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No. 18 Baylor taking Big 12's longest win streak to OSU

Oct. 17, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

Some things to watch Saturday, when Big 12 teams go into the second half of their regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (4-2, 1-2). The Bears have the longest winning streak among Big 12 teams at eight in a row, but suffered a big loss last week when senior middle...

No. 18 Baylor upperclassmen go from 1-11 to Big 12 co-leader

Oct. 17, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Big and versatile Sam Tecklenburg found it hard to think about when Baylor would be good again while the Bears were losing all those games his sophomore season two years ago. That was Matt Rhule's first season, which the coach described as unbelievably difficult "because you see the...

Oklahoma lawyer pleads guilty over bogus threatening emails

Oct. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former top lawyer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts over sending bogus threatening emails to herself. Julia Ezell was pretending to be the target of an angry marijuana advocate. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor...

Oklahoma death row inmate loses US Supreme Court appeal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of the shooting deaths of two men in 2006 has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oklahoman reports that the nation's highest court Tuesday declined to review the case of 39-year-old Kendrick Simpson, whose appeal was...

College Football Picks: Pac-12 contenders in spotlight

Oct. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the only Power Five...

Man, daughter dead, 2 wounded in northeast Oklahoma shooting

Oct. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl, allegedly by her father who fatally shot himself after also wounding two other adults in northeast Oklahoma. The OSBI said Wednesday police asked it to investigate the shooting deaths...

In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling

Oct. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The relationship between Oklahoma and the tribes has sometimes been...

Tulsa police officer justified in fatal shooting of man

Oct. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have determined a Tulsa police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man suspected in a convenience store shooting before leading officers on a chase. The Tulsa World reports that District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler on Tuesday cleared Officer Dean Montgomery in the...

Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker

Oct. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in its legal fight with the state over the opioid crisis. Attorney Andrew Lester announced his...

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oct. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a Thunder player,...