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Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment

Oct. 23, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity. Sen. Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment Wednesday to Oklahoma Policy...

Wood helps Rockets rout Thunder 124-91 in home opener

Oct. 22, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood had 31 points and 14 rebounds and Houston beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-91 on Friday night in the Rockets' home opener. Oklahoma City had few answers for Wood, who went 13 for 19 from the field, including 4 of 6 from the 3-point line....

Oklahoma slaying leads to arrest of Texans in Wyoming

Oct. 22, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — A Texas woman and her adult son have been arrested in Wyoming on murder warrants in connection with the slaying of a central Oklahoma man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Debbie Senft, 47, and Zachary Mussett, 26, both of...

Oklahoma court adds tribe to those covered by McGirt ruling

Oct. 22, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma is the sixth tribe included in those covered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens. The dismissal of a charge...

Oklahoma appeals court reverses double-murder conviction

Oct. 21, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday reversed the double-murder conviction of a Spencer man and remanded the case for a new trial. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued its 3-2 ruling in the case of Jamar Mordecai Simms, 27, who was...

Jazz dominate Thunder, claim 107-86 victory

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz opened a new season with a typical dominant defensive performance. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 21 rebounds to lead Utah to a 107-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Six different...

Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma ban on teaching race theory

Oct. 19, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma students and educators on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism. The law, HB 1775, also prevents colleges and universities from...

Ex-GOP senator leaving party, challenging Oklahoma governor

Oct. 19, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first GOP candidate to challenge Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he’s leaving the party and will run against Stitt as an independent, making him the second elected Oklahoma Republican in recent weeks to leave the party in part because of the governor's...

2 men who had fled Oklahoma jail and prison back in custody

Oct. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men who had escaped from an Oklahoma county jail and a state prison in separate incidents have been found and returned to the facilities where they were being held, according to authorities. On Sunday, prison staff at the Dick Conner...

Arrest in connection with body found in trunk in California

Oct. 16, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma on...