Sean Murphy, The Associated Press

Sean Murphy

The Associated Press

Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Sean:

No charges for Oklahoma sheriff who talked of killing journalists, prosecutor says

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A sheriff in southeast Oklahoma who was among several county officials caught on tape discussing killing journalists and lynching... → Read More

Federal court rules tribal citizen not subject to Tulsa traffic ticket

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa lacks the jurisdiction to prosecute a Native American man cited by police for speeding because the city is located within t... → Read More

Audit shows Oklahoma likely misspent millions in federal relief funds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Improper oversight by state officials led to more than $29 million in federal funds being misspent that may have to be repaid to ... → Read More

Your state has a law on bathrooms and trans kids? Officials may not know how it will be enforced

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When North Dakota restricted what bathrooms transgender students can use in public schools and universities this year, the schoo... → Read More

Oklahoma death row inmate Anthony Sanchez to reject chance for clemency despite maintaining innocence

An Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to be executed in September for the 1996 killing of a University of Oklahoma dance student says he plans to reject his chance for a clemency hearing. → Read More

Oklahoma death row inmate plans to reject chance for clemency despite maintaining his innocence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man scheduled to be executed in September for the 1996 killing of a University of Oklahoma dance student plans to reject his ch... → Read More

Oklahoma panel denies clemency for man convicted of woman’s 1995 stabbing death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state board in Oklahoma voted Wednesday to deny recommending clemency for a man convicted of stabbing a Tulsa woman to death wi... → Read More

Oklahoma school board approves what would be the 1st taxpayer-funded religious school in US

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state school board in Oklahoma voted Monday to approve what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, ... → Read More

Hoskin wins another 4-year term as chief of Cherokee Nation, country’s most populous tribe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. won reelection to another four-year term as leader of the nation’s most populo... → Read More

Hoskin seeks second term as leader of powerful Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Citizens of the Cherokee Nation — the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. — are set to decide whether Principal Chief Ch... → Read More

Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remain... → Read More

Whistleblowers file lawsuits against Oklahoma education boss, top aide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two former employees at the State Department of Education filed separate federal lawsuits Tuesday against Republican State Superi... → Read More

Oklahoma Legislature overrides governor’s veto of tribal regalia bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday overrode Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto of a bill that would allow students to wear Native American... → Read More

Oklahoma Legislature overrides governor's veto of tribal regalia bill

The Oklahoma Legislature has overridden Gov. Kevin Stitt's veto of a bill that would allow students to wear Native American regalia during high school and college graduations → Read More

GOP-led Oklahoma Legislature agrees on largest-ever budget with little input from governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma, who control every lever of political power in the state, unveiled their largest-ever budget propo... → Read More

Oklahoma lures Enel solar panel manufacturing facility with $180M incentive package

Enel North America says it's planning to invest more than $1 billion and will create about 1,000 new jobs with a new solar cell and panel manufacturing facility in eastern Oklahoma → Read More

Victims’ families in Oklahoma question why offender was free

Questions mounted Thursday about why an Oklahoma sex offender who authorities say shot to death his wife, her three children and their two friends and... → Read More

Victims’ families question release of Oklahoma sex offender

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Relatives of four teenage girls who were among seven people shot to death on a rural Oklahoma property are questioning how a s... → Read More

Oklahoma governor signs gender-affirming care ban for kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Monday became the latest state to ban gender-affirming medical care for minors as Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed ... → Read More

Abortion pill access case: Judge wants ‘less advertisement’

A federal judge overseeing a high-stakes case that could threaten access to medication abortion across the nation asked lawyers for the “courtesy” of not publicizing upcoming arguments, according to a court record released Tuesday that reveals new details of a move experts say is outside the norm for the U.S. judicial system. U.S. District Judge […] → Read More