3 Dead, Suspect Held In Shootings At Colorado Planned Parenthood

Updated 2:30 a.m. ETA suspect is in custody in shootings at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., the city's mayor announced at a press conference Friday, and officers are actively checking the building for any additional suspects or devices."The situation has been resolved; there is no continuing peril to the citizens of Colorado Springs," Mayor John Suthers said.Several media outlets reported that a Colorado Springs law enforcement official has identified the suspected gunman as...
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Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman Mark Hammons during a Thursday press conference.
Jacob McCleland / KGOU

The Oklahoma Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint Thursday against Gov. Mary Fallin over three separate issues.

The complaint alleges the governor used private and public funds to cover an undisclosed expenses for a Paris trip with her spouse, Wade Christensen. In addition, it alleges the governor’s daughter received personal gain when she moved her trailer home onto the governor’s mansion property.

“This is the use of taxpayer property,” party chairman Mark Hammons said. “The mansion doesn’t belong to Gov. Fallin. It belongs to the people of this state.”

U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford called President Obama’s reasoning for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline flawed during a floor speech Tuesday night.

The state’s junior Republican Senator said the president gave three reasons for rejecting the project – it wouldn’t contribute to the economy in a meaningful long-term way, it wouldn’t lower gas prices, and that shipping oil into the U.S. from unstable countries wouldn’t increase American energy security.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Oklahoma oil and gas authorities on Tuesday ordered cutbacks at disposal wells in north-central Oklahoma.

The restrictions come after a barrage of earthquakes near the town of Medford.

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz at the 2014 groundbreaking of a new law enforcement training center.
Matt Trotter / KWGS Public Radio Tulsa

Former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz goes on trial for two misdemeanor charges Jan. 20.

Prosecutors led by District 11 District Attorney Kevin Buchanan formally filed those charges today, nearly six weeks after a grand jury issued indictments for them.

"We just dismissed the indictments and filed the informations. They’re identical. There’s no difference," Buchanan said.

Tuesday night's Republican debate focused on economic issues. NPR reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley on the health of the economy:

Republican candidates painted a fairly bleak picture of the U.S. economy during the debate, offering a litany of discouraged workers, sluggish economic growth and children living on food stamps.

Oklahoma's new labor commissioner Melissa Houston

Gov. Mary Fallin plans to appoint Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s chief of staff as the next labor commissioner.

Melissa McLawhorn Houston will serve out the remainder of Mark Costello’s term, which would’ve ended in January 2019. Costello was murdered August 23 at an Oklahoma City fast food restaurant. His son Christian, who’s been described as mentally ill, has been charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death.

(Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET.)

A federal appeals court in New Orleans dealt President Obama a big blow on Monday when it ruled that Obama had overstepped his legal authority in attempting to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

The Obama administration has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

ACLU of Oklahoma legal director Brady Henderson during a Nov. 9, 2015 press conference, with executive director Ryan Kiesel in the background.
Jacob McCleland / KGOU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma brought a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin Monday over delays in responding to open records requests.

Oklahoma earned a score of 59, an F — one of 11 states to receive a failing grade in the State Integrity Investigation. In 2012, Oklahoma scored a D on the State Integrity Investigation, ranking 38th. The two scores are not directly comparable, however, due to changes made to improve and update the questions and methodology, such as eliminating the category for redistricting, a process that generally occurs only once every 10 years.

25-year-old Adacia Avery Chambers
Stillwater Police Department

Updated 4:46 p.m. 

After weeks of publicity, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of the woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.

Adacia Chambers made her second appearance in court to be arraigned on four counts of second degree murder and 46 counts of assault, but while she was there, District Judge Louis Duel also ruled on motions filed by the prosecution.