collision yesterday in the town of Medford. The highway patrol says Daugherty was driving west on Oklahoma Highway 11 when he failed to yield to a Union Pacific train.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Weather Service says Oklahoma is at extreme risk of wildfires today because of warm, windy and dry conditions. A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for much of Oklahoma. The area at high risk of fires includes parts of central Oklahoma hit by grassfires yesterday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers for two death row inmates who were denied a stay of execution say they plan to appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. An Oklahoma County judge yesterday denied a request to halt the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. The judge ruled that only the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals can issue a stay of execution.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma College of Law has received a gift from the Chickasaw Nation for the Chickasaw Nation Native American Law Chair. The position will allow OU to attract and retain national scholars in Native American law. OU Law offers three different programs providing specialization in Native American law.
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