Small earthquake recorded in northwestern Oklahoma
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake has been recorded in northwestern Oklahoma.
The U.S.G.S. recorded the magnitude 3.1 quake at 12:09 a.m. Saturday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Woodward and about 97 miles (156 kilometers) northwest of ...
Body found by Oklahoma highway crew is that of missing man
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body found by a state Department of Transportation crew is that of a man missing for about a week.
The OSBI says the body of 50-year-old Thomas Tisher of Cleveland, Oklahoma, was found Friday along Highway 412 in ...
Drilling rigs bring workers, tax windfall to Oklahoma
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — As drilling for oil and natural gas increases, some Oklahoma towns are reaping the economic benefits from temporary workers who need food, plus housing that often comes in the form of recreational vehicles.
In the middle of the STACK oil play, there are three RV ...
Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98
DENVER (AP) — For all his offensive contributions and rebounding, Nikola Jokic’s most important role in the end was peacemaker.
Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a ...
Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in an Oklahoma City federal court to fraud for failing to disclose that he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan before entering the U.S.
Court documents filed Friday show 35-year-old Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj ...
Oklahoma City streetcar system opens to the public
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s new streetcar system has opened to the public, and rides are free for now.
Local public school student leaders and city and state officials were among the first passengers Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Transit officials expect 10,000 to 15,000 ...
Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt reappoints 2 Fallin picks
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s latest cabinet-level appointments are the first holdovers from the outgoing administration.
The Republican on Friday reappointed Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson as adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard and Rusty Rhoades as ...
Southwest Missouri man found dead in northeastern Oklahoma
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Missouri man has been found dead in far northeastern Oklahoma.
The OSBI said Friday that the body of 24-year-old Tyler Applebee was found Wednesday by hunters near the former town of Cardin in Ottawa County.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is trailing behind neighboring states in per-student spending, even when factoring in this year’s teacher pay raises, according to a recent report.
The National Center for Education Statistics report shows that Oklahoma’s annual expenditures were nearly $1.3 ...
Trump welcomes Stitt, governors-elect to White House
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s newly elected Republican governor is visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, with a dozen other governors-elect from both parties.
Trump tweeted a picture on Thursday of ...
Ex-OU football player sentenced to 5 years for wire fraud
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma football player and fledgling recording star has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000.
Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old T.J. Hamilton of Dallas was sentenced Thursday and ...
2 jailed after stolen Kansas cattle taken to Oklahoma
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two suspected cattle rustlers after they stole 17 steers from a Kansas pasture and attempted to sell them in Oklahoma.
The Cherokee County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office says in a news
Cleanup continues following oil spill in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cleanup continues at a southwest Oklahoma City oil well where oil leaked on to property and roadways.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said Thursday crews worked around the clock to clean up Wednesday night’s oil spill. Skinner says ...
7 flu deaths reported in Oklahoma by health department
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season that began Sept. 1.
The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that six victims were 65 years of age or older and one was between 50 and 64.
Six of the deaths ...
Oklahoma appeals court upholds 2 separate murder convictions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld two separate murder convictions, including one involving the drowning of a 4-year-old girl.
The court on Thursday upheld the second-degree murder conviction and 20-year prison sentence of 57-year-old Esther Bales for ...
Governor-elect Stitt nominates state agriculture secretary
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt has nominated a state 4-H leader to become the new state secretary of agriculture.
Stitt on Thursday said he’s nominating Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Executive Director Blayne Arthur to succeed Jim Reese, who has held the post since 2011 ...
Driver, monitor suspended after child left on Oklahoma bus
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma school bus driver and a bus monitor have been suspended after a 7-year-old girl was left alone on the bus for several hours.
The Mid-Del school district announced the suspensions Wednesday. The district says the driver failed to follow procedure of ...
Oklahoma City police chief cleared in ethics investigation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s police chief has been cleared in an ethics investigation that began after four deputy chiefs accused him of retaliating against them for seeking overtime pay.
Oklahoma City Auditor Jim Williamson wrote in a letter Wednesday that the allegations against ...
Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds, helps Pelicans top Thunder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.
His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn’t ready to plead for more rest yet.
Davis scored ...
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth.
Howard this week posted a photo of himself on
Board recommends 9 more inmates for commutations from Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is recommending that sentences be commuted for nine more prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses that would mostly be misdemeanors today.
The five-member panel voted Wednesday to forward the recommendations to Gov. ...
Girl, 7, left on Oklahoma school bus for several hours
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Midwest City say a 7-year-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair was left alone for hours on a school bus.
Police Chief Brandon Clabes says the girl was picked up shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Other students were taken to ...
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has died.
Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Edmond says Mayor Charles Lamb died Tuesday. He was 72. A cause of death has not been released, but The Oklahoman
Oklahoma health board approves marijuana edibles rules
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say should help bring clarity to the cannabis-infused food market.
