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Change to Oklahoma Parole Policy Draws Few Comments
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board plans a special meeting for Jan. 14 to approve changes to the state's parole procedures.
The board's executive director, Terry Jenks, says the panel received fewer than a dozen comments after inviting the public to weigh in on the policy changes.
The board is reworking its policy after voters approved a state question that removes the governor from the parole process for nonviolent crimes. Gov. Mary Fallin will still have final say in parole cases for people convicted of 63 types of violent crimes.
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The special meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at Hillside Correctional Center in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa World reports that the parole board hopes to have the new policy in place before its Jan. 22 meeting.
Posted: Sunday, January 6 2013, 04:36 PM CST
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Condolences from Russian president to Oklahomans
May 23, 2013 00:07 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The president of Russia is offering condolences to Oklahomans in the aftermath of a deadly tornado that hit Moore.
A statement for the White House Security Council says President Vladimir Putin offered condolences and unspecified assistance after Russia's Security Council Secretary met Wednesday with President Barack Obama.
Monday's tornado left at least 24 dead and more than 300 injured. The dead includes 10 children -- including seven who died when the twister destroyed Plaza Tower Elementary School.
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