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Accused Shooter Enters a Guilty Plea
VIAN, Okla. (AP) -- A man accused in the fatal shooting of a Sequoyah County man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
Prosecutors say the July 28 shooting of Stanley Ross was accidental but filed charges against James Moffett because he allegedly engaged in conduct that caused an immediate and extremely high risk of death to another.
Court records say Moffett and Ross were at a gathering near Vian where people were drinking beer and firing guns at clay targets. Prosecutors claim that Moffett was handling the gun recklessly when Ross was fatally shot.
Prosecutors say there was no indication that the shooting was premeditated.
The Southwest Times Record reports (http://is.gd/veCpar ) that Moffett entered his plea Wednesday and is due in court Aug. 22. Court records don't list an attorney for Moffett.
Posted: Friday, August 10 2012, 08:36 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado watch for western and central OK until 11 pm Saturday night. Severe t'storms may also produce large hail and damaging winds. ...
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ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.