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Oklahoma mother of 3 kids shot by police files claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose four children, aged 1 to 5, were inside a pickup truck when police officers opened fire on a man also in the vehicle, wounding three of the kids, has taken the first step toward suing the city of Hugo. A...

 

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9...

 

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million be...

 

Oklahoma woman imprisoned in failure-to-protect case is free

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose sentence for failing to report her boyfriend's abuse of her children was far harsher than his for the abuse itself wiped away tears and hugged family and friends Friday as she was released after 15...

 

Oklahoman hopes rulings end murder case of missing brother

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who says his aunt and uncle subjected him and his brother to years of physical and verbal abuse is praying the couple doesn't further appeal their first-degree murder convictions in the 2006 disappearance of his...

 

Ex-worker says Oklahoma prosecutor ordered illegal probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former investigator for an Oklahoma prosecutor has accused his ex-boss of ordering an illegal investigation into supporters of criminal justice reform, then firing him when he failed to find any wrongdoing. The investigator,...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    October 6, 2019

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move...

 

Weapons, phones, drugs found after Oklahoma prison fights

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials said Wednesday that numerous weapons, cellphones and drugs have been found by investigators following a series of apparently coordinated fights at six state prisons that left one...

 

Tulsa man convicted of murder freed after DNA tests

A man who had served nearly 17 years of a prison sentence of life without parole for the death of a Tulsa, Oklahoma, lounge owner was released from prison Thursday after testing on evidence from the crime scene failed to find his DNA. Willard O'Neal...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 2, 2019

Oklahoma court upholds sentence for ex-cop convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    July 25, 2019

Feed The Children, ex-CEO J.C. Watts settle lawsuits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City-based charity Feed The Children and former CEO and President J.C. Watts have settled lawsuits against each other over Watts' firing in 2016. The two agreed to the dismissal of the lawsuits and that they...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 24, 2019

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen. The barges...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 24, 2019

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 23, 2019

Rivers rising in waterlogged central US; more rain to come

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Authorities urged residents of...

 

Storms in Midwest leave string of tornadoes, flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dangerous storms left a string of more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a racetrack grandstand in Missouri and inundating the region with water over a short period. Two deaths,...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 17, 2019

Parents seek meeting over Oklahoma son's killing by police

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police have asked to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to find out what transpired. Vicki...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 10, 2019

Police not releasing more info about fatal shooting of teen

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 10 days after police in Oklahoma killed a naked, unarmed, black teenager who had broken into a home, authorities have released little additional information about the shooting, including the race of the two officers...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 9, 2019

Pardoned ex-soldier initially didn't take White House call

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former U.S. soldier from Oklahoma who was pardoned this week for his 2009 conviction for killing an Iraqi prisoner said Wednesday that he initially didn't answer the White House's phone call to tell him of the pardon. Former...

 

Mother of black teen killed by Oklahoma police seeks answers

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Family members and advocates said Thursday they want answers about the death of an unarmed black teenager who was naked when police in an Oklahoma City suburb fatally shot him weeks ahead of his high school graduation. Isaiah...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 2, 2019

Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond said Wednesday that a naked 17-year-old high school student was not armed when he was fatally shot by police after breaking into a home. The Oklahoma state medical examiner's office...

 

GOP's 2020 offensive in Oklahoma Congressional race underway

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat both parties expect to work fiercely to win in 2020....

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 3, 2019

Ex-mayor defeats dead incumbent in Oklahoma election

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on Tuesday defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Mayor Dan O'Neil...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 15, 2019

Lawyer: Man charged in parents' slayings pleads not guilty

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An attorney plans to seek a competency hearing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma murder suspect whose brother told investigators he said he killed their parents because he thought they were Satan worshippers communicating with him...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 7, 2019

Oklahoma health department sued by former employees

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health are suing the department for unnecessarily terminating or furloughing them in 2017 and 2018. The lawsuit filed Monday in Oklahoma County...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    March 6, 2019

Police: Teen shot parents, believed they were Satanists

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A suburban Oklahoma City teen told investigators that his older brother told him that he shot and killed their parents because they had been communicating with him telepathically and were Satan worshippers, according to an...

 

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