OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker says he won't push for a vote on a resolution to oust a judge who approved probation for an admitted rapist. Republican Rep. Mike Ritze tells The Oklahoman that he's putting the resolution on hold so lawmakers can focus on other issues. The judge and the prosecutor in the case faced backlash after the suspect was sentenced for raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp in southern Oklahoma. The prosecutor has since resigned.
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man who allegedly supplied his wife with methamphetamine and then bound her after she became combative has been arrested following her death. Police say 49-year-old Brandon Harris was arrested for second-degree manslaughter and drug charges following the death of Heather Harris, at their home in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 87 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. An affidavit made public Friday says the woman died shortly after midnight on Feb. 10 after the couple took meth.
YUKON, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say oil from a broken pipeline has spilled into a pond near a central Oklahoma neighborhood. Officials say oil began flowing into the pond about 3:35 a.m. Sunday near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Oil was bubbling up from under the water in a 10-acre pond after being released from a broken 16-inch pipeline. Officials say a heavy amount of oil was observed on the surface of the pond.
CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead following a lengthy standoff with sheriff's deputies in northeastern Oklahoma. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office says shots were fired from a travel trailer in Catoosa around 5 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors said a man who appeared to be intoxicated fired shots into the air. The man had barricaded himself inside the trailer when deputies arrived and fired at the deputies through the wall of the trailer. Deputies returned fire during a standoff that lasted seven hours.
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