Oklahoma governor orders review of failed execution

Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a thorough review Wednesday of the botched lethal drug execution of a convicted murderer that left him writhing and grunting. But the governor said executions will continue in Oklahoma, and the review by the state Department of Public Safety is to determine if medical and other protocols were followed in the failed execution of Clayton D. Lockett.


Family of Baxter Springs man killed by tornado shares memories

Two years ago, John Brown got down on one knee and re-proposed to his wife, Janet, after 45 years of marriage. At their home in rural Baxter Springs on Wednesday, Janet described the moment. “He said, ‘Janet, will you marry me again?’” When Janet didn’t answer right away, John asked if she was going to say “no.” “I said, ‘No, I’ll marry you again,’” she recalled.


PSU to honor employees for service on Thursday

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker stays at his or her job just 4.4 years. Forbes magazine predicts it’s just half that for Millennials. So it may say something about Pittsburg State University, PSU employees or both that on Thursday, May 1, the campus will recognize seven employees for 35 years of service.


Lawyer: Toronto mayor Rob Ford to seek help for substance abuse

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Dennis Morris said he spoke to Ford earlier Wednesday and said Ford has accepted that he has a problem.

“He acknowledges he has a substance abuse problem and he wants to do something about it,” Morris told The Associated Press.

Ford, who is seeking re-election in the October election, acknowledged last year after months of denials that he smoked crack […]