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If recommendations take hold, common existing practices in Oklahoma death penalty cases would be limited

Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission co-hair attorney Andy Lester speaks during the press conference to announce the yearlong report findings.  Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many recommendations in a new report from a bipartisan group that spent 18 months examining Oklahoma’s death penalty process would put in place new limits on common practices of prosecutors, bolster training and resources for lawyers defending persons accused of capital crimes, clarify jury instructions and bolster the role […]

In major report, Death Penalty Review Commission recommends extension of execution moratorium

The OK Death Pealty Review Commission led by former Gov. Brad Henry(  at podium).   Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2017  – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a unanimous recommendation that the state extend the moratorium on the death penalty which has been in place for more than two years. In a state Capitol press conference, former Governor Brad Henry, commission co-chair, told reporters, “The […]

Summary of four-part documentary on Richard Glossip case, fifth segment announced

Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger obtained unprecedented access to interview Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, the subject of his latest documentary.  Killing Richard Glossip Screenshot

Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore all four episodes of the series, “Killing Richard Glossip” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  The ID channel has announced a new fifth segment is in production. “This documentary makes the case for Richard Glossip’s actual innocence. 

It does so powerfully and persuasively. […]

Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor at NW 42nd and Western, adjacent to VZD’s Restaurant and Bar and Becks Garage. Registration will begin at noon, with […]

Impressions and Questions: Could documentary ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ end up saving him?

Attorney Don Knight, a member of Richard Glossip’s legal team, is seen at the Oklahoma City premiere of the documentary “Killing Richard Glossip” held at the Paramount Cinema.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many lawyers speak at great length, even when that is not necessary. 
Don Knight, lawyer for Richard Glossip, can speak with a few words, when necessary. Concerning the potential impact of an Investigation Discovery (ID) documentary called “Killing Richard Glossip” set for broadcast on April 17 and 18, at […]

Join The Nature Conservancy at the March for Science on April 22

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to join The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at the 2017 March for Science. In solidarity with the national event, local organizations will gather at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City to support science and conservationists across the nation. During […]

Roads and Bridges advocate wonders aloud: Should politicians or engineers determine what bridges get repaired and improved?

Bobby Stem and Kim David.  Photos provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA City – The man who runs the state Association of General Contractors (AOGC) makes his case for continuing the momentum of recent years toward transportation infrastructure improvements in the Sooner State. “Science and engineering should be determining the future of roads and bridges, not politicians. The alternative […]

Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist to headline Stillwater banquet honoring Oklahoma’s best reporters

David Fallis, Washington Post editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner, will deliver the keynote address at the April 22 awards banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma professional chapter.Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Pulitzer-Prize winning Oklahoman David Fallis will be keynote speaker at the 2017 awards banquet of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Oklahoma chapter. Fallis led reporters who, for The Washington Post, wrote a 2015 series of stories that identified and analyzed some 1,000 fatal shootings by police across the […]

Oklahoma Commission to honor six Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Six Oklahoma women will be inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, April at the at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The event, sponsored by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, will begin at 4 p.m.  […]

Oklahoma City needs your ideas to name the MAPS 3 Park

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Staff Report The future Maps 3 Park will be a community cornerstone for generations, and you could be the person who comes up with the name. Mayor Mick Cornett has asked Oklahoma City residents to submit their best ideas to name the MAPS 3 Park, which will transform 70 acres of downtown OKC into the […]

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