The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Tuesday to send the rules to Fallin for approval,
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Inmate dies at federal correctional institute in Oklahoma
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison in Oklahoma.
Officials say 34-year-old inmate Justin Clark was found unresponsive Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. ...
Incompetency claim rejected for man charged in decapitation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has rejected a mental incompetence claim from a man accused of shooting and decapitating his grandmother and her husband at an in-home day care in Oklahoma City.
The criminal case against 23-year-old Quinton Laster has been on hold for more than two years ...
Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe.
They definitely don’t want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A’s organization — except ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (PHX) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $556,000.
The Oklahoma City-based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and non-recurring costs, were 6 cents per share.
The oil ...
Oklahoma woman arrested after juvenile found in Kansas
EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the grandmother of a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy with special needs who was found alone near a southeast Kansas rest stop.
Rogers County, Oklahoma, authorities say 68-year-old Janie Gill was arrested in that county and booked into jail Monday on ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture wants state lawmakers to develop rules for poultry operations.
The board Tuesday declined to approve or reject rules requiring large poultry operations to be at least one-quarter mile from occupied homes and one-half mile from public ...
Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court ...
Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — The family of one of five workers who were killed in an Oklahoma gas well explosion in January says the drilling company didn’t act upon multiple warnings that its safety equipment was in disrepair.
Parker Waldridge’s family alleges in a Dec. 4 amendment to their ...
Remains of Pearl Harbor victim from Kansas identified
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a 19-year-old Kansas man who was killed during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor have been identified.
The Topeka ...
George has 31 as Thunder roll by Jazz in playoff reprise
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George heard the “MVP! MVP!” chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring.
George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range ...
- AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players
- Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year
- Oklahoma's Murray beats Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman
- No. 1 Alabama has 5 players first-team AP All-SEC selections
- Haskins, Bush receive top honors on AP All-Big Ten team
- No. 2 Clemson dominates AP All-ACC team again with 11 Tigers
- Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU's 4th in row
- Top Pac-12 quarterback? Easy. Minshew is AP panel's choice
The 2018 AP All-America team:
Quarterback — Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis
Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, ...
US grand jury indicts 3 in alleged health care fraud scheme
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted three people, including two physicians, on charges that they engaged in a kickback scheme and conspired to commit health care fraud.
Prosecutors in Tulsa say the indictments were handed up Monday against 58-year-old Dr. Gary ...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A passenger says a Swift Air charter plane carrying the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency landing in Oklahoma over the weekend after a noxious smell filled the cabin.
The Boeing 737 landed at Tulsa International Airport about 4 a.m. Saturday while traveling ...
PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Investigators are looking into a police shooting in northern Oklahoma that left a man wanted for robbery in Kansas dead following a chase.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it’s looking into the shooting death early Monday of 39-year-old Shane Adair ...
$3.9M project to address obesity in rural eastern Oklahoma
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has a $3.9 million plan to address obesity in two rural counties, one of which includes the town with the lowest life expectancy in the U.S.
The Curbing Obesity program will use a five-year federal grant to offer cooking classes and ...
Oklahoma event helps graduating high school seniors
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Taxes. Health insurance. Basic finances.
Lawton Public Schools prepares its seniors for almost everything they need to know once they graduate. Almost everything.
The first ever LPS Senior Conference recently aimed to teach soon-to-be-graduating seniors about the ...
Oklahoma man reunited with guitar after nearly 60 years
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It had been almost six decades since pedal steel guitar player Jerry Horner had seen the long-lost Fender Stringmaster.
Horner, 82, had driven from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music aficionado, T.J. Mayes.
Mayes and Horner ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Mart’e Grays scored a career-high 26 points and No. 20 DePaul used a dominant first half to defeat Oklahoma 87-76 on Sunday.
The Blue Demons (7-3) opened the game on an 11-2 run and led 23-17 after one quarter. Runs of 12-0 and 11-0 in a 30-point second quarter made it ...
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 22 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.51.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a “person of interest” in a double homicide investigation has been arrested in Oklahoma.
They say 39-year-old Richard Alan Ross was found with the victims’ vehicle and other pieces of evidence.
Albuquerque homicide detectives are ...
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15.
The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted : “I ...
Wichita gets anti-gun violence mural sponsored by Toms
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s newest mural is among several pieces of outdoor artwork to be painted throughout the Midwest as a part of a national campaign to end gun violence.
Oklahoma artists Daniel Gulick and Anthony Carrera painted the Wichita mural Wednesday for Toms’ gun violence ...
Oklahoma DEQ investigates illegal dumping of barrels
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is investigating how more than a dozen barrels were illegally dumped in Oklahoma City.
The agency says that 16 55-gallon drums containing unidentified liquids were dropped off in a field near an industrial area last ...
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward’s heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions.
She said she had wanted to be in the military for as long as she could remember.
“This is my country, I’m supposed to defend it,” she told