OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma secretary of state says the number of signatures submitted in a push to enshrine the use of medical marijuana in the state Constitution has come up short, but the Oklahoma Supreme Court will make the final decision. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Friday his office counted more than 95,000 signatures. Almost 124,000 are required to qualify for the November ballot. State Question 796 would make recreational marijuana legal for adults 21 or older
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police are interviewing staff and students at a rural Oklahoma high school after a 14-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed a female classmate with a knife during a school assembly. Luther Police Chief David Randall said Friday that a trend has emerged from the interviews that could lead to a motive, but he declined to elaborate. He says the students were acquainted. He says the victim remains hospitalized and is expected to fully recover following the Thursday knife attack at Luther High School.
SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday's threat to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is linked to threats against a transgender student who attends another school that was shut down earlier this week. Department spokeswoman Jody Harlan says the call threatened "grave danger" against an employee. Students weren't in class.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a Kansas City homicide suspect who was killed by police after wounding three officers was able to pass a firearm-purchase background check despite an extensive criminal history in Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star reports that the FBI says 25-year-old Marlin Mack provided false biographical information to an Independence gun shop. Mack was kbeing sought in the killing of Indian engineering student Sharath Koppu when he died in a July 15 gunfight.
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