McAlister, Ok. – Witnesses that included family members of his murder victims heard the final statement of Jay Wesley Neill last night just before the lethal injection started at the State Penitentiary in McAlester. Neill said he was sorry for what he did. Three bank employees were stabbed multiple times and a customer was shot to death. Three more bank customers who were shot survived.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University Provost Dr. Don Sullivan has announced his plans to retire as of the end of December. Sullivan was first hired as Vice President for Advancement in 1992 and took his current post in July of last year.
Lawton, Ok. – It has become a happy holiday tradition for KCCU, your public radio station, to bring the musical selections of the season to entertain you and yours each December and this year is no exception. There are a few changes to note, according to KCCU Program Director, Mike Leal. "This year the music will air 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. each weekday, including Christmas Eve and Christmas. Because the holiday falls in the middle of the week, we felt it was important to our listeners to continue to bring them the news and other quality program they depend on during these days."
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Since 1915, the state of Oklahoma has executed 132 men and three women inmates: one, a federal prisoner, by hanging; 82 by electrocution; and the rest in more recent years by lethal injection. Officials with the Department of Corrections at the State Penitentiary in McAlester have been preparing for the four executions set by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for this month.
Oklahoma City, OK – According to Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson whose office operates the Don't Call program which is under the new law effective January 1, more than 436,000 Oklahoma phone numbers are on the first quarter list which had a December 1 registration deadline. Telemarketers will be required to purchase a quarterly list to do business in Oklahoma starting the first of the year, and need to be in compliance as of February 1 with the first quarter's list.