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Two Charged in Robbery of Broken Arrow Radio Shack Granted Mistrial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Two defendants in the robbery of a Radio Shack store Broken Arrow that prosecutors described as a "sophisticated takeover" operation will have to be retried after a federal judge declared a mistrial.
U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell on Friday called a halt to the proceeding after he learned that the jury foreman discussed the case with someone against the judge's instructions. The foreman also didn't disclose he'd been the victim of an unrelated armed robbery.
The Tulsa World reports the retrial for 22-year-old James Paul Wright and 24-year-old Wesley Ryan Wilson will be Feb. 19. They have pleaded not guilty, though two others charged have entered guilty pleas.
Prosecutors say that the robbers took workers at gunpoint into a back room and bound them with duct tape.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26 2013, 06:39 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. Legislature OKs tax breaks for storm victims
May 24, 2013 15:54 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill to provide various tax breaks to property and vehicle owners who suffered losses in Monday's tornado that tore through Moore and left 24 people dead.
The bill approved unanimously in the Senate on Friday also provides sales tax breaks for businesses that donate inventory to help storm victims and property tax credits for property that increases in value after it's rebuilt.
The bill applies to victims of tornados that occur in 2013 and for which a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration was issued. The measure still must be approved by the House before the Legislature adjourns.
The measure was sponsored by Moore Republican Sen. Anthony Sykes, who represents most of the communities hit hardest by Monday's storms.
Senate Bill 330: http://bit.ly/16TdnXX
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