OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate have named a 13-member medical marijuana working group of legislators who will begin holding public meetings next week. The nine Republicans and four Democrats will make recommendations on how to regulate the new industry in the state. The authors of medical marijuana State Question 788, approved by 57 percent of voters last month, required the state to license applications for patients and dispensaries up and running within 30 days of passage.
GRANITE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials say two inmates who walked away from a prison in southwestern Oklahoma have been recaptured. State Department of Correction spokesman Matt Elliott says 29-year-old Jody Elmore and 32-year-old Chad Adams were found Thursday in a rural area of Jackson County. Elliott says the inmates were taken to the Jackson County Jail in Altus, about 23 miles from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in Granite where they had been incarcerated.
CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) - A malnourished 15-year-old Oklahoma boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn, and four members of his family have been arrested for child neglect. The Oklahoman reported Thursday that Lincoln County assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the boy weighed 80 pounds July 12, when he was found sharing the barn with goats, rabbits and chickens. The boy's name and condition haven't been released. Panter says he could have died without medical attention.
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old Woodward man has drowned in northwestern Oklahoma. The OHP says Adam Flores drowned Wednesday afternoon in Fort Supply Lake. An OHP report says Flores had anchored a boat near an island in the lake and was wading in waist deep water when he stepped into a deep area and disappeared beneath the water.
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