McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma has executed a 36-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2000 stabbing deaths of a couple. James Lewis DeRosa was killed by lethal injection last night at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. He was the second inmate executed in Oklahoma this year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state Insurance Department says nearly 71,000 insurance claims have been filed after central Oklahoma was raked by violent tornadoes last month. Insurance Commissioner John Doak says insurance payments from the storms have topped $560 million.
GROVE, Okla. (AP) - Australian aerospace company Ferra Engineering says it will open a facility in Grove and hire 20 workers. Gov. Mary Fallin made the announcement today. The company specializes in the design, manufacturing, assembling and testing of aerospace equipment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones plans to resign effective Oct. 1. A Corrections spokesperson says Jones made the announcement to members of his executive staff late yesterday and gave no reason for stepping down.
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