PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A maintenance man checking out a noise complaint at a Florida hotel walked into the room where investigators say a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss. An arrest report says 49-year-old Michael Patrick Nealey was sitting on top of 44-year-old Police Chief Lucky Miller when the maintenance man entered room 527 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton on Sunday night. Nealey is charged with second-degree homicide. The noise was so loud that the couple next door requested a room change.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Days after more than 450 Oklahoma inmates walked out of prison in the nation's largest single-day commutation, a group that championed that effort launched a new initiative to reduce the state's high incarceration rate. The bipartisan group of business, political and religious leaders filed a constitutional ballot initiative Tuesday that would prohibit prosecutors from using previous felony convictions to enhance sentences in nonviolent cases.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several Republican leaders intervene in the case. Attorneys said Tuesday that the attempt by Gov. Kevin Stitt, House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat to intervene is "unnecessary, redundant and unpersuasive." The three filed an amicus brief last month asking the judge to consider that additional payments might be needed.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was injured in a fall from the upper level of Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium onto fans below. A university police report says 31-year-old Eric Ely hit three women on the lower level during the Oct. 26 game against Oklahoma State. None of them suffered serious injuries, and Ely reported that he briefly lost consciousness and suffered a concussion. He's declined to comment publicly.
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