FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect accused of fatally stabbing an Oklahoma man near Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff last month has pleaded not guilty. The Arizona Daily Sun reports 27-year-old Phelan Connally of Flagstaff entered his plea Monday. Connally reportedly called in the stabbing of Jason Kent Hart to Flagstaff police after the March 29 incident. Court documents show Connally got into an altercation with Hart in a wooded area east of Flagstaff. Authorities say the 39-year-old Hart died at the scene.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for Pruitt filed Thursday provides little insight into what he's doing in Indiana, but several clues point to work on behalf of the coal industry. Before serving as EPA administrator, Pruitt was the attorney general of Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma teenager charged with murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa has withdrawn a request to take back guilty pleas he entered in the case. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19 other counts in a blind plea, meaning it was entered without a sentencing agreement with prosecutors.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Weather Service says two tornadoes that struck northwest Oklahoma are each rated EF1 with wind speeds of up to 90 mph and may be the first confirmed tornadoes of the year in the state. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger in Norman said both tornadoes occurred Wednesday near Shattuck, about 145 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. Two homes were damaged but no injuries are reported. The last tornadoes confirmed by the weather service in Oklahoma struck Nov. 30.
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