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Rally Planned for Convicted Pharmacist
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A rally is scheduled in support of an Oklahoma pharmacist convicted of murder in the shooting death of a teenaged would-be robber.
The rally for Jerome Ersland is to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market and is to include comments by state Sen. Ralph Shortey and defense attorney Doug Friesen.
Ersland was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the May 2009 shooting death of Antwun Parker in which prosecutors say Ersland was justified when he shot Parker and knocked him unconscious. But prosecutors say Ersland went too far when he eventually picked up a second handgun and shot Parker five more times.
A jury rejected Ersland's claims of self-defense and convicted him of murder.
Ersland is appealing the conviction.
Posted: Thursday, October 18 2012, 05:12 AM CDT
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Forecasters: Potential tornado threat for Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 19:41 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Forecasters with the National Weather Service say severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes are to move across much of Oklahoma.
Northwestern Oklahoma, including the Woodward area, faces the greatest threat late Saturday. On Sunday, the storm system is forecast to progress eastward, affecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa and areas in between.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says there is a moderate risk of tornadoes Saturday in western Oklahoma. The threat area stretches north across Kansas and well into Nebraska.
A slight risk of severe storms reaches into central Oklahoma for Saturday night.
Sunday's moderate threat extends from south-central Oklahoma, through eastern Kansas and into western Missouri.
The Storm Prediction Center says the forecast map is still developing and that wind conditions that bring tornadoes could develop rapidly.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
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.