TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A trial has been ordered for a man accused of knowingly spreading HIV to a minor in Tulsa that he met through a mentoring program. Elton Howland Rhoades is charged with three counts of second-degree rape and three counts of exposing others to HIV. She testified that they had consensual sex and that Rhoades knew her age but told her he did not have any sexually transmitted diseases.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed another brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court over the high court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds. Pruitt maintains in his latest brief that the court ignored the historical impact of the Ten Commandments and contradicted previous decisions by the court. He noted the court previously upheld a 50-foot-tall cross on public property.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Architects working on renovations to the Oklahoma Capitol have discovered two hidden doors on the south side of the building. Vance Kelley of Treanor Architects says the doors were found Tuesday by a team working on the building's exterior. The building's south entrance atop the grand south staircase has been closed for more than a decade since several entrances were closed.