Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to shoot up old school
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at her old high school.
Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says Alexis Wilson, of McAlester, was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said she wanted to shoot 400 people at McAlester High School and investigators viewed video of Wilson firing an AK-47.
Authorities say Wilson was expelled from the high school after violent incidents and that she had been suspended on separate occasions after being caught with a knife and a swastika at school. She wasn't allowed to re-enroll.
Jail records indicate that Wilson is in custody but don't show if she has an attorney. Morris says he didn't know if she has a lawyer.
Oklahoma judge refuses to halt ban on abortion procedure
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is refusing to halt a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure following a ruling that abortion rights proponents have decried as a "rogue" decision that could threaten women's reproductive rights.
Oklahoma County District Court Judge Cindy Truong on Monday denied a motion for a temporary injunction that would keep the law from taking effect while the case continues.
The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law approved by the state's GOP-controlled Legislature and signed into law in 2015. The law would prevent the use of instruments used in dilation and evacuation procedures commonly performed in the second trimester.
Oklahoma has agreed not to enforce the ban until the state Supreme Court considers an emergency motion from the plaintiffs.
Woman dies after violent home invasion in northern Oklahoma
ENID, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the victim of a violent home invasion in northern Oklahoma has died.
Police said Saturday that 41-year-old Diana Aide Baez died at an Oklahoma City-area hospital where she was being treated for injuries suffered during the violent attack in Enid.
Authorities say the home invasion occurred about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found several children inside the home and their mother suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The children told police that two masked men forced their way into the home, attacked the woman and fled. They were described as wearing long-sleeved shirts and gloves.
No arrests have been made.