Okalohma News Minute

Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa County Commission is signing off on a plan to buy 200 new portable beds to ease overcrowding in the county jail. The facility can hold about 1,700 people, but had nearly 1,900 inmates last night. Authorities say that figure could reach 2,000 by the summer.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three Oklahoma City police offices were hospitalized with minor injuries after they were hit by shrapnel during a shooting last night. Authorities say the incident happened as gang unit officers were following a murder suspect.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court will hear oral arguments today in the case of a 47-year-old death row inmate who was convicted of five counts of killing his wife and her four children. Roderick Lynn Smith's lawyers want his sentence thrown out.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A 40-year-old Oklahoma City woman who ran an adoption scam was sentenced to five years in federal prison yesterday. Authorities say Shelly Renee Henson posed as an expectant mother and tricked prospective parents by sending fake medical information and accepting money for living expenses.

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