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Perry, Miss. St. visit OU

Mississippi State (12-6) vs. Oklahoma (12-6) Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Reggie Perry and Mississippi State will face Brady Manek and Oklahoma. The sophomore Perry has...

 

Thunder play the Hawks on 3-game win streak

Atlanta Hawks (11-34, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19, seventh in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City is looking to build upon its three-game win streak with a victory...

 

Fallout from Boeing 737 MAX spreads in Kansas, Oklahoma

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems spread Thursday to the airplane parts-maker's plants in Oklahoma amid the widening fallout in its home state of Kansas caused by the halt in production of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX. Spirit filed...

 

Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software being added to S&P 500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based information technology company Paycom Software Inc., is being added to the S&P 500. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Wednesday that Paycom will replace Wellcare Health Plans on Jan. 28 as Wellcare is being...

 

Oklahoma City man sentenced for hoax mass shooting threat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting to making a hoax threat of a mass shooting at a community college. Court records show David Aaron Jacobs was sentenced Wednesday after...

 

76-year-old woman dies after SUV flips into Kansas creek

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas woman was killed when her sport utility vehicle overturned onto its top in a creek. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 76-year-old Susan Lenoir, of Topeka. The patrol says she went off...

 

Kansas City homeowner fatally shoots suspicious person

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a homeowner shot and killed someone who he thought was acting suspiciously outside his home. The shooting occurred Thursday morning in south Kansas City. Police say officers in the area heard the...

 

67-year-old and 14-year-old killed in northeast Kansas crash

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a northeast Kansas crash. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday when 67-year-old James Gregory Tracy lost control of the car he was driving...

 

Parent Power Summit & Education Expo to Feature Student Showcase, Movie Screening

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Families interested in educational opportunity will have a myriad of ways to learn about school choice, celebrate great schools, and search for new education options at the Oklahoma Parent Power Summit & E...

 

Oklahoma assistant McNeill leaving program to care for dad

NORMAN, Okla, (AP) — Ruffin McNeill is stepping down as Oklahoma's assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach to help care for his 85-year-old father in North Carolina. The school made the announcement Thursday. Oklahoma coach Lincoln...

 

Some Tulsa residents say 1st black police chief not enough

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some community leaders in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fear the appointment of the city's first black police chief won't alleviate the distrust of officers in communities of color. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum selected Maj. Wendell Franklin, 46,...

 

Neil Armstrong donates personal items to Cosmosphere museum

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The family of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, has donated two items that were aboard the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 to the Cosmosphere space museum in Hutchinson. Armstrong's two sons donated a...

 

Officials welcome return of wolves to northwest Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials found evidence of at least six wolves in the state's northwest region, a second indication of a return by the animals after a long absence, officials said. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement...

 

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to the Sooner State. The first-term Republican issued an executive order that prohibits...

 

Kansas House GOP: Plan helps rural areas, spurs home buying

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas House on Thursday outlined a plan aimed at revitalizing rural areas, helping people to buy their first homes and lowering income taxes for seniors. GOP leaders said they will pursue five bills. They...

 

GOP opposition likely to block new 'Netflix tax' in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opposition from top Republican lawmakers in Kansas appears to have doomed Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to tax streaming services, e-books, and movie and music downloads like most other states do. Kelly and fellow...

 

Exxon Mobil, Bank of America fall; PG&E, Teradyne rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: V.F. Corp., down $9.16 to $85.41 The maker of Vans and Timberland shoes cut its profit forecast for its fiscal year after reporting disappointing third-quarter revenue....

 

Trump to sign U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal Wednesday

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Wednesday, according to the White House. The deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement passed on bipartisan votes in...

 

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney...

 

First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station....

 

Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, 'Crip Camp'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday. Streaming companies are now among the most likely companies to scoop up buzze...

 

China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world...

 

We are still here: Blackfeet mark Baker Massacre anniversary

NEAR THE MARIAS RIVER, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre on Thursday, hearing calls to learn their past and embrace their ancestry. "This was a tragedy. Today could be viewed as a day of...

 

Bugs on snack menu for 1 night at Juneau movie theater

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three boys sat rapt in their theater seats beaming at a selection of snacks. The reason for the excitement wasn't butter popcorn or Red Vines. Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11 and Axel Boily, 10, had just received samples of...

 

Editor of Oklahoma journalism nonprofit announces retirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive editor of the nonprofit journalism corporation Oklahoma Watch announced on Friday his plan to retire later this year. David Fritze thanked his staff and donors in an email to supporters. "Oklahoma Watch has made...

 

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