OKC archbishop sues over 'black mass'
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The archbishop of Oklahoma City has sued to try to stop a group of Satanists from staging a "black mass" next month at a civic center, arguing that the group is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church.
Archbishop Paul Coakley filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. Coakley alleges that the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and leader Adam Daniels unlawfully obtained the consecrated host to be used in the mass. A consecrated host is a wafer of bread that Catholics believe is the body and blood of Jesus.
According to the lawsuit, only ordained Catholic ministers or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion can handle the consecrated host.
Daniels refused to say how he obtained the communion wafer and said he would sue Coakley for defamation.
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Savanna assistant police chief resigns
SAVANNA, Okla. (AP) - The assistant police chief in Savanna has resigned after being accused of providing beer to three underage girls.
The McAlester News-Capital reports 27-year-old Bo Munholland has been charged with three felony counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He's also been charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and obstructing an officer.
Munholland has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Pittsburg County Court Clerk's office says its records don't show an attorney for Munholland.
Savanna's police chief says Munholland resigned Monday.
Munholland is accused of giving beer to two 20-year-olds and an 18-year-old in McAlester on Saturday.
Police say he crashed a vehicle he was driving. They say he attempted to obstruct McAlester police investigating the single-vehicle wreck by telling the girls to run away from the scene.
NJ Gov. Christie visits OKC with Gov. Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin have toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
The two governors were at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing Wednesday in advance of a Republican Governors Association meeting and a fundraising event for Fallin. Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Christie did not speak to the media afterward. Prior to the tour, Fallin told The Associated Press she thinks everyone who visits Oklahoma City should tour the museum to understand the impact of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building on the community. The bombing killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
Fallin is running for re-election to a second term in office. She faces Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman.
Fallin, Dorman to debate at Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University has announced that Republican Governor Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman will debate at OSU ahead of the gubernatorial election.
Fallin is seeking re-election to a second term in office while Dorman is a state representative who won the Democratic nomination to challenge Fallin in the November election.
OSU said Wednesday that the one-hour debate at OSU is part of a partnership with OETA and the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma.
The debate is scheduled for October 2nd at 7 p.m. at the OSU Student Union Theater in Stillwater and will be broadcast live statewide by OETA.
Dorman tops Fallin in fundraising period
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman raised slightly more money in his campaign for Oklahoma governor than incumbent Republican Governor Mary Fallin in the most recent campaign reporting period, but Fallin still maintains a huge fundraising lead over her challenger.
Campaign contribution and expenditure reports filed with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission indicate Dorman raised $267,310 between June 10th and August 11th. That's more than $27,000 more than the $239,677 raised by Fallin during the same period.
But the reports also indicate Fallin has raised a total of almost $3.3 million for her campaign and had almost $1.14 million in funds remaining at the end of the reporting period. Dorman's campaign report indicates his campaign has raised a total of $654,026 and had $142,423 remaining at the end of the period.
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