Oklahoma AG warns topless bans still in effect after ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is warning Oklahomans that a recent federal court ruling in Colorado doesn't mean women may start going topless in public.

Hunter released a statement Monday following a recent 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding public nudity. The federal court has jurisdiction over federal cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

Hunter says the ruling was specific to a Colorado ordinance and doesn't immediately invalidate local and state laws in Oklahoma.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by two women against the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, over a city ordinance that prohibited women from going topless in public. The case helped fuel a Free the Nipple movement that has included exhibitions of public nudity .


Oklahoma troopers cleared in shooting of man after chase

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man following a chase in southeast Oklahoma.

The McAlester News-Capital reports that Pittsburg County District Attorney Charles Sullivan on Thursday found troopers Garet Gray and James McKee justified in the July shooting of 35-year-old Mark Anson Schoggins in McAlester.

Police said the chase began when Schoggins stole vodka from a liquor store and ended when he crashed into police vehicles, striking Gray. Sullivan said the troopers' use of deadly force after Gray was struck and injured was appropriate.

A hearing was scheduled this week on Sullivan's request to withhold public release of police video of the shooting filed by the newspaper and an attorney. Court records show Sullivan has dismissed the request after previously saying the video was part of an ongoing investigation.


Woman accused of fatally stabbing man in neck in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A first-degree murder charge has been filed against a 29-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing a man in the neck.

Court records indicate that Cara Jean Lane was being held without bond in the Oklahoma County Jail Sunday in connection with the death of 56-yer-old Jackie Ivey. Court records do not indicate if she is represented by an attorney.

Ivey died on Aug. 29 after police found him lying in a pool of blood in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the Oklahoma City suburb of Bethany. Officials say a large kitchen knife was next to him.

Television Station KOCO reports that a trail of blood led officers to an apartment where Ivey was stabbed. A court affidavit says witnesses told investigators Lane and Ivey knew each other.