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The Latest: Pence in Florida as new virus cases hit record

Jul. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. — Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss the coronavirus situation on the same day Florida health officials reported a new single-day record total of 10,000 new cases. Pence and DeSantis encouraged everyone, especially young adults, to wear masks in public spaces and...

Brian Anderson holds a flag on the Lewis bridge as the body of Sgt. Craig Johnson is transported with a processional of police cars in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)

3 Oklahoma troopers injured in procession for slain officer

Jul. 2, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles were seriously injured in an accident while participating in a procession for a Tulsa police officer who was fatally shot this week, officials said. OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said the three state troopers injured in the accident...

In a photo provided by Mauree Turner For HD88, Mauree Turner poses for a photo in February 2020 in Oklahoma City. Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. (Qazi Islam/Mauree Turner For HD88 via AP)

Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

Jul. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the...

A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...

Elizabeth Pollard, acting secretary of science and innovation, wears a face mask as she listens to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speak at a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt encouraged Oklahomans to wear a face mask, but said that he will not consider placing a face mask mandate in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City restaurant, bar workers required to wear masks

Jul. 1, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new restrictions Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mayor David Holt said coronavirus hospitalization and infection rates in the state's largest city have been flat in the...

Oklahoma judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

Jul. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge accused of not paying taxes requested a delay in disciplinary proceedings against her in a separate case that charges her with inappropriate behavior in the courthouse. Judge Kendra Coleman will face trial before the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary on...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, supporters of Yes on 802 Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, calling for Medicaid expansion to be put on the ballot, carry boxes of petitions into the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday, June 30, 2020, whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income residents and become the first state to amend their Constitution to do so. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

Jul. 1, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. With 100% of precincts reporting unofficial results, State Question 802 passed by less than 1...

File-This May 10, 2018, file photo shows Kendra Horn speaking during a forum for Oklahoma 5th congressional district seat Democratic candidates for the group Edmond Democratic Women in Edmond, Okla. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets in 2018 when she won a seat that had been in Republican hands for four decades. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

Jul. 1, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, while Republicans pared down a crowded field seeking to reclaim the seat the GOP lost in one of the biggest congressional upsets in 2018. In...

Kendra Horn wins Democratic primary for Oklahoma City-based House seat

Jun. 30, 2020 9:13 PM EDT
Oklahoma City (AP) — Kendra Horn wins Democratic primary for Oklahoma City-based House seat.
FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, left, Kayse Shrum, center, and Jerome Loughridge, right, wait before a media briefing in Oklahoma City for the Governor's Solution Task Force to provide an update on Oklahoma's COVID-19 response. Stitt’s office announced in a press release Monday, June 29, that Loughridge - the secretary of Health and Mental Health - and Shrum, the secretary of Science and Innovation, are resigning. The two had been working as volunteers in Stitt’s cabinet. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

2 of Stitt's key cabinet members on coronavirus resign

Jun. 30, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s key cabinet members at the forefront of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic announced Monday they are stepping down to return to their full-time jobs. Stitt’s office announced in a press release that Secretary of Health and...