Latest Oklahoma News

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

Jun. 25, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that...

Underdogs Ole Miss, OU set for College World Series finals

Jun. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Less than a month ago, Mississippi players and coaches didn't know if they would make the NCAA baseball tournament. This weekend, the Rebels will play for the national championship. Next up is Oklahoma in the College World Series finals. The...

Lawsuits challenge Oklahoma anti-protest law; riot charges

Jun. 24, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Oklahomans have filed two federal lawsuits that challenge a state law intended to crack down on protesters and that allege their civil rights were violated when they were arrested in Oklahoma City in 2020. The anti-protest law is unconstitutionally broad...

Thunder take Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren with No. 2 overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder chose Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night and hit the accelerator on their rebuild by adding three of the top 12 selections. In Holmgren, the Thunder got a versatile 7-footer who...

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando...

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

Jun. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said....

Sooners off to College World Series finals after beating A&M

Jun. 22, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oklahoma's baseball players came to the College World Series calling themselves “a bunch of Davids," a nod to their embrace of the underdog identity they adopted after an underwhelming start to the season. It was one David — David Sandlin — who got most of...

Police fatally shoot liquor store robber in Ponca City

Jun. 22, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Ponca City have fatally shot a man who robbed a liquor store., according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Police were called Monday night after the man left the store located in a strip mall on foot with the alcohol, the OSBI said. ...

Dettmer's 7 shutout innings send Texas A&M past Irish at CWS

Jun. 21, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nathan Dettmer pitched three-hit ball over seven shutout innings, and Texas A&M capitalized on Notre Dame's mistakes to beat the Fighting Irish 5-1 in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday. The No. 5 national seed Aggies (44-19) will play Oklahoma...