OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorneys representing an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting at least seven women while on duty are asking a judge to reduce their client's bond. In court papers filed Tuesday, attorneys for Daniel Holtzclaw argued that a judge deviated from state guidelines in setting bond at $5 million after Holtzclaw's arrest last week. Holtzclaw's lawyer tells The Associated Press that Holtzclaw denies the allegations.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Duncan will move to a higher water conservation status that will take effect later this fall. The Duncan Banner reports the Stage 4 rationing won't be enforced until October to give residents time to adjust their water usage.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Cleanup has finished on 10 Black Hawk helicopters that were accidently bathed in fire suppression foam at an Oklahoma National Guard base. Colonel Max Moss says a Simplex Grinnell company representative triggered the fire suppression system Tuesday at the Tulsa base during a routine maintenance check. He says the system was installed a few months ago. Photos and videos released by the National Guard show the UH-60 model helicopters slathered in the substance. No damage to the helicopters was reported.
SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Officials in a central Oklahoma town say it's OK for a business to start oil drilling in the area. The Norman Transcript reports the Slaughterville Town Council voted 3 to 1 at a special meeting Tuesday to approve a permit for Xanadu Exploration to drill a well.
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