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Oklahoma COVID-19 deaths top 10,000; ICU patients increase

Sep. 23, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 10,000 Oklahomans have now died from COVID-19 and the number of ICU patients statewide has grown, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported 10,025 deaths...

Oklahoma officer to face trial for fatal shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma district judge has ruled a suburban Oklahoma City police officer will face trial for the fatal shooting of a man who refused to drop a baseball bat as he approached the officer. The Village officer Chance Avery is charged with...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

Fugitive from southeast Oklahoma state prison is captured

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An escapee from a southeastern Oklahoma state prison is back in custody, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections. Rodney Williams, 38, was captured without incident Monday night in Oklahoma City, about 170 miles (274 kilometers)...

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...

Oklahoma City Thunder announce COVID requirements for fans

Sep. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder will be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to attend games in person, the team announced Tuesday. “As we continue to face serious health challenges from...

Police: Man who took Oklahoma officer's gun fatally shot

Sep. 17, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — A south Oklahoma man was fatally shot by police after taking an officer’s gun and firing a shot with the weapon, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Christopher George died after being shot late Wednesday outside a home in...

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

Sep. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday...

OSBI investigating double homicide in Leedey; man arrested

Sep. 13, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LEEDEY, Okla. (AP) — A Dewey County man is in the county jail after a Monday double killing in Leedey, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. The OSBI said in a press release that two women were found shot to death at an ambulance barn in the western Oklahoma...

Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence

Sep. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintained his innocence in a 1999 killing that has garnered national attention. The five-member board...