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 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 3, 2020

Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, the director of the Tulsa Health Department said Thursday. The county has reported...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the state medical association on Thursday called for Oklahoma to require that face masks be worn at businesses and in public places, as the state health department reported 438 new coronavirus cases and three...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Oklahoma court rejects appeal in fatal stabbing of 5 people

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday upheld the convictions and life prison sentence of a man who was convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members when he was 16. The five-member Court of Criminal Appeals voted unanimously...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Oklahoma health officials confirm 395 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Fair on Friday canceled the heavily attended annual event, citing a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. The fair announced in a news release that the decision to cancel came after discussions w...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 24, 2020

Record number of Tulsa virus cases not yet linked to rally

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa health officials on Wednesday reported a record spike in coronavirus cases in the county, but said it's too soon to attribute any increase in infections to President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the weekend. "We're...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 12, 2020

CORONAVIRUS CASES

The state Health Department on Thursday reported an increase of 146 coronavirus cases and two additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Oklahoma has reported at least 7,626 cases of the virus and 357 deaths, up from 7,480...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 12, 2020

Oklahoma revenue continues to fall amid coronavirus pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Revenue collections in Oklahoma continue to fall below projections as the state starts to reopen businesses that were stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state Office of Management and Enterprise Services reported reve...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 12, 2020

Indoor gathering warning in Tulsa ahead of Trump rally

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spike in coronavirus cases in the Tulsa area has been linked to indoor events, health officials said Friday, warning people attending such gatherings to take precautions to protect their health. The Tulsa Health Department's...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    June 10, 2020

Man paralyzed in fall from bridge during Oklahoma protest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who was paralyzed from the waist down in a fall from a bridge when a truck drove through a crowd of protesters in Tulsa is improving, his brother said Wednesday. Ryan Knight, 33, is hospitalized in stable...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 29, 2020

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 27, 2020

Hospital begins limited visitation amid Oklahoma reopening

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based hospital system on Tuesday began allowing limited visitation to most patients, including those with the coronavirus, as the state continues to reopen. Integris Health said some patients can designate one...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 22, 2020

Oklahoma prisons take non-virus infected inmates from county

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is taking custody of healthy inmates from one county jail that reported it was ill-equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Inmates at the Comanche County Detention...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 22, 2020

Oklahoma governor names interim state health commissioner

Oklahoma City (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has named Oklahoma Air National Guard surgeon Col. Lance Frye of Tulsa as interim commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health as the state continues to reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemi...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 21, 2020

Democrats sue to overturn Oklahoma absentee voting rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have sued to overturn the state's absentee voting rules in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, state party Chair Alicia Andrews said...

 
 By Ken Miller    Sports    May 15, 2020

Oklahoma reopening on track as virus cases near 5,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The reopening of Oklahoma businesses will continue Friday with stand-alone bars, funerals, weddings and organized sports activities resuming, according to Gov. Kevin Stitt. "We continue to have that downward trend in hospitaliz...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 13, 2020

100s line up as some Oklahoma casinos reopen despite virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people stood in line Tuesday waiting to enter a casino in central Oklahoma that has been allowed to reopen with social distancing restrictions and sanitation safeguards in place to protect against a resurgence of th...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 8, 2020

Oklahoma revenue collections fall $502.5M due to coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Revenue collections in Oklahoma fell by half a billion dollars in April from a year ago as an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic swept the state, Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Thursday. Gross receipts fell...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 8, 2020

Shooting over dining area closure hurts 3 McDonald's workers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three teenage McDonald's employees in Oklahoma City suffered gunshot wounds when a customer opened fire because she was angry that the restaurant's dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, police said...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 7, 2020

Oklahoma coronavirus cases top 4,200, deaths surpass 250

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma remains on pace to continue reopening business amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday. Stitt said the rates of new virus infections, deaths and hospitalizations is declining and, in accordance...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 6, 2020

Sen. Lankford believes Oklahoma reopening at right time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is reopening businesses that were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic at the right time, U.S. Sen. James Lankford said Tuesday. "I don't think it's soon. We've already got about 15 states in the same process," and e...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 1, 2020

Oklahoma business remains closed because of coronavirus fear

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahoma businesses remain closed out of fear of being exposed to the coronavirus, despite being allowed to reopen. Businesses such as barber shops, hair and nail salons, and spas began reopening April 24 in many cities....

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 29, 2020

Inmate freed from Oklahoma prison tests positive for virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is testing inmates for the coronavirus at least a week before releasing them after a man was released then his test result came back positive hours later. Department spokesman Justin Wolf...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 26, 2020

US journalists seek to help colleagues affected by virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Journalists from around the U.S. are finding ways to help their colleagues simply pay rent or buy groceries as they face lost or reduced paychecks because of layoffs and furloughs caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Writers in...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 23, 2020

Oklahoma governor announces reopening plan, with conditions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some businesses that were closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus will be allowed to reopen this week and others can reopen within 10 days, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday. The governor's plan was...

 

Video tribute honors Oklahoma bombing victims amid outbreak

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Survivors and loved ones of the 168 people who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing were not able to gather Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the attack, but that did not stop them from remembering. Because the annual...

 

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