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Clippers traveling a rutted playoff road, again

Jun. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not simply the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers are fighting their own fraught playoff history. It's a rutted road of blown leads, blowout losses, and early dismissals. The burden has...

Pistons win lottery, receive No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

Newly selected Basketball Hall of Famer Ben Wallace tapped his fist on the table a few times, then clapped his hands and pointed one finger skyward. After one of the worst seasons in franchise history, Detroit has something to celebrate. The Pistons...

Field seeking to run for Oklahoma governor grows to 5

Jun. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people planning to run for Oklahoma governor next year is continuing to grow, with two more candidates filing paperwork to seek the office. Independent Paul Tay, a perennial political candidate from Tulsa, and Libertarian Natalie...

5 charged in Oklahoma inmate's death during hostage incident

Jun. 22, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Five inmates have been charged with murder in the death of another inmate during a hostage-taking incident at an Oklahoma jail. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed charges Monday and says more are expected after further...

Texas man drowns in Oklahoma lake while trying to help son

Jun. 21, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man drowned while trying to help his son, who was struggling while swimming in a southeast Oklahoma lake on Father's Day, authorities said. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the drowning happened Sunday afternoon on Broken Bow Lake,...

Five Arkansans, including 2 teenagers, die in Oklahoma crash

Jun. 20, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CAMERON, Okla. (AP) — Five northwest Arkansas residents, including two teenagers, were killed in a head-on collision in eastern Oklahoma near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The five died Friday in the collision on...

Oklahoma County jail mistakenly releases drug dealer

Jun. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A convicted drug dealer and sentenced to 25 years in prison is free after being mistakenly released from the Oklahoma County jail, pending transfer to the state Department of Corrections. Court records show an arrest warrant was issued Friday for...

2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

Jun. 18, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one...

Celtics send Kemba Walker, 16th pick to Thunder for Horford

Jun. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are bringing Al Horford back, trading point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for the five-time All-Star on Friday in Brad Stevens' first major move since he moved from the Boston bench to the front office. Boston will also send the No. 16...

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...